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post #24541 of 47189
How long until these "new years resolution" gym goers stop coming?

Shit is annoying and my gym is packed now.
post #24542 of 47189
Since we're on the topic of beginners doing squats, would you guys mind giving me some advice on form?
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Been doing IAPBR for about a month and a half now, and I'm really enjoying all of the big compound lifts.

I'm in kind of a weird situation though, because my two gym buddies are relatively clueless and are not interested in doing independent reading/research on proper form. As a result, they often ask/look to me for advice and I want to make sure I'm not setting a terrible example
post #24543 of 47189
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

How long until these "new years resolution" gym goers stop coming?

Shit is annoying and my gym is packed now.

I couldn't do T bar rows today because a resolutioner was using one of the 2 oly bars to "squat", hopefully soon, they've been at it for 3 weeks, by 4 they should have dropped a lot.

TW, your squat form actually looks really good. I would try pushing your neck more into the bar, this might stop some of the forward leaning in the last reps. Then again I don't squat the same style as you so I can't really critique too well.
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Originally Posted by TWorksheets View Post

Since we're on the topic of beginners doing squats, would you guys mind giving me some advice on form?
>

Been doing IAPBR for about a month and a half now, and I'm really enjoying all of the big compound lifts.

I'm in kind of a weird situation though, because my two gym buddies are relatively clueless and are not interested in doing independent reading/research on proper form. As a result, they often ask/look to me for advice and I want to make sure I'm not setting a terrible example

 

Looks pretty good from this angle. As a newbie, I recommend trying to control your descent a bit more. A common problem for new squatters is losing core tension at the bottom of the squat. At low weights, this isn't the end of the world, but it'll get you as you start increasing the weight. There's nothing wrong with a fast descent, but you have to learn to do it with control so that you don't lose tension. For now that means probably slowing it down just a bit.

post #24545 of 47189
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

I gave up on the back squat. I do goblet squats and some other leg pressing exercises now.

Honestly I feel like unless you are looking to compete as a powerlifter, dangerous movements like the back squat + deadlift are unnecessary. You can get similar compound stimulation w/o putting yourself at risk for injury. I mean I was back squatting with ~265 until I gave it up. I find goblet squatting w/a 100lb dumbbell about 90% as taxing, but nowhere near as dangerous. From unracking to getting close to failure to racking again... shits dangerous.

you are right in that they aren't "necessary" (what is? everything could have an alternative) but even if you aren't a powerlifter they have many benefits. There have been a few pro bbers who either didn't squat or deadlift (mostly deadlift though).
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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

My rec are these, Cressey approved (unless you don't want to wear cressey's jock):


Which model are these?
post #24547 of 47189
^minimus zero?
post #24548 of 47189
TW, maybe a mental cue would be to "show your boobs" to stay more upright and prevent that forward lean.

C&J-ed 80kg PR on wed. feelsawesome, whole uni gym just stopped to watched. Got people hi-fiving me later lol.
post #24549 of 47189
tbh, is powder really neccessary? I never took powder bf, just ate lots of beef, chicken breast, salmon, cottage cheese and milk. I'm looking to accelerate my recovery though (is that a myth?)
post #24550 of 47189
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

I gave up on the back squat. I do goblet squats and some other leg pressing exercises now.

Honestly I feel like unless you are looking to compete as a powerlifter, dangerous movements like the back squat + deadlift are unnecessary. You can get similar compound stimulation w/o putting yourself at risk for injury. I mean I was back squatting with ~265 until I gave it up. I find goblet squatting w/a 100lb dumbbell about 90% as taxing, but nowhere near as dangerous. From unracking to getting close to failure to racking again... shits dangerous.


notheriffsrs brah.....no offense but this is probably the most ignorant thing I have ever read.
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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

C&J-ed 80kg PR

cool
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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

whole uni gym just stopped to watched. Got people hi-fiving me later lol.

LOL
post #24552 of 47189

92.5kg strict press. Not quite a PR, but as much as I've put up in quite a while. Trying to get it up to 100kg in the next couple months.

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Thread Starter 
BOOYAH, front squatted a 5x5 pr of














1 plate


hnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng

still, better than no squats at all
post #24554 of 47189
Ten pounds down so far. At that awkward point where I have abs first thing in the morning and look fat and flabby at 8pm. But, it feels good to be making progress!
post #24555 of 47189
visited the local corporate chain gym and i about wanted to throw up. it was the busiest fucking thing i have ever seen and full of bros and ugly middle-age cardio bunnies, sad. 1 cage, 1 squat rack. no chalk but deadlifts are a go, so i can use ***straps***. location is fucking prime though and the biweekly rate isnt terrible (for canada). dunno what to do bros, dont want to keep sucking in poison air in my garage. pluses are tons of hammer strength shit and a sauna.

also, anyone have any use for 2x #5 bands? ridiculous overkill for my needs.
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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

My rec are these, Cressey approved (unless you don't want to wear cressey's jock):


thanks for the rec. they look cool although kinda fug and i would have to adjust to squatting in a flatter shoe which isnt a bad thing. will try these on in person and see what i think

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Originally Posted by TWorksheets View Post

Since we're on the topic of beginners doing squats, would you guys mind giving me some advice on form?
>

Been doing IAPBR for about a month and a half now, and I'm really enjoying all of the big compound lifts.

I'm in kind of a weird situation though, because my two gym buddies are relatively clueless and are not interested in doing independent reading/research on proper form. As a result, they often ask/look to me for advice and I want to make sure I'm not setting a terrible example

looks good man, you look like you're craning your neck a little far forward but nicely done. how are you liking the spbr?
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