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post #24946 of 57266
Meh, if i cared about clothes I would have stayed skinny

TK ur shoulder looking big dawg
Originally Posted by Pilot View Post

Uniqlo Oxford + apc petit standards + boots or CPs. No fucks given. Still aesthetic, still get bitches. Coldsnap just get aesthetic and wear what looks good on you. Don't you have a GF anyways?

All i wear are basics too. I grew out of petit standards a long time ago, and now Uniqlo in my size. Just need a shirt now that fits my body type. I do have a girlfriend biggrin.gif believe it or not!
post #24947 of 57266
I'm starting to think you guys are bodybuilders.
post #24948 of 57266
Ronnie Coleman type shit
post #24949 of 57266
??? Dude I'm smaller than you and Uniqlo oxfords fit me great in size large.
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post


I've had this exact problem. The following is from personal experience. I don't know if it's all "correct", but it has worked for me.


You need to strengthen your core and be able to recruit it during the squat. Do heavy ab work (weighted planks, GHR sit-ups, hanging leg raises, etc). Practice on taking the biggest breath of air you possibly can and pull it all into your stomach. At the same time, flex your lower back as hard as you can. Hold the tension for the whole squat. 


I find it easier to get the form right if I squat straight down instead of trying to sit back a lot. Low bar sit back does not work with poor flexibility and weak core. If you do more of a high bar style squat, you don't want to use as much hip drive. You want to be able to activate the glutes so they can push you up. You should feel the glutes flex at the bottom.


The reason I hyperextended on the way up was partly because of chest rising too fast, but also because I was losing tension. If you are able to hold that tension - belly full of air, lower back flexed and glutes active, during the whole squat, you pretty much can't hyperextend. It helps to keep the upper body more upright. Do mobility work to get your knees far out to the sides (external rotation) and sit more straight down and it should come by itself.


Stop back squatting for now. Try goblet squats first and see if you can do them properly. When you can, progress to front squats. This is how far I've come after a couple of months of trying to address this problem. I will continue with front squats until I can do them correctly and heavy. After that it's on to box squats and finally to back squats.


Also, I think the reason your upper back is rounding is because your not holding on to something, a bar for instance.


@ maplefuturist: I'd echo much of what is said here. Goblet squats --> front squats --> back squats will help you get your core strong enough to back squat without hyperextending. Obviously hard to tell too much from a series of still photos, but I will say your bottom position has a few things going on worth addressing.


1. Looks like you are hitting the bare minimum as far as depth goes. You should be looking to get your hip crease below your knees at the bottom. This may be a mobility issue, in which case you should be working like crazy on mobilizing your hips/hamstrings. 


2. Given that you've got no weight on your back, your torso angle at the bottom looks a bit extreme to me. This may be part of what leads to you feeling like your torso comes up too fast on the way up. I think that a better bottom position for you would be hips lower and torso more vertical. 

post #24951 of 57266
Originally Posted by Flame View Post

just to clarify, its my routine, not the team's?

Yep, yours. You want some thick ass erectors and have some carry over to your sumo? Pull conventional.
post #24952 of 57266
Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

I'm starting to think you guys are bodybuilders.

Nope. Not me.
post #24953 of 57266
Gonna try a different rep scheme on squartz today. Just don't have the mental power to get under the bar and do 20 reps today. Will do 15,12,10,8,6 increasing the weight each set. Something like 100,105,110,115,120kg probably. Might even try not locking the reps out to keep constant tension.
post #24954 of 57266
Originally Posted by Flame View Post

??? Dude I'm smaller than you and Uniqlo oxfords fit me great in size large.

What's your height?
post #24955 of 57266
Just got 3 OCBD's and a Chambray hemmed. no more tucking like a dork.

Come at me extra $25 worth of tailoring for every shirt i buy.
post #24956 of 57266
just saw a dude properly teach his buddy to bench, is this real life? had him hard pause on the chest, elbows under the bar, shoulder blades retracted. not disappoint

this was offset by what could be loosely described as a clean and jerk from a guy repping his ULTIMATE FIGHTER getup. also saw the short-man syndrome curlbro who was staring everyone down while doing the swole-walk the other day is actually a trainer there too.
post #24957 of 57266
Speaking of bench pressing...

My friend just hit a raw bench of 400 @ 165 raw this past weekend.

Tied for #1 at 165 for raw bench press in the U.S. and world right now.
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post #24959 of 57266
dat arch
post #24960 of 57266
damn man, that was clean icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Strong friend you got there.
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