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post #30046 of 57263
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

oly is higher bar and legs narrower and not pointing out :P
I don't have the flexibility to squat strict oly style. shog[1].gif
post #30047 of 57263
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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

I don't have the flexibility to squat strict oly style. shog[1].gif

Ah, gotcha. I think you should take a false grip and go slightly wider in the grip, will be a lot less stress on your wrists and keep your back tighter. As for the head staying neutral thing, have you tried just staring at the floor about 4 feet in front of you? This will keep the neck neutral during the lift.
post #30048 of 57263
Having trouble getting stuck in the hole on squats. Tips on remedying this problem?
post #30049 of 57263
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Originally Posted by gort View Post

Having trouble getting stuck in the hole on squats. Tips on remedying this problem?

Box squats
post #30050 of 57263
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Originally Posted by gort View Post

Having trouble getting stuck in the hole on squats. Tips on remedying this problem?

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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

Box squats

would disagree with box squats and would recommend paused ATG squats. box squats probably would not hit the sticking point unless he was squatting to an extremely low box, in which case, it would make more sense to just free squat with a hard 3-count pause in the hole.

i had the same issue and paused ATG squats fixed it up.
post #30051 of 57263
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Ah, gotcha. I think you should take a false grip and go slightly wider in the grip, will be a lot less stress on your wrists and keep your back tighter. As for the head staying neutral thing, have you tried just staring at the floor about 4 feet in front of you? This will keep the neck neutral during the lift.
Will try next week. As for the floor staring thing, yup been doing that.
post #30052 of 57263
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

Really don't want to spend my life after uni like this.

sadly, most jobs now fall in the cubicle warrior category and I do know how much it fucking sucks.
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

What do you desk guys do to limit the damage? Sit on a lacrosse ball or something?

just make sure to set your shit up correctly, get the best chair and move around if you can. Lucky I started smoking again so that gives me some moving around time quite frequently laugh.gif

I actually have a pretty similar similar setup to CS, without the shitty webcams or dildo-looking devices on my chair but i have the trackball mouse. Also my own office.
post #30053 of 57263
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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

Personal best today.



I realize that I'm way more powerful when my head and spine is neutral. Watch my sticking point, soon as my head goes to neutral the bar goes up.

Is there anyway to ensure this and prevent hyperextension of the spine?

Also should I use wider grip to pull elbows down more?

take this with a grain of salt, and i could be completely wrong but from that angle it looks like your butt is sticking out a little bit, so maybe your core isn't fully engaged? there's a little bit of a twinge backwards in your hips at 0:25 that looks to me like you're struggling to stay upright without popping your hips back and you're allowing your lower back to brace your core up rather than your abs, if that makes sense. it also looks to me like you are very very slightly beginning to get folded over halfway up on the last rep and it looked like there was a lot of low back in the last rep. maybe get on that supplemental core work? how much do you do right now?

nice squat though, 2 plates is a great feel

on that note, i friggin love extra core work, i superset all movements on lower days with it and i train it every time im in the gym. i skipped it on account of time for a couple weeks straight and i've noticed i'm much less stable under the bar and tend to get more folded over. since i've gotten back to it, my squat and deadlift feel much better. i used to be a "lol abs" guy but i'm a huge fan of over-the-top core work now.
post #30054 of 57263
What kind of core work do you do?
post #30055 of 57263
I hate core work and need to do some, any exercises you can suggest? I hate doing abs almost as much as arms, but I gotta do 'em...
post #30056 of 57263
Standing ab wheel rollouts torch my core.
post #30057 of 57263
Side bends, ab wheel/roll outs, ab pulldowns, hanging knee/leg raises, reverse crunch, twists, toe touches, any of the above strung into a circuit, weighted plank, plank circuit... etc.

I do dynamic core work supersetted in on lower days with some supplemental stuff at the end and static work tacked on the end of upper days.
post #30058 of 57263
Roll outs so damn hard...

I like hanging knee raises for my grip, not as much for my abs biggrin.gif
post #30059 of 57263
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

Side bends, ab wheel/roll outs, ab pulldowns, hanging knee/leg raises

these are pretty awesome, hanging leg raises done like they're supposed to be are money.
post #30060 of 57263
+fallouts
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