Originally Posted by Coldsnap
Wide stance, pushing hips back, keeping torso more upright. Think almost like a sumo squat. That's just my opinion from watching all the geared lifters in my gym who only lift in chucks and not oly shoes, they are doing the right htings.
You just look like your new to squatting, knees bending in and shooting onto your toes at the bottom, slow in places you should be fast :P Not hating, just saying keep with it and you will feel more confident and stronger under the bar.
I find this true after last nights squat. I did 2x5 at 175 kind of difficult. I jumped up to 185 for my last set and cranked out 3 easy reps. Noticed that my stance was a little wider. Will probably start squatting 185 now and can say I met my goal. A guy who is short, leaner, and definitely weighs less was the 3 or 4th person to use the squat rack and did +/- 225 for reps albeit slowly but still did it. I felt a bit discouraged but my bro mentioned he talked to some other dude at the gym who did more strength training hence whatever the fuck that means.
Originally Posted by VLSI
My weight hasnt really changed since beginning of the year, up or down
Curious what your numbers are now? Are you still doing SPBR?
My DL is 275 and I can probably add another 20 lb.
Squat is 175
Bench is 165 (175)
I am 5'9.5 @ 160 lb
I am thinking about hitting 185 on squat and bench then move into more of a pyramid routine like 5/3/1 but increasing the weight more dramatically for the last rep. Or I may just jump on what my bro does, which he says is like a hybrid. e.g. typical squat for him is:
1x10 @ 125
1x8 @ 175
1x6-8 @ 225
3x3-5 @ +/- 245
FWIW bro weighing in at about 180ish / close to 6'1.
As my strength is increasing I am looking to add in more muscle since my bro pointed at a slim guy and said my body type right now is similar. I was a bit sad who he pointed out lol