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post #3091 of 57266
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Originally Posted by APK View Post
I'm not sure what happened, but I had to duck out after I buckled on the ascent during my first set at 225. My working sets for the squat have gotten progressively worse since hitting 225 a few weeks ago. So yeah, I'm going drop the poundage after tonight's abysmal showing.

Does anyone do any additional exercises specifically to help strengthen the key areas utilized in the back squat?

Somewhat related, but I felt this pinching in my right trap when I had the barbell across my back. I don't feel that at all during any other exercises, nor is it something I feel throughout the day. It was only when I saddled up with the barbell across my back did the pinching resume.

Try good mornings. Also but the bar between your legs and lift. Works the hamstrings and the buttocks.
post #3092 of 57266
agreed. overthinking is bad. rippetoe: "'good' is the enemy of perfect." depends how far away from good your squat is, i guess.

ex on ironaddicts put it a good way - that you're essentially trying to wedge your hips under the bar when you're ascending on the squat. post a vid! and serious, get a log on IA going. helpful stuff.
post #3093 of 57266
I hadn't questioned my form until after I broke 200 on the squat. I've always been a deep squatter who makes sure not to break any of the common rules, such as breaking with your knees.
post #3094 of 57266
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post
Did proper squats in a power cage for the fist time today and my max is lower then my seated over had press max. I need to work on my lower body more.

BRO!

I bet I would be the same, tho I don't normally do seated overheads.

It could be worse. I saw another BRO today doing BRO-ish squats going down about 3 inches with 400 lbs. BRO had his knees all taped up. I shoulda asked him, "BRO, do your knees hurt? It might be from the 3 inch squats."
post #3095 of 57266
I was so angry that I didn't hit targetted reps today on squats.. but when I got home I realized that I had 355 on the bar instead of 335 haha I guess I should chalk it up as a good day
post #3096 of 57266
Who the hell are these bro's throwing out advice in the threads?! I thought we were finally weeding them out....

^anytime you +20 to a lift is a good day, unintentional or not
post #3097 of 57266
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Originally Posted by APK View Post
I think it was Dave Tate who wrote that when you're ascending, you want to almost do the opposite of the descent. In other words, you lead with the ass on the descent, whereas the head and shoulders should be the first parts of you that "move" as you start your way up.

I hope he didn't say that! That will kill your hip drive. You need to initiate the ascent with your sacrum.



Speaking of bros, I saw someone running on a treadmill, and he'd occasionally turn to a mirror and pull up his shirt to look at his midsection. He was probably expecting the 6-pack to pop out at any moment.

--Andre
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post #3098 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Rikkar501 View Post
Who the hell are these bro's throwing out advice in the threads?! I thought we were finally weeding them out....


there's absolutely an invasion going on. side effect of new years resolutioners? oh my god... they just aren't in the gym... they're dishing out advice online. batten down the fucking hatches, folks

saw the trainer who got owned for not unracking weights do a leg workout yesterday. 95lb quarter-rep front squats with forearms perpendicular to the ground, smith machine lunges. who in the fucking shit pays these people to train clients?
post #3099 of 57266
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When you begin the squat (during the eccentric phase) the hips move first then the head. The opposite of that (the concentric phase) should involve the head moving first then the glutes.

From this article.
post #3100 of 57266
Thanks for the link.

--Andre
post #3101 of 57266
Woot, squat, power cleans and bench press also went up! Can't be more happy. On the other hand, steak with eggs taste amazing.
post #3102 of 57266
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post
I hope he didn't say that! That will kill your hip drive. You need to initiate the ascent with your sacrum.


Tate is probably referring to a wide-ass powerlifting kind of stance, which is really a different animal than Rippetoe teaches. The kind of hip-drive they cue is more of a forward than upward thrust, and driving the shoulders up will help get that movement started correctly. The stance also necessitates a more upright torso, which makes losing the lift forward the kiss of death-- another reason to cue the chest up.
post #3103 of 57266
I have a new fitness goal. I'm as big and strong as I want to be, now I want to have more general fitness. GF is taking me to yoga once a week for flexibility, but I want more aerobic fitness. I could also use more endurance. My idea is GPP on my non-lifting days. Anyone have good program they can recommend? And how to deal with nutrition?
post #3104 of 57266
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I hope he didn't say that! That will kill your hip drive. You need to initiate the ascent with your sacrum. Weird, this is how i used to do it and felt like pulling up with my hamstrings was wrong. Good to know
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post #3105 of 57266
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post
I have a new fitness goal. I'm as big and strong as I want to be, now I want to have more general fitness. GF is taking me to yoga once a week for flexibility, but I want more aerobic fitness. I could also use more endurance.

My idea is GPP on my non-lifting days. Anyone have good program they can recommend? And how to deal with nutrition?

kettlebells, all the fun of weightlifting but the effects of cardio.
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