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post #31771 of 47182
Gonna post improved squat form video, and a deadlift video as well next week after all this talk.
post #31772 of 47182
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

I can't wait to get back into the gym next week. Only 3 days missed, but still made me crazy not going. I need to mobilize the fuck out of myself this weekend because I spent the past 4 days in the shittiest positions while sick and felt too weak to keep my scapula retracted.
Sorry, didn't mean for it to sound offensive. You should do some mobilizing and strengthening those areas. I just think everyone here squats over what they actually should be doing and form breaks down as a result. People throw numbers around here that are higher than mine but when I see videos I wouldn't want to lift like that.

I think my squat form is pretty darn good :P
post #31773 of 47182
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

I think my squat form is pretty darn good :P

Your squat form is what dreams are made of. I'm jelly.
post #31774 of 47182
Long story ahead but I had to post this.
Just had an amusing argument with my parents about lifting.

Backstory:
They've been on vacation for two weeks while I have been home with the house for myself. I've mostly spent my days lifting, eating and sleeping a lot. Decent bulk, all in all.

They came home tonight and the first thing they say is that "I mustn't get any bigger!". I'm wearing a tank, and I never wear tanks.

I explain to them that they should be happy I am interested in fitness and nutrition and that getting bigger is the natural biproduct of strength training, which they very well know I've been doing for the last year.

"Well, do you really have to get bigger then?!"
I respond with that it would be very strange for me to be content with my current level for the rest of my life.

Later on, everyone is seated in the sofa. Mom and dad are having some candy and chocolate while watching a bad movie on TV. I'm reading about addressing my squat technique in K-stars book.

I walk up and try one of the mobility tests and start foam rolling, and it finally breaks for dad:
"How much time and effort do you really put into this?" "Have you done anything else the last two weeks?".

Obviously I have (studying, seeing friends, etc), but I find their view interesting. Surely my habits (or anyone's who serious about lifting) seem a bit insane for everyone else. Weighing food, working out 4x a week, and causing pain to myself just to improve my overhead range is beyond their mind.

Anyone here's had similar experiences with friends and relatives? Have you been met with this aggressive opposition and lack of understanding?
post #31775 of 47182
Absolutely.

You've all seen pictures of me, I'm pretty DYEL. Every time my mother sees me she urges me not to get any bigger. Also, she thinks the whole bulking/cutting routine wreaks havoc on the body, and weighing food is obsessive behavior.

And this woman is a nurse, so I dunno.
post #31776 of 47182
My mom and sister are fairly active, but they are the running / lean types. Every time I see my mom she also urges me not to get any bigger.
post #31777 of 47182
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

What to do to prevent back rounding when squatting?
It looks a little worse than it is due to the 'lump' on my lower back I posted about earlier. Doctor said my spine was just fine and the 'lump' is caused by over-pronounced spinal erectors.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Form looks acceptable, but maybe not to the form nazis.

 

Do you feel like you are putting more weight on your toes than your heels? especially on the way up on the last few reps, it could be an attribute to leaning forward.

 

I do something similar, I have a slightly hunched posture which causes me to lean more forward, even though my lower back is relatively straight and neutral.

post #31778 of 47182
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

What to do to prevent back rounding when squatting?
It looks a little worse than it is due to the 'lump' on my lower back I posted about earlier. Doctor said my spine was just fine and the 'lump' is caused by over-pronounced spinal erectors.
Video (Click to show)

You can cut your depth off about 2 inches and still be below parallel. You're losing tightness in the hole which is causing all the excess movement.

Are you able to consciously extend your lower back?
post #31779 of 47182
Why do my upper abdominals stick out a little further than my lower ones? Could it be a posture issue or just "genetics?"
post #31780 of 47182
pretty much everyone's abs are like that. you have more fat on your lower belly.
post #31781 of 47182
Just found this thread woo!
Crat- shove knees out; instead of thinking knees forward think knees out. As if you are trying to make a space under you to go into.
This is probably one of the best squat form videos around: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoZWgTrZLd8
Some squat Mobs on this website under 'squat specific' (Starrets 'squat week' ones are very good): http://www.allthingsgym.com/mobility101/
Edit:
Found this vid; has a knees out and torso more upright stretch which are basics and absolutely great (combine with the previous ones).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwLM5n-rYmA

Edit: HOLY FUCKING SHITE Klokov is offering form advice; Crat get on it!
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post #31783 of 47182
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

Long story ahead but I had to post this.
Just had an amusing argument with my parents about lifting.

it took a long time for my parents to come around. now they see it as something positive; it just took time for them to realize the benefit it has on my life. they were more offended by me wanting to eat other food for dinner rather than being shocked at the time investment. i think the food scale thing really throws people off, though - to the uninitiated, it screams hyper-obsessive, and anything tangentially obsessive related to health = bad i suppose, especially for someone who walks around at very low BF. they probably think you're going off the deep end, lol.

i'm more irritated by the "genetics" people, though as lagrang helpfully pointed out, their either mirin' or dumb, so its okay. funnily enough, the GF and i ran into a friend's parents at dinner last night who are the most notable and outspoken in accusing me of genetics. really nice people, just a little clueless health-wise. they were both eating dry chicken breast with garden salad, and when they left, they commented on the half-chicken with fries (canucks: swiss chalet) that i was mangling. yeah, me eating a half chicken with a plate of fries and still being fit has everything to do with my genetics and nothing to do with the fact that i lift 5x/week and am in a pool for 8 hours a day. for some reason this is more offensive to my sensibilities than "oh god, conceptionist... you're lifting!!!" at least they're attributing the results to the cause properly.
Edited by jarude - 7/20/13 at 4:59am
post #31784 of 47182
These little girls are strong that are lifting at USAPL Nationals in Orlando. My friend Meghan is lifting shortly, she's like 130lbs and totals way more than me. So awesome.
post #31785 of 47182
Jarude:
Your maintenance has to be something ridiculous with that kind of activity. Do you have an idea of how high it is? How much do you eat on a bulk?
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