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post #31876 of 49413
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

I do planks/side planks/side plank lifts. I'm up to 90 seconds now. Once i get to 2 minutes i'll start weighting it.

 

I'd probably start weighting it now, there doesnt seem to be much need to go longer than 45-60sec (can't remember source, think it is Cressey?). It becomes an endurance feat, which doesnt necessarily reflect strength or aesthetics.

 

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Originally Posted by Crat View Post


Thats very modest of you but I'm fairly sure a near-200kg squat isn't for everyone. Good stuff mate.

Thanks again.

 

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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

Started first day of Sports Medicine rotation today. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

From what I gather in the media, this seems to be nothing more than sitting around in florida charging exorbitant fees to supply steroids and HGH to baseball players - nice gig laugh.gif

post #31877 of 49413
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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

this is a nice one if you're interested and have an hour to kill

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=51345348

somewhat elucidates the grinder behind the elite level successes we all see on the TV.

this owns
post #31878 of 49413
Ditto on the weighted planks and side plank; helps my front squat a ton!
Good luck changing from low barring to high barring Crat; let me tell you it's worth it!
post #31879 of 49413
Can someone succinctly explain the difference between high bar and low bar squat, or a good article/video talking about it?
post #31880 of 49413


front squat, high bar, low bar.

relatively speaking, low bar utilises the hamstrings more than high bar and front squats, which rely much more on the quads.

All things being equal, low bar squat should be the technique that enables you to lift the absolute maximum weight (unless you're particularly quad dominant and have weak hammies). This is because it takes advantage of eccentrically loading the hamstrings more than the high bar. Low bar usually also has a slightly wider stance that makes hitting parallel with minimal actual movement slightly easier, while also shifting a bit more weight onto the glutes and hammies. This means that the range of motion is also significantly shorter.

There are some schools of thought that say that low bar squats are inferior to high bar squats in terms of building strength because of the decrease range of motion and the fact that hamstrings can be strengthened with other exercises some as romanian deadlifts - indeed some powerlifters used to train high bar and compete low bar.

That's kinda controversial, but I would say that since switching over, I much prefer the high bar squat in training, because it's very clear where exactly to change direction (with the low bar you're kinda guessing where parallel is, whereas with high bar you just go down as low as possible), it naturally increases mobility, and it has better carry-over to the olympic lifts I'm trying to learn.

I kinda wish I'd never been taught the low bar squat to be honest. I've had to completely re-set my form and increase my mobility.
post #31881 of 49413
Seems like i've been doing high bar the entire time. I don't like the looks idea of low bar...
post #31882 of 49413

Hendrix get a coach; works wonders!

post #31883 of 49413
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Can someone succinctly explain the difference between high bar and low bar squat, or a good article/video talking about it?
Hendrix is spot on.

This guy explains it quite well in his vid.
http://youtu.be/KfJnXV1604g
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High bar has bigger ROM, easier progression, quad/glute limiting factor rather than spinal erectors, better strength curve, better compatible by heavy deadlifts. Heavier weight isn't always better for strength, or leg press and half squats would be the ultimate for strength.
But I do believe some people find low bar to be better for their build. This is just a small percentage of people.
post #31884 of 49413
God damn, some nights after squat sessions I legit can't sleep. In a cold sweat all night with crazy doms and cannot relax. Like it's 2:00am and I've been chillin in bed since 11:00pm. Gotta get this shit figured out because I'm squatting 3x a week now.
post #31885 of 49413
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Hendrix get a coach; works wonders!

yeah, I actually went to a weightlifting gym and have joined up (on top of the fees for my regular gym, ughhh), but experiments at work have been finishing quite late these days so I haven't been able to go (the regular gym has more flexible hours).

The coach actually does it pro bono which is pretty nice of him.
post #31886 of 49413
Thread Starter 
Will try squats today but if it's not feeling good I'll just do goodmornings with 225 or something instead. (next post will be from snap city icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif)
post #31887 of 49413
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Seems like i've been doing high bar the entire time. I don't like the looks idea of low bar...


+1, always front and high bar, low always felt uncomfortable, I don't think low is needed from a bodybuilding standpoint.

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Ran out of room for the power runner... guess it's going in the garage.
post #31889 of 49413
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post



Ran out of room for the power runner... guess it's going in the garage.

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ill take it. do you ship to canada?
post #31890 of 49413
This high bar squatting is gonna take some getting used to but its fun. Form seems better but i had to deload.
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