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post #34561 of 57266
I look at it like this, if your programming is variations of the big three lifts over and over again then there's no way you're not going to develop a strong core.
post #34562 of 57266
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

when is a good time to start using a belt?

Based on the SS forums, it seems like most people start wearing one when their squat gets in the mid to high 200s, which is also when people usually start missing reps. The advice I've read is, "if you think it's time for a belt, it's probably time for a belt."
post #34563 of 57266
Never got the purpose of the belt. Like, I know what it does, but don't see the point in helping progression. Sure you might be able to put up higher numbers in absolute terms, but that's because the belt's doing the work. It's not like your numbers are going to go up faster once the usefulness of the belt is factored in. Not saying belts are dumb, I just don't see the point.
post #34564 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

Never got the purpose of the belt. Like, I know what it does, but don't see the point in helping progression. Sure you might be able to put up higher numbers in absolute terms, but that's because the belt's doing the work. It's not like your numbers are going to go up faster once the usefulness of the belt is factored in. Not saying belts are dumb, I just don't see the point.

Get to reading: http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/do_you_really_need_a_lifting_belt;jsessionid=C4473C50C4B813AFB15A7B26512C2582-mcd01.hydra teacha.gif
post #34565 of 57266
Think it's almost time to give up my petit standards frown.gif Just spent like 3 minutes trying to get them on... they're on... but not exactly comfortable.
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Has anyone had a hip flexor injury?  One of mine on the left side was all messed up from a long commute and I eventually pulled it coming out of a squat; couldn't sit for like three weeks.  Anyway, I reset by like 100 pounds once I was able to work out again and now that I'm back at the weight where I hurt myself, there's some pain in my lower back at the bottom of the lift.  Not bad pain, but noticeable.  Should I reset, take a break for a bit, stay at this weight for a week or two, or what? I did see a doctor but he wasn't very useful.

post #34567 of 57266
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Think it's almost time to give up my petit standards frown.gif Just spent like 3 minutes trying to get them on... they're on... but not exactly comfortable.

 

don't throw them out, keep in mind that if you cut your legs will shrink quite a bit.

post #34568 of 57266
Time to step up to big boy cuts
post #34569 of 57266
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

don't throw them out, keep in mind that if you cut your legs will shrink quite a bit.

I'm not planning to yet, but if all goes as planned, I'll never have quads this small again even after my cut smile.gif 1.5 years of fades down the drain, they were finally starting to look decent.

Regarding your injury, generally best to take some time off or work around it with other movements. Are you loosing tension in your lumbar at the bottom or getting flexion? Are you doing high bar or low bar?
post #34570 of 57266
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post


I'm not planning to yet, but if all goes as planned, I'll never have quads this small again even after my cut smile.gif 1.5 years of fades down the drain, they were finally starting to look decent.

Regarding your injury, generally best to take some time off or work around it with other movements. Are you loosing tension in your lumbar at the bottom or getting flexion? Are you doing high bar or low bar?

 

Low bar.  I think I will take a vid since the mirrors aren't positioned so that I can see.  The injury was in July, and hasn't been bothering me at all.  Maybe I'll switch to high bar for a bit.

post #34571 of 57266
Pretty sure high bar will just put more strain on the lower back due to increase lever arm.
post #34572 of 57266
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Pretty sure high bar will just put more strain on the lower back due to increase lever arm.

While the pain is in my lower back, it's actually the abductor /adductor (forget which) thats the issue. But you still may be right, i haven't looked into it.
post #34573 of 57266
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Pretty sure high bar will just put more strain on the lower back due to increase lever arm.

No it decreases the strain because the angle around the point is shortened
post #34574 of 57266
But you also generally use narrower stance which would prevent you from decreasing the angle by the same amount as you could with a wide stance
post #34575 of 57266
No? Having a narrow stance makes the angle larger because you sit back less. The squat with the least lower back strain is a narrow stance high bar squat. High bar squats keep the back closer to vertical then low bar.
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