Originally Posted by ellsbebc
^^ beast mode. The 550lbs looked rough so I was impressed at how smooth 600lbs went. May I ask why you stack the risers behind you on squats? When your ass touches them that means you've hit depth?
Seeking advice on what exercises I should perform to help me with squats. I'm 6'1" and hit ATG squats. At 90% 1RM, I get the elasticity out of hole but grind right at the parallel, just above parallel, point. Once I get through this 4-6" grind I power the weight up with relative
The risers are about 3 feet to the left of me. They were just there to elevate my legs so I could get them wrapped.
Lag had it correct. Right above parallel is most raw people's sticking point for squat. As you can see in my videos, it's where I start grinding out.
Originally Posted by Lagrangian
very common sticking point due to the mechanics of the squat
Originally Posted by Cool The Kid
Shit man. 600lbs. Thats inspirational
Thanks man. I hope I give as much inspiration to other lifters as others have given me.
Originally Posted by Coldsnap
That's one hell of a PR. Whats your opener? Seriously though that's an amazing squat, one of the best I've seen.
Probably open with around 575. Not completely sure. Thanks bud!
Originally Posted by Tigerprawn
Fuckin beast man. Good job
Edit: elaborate on plate raises please
Originally Posted by skeen7908
Ive always wondered what the point of the spotter is in squats
Why not just drop the bar on the pins assuming youve set them at a correct height?
Well for one, it gives you a bit more confidence.
Two, it can help you grind out some squats that you wouldn't have gotten without a spotter.
And lastly, dropping a bar from a couple inches with 315 or something might not do something to the bar. But from near the top? It will bend the crap out of a lot of bars. And 600 from a few inches has the potential to warp bars too.