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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

Looks good IMO.

BTW that's not what I expected you to look like at all.

thanks. did you expect someone less aesthetic? blush.gif
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

Form looks good Jarude.
Kinda hard to tell the bar path from that angle, but it looks like you manage to avoid leaning forward when it gets though. Thats one of my problems at least.
You're going well below parallell too. If you cut the ROM a bit higher, maybe you could get that 400.

Those are the Power Lift 1's, right? How do you like them?
Do you like a heel even for low bar squatting? There seems to be very conflicting views on this. Your stance is narrower than mine though, so it would probably feel different for me.

Charly and Fuji: iirc, you guys are using squat shoes with wide stance? what shoes are you using and how do you like a heel in comparison to flat shoes like chucks?

i have a hard time gauging parallel since i was an ATG guy for the longest time. i feel like 400 is comparatively "lightweight" to where i want to be in the future so i don't want to start cutting ROM for the sake of hitting something now. that might be poor logic, but i'd rather err on the side of caution depthwise at this point. its exposed a weakness in my squat right now anyways.

the powerlift 1's are okay. i probably wouldn't buy them again, but they do the job. i have knucks' old do-wins (0) that i squat in my garage with and i wear the powerlifts to globogyms because they are new and shiny. i prefer the do-wins, though that could be because they are snug as all hell whereas my powerlifts are .5 size too big. i *think* the do-wins are .75 and the powerlifts are .5" but i sincerely doubt .25 of an inch makes a huge difference in my squat. either way, i really like shoes for lb squats - like everyone else has said, it really helps me get depth and helps with sitting back.
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Originally Posted by virus646 View Post

Good job jarude, is you IA's log still going strong?

not lately, but i should get back on it. thanks smile.gif
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Dat feel when Alberto Nunez has your goal physique and wants to lose 15 lbs
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

thanks. did you expect someone less aesthetic? blush.gif
i have a hard time gauging parallel since i was an ATG guy for the longest time. i feel like 400 is comparatively "lightweight" to where i want to be in the future so i don't want to start cutting ROM for the sake of hitting something now. that might be poor logic, but i'd rather err on the side of caution depthwise at this point. its exposed a weakness in my squat right now anyways.

the powerlift 1's are okay. i probably wouldn't buy them again, but they do the job. i have knucks' old do-wins (0) that i squat in my garage with and i wear the powerlifts to globogyms because they are new and shiny. i prefer the do-wins, though that could be because they are snug as all hell whereas my powerlifts are .5 size too big. i *think* the do-wins are .75 and the powerlifts are .5" but i sincerely doubt .25 of an inch makes a huge difference in my squat. either way, i really like shoes for lb squats - like everyone else has said, it really helps me get depth and helps with sitting back.
not lately, but i should get back on it. thanks smile.gif

I always pictured you as looking like Dave Attell
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That's random
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post


Interesting. This goes right against what I've heard but I trust you guys on this. I imagine squat shoes being more stable so you would have more control of where you end up in the hole. More upright torso would solve my issue of leaning too much forward.

Most likely gonna buy a pair of power lift 2 in the coming weeks.

The heel will make it easier to hit a certain depth in most people. The whole center of gravity issue is confusion in a bottle, the heel shortens the x component of part of the COM calc. It will change the way you squat in some fashion. Excessive forward lean with a heel, in my experience with athletes, has been either a technique issue, lack of hip range of motion, or weak glutes,etc. with the latter 2 being related.
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Second day at the new gym. Pretty humbling when everyone is not only stronger than you but a LOT stronger than you. Also saw Dan pull 725 for a few reps.
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Faggot you're no longer a faggot.....also fucking jealous!!!!! Dan is was so darn humble when I saw him in Aus, hope he's like that at the gym Bacon!

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Decided to try turkey bacon. Fucking disgraceful to even call that garbage bacon. So gross. Thinly sliced strips of turkey disappointment.

In other news, new toy just arrived today.
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Next week marks my first consistent year of training. Really happy with progress.
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How do I need to dress for running in the cold? It's about 0C and a bit windy. I know it depends a bit on the person but never ran when it's this cold.
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My sore forearm isn't getting much better. Half of my palm went tingly and half numb when benching today. frown.gif wasn't even close to max either; cut it off there anyway.

Pulling hurts, pushing causes numbness. Who knew a forearm injury could be such a little bastard.

At least I can still squat...
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

My sore forearm isn't getting much better. Half of my palm went tingly and half numb when benching today. frown.gif wasn't even close to max either; cut it off there anyway.

Pulling hurts, pushing causes numbness. Who knew a forearm injury could be such a little bastard.

At least I can still squat...

Sounds like you might have carpal tunnel syndrome.
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I'm somewhat sceptical of CTS since I'm 99% sure this was brought on by a single incident. I've never had issues with it despite spending most of my life behind a keyboard and no amount of lifting has ever bothered it except after dumping the bar funny about a month ago.

Knobbling hasn't really helped; not lifting doesn't help either. Despite never getting any further ahead with ultrasounds in the past I may spring for one since I'm not sure where to go from here.
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

I'm somewhat sceptical of CTS since I'm 99% sure this was brought on by a single incident. I've never had issues with it despite spending most of my life behind a keyboard and no amount of lifting has ever bothered it except after dumping the bar funny about a month ago.

Knobbling hasn't really helped; not lifting doesn't help either. Despite never getting any further ahead with ultrasounds in the past I may spring for one since I'm not sure where to go from here.

CTS can be caused by an injury. That actually is a more likely scenario than getting it from repetitive keyboard use.
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Good to know... Never looked into it enough. Thanks for the insight.

Wat do now?
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