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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

All post-partum women should be able to fit into a bikini. It isn't tough to not be fat. I don't get it.

You're not even supposed to gain that much weight during a pregnancy, people just use it as an excuse to feed their raging hormones that are telling them to stuff their face.

Normal weight gain in pregnancy is 25-35 for a person with a normal starting weight.

Too bad most of them blimp up to the 40-50 range.
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http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/05/health/biggest-weight-loss/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

If the article is correct, she did reach an underweight BMI.
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Originally Posted by TeeKay View Post

I mean her BMI is 18 which is underweight but "anorexia" is an eating disorder, not an appearance.

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but bmi is a bullshit measure and is in no way correlated to health amirite
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Is thinking like you're going to fall backwards a good/common cue for squatting, to help go off the heels/use hip drive?
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As a former tubby bitch, reading that thinprivilege site raised my blood pressure.
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Wow that site is terrible. Blaming airlines for seats that don't fit large people. rolleyes.gif
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The hypocrisy of this whole Biggest Loser uproar for me is that I doubt any one of these people would consider marathon runners unhealthy, at least off-hand, yet top female marathoners are even more sickly looking than the BL winner. In fact I know at least one of the people who posted criticism is very into distance running.
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Is thinking like you're going to fall backwards a good/common cue for squatting, to help go off the heels/use hip drive?

No, I don't think so.

You want to keep your weight on mid foot and the wider you stand, the more you want to push out to the sides.

I also think that hip drive the way Rippetoe explains it is bad for most lifters, at least for the raw lifter.

 

However, a lot of people tilt their body forward and are afraid to keep the straight up and down when they get close to their max. What happens is that the weight gets over their toes and the bar path shift forward right at the bottom. 

Stand erect before you descend and try not to lean forward too much. 

 

Watch this:

 

 

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I have reached a point in my training, where new guys think I'm Yoda and can help them with everything.
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^ I was about to argue with this then I saw the description of the video:


 

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Note : Starting Strength the book varies from Rippetoe's demonstrations. The language of the book is for the most part correct, but the execution of the demonstration videos by Rippetoe is the issue.

 

In the book he recommends pretending that someone is pulling on your lower back with a chain straight up, not leaning back like that guy is saying in the video.  BTW, have you read starting strength? I see you knock it a lot in here but I've found it to be the single best thing on fitness I've read.  It's fixed a lot of form problems I found myself with when I was starting out; went back and re-read the section and found a solution to whatever issue I was having at the time.

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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

No, I don't think so.
You want to keep your weight on mid foot and the wider you stand, the more you want to push out to the sides.
I also think that hip drive the way Rippetoe explains it is bad for most lifters, at least for the raw lifter.

However, a lot of people tilt their body forward and are afraid to keep the straight up and down when they get close to their max. What happens is that the weight gets over their toes and the bar path shift forward right at the bottom. 
Stand erect before you descend and try not to lean forward too much. 

Watch this:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

That video is of an actual real-life coaching session with a person with specific problems. It's not meant to be a generic catch-all "this is how we do it." As anyone who has ever coached or taught any physical activity knows, often you have to over-correct and over-exaggerate certain movement patterns to get the trainee/pupil to realize what the movement is actually supposed to feel like.

From the book:

"... come out of the bottom by driving your butt straight up in the air. Up, not forward. This movement keeps your weight solidly over the whole foot instead of shifting it to the toes."

"A common error is the tendency for some lifters to drive the hips forward instead of upward. If your hips go forward, your knees will too, causing the weight to shift forward to the toes."

"Likewise, it is common to see the hips shift backwards instead of straight up out of the bottom. When this happens, the back angle will become more horizontal, the hip angle more closed, and the knee angle more open, all in the absence of upward movement of the bar."

"Allowing the back angle to go horizontal on the way up from the bottom produces bad mechanics and inefficient use of the hip and leg musculature."
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Those quotes from the book are sound advise, but when you look at some of the videos where Rip teaches people to squat, they do exactly what he mentions in your 3rd point; hips go up first and the lifts becomes sort of a weird mix of a squat and good morning. This puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on the lower back.

 

Maybe he intentionally over exaggerate the movement for beginners, like you say and if that leads to good and safe form later, it's all good. 

 

Imo, his own squats in this video has the butt rising too fast. If you look at top level powerlifters and weightlifters most of them keep a more vertical torso.

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For someone who wrote a strength training book and all that, rippletits form is kinda wack
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Guys he's 57 give him a break, lol

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