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Originally Posted by tesseract View Post

Natty bb is fucked up. 4 weeks out tk looked crazy, full muscles, vascular, proportionate. Apparently getting to the lowest bodyfat is more important than all of those things.

It's true -- it's more of a dieting contest rather than who has the best physique or muscular development. I think it's bad for the sport.

For me to have been competitive in this comp I would have had to lose probably 8-10 more pounds...and tbh I don't think it's worth it.
post #43067 of 57260

I keep getting weird twinges in my left foot for a couple days after leg days. Tough to describe, but noticeable anytime I'm barefoot. On a good day I can do leg press loaded with 630 lbs of plates, don't bother with actual squats.

 

I just wear running shoes when I'm lifting, so is this a sign I need to pick up some weightlifting shoes? I might pick up some Chucks but could spring for AdiPowers or something similar if they're worthwhile. I also have custom orthotics (collapsing arch in my left foot). I might be able to ditch the orthotics during leg days with a proper weightlifting shoe.

post #43068 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Ketawa View Post

On a good day I can do leg press loaded with 630 lbs of plates, don't bother with actual squats.

Lawl.
post #43069 of 57260
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Originally Posted by TeeKay View Post

It's true -- it's more of a dieting contest rather than who has the best physique or muscular development. I think it's bad for the sport.

For me to have been competitive in this comp I would have had to lose probably 8-10 more pounds...and tbh I don't think it's worth it.

If you lost another 8-10 lbs, you'd look like a borderline anorexic/DYEL'er. Just sayin'...
post #43070 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Ketawa View Post

I might pick up some Chucks but could spring for AdiPowers or something similar if they're worthwhile

yeah because weightlifting shoes are absolutely critical for the leg press.
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Originally Posted by Evolve View Post


Lawl.

 

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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post


yeah because weightlifting shoes are absolutely critical for the leg press.

 

I'm a tall and lanky guy, don't trust myself to do squats with good form without injuring myself. I'm not training to compete in powerlifting. But hey, I'm open to feedback; if leg press and this thing: http://www.lifefitness.com/commercial/hammerstrength/plateloaded/lowerbodytorso/vsquat.html aren't going to get the job done, maybe I'll start to work on squats.

post #43072 of 57260

I wouldn't buy weightlifting shoes if you aren't oly lifting or at the very least squatting, for it would be a waste of money. I'd try using a lacrosse ball (or whatever small torture instrument you have) on the soles of you feet to see if you can work any tightness away.

post #43073 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Ketawa View Post
 

 

 

I'm a tall and lanky guy, don't trust myself to do squats with good form without injuring myself. I'm not training to compete in powerlifting. But hey, I'm open to feedback; if leg press and this thing: http://www.lifefitness.com/commercial/hammerstrength/plateloaded/lowerbodytorso/vsquat.html aren't going to get the job done, maybe I'll start to work on squats.

 

Almost everyone should be able to hit depth in a squat, tall and lanky guys with longer femurs just have to squat a bit differently from the shorter and stockier builds. 

I'm 6'3 btw, with long femurs and thought I couldn't hit proper depth for a long time. Now I can back squat ATG without rounding the back. Its just about finding a good squatting style for your proportions.

 

Work on you mobility if you're not flexible. As a tall guy with longer femurs, you need good ankle dorsiflexion, lower back flexibility and to be able to open up your hips and shove the knees out to the sides. You should try to take a wider stance and let the knees travel more forward over the toes. Sitting far back in the squat does not work as well for those with longer femurs and will often lead to butt wink (lower back rounding).

post #43074 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Ketawa View Post


I'm a tall and lanky guy, don't trust myself to do squats with good form without injuring myself. I'm not training to compete in powerlifting. But hey, I'm open to feedback; if leg press and this thing: http://www.lifefitness.com/commercial/hammerstrength/plateloaded/lowerbodytorso/vsquat.html aren't going to get the job done, maybe I'll start to work on squats.

You don't need to do squats to grow your legs.
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Thanks for the pointers guys, much appreciated!

post #43076 of 57260
Front squatting might work better for your proportions.
post #43077 of 57260
People are just as bad at not hitting depth on leg press as they are on squat. Dat 1/2 ROM leg press with 6 plates on each side.. SMH.
post #43078 of 57260
That v squat machine is probably good enough for building up the legs tbh. Looks like it does the job of a hack squat machine.
post #43079 of 57260
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Originally Posted by gort View Post

People are just as bad at not hitting depth on leg press as they are on squat. Dat 1/2 ROM leg press with 6 plates on each side.. SMH.

I don't think you're supposed to "hit depth" on leg press. Frankly I think most people go too deep on it.
post #43080 of 57260
I go almost as deep as my hip joint flexibility will allow without letting my lower back come off the back pad. But I could definitely go deeper on the v squat machine, something I'm starting to work on.
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