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post #45016 of 49066

Squat went from 275 to 305 today. Pretty stoked but should have coped a belt...Gonna cop a belt. What models you guys recommend?

post #45017 of 49066

Had the wife took a video of me when I was doing my squats 1RM so I can look at my form. Fuck! Just watched the video and noticed I turned my right knee inwards and then outwards...WTF, why was I doing that?! Alright, no more 1RM until I squat 250 at least 12 times. 

post #45018 of 49066
Do you know you are not doing it when you sqaut 250??
post #45019 of 49066
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Originally Posted by Aidan K View Post

Do you know you are not doing it when you sqaut 250??


Yeah, i was squating 250 for about 6 reps and didn't turn my knee at all. I think when I was hitting 305, I was already fatigued...Maybe it has something to do with that...I'v decided to refrain from doing any 1RM until I get stronger. Also, I just coped this. Any one has any experiences with this belt?

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U8F65K/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

post #45020 of 49066

Get an Inzer belt instead. Its considered among the best and will last you a lifetime.

10 mm thickness is prob enough for your goals.

post #45021 of 49066

What do belts actually help with? I know that you're supposed to push out your core when using it so it actually helps, but does it just spread the weight out a bit better along your lower back and stop rounding?

post #45022 of 49066
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

What do belts actually help with? I know that you're supposed to push out your core when using it so it actually helps, but does it just spread the weight out a bit better along your lower back and stop rounding?

There are a few good articles out there on it. Essentially, it enhances the valsalva maneuver. It provides a surface for your abdomen and lower back to "press out" against, providing greater support and rigidity.
post #45023 of 49066
I guess it has something to do with increased intra-abdominal pressure and allowing you to contract the abdominal muscles more intensively. I don't know the science because I have zero time to read papers outside my discipline, but I view the deciding factor as this. Do you lift better with or without a belt?

A lot of weightlifters use belts, and many don't, so I don't see belts having some sort of intrinsic benefit. If it works for you then it's probably a good move, if not then go without. For some reason I dislike using a belt, I mean I purchased one but ended up selling it like a month after that. Cleaning with the thing just felt so fucking weird.
post #45024 of 49066
Been doing most of my training without a belt for a while because I used to get something like 40kg out of wearing one. Hit a 135kg beltless front squat today so it seems to be working. Hasn't actually pushed up my belted max that much which is a bit shit, but it seems like the form is better with one?
post #45025 of 49066
Slightly russled. A friend of mine has an internship greenhill. He didn't even apply or interview for it, but his aunt works there and got him one. He applied same as me for all the other banks but he's not as good a candidate as me so he never got past first round, but now through nepatism he has arguably as good an internship as me. His aunt literally just called him up asking if he wanted to work. Based on the fact there was no structured employment process I doubt there's a chance of a FT offer, but he'll still have greenhill on his cv next year when he applies.
post #45026 of 49066
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Slightly russled. A friend of mine has an internship greenhill. He didn't even apply or interview for it, but his aunt works there and got him one. He applied same as me for all the other banks but he's not as good a candidate as me so he never got past first round, but now through nepatism he has arguably as good an internship as me. His aunt literally just called him up asking if he wanted to work. Based on the fact there was no structured employment process I doubt there's a chance of a FT offer, but he'll still have greenhill on his cv next year when he applies.

Unfortunately, who you know is often exceedingly more important than what you know.
post #45027 of 49066
it's regrettable that more often than not that's how it goes. what makes it worse (I'm assuming here since I've never worked in IB) is that that first job is the one you'll use to leverage for better positions later on.
post #45028 of 49066
flossing is quite unpleasant
post #45029 of 49066
The way I kind of look at it as being ok is that whilst you may be able to get onto the ground floor with nepatism, if you weren't hard enough working to get there yourself your not going to have the drive to slug through being an analyst for 2-3 years and either progress through or go through recruiting again to the buy side.
post #45030 of 49066
Welcome to the real world. Every reasonably sized company has overpaid dead weight that didn't earn their positions.
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