Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 3142
What do you use for them? Db's or kb's? The issue is that you can't really go super heavy with them. Outside of that, why do you do them? Have you progressed on them at all?
It honestly depends on the fed you compete in.
Some feds will green light everything, others don't even think about it until you're a good 3-4" below parallel.
If you look around and ask different federations or even check their web sites if they have one you should be able to find a meet with a fed that you would be fine in.
DBs. My gym doesn't have heavy enough KBs. Yeah, I seem to be. I am doing 100lb DB now. Not sure how high I could go though since I'd be holding a DB. Also not sure how much I could do now with a regular squat...I should see. I find them easier and more accessible than using the squat rack. Most of the time it's taken at my gym.
I like them. I used to do them. I have no prob holding a 120-130lb DB but I was reaching the end of the DBs with them. I am frustrated as hell with front squats... thinking about switching to dip belt squats and saving my pennies for an Ironmind hip belt. But yea I think squatting with the weight out in front of you or not loading your back as a quad blaster is a great idea. I get more of a quad pump from light front squats than heavy back squats
Cool, cool. Ass to grass is the way to go. The reason I ask is I have literally seen no one at my gym do them since I've been here (then again I don't see many people squat). I agree though, they definitely blast your quads.