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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I tried doing 3x10 on FS last week at 85lbs ad it didn't bother me. So I tried 3x5 at 135 today. Feel okay right now, but morning will tell.


Had a friend comment on my form when I was doing them. I'll be going back down to 85 till I can sit back more. I hope I can keep up with this though.

But you don't sit back on a front squat. You sit down.
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But you don't sit back on a front squat. You sit down.

This.

Sit straight down and try to get your butt between your ankles. Knees should travel further forward than on a back squat.

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So I joined a Muay Thai gym with a power rack. Hopefully it won't be used much and I can get workouts in without a problem. Did 5/3/1 deadlift day for week 3 followed by 90 minutes of muay thai, which was a terrible, terrible idea. I haven't done it in years and my cardio is terrible, but hopefully it will help me shed a few stubborn pounds.
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post
 

This.

Sit straight down and try to get your butt between your ankles. Knees should travel further forward than on a back squat.

 

He commented that my knees were going way forward over my ankles. And that I should get back just a little bit so they stay a hair forward or a bit over my feet.


I think it was said relative to what I was doing. He wasn't trying to get me to back squat.


Incorrect?

 

Vid link of good FS form?

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

He commented that my knees were going way forward over my ankles. And that I should get back just a little bit so they stay a hair forward or a bit over my feet.


I think it was said relative to what I was doing. He wasn't trying to get me to back squat.


Incorrect?

 

Vid link of good FS form?

 

Ankles? You don't mean the toes? As soon as the shin goes beyond absolute vertical, the knees will be in front of the ankle.  The common myth is that its dangerous to let the knees go over the toes, but I haven't seen any convincing evidence that it would be harmful, as long as the movement is under control and not overly bouncy. 

 

The front squat done correct is naturally more quad dominant and less back dominant than the back squat, due to the increased forward knee travel and more upright torso. Trying to keep the shins vertical will shift a larger portion of the load to the butt and the lower back, since your torso lean then increases. For you, with a history of low back injuries, I'd try to squat in a way that puts as little load as possible on the back, which in this case would be a more upright torso front squat where the knees travel forward as far as they want to.

 

@ 2 mins

 

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Haha thanks!

Appreciate it a lot. I'd never had that feedback before on the FS and I was a hair surprised.


Side note, lunges with a wider 'step' hits the hammies and glutes more right?

 

Edit; Meant toes not ankle


Edited by ridethecliche - 9/3/14 at 8:04am
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Haven't gone to the gym in forever. Fuck.

Going to FL in a couple days hopefully the tan I'm getting will accentuate my tiny muscles and reduce the pudge. Gonna drink around the world in Epcot, can't wait.
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Epcot is so awesome.
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Got some fat grips on sale for $20. If I do pull ups with a thumbless grip using them does that defeat the purpose of having fat grips. If I actually try squeeze them I can only get like 5 reps, but if I just like drape my hands over them I can do as many as normal.

When I have nothing to do and I'm at home all I do is pull ups. Been awake like 6 hours, done 140. Some weighted, some on rings, some with fat grips all different hand positions. Pull ups, final fantasy IOS ports, baking shit diet cakes and applying for jobs woooo. Livin da lyfe. Gonna go look at homeware at TK Maxx soon, potentially get a nice tin lined copper frying pan.
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Fuji's life is the most bizarre thing ever. He should have a reality show...

 

Also, yes fat grips are for your forearms. Not triggering them, i.e. not using your thumb defeats the purpose.

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Made paella for a labor day BBQ. Haven't calculated the macros but it was mad delicious.

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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

So I joined a Muay Thai gym with a power rack. Hopefully it won't be used much and I can get workouts in without a problem. Did 5/3/1 deadlift day for week 3 followed by 90 minutes of muay thai, which was a terrible, terrible idea. I haven't done it in years and my cardio is terrible, but hopefully it will help me shed a few stubborn pounds.


MT is fucking hardcore! Out of 90 minutes, how long was sparing? Did they have that traditional music playing in the background, too? 

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Epcot is so awesome.

My girlfriend looked at me like an idiot when I told her I'd rather go to Epcot than Magic Kingdom. She just doesn't get it. But she will.
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I need to get a pull up bar for my apartment. I don't think one of those over-the-door models would work because I don't think the trim on the door frames can support my weight.
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Got some fat grips on sale for $20. If I do pull ups with a thumbless grip using them does that defeat the purpose of having fat grips. If I actually try squeeze them I can only get like 5 reps, but if I just like drape my hands over them I can do as many as normal.

When I have nothing to do and I'm at home all I do is pull ups. Been awake like 6 hours, done 140. Some weighted, some on rings, some with fat grips all different hand positions. Pull ups, final fantasy IOS ports, baking shit diet cakes and applying for jobs woooo. Livin da lyfe. Gonna go look at homeware at TK Maxx soon, potentially get a nice tin lined copper frying pan.

 

There's another one, I forget the name right now, but they are a harder plastic fat grip that you have to actively squeeze closed otherwise they just fall off, made by the same brand. Pretty sure EFS would have them. For grip strength and easing elbow pain those things are the shit. I use them on curls and they pretty much eliminate any elbow pain. I use the regular fat gripz on a lot of pressing, with a false grip, and they just feel a lot better on my elbows too. So yeah, they work just as well as a way to improve certain movements and take out any pain you might get associated with certain lifts (especially pressing and curls) as well as for actually strengthing forearms and grip.

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