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post #50161 of 57256
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post


Side note, what are you up to now? Hope the steps went well!

 

I'm an MS4 finishing up rotations and interviews in NYC and waiting for match day.

 

Re: Squats. You guys watch Alan Thrall videos on YouTube? I can't be the only one who enjoys 26 minute videos about proper form.

 

post #50162 of 57256
Did you go to Miami or nova?
post #50163 of 57256
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Originally Posted by tesseract View Post

I barely do legs anymore because of how horrible big legs are for pants. Total bro lifter now.

Considered this, but I love training legs. My legs overshadow my upper body for sure.

At 5'10, 165 a 31" waist, 38" hips and 24" inch thighs doesn't make any pants look good really..
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Did you go to Miami or nova?

 

PMed

post #50165 of 57256
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

good, now don't re-fuck yourself

Fuck, just re-fucked myself because now my back is sore again...Can't.Even.Do.Squats.With.Proper.Form...I quit...Good news is that my ART session is on Monday. I'm seriously considering quiting squats...Nothing but split squats dumbbell squats and eventually hex bar deadlift. 

 

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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post


I think u passed ur pain onto me. Still not right from that tweak in Mexico and today is two weeks. Its an overcompensation issue. One thing is sore then something else gets sore picking up the slack, and the first thing heals. So on and so forth. Getting better bit by bit though, but my squat is down by 10lbs.

Bro, just be careful. Don't want to fuck and re-fuck yourself like me...

 

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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

 

I'm an MS4 finishing up rotations and interviews in NYC and waiting for match day.

 

Re: Squats. You guys watch Alan Thrall videos on YouTube? I can't be the only one who enjoys 26 minute videos about proper form.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Lol, that was a great video. I've learned to keep my hands close and tight while doing high bar squats.

post #50166 of 57256
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Originally Posted by tesseract View Post

you are right on the money. Ankle mobility is one of my biggest problems and I can't seem to fix it.

that shit takes ages to fix. good luck
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Thread Starter 
I fucking hate people. They put the shittiest shit on facebook, it's embarrassing for the human race to read.
post #50168 of 57256
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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

 

I'm an MS4 finishing up rotations and interviews in NYC and waiting for match day.

 

Re: Squats. You guys watch Alan Thrall videos on YouTube? I can't be the only one who enjoys 26 minute videos about proper form.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

He exaggerates the low back arch in the beginning of the video and when he starts to do low bar. Huge butt-wink. No need to actively arch the low back like that. Just puts further stress on it.

 

That Rippetoe grip on the bar also makes me cringe. Put the bar in your palms instead of on the wrist like that. You can stand up more straight from the bottom if the elbows point down rather than back.

 

If you look at 15:30 his hips rise before the chest. At max attempts that will usually lead to a good morning squat. Better to focus on driving with the quads to prevent the hips rising than to try to achieve some "hip drive". Hip drive is important for teaching newbies how to engage their hips but it looks overdone in this video (just like Rippetoes own squats).

 

Here's a better squat tutorial imo:

post #50169 of 57256
Thread Starter 
Not really. his shoulder flexibility is insane. I've tried to squat nearly that close a grip and it gave me elbow tendonitis.
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@conceptionist. Going to try the ankle mobility stuff at the gym right now, i'll tell you how it goes.
post #50171 of 57256
I just listen to Chris Duffin when it comes to squatting. He's a smart one..
post #50172 of 57256
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

Not really. his shoulder flexibility is insane. I've tried to squat nearly that close a grip and it gave me elbow tendonitis.

That seems to be very individual. As he says it's most common in the lighter weight classes where the lifters have very good mobility. The really big dudes almost always take a wider grip. I had to widen my grip due to forearm pain.

However, I think the interesting part about his tutorial is at the end where he talks about getting an upright low bar squat and sitting straight down instead of back, breakig at the knees rather than the hips. That is the opposite from what most people say a low bar squat is. Also shows that the whole hi vs low bar debate/differences are not black and white.

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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

I just listen to Chris Duffin when it comes to squatting. He's a smart one..

He has a lot of good stuff. Goes a bit overboard with the band tension, bar speed and so on for me, but his turorials are great.
post #50173 of 57256

Just watch weightlifters squat - way nicer than powerlifters imo. Granted, squatting like powerlifters will allow you to put more weight on, but if you're not a powerlifter and want to be fit/have big legs/no injuries I'd always do an olympic ATG squat.

post #50174 of 57256
I lowbar squat but train highbar just as much. I would say that neither of them make you more injury prone, seems like olympic lifters have knee and hip problems while powerlifters have back and hamstring problems.
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Well, of course my statement was a hyperbole to some degree, But olympic squat isn't just squatting high-bar, it's also going deep, keeping your chest up a lot more than powerlifters do, narrower stance and some other details I'm probably forgetting. Of course olympic lifters have injuries as well, serious athletes in any sport will have injuries, but I'd still say it's more beneficial for the average lifter to do an olympic squat than a powerlifting one due to some of the reasons mentioned. When I watch weightlifters squat it's also just such a controlled motion compared to powerlifters. With all that said I just wish I could squat like Tom Platz.

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