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Friend today asked me how I get so cut. I'm at the end of my bulk, probably the best thing you could hear ever.
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Form check! 

Got okayed by two dudes that powerlift, so I'm content but figured rhet bros should see it too. Second time I've done these since I stopped 3 years ago. Pretty happy tbh.

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Maybe flex your glutes as you come up to help with the lock out. That has helped me a lot. 

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Not bad ridethecliche. You thought of getting weightlifting shoes? Your arches are completely collapsed and your feet are rolling inwards, they would help a lot.
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I honestly don't know enough to comment about that stuff. I do know that the body has tremendous capacity to heal and that medicine doesn't quite understand how everything works.

 

 

Yes, the body has an amazing capacity to heal itself, and is capable of a hell of a lot more than most people think.

 

Where Graston and ART come into play is when one cannot feasibly take a break from the activity that is causing the injury. I had massive tightness in IT Bands from all of cycling combined with the run training. I also had massive tightness in my thoracic spine area muscles from swimming combined with the cycling training. What the ART did for my back issues, and the Graston for my IT bands, was essentially to accelerate the recovery process from intense workouts. They are both a bit like foam rolling, but way more intense.

 

Now that I'm mostly running (and doing strength work twice a week), I haven't had any injury issues. I think that swimming and cycling cause most of the issues I've had.

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Really? Swimming is always said to be like the most low impact cardio you can get. Thoracic spine tightness from swimming makes sense though, seems like most swimming technique the back is in extension. That is interesting.
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Really? Swimming is always said to be like the most low impact cardio you can get. Thoracic spine tightness from swimming makes sense though, seems like most swimming technique the back is in extension. That is interesting.

 

 

Yeah, it's low impact if you swim at a moderate pace for a mile or less. My longest swim workout was 5 miles in choppy open water. My longest races were 10 km.

 

When you combine long distance swimming with being hunched over in the aerobars on a time trial bike, all sorts of issues arise.

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But honestly why would someone with your medical and surgical history risk doing squats? What's your goal? If I were you, my goal would be to be happy, successful in my career and free of long term pain and disability. Doing squats does not advance those causes at all.

ymmv

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Your form looks fairly ok, but there is some minor lower lumbar flexion going on with a few of the reps there. I'm sure it will only get worse as the weight increases

Im sure the bro brigade will soon arrive to tell you to just shut up and lift dont overthink it blahblahblah

But honestly why would someone with your medical and surgical history risk doing squats? What's your goal? If I were you, my goal would be to be happy, successful in my career and free of long term pain and disability. Doing squats does not advance those causes at all.

ymmv


But doing squats makes him happy.

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@ridethecliche

I agree with what Eason said. Considering getting Oly shoes if you want to continue with front squats. Aside from working the legs more, the raised heel will let your torso be more upright so it puts less strain on your back. A more upright squat might also solve the slight lumbar flexion.
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CS was right on the collapsed arches as well
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Looks not bad but it seems like you're going to fall forward. Do you feel like that, or do you feel like you're in danger of falling backwards? Chucks are not the shoes for front squats, you should get oly shoes if you're going to do them seriously because otherwise you have to do a wide stance which will deemphasize the quads, which is the whole point of the FS.

Don't feel off balance at all. But we talked about putting plates under my heels. I have a pair of shitty dress shoes with hard rubber soles that i might try to use for lifting since i think the soles are solid and the heels should be good as well.
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This has probably been asked before, and is a dumb question, but, do you guys ever not wanna bulk, or lift harder, cuz you wanna fit into a certain sizing of clothes?
I always want to lift harder (which is easy to do at my sissy weights) but I never want to bulk, just get more cut/veiny. On the other hand I have a friend that never wants to cut. I guess we make a rather unaesthetic duo icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Don't feel off balance at all. But we talked about putting plates under my heels. I have a pair of shitty dress shoes with hard rubber soles that i might try to use for lifting since i think the soles are solid and the heels should be good as well.

 

I took another look, and it also looks like your knees don't line up with your feet. 

The feet point slightly outwards whereas your knees seems to point straight forward at the bottom.

Ideally, the knees should be right over or slightly outwards of the knees, not inside them. 

I think this is an effect of the collapsed arches as that basically makes the feet tilt inwards, and so also the knees. 

 

A narrower stance and shoes with a completely flat and rock solid bottom will help you.

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Don't feel off balance at all. But we talked about putting plates under my heels. I have a pair of shitty dress shoes with hard rubber soles that i might try to use for lifting since i think the soles are solid and the heels should be good as well.
Putting plates under your feet is a bad idea imo. Just adds another layer of shit to go wrong. If you're going to do an exercise, might as well do it properly.
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Ill grab my dress shoes.

Also, yeah have collapsed arches and my knees always come in. Can't really do anything with feet facing straight out always need to turn out slightly.

Is thatI a flexibility thing i should work on?
Edited by ridethecliche - 2/13/15 at 4:07am
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