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post #46 of 116
1x10 @ 255 lbs
1x6 @ 285 lbs

Tho I only got to two reps in the second set.

Will do better next week, hopefully breaking 300 soon that'll rock.
post #47 of 116
Anyone else do front squats and/or overhead squats?
post #48 of 116
205x3x3 tonight. Slowly working my way up!
post #49 of 116
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Originally Posted by speedy4500 View Post
Anyone else do front squats and/or overhead squats?

I love front squats, but I can't pull off overheat squats with anything approaching safe form.

I do 225 for reps on front squats, usually end up having trouble holding onto the weight before my legs go out
post #50 of 116
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Originally Posted by speedy4500 View Post
Anyone else do front squats and/or overhead squats?

I dabble.

I do OH squats as part of a mobility-based warmup, and do OH/Front squats as elements of conditioning circuits/complexes. Typically stick to back squats for strength development though.
post #51 of 116
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Originally Posted by db_ggmm View Post
I'm trying to get to a 1.5 BW squat. The cold weather is really throwing me off, though.
I'm over 1.5 now, I got there just so I could switch to Stronglifts advanced. I'm 165 and doing 235 x 5 x 3. I've been getting a little soft though as I've been gaining weight. Need to start doing some sort of cardio again :/
post #52 of 116
1x8 @ 240 pounds
1x6 @ 270 pounds

Working to break that 300lb barrier as well!
post #53 of 116
Not today but generally 3x8x275 @ a BW of 188 once a week Think I'm ready to jump to 285
post #54 of 116
Damn y'all ahead of me. I finally picked up on the fact that not only was my form incorrect, but that I wasnt going down all the way either. Gonna stick with 5x5 for now and work up to other programs. 1/20/2011: 5 reps of 105#, 5 sets
post #55 of 116
I do front squats as my assistance work on squat day. I was working on overhead squats and rather enjoy doing them with an Oly bar, but my wrists find them very aggravating.
post #56 of 116
I'm 140 doing 300 x 3 x 3
post #57 of 116
405 x 2 x 3
post #58 of 116
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Originally Posted by db_ggmm View Post
I do front squats as my assistance work on squat day. I was working on overhead squats and rather enjoy doing them with an Oly bar, but my wrists find them very aggravating.

I actually find the front squats tougher on my wrists than the OHS, they get bent back pretty far to hold the bar in the front rack position. OHS with a wide grip and arms locked out is much more stable for me, as far as shoulder and arm position goes. In both cases, learning good form in the front and OH squats, even with light weight, helped immensely with my back squat form, as those others amplify all the poor tendencies in squat mechanics.

Shooting for overhead squat for 15 reps with bodyweight on the bar sometime soon.
post #59 of 116
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Originally Posted by Mblova View Post
This is correct. Unless your hammies start touching your calves and there is no tension. Then you are just straining your tendons.

Also, since when did squats become the holygrail of lifting? I'm trying to get better at them but people need to stop acting as if squats are God's gift.

Sorry man, but squats ARE the holy grail of lifting. For that matter LEGS is the holy grail of body parts. Both legs and squats are the most neglected because they are the most grueling, but they are the MOST effective. Besides legs, they work core, improve balance, incorporate total body to some extent, and they cause the most massive natural testosterone release of any excercise.

Basically if you took two identical twins, had them do the exact same upper body workout plan but one guy did a squat workout once a week and one guy didnt, the squatter would have MUCH better upper bpdy progress. Leg day is a massive testosterone booster.
post #60 of 116
As for me, leg day is brutal, so right now I'm working a plan I got from a trainer who is actually an IFBB pro. I'm on a pyramid of about

135 for 15
265 for 10
285 for 10
305 for 10
315 for 6
325 for 4
135 for 20

Then I go over and do two other types of leg excercises for 4 sets each, and then 4 more sets of leg extensions. It sounds excessive, hell it is probably a bit excessive, but a. I've been doing this for a while so I'm pretty developed, and B. I'm working on growth here and the fact is high volume is what makes you grow.

I've been doing some form of this scheme for months now and I have made continuous progress the whole time.
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