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Random health and exercise thoughts

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. deadly7

    deadly7 Well-Known Member

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    What's gym etiquette say about telling someone he's going to blow his knees one day by squatting on the balls of his feet and letting his knees get way too far out?

    Also, wtf at people squatting with neck protectors on the bar (not the same guy).
     
  2. Lagrangian

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    That portion is called a glute-ham raise. Also, if high bar squatting, ones knees will go over the toes and if it's a deep squat, quite much so.
     
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  3. deadly7

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    I meant past the toes. Sorry if I wasn't clear.
     
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    I see why people would use a neck protector, it doesn't feel nice to have the bar on your back, but it does move the centre of gravity to slightly more high bar. Knees going past toes is normal and pretty much unavoidable depending on your squat type. When I did ass to grass front squats my knees would go way past my toes.
     
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    I have bad knees so I don't go very deep [and haven't for years].. kind of forgot what it's like. Still, I've always been taught balls of feet is going to screw you.. Is that wrong?
     
  6. fuji

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    Yeah don't go up on the balls of your feet, worse transfer of energy. I can't remember if its actually damaging to your body, but I know you won't be able to lift as much weight.
     
  7. Lagrangian

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    That's what I actually meant too. A deep high-bar squat will make that happen.

    Like this (ms. Anaya, if I'm not mistaken):
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  8. fuji

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    Hendrix posts about squatting in regards to why his trousers are tight or something


    FUCK YOU SW&D
     
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  9. deadly7

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    My knees hurt just LOOKING at that.
     
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    ^

    Me too. I don't go any lower than approx 90 degrees and push the weight into my heels. Jealous of you guys with healthy knees that can go this low.
     
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    I think a lot of knee issues come also from squatting high as well. Be that as it may, I don't think deep squats spell insta-death to knees, at least if you're flexible enough to do em.
     
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  12. mrchariybrown

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    Yeah, this is true.

    "Shearing" occurs when stopping short of where your knees are capable of going to. I start getting knee pains when cutting depth for competition and train for stopping right below parallel.
     
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    Dude, do you squat deeper than the requirement in training? That's awesome.
     
  14. mrchariybrown

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    I usually free squat ass to grass.

    Little by little, I'm going to have to teach my body to cut it at parallel though.

    My last competition, I went wayyyyy to deep on my squats which cost me poundage on my squats and also on my bench and deadlift due to the energy expenditure.
     
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    Finally pulled a four plates(405lbs) dead lift today. Really happy about that. I was waiting for that one for a long time. Reminds me of how we're never satisfied of our maxes and always want more. Few minutes after the pull and I was already thinking about the 500.
     
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    Great accomplishment. 500 will feel just as sweet :)
     
  17. mrchariybrown

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    You've got me all excited for 550 and 600 now :D
     
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    :fu:

    i came here to talk about how i rack pulled 425 today and then ripped a callus

    :slayer: nice job
     
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    Thats my current goal. 4 plates is a bit less in the UK I suppose because is 396 because apparently our bar is 1lb lighter and are plates are 20kg, but they're probably closer then that.

    Massive upper back soreness. Can't tell if its actual pain or just DOMS. If I squeeze my shoulder blades it hurts, but its not like lower back pain where it really stings. Did RDLs, Squats, rows and pull overs so I'm hoping its just DOMS.
     
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    you'll get there too, don't worry :)

    on another note, I didn't feel massive soreness for a long time and it's not like i was not busting my ass in the gym.
     
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