Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Tried GHRs for the first time today, great glute/hamstring work-out but they also seem to really tax the lower back. Is this because I am doing the movement incorrectly?
     


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    the lower back is working isometrically during the movement. If you're unaccustomed to the stress/have a weak lower back it will be taxing.
     
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    Asked a guy for help with my form on front squats yesterday. Nice to have helpful guys in the gym and not just a room full of bros.

    He was also the only other guy there doing squats... the rest of the gym was filled with bicep-pumpers... :confused:
     


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    Reminds me of when I was at my university gym. I witnessed a 1.5 hour bicep workout.
     


  5. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Thank you, that is helpful. It felt like the strain on the lower back was greatest at the top of the raise (ie the portion from parallel to the ground to looking straight ahead), should I still be trying to get all the way up thus making it a full 180 degree movement?
     


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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).
     


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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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    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?
     


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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.
     


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


    FUCK YOU SW&D
     


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    My knees hurt just LOOKING at that.
     


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    corneliusparky Senior member

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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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