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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. joshuadowen

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    Describing squatting as a "quad" exercise = massive fail.
     
  2. Lagrangian

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    well I know I should've said I need leg strength, but I assumed that the readers ITT would get my point, which of course you did not. this is not something that amazes me entirely.
     
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  3. knucks

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    Hate buying shirts.
    Time I get to a tailor i think..
     
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    Brooklyn Tailors, thank me later!
     
  5. knucks

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    $155 for a shirt that wont fit great it seems..

    rather go BB tailored.
     
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  6. db_ggmm

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    Yhea, I'm gonna go with it is pretty much a quad exercise and normal people understood what he meant.
     
  7. knucks

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    Pretty sure my biceps grow from squats..
     
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  8. db_ggmm

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    You're asking how 2 days is enough to lose strength and the reality of it is that it is not possible to lose that much legitimate strength in 2 days from eating 2.5 kcal / day. Any number of factors may have caused a temporary strength loss or your "good day" was the fluke. Thinking positive, I would suggest hotel living is terribly stressful and the sleep is poor.
     
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    Whats the name of those blue knee sleeves oly lifters wear? Left knees acting up and I don't feel like wearing knee wraps for every set.
     
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  10. joshuadowen

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    If you are squatting properly, quads should barely be involved at all...
     
  11. fuji

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    Langargian is front squatting, quads are definitely involved.

    I don't really find quads to be the limiting factor in the back squat. They're obviously used and they get sore afterwards, but if I miss a squat it's from loosing tension through my upper back, lower back, core and falling forward and not being able to drive up.
     
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    Ferreal?!


    exrx.net
     
  13. db_ggmm

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    "barely involved at all"

    Ok, dude, ok. This isn't a discussion worth having. GL with your non-quad squatting endeavors.
     
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  15. fuji

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    This is like when key board warriors who like mark ripptoe/ dave tate/ louie simmons ass hole think that the bench press is a lat movement and the chest isn't involved at all. Quads extend the knee, you are extending the knee when you squat quads are used when you squat.
     
  16. Coldsnap

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    http://www.dynamic-eleiko.com/

    The blue ones are older models that everyone seems to like better. I used the new model grey one when I olympic lifted and loved them.
     
  17. fuji

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    Thanks man, will think about getting a pair. Awfully expensive. Might just do some leg extensions and hope the pain goes away.
     
  18. knucks

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    jackals gym has the old ones, or did. i bought mine *semi* recently
     
  19. joshuadowen

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    Used, sure, but not a source of much strength. Properly executed squats are a posterior chain exercise. Squatting strength comes from hip extension, generated by hamstrings and glutes, not from knee extension generated by quads. The posterior chain is significantly more powerful. If you are squatting with decent form, you will never miss a lift because of insufficient quad strength.
     
  20. TeeKay

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    Front squat is fun. Second only to Overhead Squat for me.
     

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