Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    That is helpful feedback on stabilizing the bar. I have had the same experience as you with bending my knees. It definitely results in the exercise hitting a slightly different muscle group and seems to take stress off the back. I dont know if this is the "right" way to do them but it works best for me.
     


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    I don't squat high
     


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    knucks Senior member

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    As for GMs, do them however is comfortable. You want a slight bend at the knees. Just arch hard, butt back, stay tight - the rest will take care of itself.
     


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    Almost locked Chuck. Same as getting too much knee bend in a Romanian deadlift.


    Yeah, its easy to get the hang of once you try it a few times. You basically rotate your elbows towards the floor on the descent and pull the bar into yourself, as opposed to keeping them flared back like you would on a squat. Also, squeeze those traps together before you load up to try and create a bit of a "cushion" to pad against. The knee bending thing tends to happen more as I get more fatigued. I can't keep myself that vertical and end up compensating.
     


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    jarude Senior member

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    i dont know how you guys pull conventional, shit sucks so bad. bar kept bouncing off the top of my knees on the negative and i kept on having to fight not to fall over forwards; sumo4lyfe. 345x5,5 sumo vs 225x10,10,10 conv. poop.

    also, going from 2x5 and resting as much as i want between sets to 3x10 with 2 minute rests is humbling :(
     
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    fuji Senior member

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    Sumo pullers 2K12. No lower back injuries., easy form. No worrying about falling forward, just pick the thing up. I can't pull conventional without romanian dealifting the weight.

    I don't find good morning form too hard. I bend my knees quite a bit though and keep the weight relitively low.
     
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    I don't know how you can do 3 sets of 10 reps of deadlifts. I'm spent after about 6 in a set and never want to go back for more.
     


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    Explain to me how that makes you qualified to talk down a whole fed because some guys get away with a bit on squats?

    By your logic, there were some dickhead Germans back in the day.. I am not German, therefore I can judge a whole race because some of them were assholes.
     


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    I think that's quite a stretch there
     


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    knucks Senior member

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    Don't get me wrong, there are some really strong guys who compete in SPF, I just don't think cutting squats high should be allowed..

    Also, it's not an exaggeration that ~95% of the squats are high, deads/bench are not locked out....they also change rules to make Westside happy.
     
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    I don't see your second point at all. But I do agree (I think anyone would agree) that cutting squats high should not be allowed.

    But that kind of shit happens in any feds. Sometimes guys just get away with it more in other feds. I'm not arguing with you that SPF, in the past, have let more high squats pass than most feds but, like I said, that's not a reason to talk down the whole fed and all its lifters.

    And from what I'm seeing and hearing from lifters, the judging has gotten a bit more strict in the past year or so because of that.
     


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    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    You can't really judge 100% from that angle. Cameras play tricks. It's obviously better if you're there in real life.

    But from I see, when his "dips" it looks like his hip hinge hits parallel with the top of his knee.

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    But then again, he is wearing black and from the angle, it's really hard to say.
     


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    Yea maybe. He's more legit than most I guess
     


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    ... and here I thought you were making comment on exercising under the influence of recreational drugs. :embar:
     


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