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  1. Bobert

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    I'm putting in an order at EFS and was wondering which video you guys think would be more beneficial to me. I was originally considering the "Westside Barbell Squat Workout DVD" but then considered just getting the "Elite FTS Exercise Index Squat-Deadlift" video since that would seem to include movements for the deadlift as well.

    These two are relatively new versions while the next is not.

    However, the description for the "Westside Barbell Squatting Secrets VHS" video seems more like it would be a step-by-step walkthrough and in the product description it includes "How to use your abs" which I feel I could definitely benefit from.

    Is there anything you would recommend in place of any of these?

    One of the problems with my squat and deadlift currently is that I can't seem to keep my abs tight through the whole movement.
     
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    I've got both the squat/deadlift and bench indexes. I emailed Jim Wendler after the seminar and he had suggested getting those over any of the other videos.

    As far as keeping your abs tight, when you breathe in, do your shoulders rise or does your gut inflate?
     
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    As far as I can tell my gut inflates. My next squat day isn't until Tuesday (DE, which I usually don't have a problem with)
     
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    the exercise index
     
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    Alright, I just put the order in for the exercise index and some mini's

    EDIT: Oh and my apology about the name CHEESRE
     
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    Index, i got it, it is one of the best investments you can make next to a seminar. Get a belt, that helps with learning how to push your gut out and keep your abs tight.
    And as far as boring goes, it has a bad ass intro...
     
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    I was considering buying a belt, but I've always been hesitant to wear one all the time. Are you just recommending I wear it until I get used to pushing my gut out and keeping tight?
     
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    I wear mine quite a bit, byut just use it on DE days loosely, practice pushing against it.
    you can use it all the time, just dont let it become a weakness.
     
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    Do you think I should grab a belt from EFS or just pick up a generic one from a sports authority or something of the like?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    from McGill's book:

    Evidence suggests that people change their motion patterns, together with their motion patterns when wearing a belt. The evidence suggests that these motor control changes can elevate the risk of injury should a belt not be worn in a belt-training athlete. The severity of a back injury may be greater if a belt is worn.

    Many adopt belts in training for one of three reasons:

    • They have observed others wearing them and have assumed that it will be a good idea for them to do so.
    • Their backs are becoming sore and they believe that a back belt will help.
    • They want to lift a few more pounds.

    None of these reasons are consistent with either the literature or the objective of good health. If one must lift a few more pounds, wear a belt. If one wants to groove motor patterns to train for other athletic tasks that demand a stable torso, it is probably better not to wear one.
     
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    So then in your opinion, I probably shouldn't wear a belt then? How do you think I should address the problem?

    I have a sled (couldn't manage to bring it to the dorm with all the shit I had to carry) now, and on EFS there's mention of ankle dragging teaching you how to use your abs properly in the squat or deadlift.

    Would you suggest just doing that? Do you have any other suggestions?
     
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    :)
     
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    i just use my belt on lifts over 90%
     
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