I just squated 405 x 8 --- How common is that?

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  1. Intellex

    Intellex Dogs love me cause I'm crazy sniffable OT Supporter

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    I know it's not impressive or anything.

    I'm just curious if that's around where everyone else is or not. Just check in and give me something to guage from if you have a minute.
     
  2. NormanNormal

    NormanNormal Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends...

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    real squats or blinger squats? J/k
     
  3. ideeosinkruhcee

    ideeosinkruhcee With time and tons of food, I'll someday upgrade t

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    if you had good form, good work.
     
  4. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    So you should be maxing around 500?
     
  5. Intellex

    Intellex Dogs love me cause I'm crazy sniffable OT Supporter

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    I have no clue. I think my back is the weekpoint. It felt as if I didn't keep my core tight and my form strict, I would've hurt myself.

    I don't think I'll try going any higher without this feeling comfortable.
     
  6. Intellex

    Intellex Dogs love me cause I'm crazy sniffable OT Supporter

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    bueller?
     
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    Much stronger legs then myself. My legs have years and years of endurance training with absolutely no sprinting or strength training whatsoever until June of last year. I came up from squatting 175 for 1 rep (not quite hitting parallel) to doing 300 for 3 last friday (after 4 other heavy sets leading up to it) but since I am just starting to cut I doubt I'll make much progress over that for awhile...I could only do 305 for 2 today (and my set at 285 I could only do 3).
     
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    if your form is good and you went low, then I think that is very good.
     
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    thats good man
     
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    Hell of a lot better than I can do :dunno:
     
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    Thats about 150 more than I can do
     
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    I'm at 365x5, 18 years old, 6'2. I'm barely hitting parallel though.
     
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    holy shit dude, thats strong!! props to you, have you been squatting hard for a while now?
     
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    for me, not anymore, working back up to it though

    not doubting but i'd like ot see the depth
     
  15. Intellex

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    No, not at all. I used to back when I wanted to be a bodybuilder. The most I ever got up to there was 425 so I think a lot of it must be muscle memory in getting here so quick. I have been doing a ton of deads and press though.
     
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    I don't quite hit paralell. Physics says that makes no sense as your fulcrum would effectively dissappear and the entire pressure would then be placed on your knees.

    I go down to about 10 degrees above paralell and I don't imagine myself going any deeper than that.
     
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    hmm, not so impressed anymore...going below parallel hasn't hurt my knees
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    if your fulcrum disappeared, wouldn't you be on the ground?
     
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    I have knee problems that show up when lots of strain is put on them. Going to or below parallel hurts like hell, slightly above is no problem. :dunno:
     
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    well, technically you have 3 fulcrums in a squat. When you go past parallel, your knees effectively have no leverage. Instead all the strain is placed on your hips (glutes, etc doing the work). So you've effectively removed half of the muscles you're using in the excercise at the point most crucial to development. (stopping the downward motion and pressing back up) I guess that's great if you want a huge ass, but I'll pass and work my whole legs/core instead.
     
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    No parallel no care.
     
  22. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Actually I would think not going to parallel puts MORE strain on your knees since you're using your knees as brakes to stop the downward movement.
     
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    what stops you at parralel then? hips?
     
  24. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    If you go all the way down you activate the hips, hamstrings, and glutes more if I remember correctly.
     
  25. Intellex

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    Yes, but you take your quads entirely out of the equation.
     
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