just did squats for the first time

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  1. mastershake

    mastershake so then i punched her in the mouth

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    on freeweights :rofl:

    i dont think i did that bad, im 5'5'' 135lbs.

    i had two plates on each side :dunno:


    my upper body is really strong for my size though, methinks
     
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  3. mastershake

    mastershake so then i punched her in the mouth

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    i actually have been working out my upper body for about 4 months, and have seen an improvement.

    i am just now getting into lowerbody, and it feels pretty good:wiggle:
     
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    :¼squat:
     
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    C4 OT OG Aussie #1

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    Do you know anything in regards to foot positioning in squat movements?

    I am naturally slightly pigeon toed and naturally do not point my toes outwards - more straight to the front even though my feet are about shoulder width apart or slightly wider...

    would i benefit from forcing myself to point more outwards more like:

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    pretty sure you didn't squat 225 to parallel your first time weighing that much. the crease of your hip needs to be slightly below the kneecap for it to count.
     
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    Stance is really individual...in people who are pigeon toed their feet are going to point more straight ahead.
     
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    Your toes/feet should be pointed so that as your knees come forward they follow that path. It will reduce the torsion in your joints and improve stability.
     
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    You mean 2x45 plates on either side? If not when you say "plate" unless you mean a 45lb specify what size or it means sfa ;)

    And yeah if it was 225 then there's a good chance you're not doing it right. Drop the weight and get in the hole.
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    wow I thought it said two plates total. If you weigh 135 and did 225 on your first time ever, we need pics of those monster naturally strong legs.
     
  13. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    I've never worked my legs before and I'm working with 140x8x4 after 5 weeks.

    My first week I put like 110 on there and about died.

    This could be because I'm a vagina though... but pics of your legs?
     
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    I concur.

    I'm 135 and after about 6 weeks I'm still doing 155x8 (4 sets)
     
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    jesus those are really really slow gains, man.
     
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    mastershake so then i punched her in the mouth

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    well i said it was the first time doing squats on freeweights. i've done the machines before, all the calf raises and when you lie down and push.

    but you guys are probably right. i dont think i went all the way down:o

    ill try dropping the weight next time
     
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    mastershake so then i punched her in the mouth

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    sorry, im kind of new to f&n, whats sfa?

    and yeah, like my earlier post, i probably didnt do it right

    yeah, 2 45 plates
     
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    He didn't even say where he started at, so how do you know?
     
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    225 is pretty huge for a 135 pounder who has never squatted before. I was reading that andy bolton claims that he squatted 500 his *first time ever* as well as deadlifting 600 his first time ever. I think that's crazy :eek4:

    my first time squatting I was doing the bar/bodyweight, then proceeded to like 95 for 10 :rofl:
     
  20. Skeletor

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    225 not bad at all for a guy your size... stronger than I am in fact.
     
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    2 possible explanations:
    1) Dude is really strong despite not training
    2) 1/4 squats.

    I'd bet on (2).
     
  22. Skeletor

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    maybe he did a lot of pin pulls
     
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    I'm not sure if you posted this picture just to illustrate someone with their toes point out or as something to imitate, but just to let you know, this body position with the toes pointed out in an exaggerated way with the feet so close together is unique to the Chinese because of the way they are taught the snatch to keep the bar as close to their body as possible, to the point of moving their body out of the way so the bar can ascend directly vertical. After the second pull they return to normal squat positions and their squat stances look nothing like this, it is only relevant to the Chinese' first pull in the snatch and nothing else...so I wouldn't imitate it, esp for the squat
     
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