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  1. crucialkc

    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    how do PLers get their shins perpendicular to the floor?

    seriously, the closest I've ever gotten to it, even without any weight at all, was my shins at 80 degrees, and my chin was in line with my toes. there is no way i can lean back that far without losing my balance, so i have to lean forward.

    aren't you supposed to have your chest at like a 45 degree angle and shins perpendicular with floor, with wide stance, and numerous other things like head driven into bar etc?

    i just don't get it. :mad:
     
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    you will have forward lean, sitting back is key.
     
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    hamstring flexability and forward lean
     
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    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    but will you be leaning forward so far that your chin will be parallel with your toes?! like where should your head be ideally? and chest position?
     
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    every squatter has a small variation on how much forward lean they use. More conventional stance squatters will typically be able to get away with less forward lean and will most likely have a slightly positive shin angle. A wide base sumo style squatter will probably have more forward lean and as long as their lower back and abs are strong enough not to let them get pushed forward out of the hole it works to their advantage. You will typically see the chest somewhere around mid thigh if you are looking from the side.
     
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    Thats chuck on a box
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  7. crucialkc

    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    yeah, like looking at those pictures and just trying to get that form down, i STILL can't do it. can YOU guys do it? i wonder if i just have bad coordination or something......... or maybe not strong enough hams?
     
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    no, i cant cause my form still blows, it takes lots of practice and someone with you pointing out where you are fucking up helps.
    i got some vids i could post if you would like?
     
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    I would just go wider and make sure the shins are static throughout the lift, not necessarily vertical
     
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    thats a wide squat stance compared to mine.

    i usually line up my legs slightly outside my shoulders...

    comments?
     
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    I do mine with with a similar stance, is that wide stance better :dunno:
     
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    it would obviously target different muscle areas, but i'm just wondering if thats the best way to get the biggest squat possible.

    i used to do sumo style dead's, and after switching to conventional just recently, i can do much better. conventional deadlifting leg placement is more similar to my squat, maybe thats why. it just feels more natural to me.
     
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    well, i think the squatign depends on the person, but chuck squats over a grand as well as jim. I dont know about others who squat that much though, but i would go out on alimb and say that most of them use a wide stance.
     
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    wide stance allows for better hip recruitement, more posterior chain dominant, etc

    all that = bigger squat
     
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    time to change form.

    thanks.
     
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    i dont know if i would switch to a pling squat, unlees you are going for just numbers. you are going to loose quad work, alot...:wavey:
     
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    this implies briefs or a suit correct chris?
     
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    fook.
     
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    good to know:cool:
     
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    yeah, if you are just going for numbers, wide(r) stance & equipped is probably the best way to go. However, if you are wanting quad hypertrophy, I would use a few different stances - like narrow, normal, and wide-ish. If you don't squat wide all the time, you can (probaby) get away without breifs.
     
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    could you post those vids?
     
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    yeah, leme lookm around....
     
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    Hmmm...I just widened my squat stance by about 9 inches (feet nearly touching the edges of a standard sized cage). Maybe I'll go back to my normal stance for the sake of my hips (feet about 3 feet apart). I didn't have my form locked down very well with the wider stance either and really felt it in my back.
     
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    Briefs etc and any more than 1 ply suits are illegal in ipf, so we usually squat with a much narrower stance.
     
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