squat technique

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  1. Simple

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    bounce out of bottom or pause :o

    i paused today and it fucking sucks :(
     
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    depends on your stance..i'd imagine it would be harder to bounce out of a really wide stance squat
     
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    Speed, don't pause, it is pointless, unless you are doing a paused squat.
     
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    I come down nice and slow but explode out of the hole :mamoru: , on the last rep I usually do a five second hold just to really push it...
     
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    i find it's really hard to generate speed with a pause :o and i guess in some ways i'm not really pausing. but...not as fast as I used to.
     
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    i tend to bounce, now I just focus on reversing directions without hitting rock bottom.... when I hit rock bottom my glutes give out so I have to GM out of the hole anyway. It makes the squats harder but they aren't supposed to be easy anyway :o
     
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    then don't pause.
     
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    everytime I try to squat oly style real fast I end up pulling one of my calves...don't just pop, lock and drop it...control the descent and explode up...
     
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    I don't bounce, but the inside of my legs (hip abductors - I think) get very very sore for a few days after squatting, even moreso than my quads. How do I fix this? Somehow I must be squeezing my legs together as I come up.
     
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    they are probably your weak point...:dunno:
     
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    well, you don't want to get loose, if you are staying tight and decending with some speed you will be alright.
     
  14. nitak

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    Depending on what your goal is. But i like to keep a moderate stance (around shoulder width), and use a moderate speed. Go down in a fluid motion then speed back up. Ditto on the bouncing, doing that will take its toll on your knees. Also push off your heels and not your toes.
     
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    i only pull my one of my calves when i'm laying down in bed doing that "flex/stretch to relax" type thing...

    fucking hurts :(
     
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