Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by evolude, Mar 2, 2008.
300x5 @ 17x
dude you're friggin strong. awesome after the knee injury
1. sweatpants are gay
2. i think you need to go lower, take vid from side next time
3. you are strong brosef
thanks... there's some flexibility issues with that knee but i should be able to go down an inch or two more... baby steps...
strong but looks like you have you weight on your toes rather than your heels
you are plenty low, when you hit bottom though your chest falls forward and you seem to good morning it up. Your feet are uneven and your feet are towing out a lot.
I think it has something to do with looking at yourself in the mirror.. I can't who remember said it but they suggested to not look in the mirror because you tend to lean forward and good morning it up instead of keeping your chest high.
ya to combat that lean forward drive the back of your head into the cieling behind u or whatever
depth is about parallel from what i can tell on most reps.
which is plenty low. I've always done mine a little below that. No point in ATG
for leg development and not for competition, parallel should be ok no?
stopping at a specific point (parallel for example) is worse for your knees.. "ATG" is a stupid term that 99% of the strength training population cannot accomplish properly, but you are squatting quite high, it takes glutes out of it a lot and puts more stress on your knees.
just because pro bodybuilders squat mostly significantly above parallel doesnt mean that everybody should.
it also looks to me like you have poor flexibility, particularly in the ankles/calves and hips.
btw i dont think there anything wrong with a parallel squat really, i just think that the average person should try to squat below parallel. most pro bb'rs all squat quite a bit above parallel.. works for them for big legs, but you can build big legs going below parallel while also recruiting more musculature as a whole.
at the end of the day it deosnt really make a shits worth a diff, i consider this arguing minutia unless you're competing and need to hit a certain depth to have a lift passed.
yeah the hips... doing some stuff now and planning to do more in a month
yeah, the way the surgeon attached my new ligament, it'll be tough for me to achieve "ATG"
legs seem to be developing okay for my size/frame so i'm not complaining
any tips for not good morning it off the bottom?
most people can't do ATG because their lower backs round over in order to reach depth.
to not GM it drive head up/backwards, think of coming up with ur chest rather than leading with hips and strengthen core
hold your breaths in your belly.
I think you are going low enough as well, especially with your knee being the way it is.
stopping at a specific point like parallel puts more sheer force on the knees
keep your abs tight
begin the squat with the idea of just forcing your knees outward, this will have you sit "in between" your legs
think "chest up" on the way up
where do you place the bar on the traps (high, med, low)? felt like placing it lower on my traps lowered the pressure on my knee
a moderate position is fine. my main point with squatting for the general person is "moderate". that is, you don't want to go to either extreme (Olympic style full squats and powerlifting wide parallel squats).
so.. a moderate stance, moderate bar position, moderate depth (a bit below parallel).. will be best for the average person. the type of squatting PL's do and the type of squatting OL's do is all for a specific intent.
the OL's squat that low because they catch cleans that low so they need to be able to power out of the hole as well as develop the best leg power possible. PL's squat the way they do because their fed dictates it and they achieve maximum poundages out of it.
the general person has no specific goal other than some hypertrophy and strength so the key in my opinion with technique is "moderate.
I thought you're supposed to have them pointed out a little bit?
You really should always film a squat from the side, or the side/front...
if you film from the side don't the plates block most of the view?