Who else does Olympic squats?

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  1. timberwolf

    timberwolf New Member

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    By this I mean high bar placements and narrow stance (closer than shoulder width for me).
    And how does the weight you use for it compare to your regular squats (below parallel or at least legal)?
    Going rock bottom on the olympic squats, I only did 215 for 8 sets of 3 with a minute rest inbetween. I could still go abit heavier but it was already pretty difficult.
    Just wondering what weakness it reveals if there's a big difference between that and regular (wider stance/ lower bar placement) squats. More than a hundred lbs for me.
     
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    deeper you go more glutes are required. Closer stance also brings in more of the quads. IMHO if you are just lifting for astetics or athletic performance Oly Squats are probably better then PLing squats.

    A lot of people have underdeveloped or weak glutes and therefore get stuck in the hole pretty bad when doing ass2grass squats.

    I would be 95% of people ATLEAST would oly squat less then they can power squat. The
     
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    I can actually squat more using that style, but it hurts my knees more.
     
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    it is very rare I put my feet wider then shoulder width, I do lighter sets with my feet side by side. i find the weight has to be way less, but the quads definetely feel it more.
     
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    i do them everytime i do squats, but im also incorporating a lot of oly lifts into my routine :mamoru:
     
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    you must not set your hips back properly in a pl squat
     
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    I do overhead olympics and standard deep squats.
     
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    I'm about to start.
     
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    sometimes i do. They're hard on my knees so i usually stick to box squatting.
     
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    "Unless you plan on competiting in powerlifting and provided that you are able to squat deep while staying relatively upright, a close-stance, full back squat should constitute about 75% of your squatting volume. The other 25% being power squats, 1/2 squats, front squats, etc."

    Christian Thibaudeau
     
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    On one of my cardio days I've been doing overheads again.
     
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    Nah. Take it from the rack and jerk it/ push press it into position.
    I got to 235lbs but what I did was get under it first in the rack with my elbows already locked. Not going to do that again. I don't think I'll go heavier than 185lbs for awhile.
     
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    Well actually what I said wasnt entirely true. As I bulked I used the pl squat exclusively. As I started to cut I switched to more of an olympic stance (only to parallel) and used that for a while and found I could still squat just as much using that stance, while the pl squat I couldnt quite complete as many reps. But I would actually suggest my movement out of the hole with the olympic stance was super unorthodox and I may have been cheating a bit.
     
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    Not good.
    I'm cautious about going too heavy in squats or deadlifts because of my lower back. (But I'll try heavy overheads.:rolleyes: )
    And I haven't flat benched in awhile because of my rotators. Been doing only floor press. And while I did 325lbs before, now that I'm taking a closer grip (because of said roator problems) I haven't been able to pass 300lbs yet.

    As for HRT, I can wait. I'll decided when I'm 40.... in two years.:hs:
     
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    I hit 155 today and I thought that was good :eek3: Damn you've got good numbers at 235 with those.

    I've been having troubles with my rotators as well. I'm having two workout days dedicated to rotator rehab stretches and excercises.
     
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    How low do you go and what rep/set scheme do you use?
    Lately I set the safety pins so that in oh squats when at the bottom position my legs are below parallel and I lower the weight and rest it on the safety pins for 2-3sec and then lift up again. Did 185 for 3 like that last week but went lighter this week.
     
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    I go slightly below parallel and do them for a few sets of three or four. They are one of the supplements to my deep squats.
     
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    i always thought you were in your later 20s or lower 30s, damn man :cool:
     
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    I was doing them and loving them but I noticed that as I get below parallel my arch is flattening out and even curving in :wtc: For now I'm going to stick to box squats and just go to parallel on fronts until I can stretch my flexors/glutes enough to keep my arch all the way down.

    ps. its killing my d/ls too :( my lower back burns like hell while I'm doing them :wtc:
     
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