ATG squats

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  1. freeflow64

    freeflow64 White Belt

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    does anyone here do atg squats. I just started them two weeks ago but they dont seem to be any better than normal squats. I also feel more strain in my hamstrings but I want to target my quads in squats.

    I started them to try to increase squatting weight more, but they don't seem to help much, any suggestions on other variations that are good?
     
  2. zop

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    I do ATG squats. I notice a very big difference when I go ATG and when I do not.
     
  3. Donut62

    Donut62 Black Belt

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    What are you calling ATG and normal? Forgive me, but the average gym goers has widely varying opinions of just what a deep squat is.
     
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    ATG! RAW! NATURAL! Dat Dere CELL-TECH!
     
  5. freeflow64

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    when i do atg i go down as low as i can, until my but almost touches my heels with my calves ending up being pushed against my hamstrings.
     
  6. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid In search for the Ultimate cup of Coffee

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    I too go as low as I can. I feel I benefit from more power doing it ATG.
     
  7. I Shoot Doubles

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    Damn my lanky legs. When I go ATG I bend to far forward and I'll probably implode if I used heavy weight. Slightly below parallel for me.
     
  8. BlastBeats

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    *raises hand*
     
  9. ThinkGreen

    ThinkGreen Der Übermensch

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    No we only do 1/4 squats around here.
     
  10. Klotz

    Klotz Shalom

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    If you want quad development do ATG front squat.
     
  11. Old Man

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    Why would you want to "target your quads"?
     
  12. XTrainer

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    ^Amen.

    And really, why would you want to develop your posterior chain anyway?
     
  13. XTrainer

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    LoL Old Man got there first.
     
  14. Chaseg1520

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    1/4 leg extensions on the bosu ball
     
  15. Crono7

    Crono7 GET TO THE CHOPPA

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    front squats

    first time i did them, i couldnt walk up stairs, its like every inch of my quads hurt
     
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    god I love what ATG squats did to my butt. Doesn't seem to be great for quad devopment though, I started doing leg press :redface:
     
  17. GeekGoneBad

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    Is it normal for ATG squats to make your ass the size of the moon? Because that's what it did to mine.

    I had to buy a lot of new clothes but at least I'm lifting more and with better form now.
     
  18. XTrainer

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    You don't get big accidentally. You have to lift big and eat big to get that way. If you don't want hypertrophy, don't eat so much. You can still get a lot stronger than baseline through nervous system adaptations, though not as strong as someone who lifts big and eats big.
     
  19. ciscokid1024

    ciscokid1024 Purple Belt

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    I want to do ATG, but I am not flexible enough to do it without rounding my back. I am still working on it though.
     
  20. millasur

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    You need to get in touch with that 'homo train' wanker.
     

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