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Dont go below parallel!!

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by gazhatton, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. h7jb7sg1e Blue Belt

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    ATG Squats are great to prevent inbalances in your squats. But you can also make use of partials with > your 1-RM to get used to the weight (negatives, lockouts, etc). For safety reasons I would recommend using a squat or power rack whenever you are doing more than just technique work for your back squats. Front Squats can be safely done at any weight provided you can clean it and bail the lift if necessarily.

    If you look at the vid where Kaz injured his leg when squatting, he was using squat stands and multiple spotters. The injury could have been much worse if he didn't know how to bail from a failed lift. Also, he admitted that his set-up was off. So make sure to get your set-up ritual down to a T.

    So basically, I would recommend you practice technique as well as bailing and controlled "failures" where you lower the bar to the pins/rack when you fail a lift (whether you train to failure or not I believe this is very important).

    Sorry I'm verbose, I need to work on that.
     
  2. miaou barely keeping it together

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    Who said anything about deadlifts? Deadlifts will ruin your back.
     
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  4. Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    The level of seriousness in the threads is depressing sometimes.

    Miaou, don't even joke about deadlifts.
     
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  6. Lug's Spear Green Belt

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    Wha?
     
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    ummm.....fuck off...you confused me.
     
  8. DrBdan Something clever

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    Ian Coe is throwing down gang sines...

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  9. Origins Blue Belt

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    Dr. Bdan, M.D.

    This guy knows all about the dangers of free weights. Listen to him and do all your half-squats in the Smith Machine; it is the safest piece of exercise equipment ever invented.
     
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    When I trained in a public gym I just didn't talk to people.


    Ever.
     
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    I'm not a real doctor, I just play one in the bedroom... nom sayin'?
     
  12. pliftkl Green Belt

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    I thought he was just trying to take the thread off on a tangent...
     
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  14. PowerHungry Oh yeah!

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    That guy sucks.
     
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    I like how he told you to use lighter weights too, implying that, no, it's actually MORE difficult to squat to a higher depth. In other words, you're not only doing it wrong, but you're somehow cheating in order to move more weight by squatting low. Lolz
     
  16. I have only had one person ever come up to me and tell me I am shouldn't go past parallel and he was a smug dick about it and I just told him to get away from me in a monotone voice, haha.
     
  17. gazhatton White Belt

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    ha ha funny shit. i never wanna appear to be disrespectfull or like a "know-it-all" so i just kind of thanked him for his advice through gritted teeth! had a feeling i wasnt the only person with experience of this!
     
  18. redbeard Blue Belt

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    Winnage.
     
  19. FiveFeezy Orange Belt

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    I walked by a 24 Hour Fitness today and checked it out. They had one open squat rack, one shirly squat machine, and not a single power rack. I don't know if that's worse than my friend coming over the other day showing off his half-rep chinups and yapping about his P90X videos.
     
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    Yep, the Smith Machine carves out that sweet teardrop in the quad. Plus, I play a lot of basketball, so I don't need much leg work. Curlz for the girls, all the way.
     

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