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Squat form decline

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Amar, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Amar

    Amar Feelin' Froggy? Leap

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    Anyone else have a problem keeping your squat form in check after the first few sets of squats? Today I did a 5x5 workout of squats using 280 lbs and the first 2-3 sets were good. On the fourth set the first few reps are good and then it starts to feel as if the weight is getting heavier and heavier and on the way up on the last 2 or so reps my back starts to come forward and it becomes a good morning squat.

    Do you guys think I should invest in a weight vest to use once my core becomes unable to support the load I am squatting? Because I feel if I were doing a 1 rep max I would have plenty enough core strength to squat it in good form it's just after these multiple sets with relatively heavy weight that I can't keep my back straight on the way up.
     
  2. Klotz

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    I do that to. I think it's a hip activation issue.
     
  3. Merrill

    Merrill Purple Belt

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    Do you mean a weight belt? Yes, you should use a weight belt if your core cannot handle the load on the last couple of sets.
     
  4. ChaseT:

    ChaseT: Banned Banned

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    Weight vest?
     
  5. Chaseg1520

    Chaseg1520 Green Belt

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    a new chaset?

    how come you got teh ban?
     
  6. Standard

    Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    Thats a pretty normal occurance actually, i wouldn't worry too much about it unless your form is really comprimised. Goodmornings, weighted situps and OH squatsa would probably be the best bet to strengthen your core specifically for the stresses of squats
     
  7. ExTravaGanzA

    ExTravaGanzA Mergers & Acquisitions

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    yeah get a weight belt
     
  8. Amar

    Amar Feelin' Froggy? Leap

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    Yeah I meant a weight belt, don't know why I said weight vest.
     
  9. ChaseT:

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    Apparently, statisticool's lack of intelligence also affects his sense of humor.
     
  10. statisticool

    statisticool Banned Banned

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    I think your highly intelligent post whoring by pictures ad nauseum did you in.

    Just a guess.
     
  11. Standard

    Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    He probably asked excel what to think about it
     
  12. Chaseg1520

    Chaseg1520 Green Belt

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    You should feel lucky that you were chosen to be post whored on by the ChaseT.... ungrateful kids these days...
     
  13. Old Man

    Old Man Black Belt

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    That ban couldn't have been a surprise.
     
  14. ChaseT:

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    Post whoring involves making worthless posts to up one's post count. Posting in training logs does not impact your post count. The pictures were not useless. They were random and funny, and many people derived enjoyment from them. Nobody enjoys your presence on these forums.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. SpiralOut

    SpiralOut Yellow Belt

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    1. Chase's pics were awesome, apropos, and spot on for the situation.

    2. Chasing Chase's cousin around the forums and responding in an off topic manner in threads like this is post whoring too. Only yours fails to deliver, and does not entertain.
     
  16. SingleDoubleGuy

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    Tattletale hidden in this thread somewhere? Maybe on the first page?


    As for the squats, I try to counter this phenomenon with rack good mornings (starting bent over with bar on the racks)
     
  17. statisticool

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    Wow, they were "awesome". Sure were. ;)
     
  18. JPC

    JPC Purple Belt

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    Its probably not your core. Are you just leaning over, or is your spine rounding? There is a big difference. If you are just leaning over with a straight spine, its probably your quads that are giving out, so you lean over to let your hams and glutes do more work, and make it easier on your quads. Its a very common thing.
     

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