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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Dirty Holt, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Dirty Holt Black Belt Professional Fighter

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    i tried to max out on squats on wednesday. i can zercher squat 440 with my ass about 4 inches off the ground, yet when i do back squats, at 405 with the legs a little below parallel, it is about all i can do. any ideas why my zerchers have become better than my back squat? i dont normally do back squats, but i always just figured they were easier than zerchers.
     
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    It's pretty easy to make heavy Zercher squats ugly as fuck and basically Zercher deadlift it from your waist up. I would be highly shocked if you could cleanly Zercher squat 440 without rounding over like crazy.
     
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    squat more i guess. my normal squat has basically plateued(please sp) but my front squat is going through the roof
     
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    I'm the same. We must be, as Donut suggests, dirty dirty zercher hoes.
     
  5. Miracle Man White Belt

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    Where is the bar placed on your back??
     
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    On his back.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if it was just a specificity thing. You don't normally back squat, so if you were to continue to do so, you would probably experience prodigious gains in a short period of time, and probably exceed your Zercher squat.
     
  8. Dirty Holt Black Belt Professional Fighter

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    i put it kinda towards the bottom of my traps on my shoulders. i am kinda thinking it is because i dont squat a lot, but it just seems very weird that my zerchers have surpassed my back squat. i think i am going to video me back squat, it might be a technique thing. i dont have mirrors.
     

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