Dude that is some sick weight!!Squats rule for building size. I recently got my squat up to 600 for 8 (deep reps) and I have never been bigger then I'm right now. Hacks can not compare
I do not have a digital camera or I would post some pics. I have always had a good squat but I started working with a friend of mine that is really into power lifting and he has really been pushing me on the squat and the results have been great. I got 600 for 8 last Wednesday and it felt pretty good. I hope to be able to get 700 for a few over the summer but I will have to see how the training goes.
How are your bench and pull man? What are you weighing in at?
If you are in the 242's or below you should learn to use a suit and shirt and get into powerlifting man. You'd do really well, regardless of what you bench and pull.
I'm 5'9 and about 240 or so, I have never really given any real thought to power lifting but I do like to train pretty heavy. I Dealdlift 425 for 10 (I need to work on my deadlift form a bit) and I have not done flat bench in years, i do incline 365 for 6 on a good day. I really just enjoy the results I have been getting, since I started training with my friend who is into powerlifting I have gained so much size it is sick. Right not my only power oriented goals are to squat 700 for a few by the summer and deadlift 550 for 6 at 230 or so. I do not use a suit or a shirt.
Those are all very respectable for your weight man. Learn to use a shirt, suit, groove briefs, wraps, etc. Your bench will probably suck because the technique for bench is tricky and you haven't done anything like it in a while, plus shirts take a lot of practice... but you should be able to hit low 5's in a double denim with around a year of work, probably less. Your dead does need work man, do singles with the dead, like once a month, and work with light weight for singles every 30 secs or so to practice pulling BACK instead of down. The squat suit is gonna **** your squat up badly at first, it tries to pull you forward and you need to learn to really force your knees out hard, but when you really learn to use it it'll probably add 70-90+lbs to your squat easily, and take some stress off the spine.Originally Posted by phil216
If you learn to use the gear and really dial in the technique, you could hit an elite total for your weight class within 2 years at most - you should totally get into it.
Also add L-glutamine to that and you'll be golden....good luck
Get a good pair of knee sleeves, tommy kono or rehbands to keep them warm while training. Prefered of wraps unless you wanna compete with wraps.
Do a mobility warm-up before leg sessions like joe defrancos agile 8
Start box squating, easier on the knees and you recover faster. Watch westside videos on youtube to truely learn the box squat and read on elitefts.
Strengthin your hips also so you can sit back and spread the floor better.
Horse linement is like icy hot, but made for race horses that you know, make ppl money. So you can say its much much better then anything offered otc for humans haha.
Balance your leg work 50 percent hamstrings, 50 percent quads to create balance.
i prefer squats
Uhhhh, why is a thread from '04 getting bumped?
M.Ed. Ex Phys
Oh i didnt even catch that
I'm glad I read this thread. Due to my neck (see my avatar) I can't do regular squats anymore and can only go VERY light on deads. I am going to experiment with hack squats and see what happens.
Training around a jacked up neck.
LOL....just noticed the original thread date. Still a good thread.
Training around a jacked up neck.