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    Quote Originally Posted by soseg View Post
    LMAO so true!

    the dumbell / preacher curl section is always packed out with the 2 flat, 2 incline and 1 decline bench presses also busy with guys throwing on at least 80 pounds more than they can bench with 2 mates standing either side helping them get it up (not even full ROM)

    haha love it

    2 squat racks are always empty, its the empty corner i love it! all my workouts from military press, bent over rows, t-bars, squats, deads, pullups and dips are done in that one corner... other side of the gym 15 people... mine 1 or 2
    Lol. The racks are always empty at my gym as well. There are only a few people at my gym that ever do squats. It's kind of sad really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobInKuwait View Post
    Nah, I'm weak. I'm trying to get used to a wider stance. Only did 225x10 for like 3 sets of 10.
    I love how mr. biceps and Mr. pecs look at you like your crazy for doing squats or deads while there curling. If they ask I just show them my biceps an that they came from doing 6 sets for biceps and not 15.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerlifterMB View Post
    I love how mr. biceps and Mr. pecs look at you like your crazy for doing squats or deads while there curling. If they ask I just show them my biceps an that they came from doing 6 sets for biceps and not 15.
    True!
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    depth is key!!! i go as far down as i can go before its impossible to push the weight back up. the speed also important; keep it slow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerlifterMB View Post
    ^ Who cares what the idiots in the gym do. They aren't bodybuilders they're weightlifters. You in person might not care about legs but you'll look stupid walking around with a huge upper body and tiny lower body. If nothing else it will effect your athletic ability.

    I guess if you're only training to look pretty then legs don't matter much cuz the girls don't see them.... much. But calves will especially look weird if you have a huge upper body and little calves.
    I was sarcastic. I said that to imply the fact that he shouldn't care how other people squat incorrectly. I was a bit vague though.
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    I was just saying in general.
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    i don't get a good workout from squats unless i go as low as i can. i don't quite go to the point where calves meet hams but definitely lower than parallel.

    full ROM is definitely vital when squatting.

    i also start with low rep/heavy sets and finish with high rep/lighter set to ensure i get good pump.
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    I think anyone should go in a comfortable range of motion starting out. Explore the depth at some point. I personally like to go very deep but that is me. Unless you are a powerlifter I wouldnt worry that much about it.
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