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10-22-2008, 06:14 PM
back from gym. i tested my back nice and let to make sure i could handle the weight and i decided that as long as i keep strict form that i'm good to go.
10-22-2008, 06:17 PM
oh and for squats i don't regularly have a spotter so i use this for my squats to go heavy weight....don't know how much of a difference it makes besides that it helps keep form.
10-22-2008, 06:24 PM
10-22-2008, 06:28 PM
i wouldn't really consider those squats.
it's a hack squat machine.
the two are completly different.
when someone says they did squats.....i assume it's with a bar + plates.
btw. nice progress thus far!
10-22-2008, 06:38 PM
10-22-2008, 06:41 PM
10-22-2008, 06:43 PM
ugh. that saddens me a bit. but i'm not going to get down about it. i've worked up the muscle, now time for the fast twitch lol.
wish me luck
10-22-2008, 06:54 PM
don't be sad, just ask someone that knows what there doing to spot you real quick while you check your squat max. I'm quite sure it wouldn't be a problem
10-22-2008, 06:56 PM
10-22-2008, 06:58 PM
its like a 5 degree angle just sayin. squat machine? lol
and on the hack squat machine i can put up 540 5x and i can notice different areas being worked.
10-22-2008, 06:58 PM
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10-22-2008, 08:33 PM
10-22-2008, 09:29 PM
10-22-2008, 09:35 PM
Good luck perfecting the technique.. remember to sit back into the squat... don't just let your knees bend, you basically move your center of gravity back and lower your body into it.. keep your abs tight throughout the movement, and take a deep breath before you go down to be increase intrathoracic pressure.. It's fine to breathe out as you enter the concentric phase of the lift, do so slowly. Anyway, that's just a basic outline, and in no way concludes everything there is to know/do about squatting.
Sorry if you knew all that already, it's just that I know squat is a difficult movement to get right.. and I know that the basic outline I just gave has helped me a lot.
10-23-2008, 12:30 AM
10-23-2008, 12:35 AM
that'd be a power squat machine if i remember correctly. they're nice and there's no reason you shouldn't use it, as long as you're using it correctly and getting good stimulation out of it. i'm as much of a stickler for good ol' regular squats as the next guy, but that shouldn't deter you from taking advantage of good equipment.
fyi, i powersquatted over 1200lbs for reps before. my best regular squat is in the vid in my sig, 585. so, no, not the same by any means.
10-23-2008, 12:49 AM
10-23-2008, 12:53 AM
10-23-2008, 12:57 AM
10-23-2008, 12:59 AM
ehhhh. i aint got those kind of balls.
why you red?
*don't see too many people in the red here on AM.com......and only a month into being here, not such a great start you know
10-23-2008, 01:01 AM
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