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    Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
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    As far as the squatting goes the depth was fine for body building purposes. You could probably adjust it up or down a little for knee safety. One thing to keep in mind is for knee health it is much safer to either go a little above, or a little below parallel with squatting. Your knees are at the weakest and most stressful angle at 90 degrees so it is healthier to change directions either just above or below parallel.

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    What I've found to be the case with myself and my training partners is that knee pain manifests itself when the knees come forward in the squat. Any time the knees come forward, there are tremendous shear forces on the knee joint. To help with the knee pain, you're going to want to keep as vertical of shins as possible. We accomplish this by, as has been said, forcing the knees out.

    A simple "knees out" cue often doesn't do the trick, though. What works for me is "screw your feet into the floor". For others, it's "spread the floor". And sitting back a little more will also help you to both stay on your heels AND keep a little more vertical shin. Your quad involvement will be lessened to some degree, but that'll ramp back up as your depth increases and the weight moved goes up.

    As you're not looking to compete in powerlifting anytime soon (I think?), there's no real need to push depth, just take what you get. You might be humbled at first if your hips can't take the load, but I've found that the hips increase in strength very rapidly, so you'll soon be moving much more weight than before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    real men go barefoot
    just like Arnold did back in the day...
    old school never dies
    Nowadays people use those lame duck looking like shoes
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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishSoldier View Post
    Nowadays people use those lame duck looking like shoes
    What are you referring to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iparatroop View Post
    What are you referring to?
    Vibram five fingers I think
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post
    Vibram five fingers I think
    Oh, I own a pair of those. Try running in them. You'll use muscles you've never used before. They're actually pretty functional. It's easy to be disenchanted by what you don't understand, though (not referring to you Mountain).
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    Quote Originally Posted by iparatroop View Post
    Oh, I own a pair of those. Try running in them. You'll use muscles you've never used before. They're actually pretty functional. It's easy to be disenchanted by what you don't understand, though (not referring to you Mountain).
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    I lift in wrestling shoes, same basic concept of just a lil rubber under the sole of the foot. I don't think I could deal with Vibrams, not a big fan of stuff between my toes. Even flip flops bother me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73 View Post
    I lift in wrestling shoes, same basic concept of just a lil rubber under the sole of the foot. I don't think I could deal with Vibrams, not a big fan of stuff between my toes. Even flip flops bother me.
    Yeah, that feeling takes a bit to get used to, but they'll actually help to straighten your toes out some too. Kinda neat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post
    What I've found to be the case with myself and my training partners is that knee pain manifests itself when the knees come forward in the squat. Any time the knees come forward, there are tremendous shear forces on the knee joint. To help with the knee pain, you're going to want to keep as vertical of shins as possible. We accomplish this by, as has been said, forcing the knees out.

    A simple "knees out" cue often doesn't do the trick, though. What works for me is "screw your feet into the floor". For others, it's "spread the floor". And sitting back a little more will also help you to both stay on your heels AND keep a little more vertical shin. Your quad involvement will be lessened to some degree, but that'll ramp back up as your depth increases and the weight moved goes up.

    As you're not looking to compete in powerlifting anytime soon (I think?), there's no real need to push depth, just take what you get. You might be humbled at first if your hips can't take the load, but I've found that the hips increase in strength very rapidly, so you'll soon be moving much more weight than before.
    I second everything here. Especially about the hips getting used to the weight quickly. Tough at first, but you'll get the weight back fast.

    And I squat/pull in chucks. Changed my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyde View Post

    I second everything here. Especially about the hips getting used to the weight quickly. Tough at first, but you'll get the weight back fast.

    And I squat/pull in chucks. Changed my life.
    Gonna grab some chucks this week. They are so ugly though....gotta find some smooth ones :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post

    Gonna grab some chucks this week. They are so ugly though....gotta find some smooth ones :P
    All black chucks? My brother has them, I think they're sweet. Custom chucks, too. Saw a sick pair a dude had that were all black with a white stylized American flag decal on the side, superman chucks, Animal Pak chucks (those might only be for sponsored athletes). There's sweetness to be had out there, relatively speaking. Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post

    All black chucks? My brother has them, I think they're sweet. Custom chucks, too. Saw a sick pair a dude had that were all black with a white stylized American flag decal on the side, superman chucks, Animal Pak chucks (those might only be for sponsored athletes). There's sweetness to be had out there, relatively speaking. Lol.
    Looking at some All Star Swag Hi's black and neon green.

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    I picked up some of those not so attractive Reebok Nano's that are the rage in crossfit. Reebok store had a crazy nice sale or I would not have purchased them. They are flat and maybe don't look so wack like chucks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nooshefx View Post
    I picked up some of those not so attractive Reebok Nano's that are the rage in crossfit. Reebok store had a crazy nice sale or I would not have purchased them. They are flat and maybe don't look so wack like chucks?
    Have you worn them yet? If so, what do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nooshefx View Post
    They are flat and maybe don't look so wack?
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    Yes I have worn them a few times. My feet are somewhat flat anyway so besides how they look, they are quality for leg day. Squats and Presses felt much better than what I was using before (Nike Free). The material makes them very flexible also around the top of the foot and ankle. I can't really see why someone would complain about them other than their somewhat ridiculous colors.
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    Yeah.



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    Puppy dog eyes this bytches.....

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    you look pretty geeked out in that last shot - stim much?

    on rear lat spread, lift arms upward a bit more, not so much where it looks like you are carrying luggage tho
    if you are going for the other pose, place hands in that bottleneck portion of your figure, press inward as you push lats outward
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    Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    you look pretty geeked out in that last shot - stim much?

    on rear lat spread, lift arms upward a bit more, not so much where it looks like you are carrying luggage tho
    if you are going for the other pose, place hands in that bottleneck portion of your figure, press inward as you push lats outward
    Got cha. Gonna be practicing posing a lot here......a year's worth should get me semi up to speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post
    Yeah.

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    Puppy dog eyes this bytches.....

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    Oh how I've missed those puppy dog eyes lol
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    Yep. Thirty bucks. Not bad



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    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post
    Yep. Thirty bucks. Not bad <img src="http://anabolicminds.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=91 512"/>
    Nice! I use Supras, I think we've had this conversation before, but that price is way more appealing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSaiyan View Post
    Nice! I use Supras, I think we've had this conversation before, but that price is way more appealing.
    Sorry this is for squats or ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasme View Post
    Sorry this is for squats or ?
    Anything lol, had them for 3 ish years and well see for yourself

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    Mine will solely be for squats and deads lol.
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