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  1. Best Squat exercise


    What do yous guys think is the most effective form of squat?
    Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. -Rippetoe


  2. Unless you have bad hips, stick with the king.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys

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  3. agreed. you can move the most weight thus stimulate the most muscle fibers with a regular old squat.

  4. x3 good ole fashion squatz.
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  5. One legged sqauts rape me way more
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  6. Box Squat all the way. I think you forgot some variations though:
    Sponge bob squat
    Reverse band squat
    Safety bar squat
    Zercher squat
    Camber bar squat
    Overhead squat
    etc....

    Personally I think the most bad @ss squat is a camber bar squat onto a box, not only does it kill your legs but it fries your upper body too.
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  7. Box Squat below parrellel or to parrellel FTW.

  8. normal squats...ATF baby!

  9. Quote Originally Posted by thaOrleanyte View Post
    What do yous guys think is the most effective form of squat?
    Regular back squat, ass to grass is the best...no questions asked.

    Two ways that i have tried making my squats more intense are doing 20 Rep Squats or, after doing a set of 10 squats, keeping the bar on my back, i bring my feet together (touching) and do 10 quarter squats only engaging the quads. i was skeptical of quarter squats at first, but doing them right after a set of A to G squats is pretty ligit

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Pemmican View Post
    Regular back squat, ass to grass is the best...no questions asked.

    Two ways that i have tried making my squats more intense are doing 20 Rep Squats or, after doing a set of 10 squats, keeping the bar on my back, i bring my feet together (touching) and do 10 quarter squats only engaging the quads. i was skeptical of quarter squats at first, but doing them right after a set of A to G squats is pretty ligit
    There's always my 3 set quad WO:
    Set of 6-10 reps of front squat immediately into back squats to failure. Rest 3 minutes and repeat. Keep a trash can and O2 tank close.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  11. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    There's always my 3 set quad WO:
    Set of 6-10 reps of front squat immediately into back squats to failure. Rest 3 minutes and repeat. Keep a trash can and O2 tank close.
    Compound set with the squats, that's horrendous.
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  12. souns like torture! I like it
    Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. -Rippetoe

  13. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Compound set with the squats, that's horrendous.
    That was during my highest times of masochism...or when I was pressed for time. Back in the day, I had thighs/glutes that put 99% of people to shame, but those days have been over for a few years now.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  14. i still like front squats more. Feels like it works more. Plus you look super cool doing it!
    Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. -Rippetoe

  15. Quote Originally Posted by thaOrleanyte View Post
    i still like front squats more. Feels like it works more. Plus you look super cool doing it!
    i feel like front squats put more stress directly on the quads just from the position of the weight, and how it makes you maintain a very upright back position. either way, front or back, its a sick (and occasionally twisted) exercise

  16. amen. front squats work great on the ''teardrop''
    Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. -Rippetoe

  17. Quote Originally Posted by thaOrleanyte View Post
    What do yous guys think is the most effective form of squat?
    Most effective for what? Total lower-body strength, aesthetics, etc...?

  18. dont read into it so much. just the most effective all around
    Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. -Rippetoe

  19. That's not reading into it deep at all.. IMO, that's a vital piece of information if one is going to answer the question.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by thaOrleanyte View Post
    i still like front squats more. Feels like it works more. Plus you look super cool doing it!
    i am too retarded to do them...i can only do them on a smith machine. i think its cause i like grabbing the bar all the way out. i think imma start working on fronts just for ****s and giggles!

  21. I used to absolutely hate front squats..

    made myself do them...

    now I like them lots!

  22. yep, i love front squats. Drills my quad and the inner sweep. I do like regular back squats, but they hit more outer sweep and back/glute area more. I go back and forth. One week=front squats, next week=back squats, etc. maybe even throw in a 20rep DC style. God that is so f'in painful.

    Quote Originally Posted by ozarkaBRAND View Post
    I used to absolutely hate front squats..

    made myself do them...

    now I like them lots!

  23. Quote Originally Posted by thaOrleanyte View Post
    i still like front squats more. Feels like it works more. Plus you look super cool doing it!

    Good to see the front squat getting some love. I do them to a box. Nothing I've done to this point has given me the same quad pump. I started doing them because my rear squat form sucks. I always tweak my back. Front squats are good because you cant screw up the form...if you do you'll dump it.

    I agree you look really cool doing them too. I do them cross armed for that added coolness. Chicks come and ask about them too which alone is a damn fine reason to do them.


    Do front squats and all your wildest dreams will come true

  24. Single-leg squats

  25. not bad... doing single legs suck!
    Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. -Rippetoe

  26. i dont understand the masochism behind zercher squats...it hurts just thinking about them

  27. yeah it does..... and i thought front squats were uncomfortable
    Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. -Rippetoe

  28. Definately box squats. Wide legged, box squats, tap and go. Try doin 4 sets of 25, it'l fry ya

  29. What is wrong with standard back squats.....shoulder width....below parallel (which few do). Slow and controlled on the negative and 3-4 sets of 5-10reps. If you do these correctly and controlled, there is no need for extravagant stuff IMO.



    Quote Originally Posted by Brian5225 View Post
    Definately box squats. Wide legged, box squats, tap and go. Try doin 4 sets of 25, it'l fry ya

  30. Quote Originally Posted by msucurt View Post
    What is wrong with standard back squats.....shoulder width....below parallel (which few do). Slow and controlled on the negative and 3-4 sets of 5-10reps. If you do these correctly and controlled, there is no need for extravagant stuff IMO.
    There is nothing wrong with standard squat. Why so serious?
    Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. -Rippetoe
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