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    Question on Squats and Deads


    I have a few question regarding training, specifically squats and deadlifts.
    First I'd like to inquire about squatting. I just switched up my routine to include front squats instead of regular squats. I problem that I seemed to have encountered was that the bar tended to slide towards my elbows. What I am wondering is, what exactly is the difference between front squats and zecher squats? I know front squats target both the teardrops and the core, do zechers target the same areas?
    My second question is this: I really haven't deadlifted in my life, which I'm aware that I've missed out on a great mass building exercise for awhile. Well, I chose to deadlift using a hexbar instead of a traditional barbell. Is using a hexbar just as efficient, or am I inhibiting any muscles from working to max potential by not using a barbell?

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    the only difference between zechers and fronts is bar placement. they both will target the same muscle groups with the same intensity for the most part. i switch it up and use a hex every now and then for deads, just for sh1ts n' giggles. i dont think it makes any considerable difference. . . . MAYBE a lil more stress on the legs and less on the lower back. . . . im not sure tho. . . . . .when u change-up any exercise, even slightly, it will have an impact on the results, if only slightly
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    Quote Originally Posted by KLaw666 View Post
    the only difference between zechers and fronts is bar placement. they both will target the same muscle groups with the same intensity for the most part. i switch it up and use a hex every now and then for deads, just for sh1ts n' giggles. i dont think it makes any considerable difference. . . . MAYBE a lil more stress on the legs and less on the lower back. . . . im not sure tho. . . . . .when u change-up any exercise, even slightly, it will have an impact on the results, if only slightly

    Thanks for the reply. I definitely love whatever variation of squats i did, because my quads got a nice burn last night while i was studying for a couple exams . Definitely think i'll stick with those and try to get better form going.
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    With front squats, keep you arms level and cross them to make an X, leaving the bar sitting between your thumb and index finger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    With front squats, keep you arms level and cross them to make an X, leaving the bar sitting between your thumb and index finger.
    So rest the bar on my collarbone, correct?
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    always poop before doing squats
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    Quote Originally Posted by JNB View Post
    So rest the bar on my collarbone, correct?
    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JNB View Post
    So rest the bar on my collarbone, correct?
    no. why would you want 200lbs resting on ur collarbone?!?! shoudlers my friend. shoulders

    ps - try a clean grip, me likey
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    Quote Originally Posted by KLaw666 View Post
    no. why would you want 200lbs resting on ur collarbone?!?! shoudlers my friend. shoulders

    ps - try a clean grip, me likey
    It's on your shoulders, but it's going to be crossing your collar bone.
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    just clarifying for the man
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