squtting for the first time
- 04-02-2010, 10:24 AM
- 04-04-2010, 03:30 PM
hard to believe u do 300 for 10 that puts ur max in the upper 400s for the first time squatting umm.... dont believe it
04-04-2010, 04:37 PM
04-04-2010, 07:48 PM
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04-04-2010, 10:06 PM
you may have done what one of my friends call a squat, i call it the *** squat (not calling you a ***, just saying my friend squats like one).. hard to explain how he does it, but damn is it no where near a real squat..
04-04-2010, 10:20 PM
04-04-2010, 10:38 PM
pretty good for a first timer..... i wonder if it was one of those guys that go down about 3 inches then back up
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04-04-2010, 11:08 PM
04-05-2010, 12:04 AM
04-05-2010, 02:08 AM
there called knee bend guys you un rack the weight bend ur knees when you get the slightest bend in ur knees u lock it back out they work the part of the squat thats right next to your knee cap....
04-05-2010, 07:08 AM
some folks dont even take the bar off the pins, they just stay in place, stand up, back down. lol.
OP = fail
04-05-2010, 07:54 AM
04-05-2010, 08:36 AM
Training for a long time weighting 200 pounds most of my mass is in the legs about 16% fat
funny that i just tried squats today with a Smith rack p.s
Im gonna try harder on my next leg day and we will see how it goes
Im 22 training for real for about 3 years and training ****y for about 8 years
also the shoulder is anoyyed by the squat is there anyway to reduce pressure on the shoulder?
04-05-2010, 12:04 PM
Ever seen one of those manta ray things? Plastic mold that contours your shoulders and trap area that has a groove for the bar. Should distribute the weight better.
04-05-2010, 12:04 PM
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04-05-2010, 02:59 PM
Im moving to new york soon so will have proper supervision and will attempt more free weights until then its the rack for me
like i said i tried to go all the way down
also i felt like i could do more then 10 so i will attempt higher weights
and will get a video if possible soon
p.s recomping for some time and damn my jeans feel tight do they have special jeans for big people?
04-05-2010, 04:17 PM
When squatting, make sure you're going below parallel when you go down. Definitely try to get on a real squatting rack with a barbell instead of the Smith machine as well...
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04-06-2010, 09:29 AM
Just curious, what is the advantage of using heavier weight and not going below parallel vs. using lighter weight and going below parallel for the full range of motion?
I'm not great at squats by any means, but I know that I can put on 205, maybe 225 and do a few shallow squats, and not much over 155 if i'm going below parallel. I started doing the lighter weight/full range of motion because I had heard that stopping at parallel was worse for your knees but now I'm not sure what to believe.
04-06-2010, 09:45 AM
Good numbers for the smith, but stop using it. Smith is bad.
Do free squats. I'm thinking that 225 free squat will be more challenging than 300 in a smith machine. You'll also be doing more work that way too. The only thing stopping you from doing it is you. Anyone can spot you while you're squatting, all that have to know is if you want them to help you lower the weight (optimal) or try to stand you back up if you're stuck (need a more trusted spot for this)
Do it, no excuses.
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