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  1. EricT
    10-18-2008 05:46 PM - permalink
    EricT
    "I just knew I should be squatting higher than I do."

    Why?

    (Can't use quote function in messages)
  2. ghij_mpu
    10-18-2008 05:44 PM - permalink
    ghij_mpu
    I do appreciate your checking, you're right, that's a direction I do not want to go in. First thing we talked about was my goals, which wasn't competition, but proper technique to be able to train more efficiently. I just knew I should be squatting higher than I do. The biggest change I felt was using my hips more. By the way, I did the 285 after I did 3x5x205. By comparison, my last squat set during this past week was 3x5x185. The 205 felt about the same as the 185 did.
  3. EricT
    10-18-2008 05:24 PM - permalink
    EricT
    Gotcha! Sounds good. Just checking
  4. ghij_mpu
    10-18-2008 05:17 PM - permalink
    ghij_mpu
    I'm pretty sure they're SQUATS. He didn't widen my stance or make any major alterations. He got me leading with my hips before knees, which I thought I was doing, but wasn't. But the biggest thing was he got me past my sticking point, which is about a third of the way up. I tended to look down which put my upper body in a bad position. (A habit because of the mirrors at the gym I suppose) It really made a difference to look up, chest out, drive hips forward. It got me past the sticking point. He also suggested I try some pause squats with lighter weight as an accessory to see if it helps.
  5. EricT
    10-18-2008 04:19 PM - permalink
    EricT
    I deleted for you.

    That gives me pause. Powerlifter? There are "powerlifting" squats desgned to give someone the biggest numbers and there are SQUATS. Which we talking here?
  6. ghij_mpu
    10-18-2008 03:30 PM - permalink
    ghij_mpu
    This is great timing. I just got home from learning how to squat!!!!! I found an area powerlifter and he invited me over to his garage for some squatting tips. I just squatted 285 about an hour ago, 20 pounds more than a few months ago!!! He tweaked my technique and gave me a lot of confidence. I'm so stoked right now. I'm going to write a program to focus on squats and see what happens.
  7. EricT
    10-18-2008 03:02 PM - permalink
    EricT
    It's new. Ain't it grand? . How's it go?
  8. ghij_mpu
    10-18-2008 02:55 PM - permalink
    ghij_mpu
    What's this? I never knew about the message feature. Thanks for the message.
  9. EricT
    10-17-2008 02:13 PM - permalink
    EricT
    You needed a message. Here is a message.

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