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Alex Von Stekelburglr 09-15-2015 03:04 AM

Extra squats
 
Hey guys!

I've been doing CF for the last 3 months and i'm so hooked!

Doing mainly CF-classes at my box 4-5 times a week.
Everything is going good, and doing small progress.

But i have a big problem with my squats, and thinking about turning up 30min Before class every day to do extra squats.
Is that a good, or will it only cause me to get over trained?


And how could a good programming look like for only squats ( all sorts)?

Hope someone can help me :)

take care!

Alex Burden 09-15-2015 04:17 AM

Re: Extra squats
 
What are the problems you are having with your squats?

You can do them for 10 hours or 100 hours extra a week but it won't help you solve the problem.

Or do you know what the problem/s is/are and you want to take the time to fix them?

Or is this just about being over trained or not?

There is a difference in what reply you will get and based on that, it is easier to say *yes* or *no* or if you should do it another way.

Alex Von Stekelburglr 09-15-2015 04:59 AM

Re: Extra squats
 
I mean i suck at squats, with that said i'm so weak at it.
And i'm trying to fix it doing extra squats every day before training.

And if u you Think that is a good idé, how should i do it?

Matthew S Cooper 09-15-2015 08:42 AM

Re: Extra squats
 
If you struggle with squats due to a lack of strength, then talk to your coach at the box about helping you put together a strength training cycle to improve them.

If you struggle with squats due to a lack of proper technique, then have a coach assess what you are doing and help you improve it.

If you lack the flexibility or mobility for squatting, then you have to work really hard at improving that area.

Since you have the benefit of training in a box, take advantage of the coaches there. If you go about trying to fix it without first identifying what is wrong, you could be in for a long and painful journey.

Alex Burden 09-15-2015 10:10 AM

Re: Extra squats
 
Totally agree with Matthew

Alex Von Stekelburglr 09-16-2015 12:04 AM

Re: Extra squats
 
Ok, thanks!

I'll do just that.

Ben Joven 04-12-2016 01:33 PM

Re: Extra squats
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alex Von Stekelburglr (Post 1256818)
Hey guys!

I've been doing CF for the last 3 months and i'm so hooked!

Doing mainly CF-classes at my box 4-5 times a week.
Everything is going good, and doing small progress.

But i have a big problem with my squats, and thinking about turning up 30min Before class every day to do extra squats.
Is that a good, or will it only cause me to get over trained?


And how could a good programming look like for only squats ( all sorts)?

Hope someone can help me :)

take care!

You probably want to video tape your form and work on getting that down.

Squat isn't like double-unders, it's not volume that's going to get you "better", it's mastering form and slowly progressing weight.

Ben Joven 04-12-2016 01:47 PM

Re: Extra squats
 
upload your squat form here btw if you want some help...I'm no expert though but there's a ton of people here that would be able to help you out.

Erik Jefferson Meadows 08-28-2016 03:06 PM

Re: Extra squats
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alex Von Stekelburglr (Post 1256818)
Hey guys!

I've been doing CF for the last 3 months and i'm so hooked!

Doing mainly CF-classes at my box 4-5 times a week.
Everything is going good, and doing small progress.

But i have a big problem with my squats, and thinking about turning up 30min Before class every day to do extra squats.
Is that a good, or will it only cause me to get over trained?


And how could a good programming look like for only squats ( all sorts)?

Hope someone can help me :)

take care!

If your issue is strength, I wouldn't do my extra work before a Metcon. If able, I would do your WOD, rest 10-15 minutes, maybe eat a banana and some nuts, then do your squat programming.

Nik Nichols 08-29-2016 12:15 PM

Re: Extra squats
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Matthew S Cooper (Post 1256829)
If you struggle with squats due to a lack of strength, then talk to your coach at the box about helping you put together a strength training cycle to improve them.

If you struggle with squats due to a lack of proper technique, then have a coach assess what you are doing and help you improve it.

If you lack the flexibility or mobility for squatting, then you have to work really hard at improving that area.

Since you have the benefit of training in a box, take advantage of the coaches there. If you go about trying to fix it without first identifying what is wrong, you could be in for a long and painful journey.

Agreed 100%, talk to the staff, I am sure they will be more then glad to help, and seeing as this is a few weeks old, Alex Von Stekelburglr, how is it going? Any progress?


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