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Old 10-04-2006, 05:20 PM   #1
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this article was very thought provoking for me and i would like to read some opinions about it.

in some way, i tend to agree with the auther about the front squats as they do feel saver for me.
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Old 10-04-2006, 05:50 PM   #2
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While it does put less stress on the back, front squats put more stress on the knees and the wrists if you do them OL style. My opinion? Do both.
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Old 10-04-2006, 07:05 PM   #3
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That's some good stuff to hear from Boyle. I was at a seminar a couple of years ago where he was presenting. He said something at the time about in two years his clients might not even be squatting. I just shook my head. I don't agree with much of what he said but it's nice to hear he's not a lost cause as he's pretty influential.
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Old 10-04-2006, 07:32 PM   #4
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I think injuries for athletes is a major concern...cause you cant afford to be out 6-8 weeks in any sport.

I also believe the single leg movements (squat, RDLs, step, lunge) is more transferable to sports most sports do use one leg at a time and not 2.

Either way I always like reading his stuff.
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Old 10-04-2006, 07:37 PM   #5
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Pretty interesting read, and he has some good points, but I'll keep back squatting for now. Maybe at some point I'll have completely phased it out in deference to front squats, overhead squats, squat cleans and deadlifts... maybe...

Mike, I agree totally, I need to add lunges back into my routine. Thanks for reminding me!
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Old 10-05-2006, 12:01 AM   #6
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Moving to Exercises.
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Old 10-05-2006, 05:21 AM   #7
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I have all but eliminated back squats from my leg workouts and my knees have never felt better. I can't move near the weights with front squats and I think that may be my saving grace as I move into advanced middle age.

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Old 10-06-2006, 06:06 AM   #8
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"Treat your vertical pulls just like the bench. Cycle them. Do heavy triples. Whatever you do for horizontal presses, do the same for vertical pulls. Your shoulders will love you for it."

Well, I can testify this is just not true for everyone. I easily pull more than I can press but I still have to do rotator cuff warmups or rehab.

As for front squats vs back sqats. My jumpers knee likes back squats better. I feel they are both beneficial and I will do both.
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Old 10-06-2006, 06:10 AM   #9
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Neglecting the back squat is as mad as training it in such a manner as to injure yourself...either way you'll be left weaker than you could be.
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