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Old 07-10-2014, 09:34 PM   #21
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Re: Prep for a 1rm back squat?

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Why do you feel that way?
I know Mike and can tell you that his squat number is kind of low, but I also know he is building a solid foundation with all the lifts. He has plans to address the squat in the near future. He wants to finish the commitment to the programing he started a while back. Something not often done.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:52 AM   #22
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I know Mike and can tell you that his squat number is kind of low, but I also know he is building a solid foundation with all the lifts. He has plans to address the squat in the near future. He wants to finish the commitment to the programing he started a while back. Something not often done.
I was asking why he feels he needs to work on mobility. I want to know exactly what he thinks the problem is. I would love to see a video of him squatting.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:27 AM   #23
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If you're legitimately trying for a 1RM, then jump your old 1RM by 5-10#. Don't "match" your old PR then try for more - waste of time and energy.
Excellent advice and something I experienced the last 2 times I tried for a new PR deadlift. Worked up with a couple sets of 10, a set of 5, couple sets of 3, then pulled 1 at my previous PR with the intention of then adding 2.5 to each side and going again. Both times, failed. Will not make the same mistake again. Will warm up to a last pull of about 15-20 pounds less than my previous max in order to conserve enough strength to smash through with a 5-10 pound new max!

Sorry for kind of hijacking your thread but wanted to reiterate this piece of advice. Carry on with your bad selves and crush those PRs!!
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:12 PM   #24
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Re: Prep for a 1rm back squat?

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Why do you feel that way?
I just feel tight. I'm not sure. My hips feel tight at times.

This is my typical squat warm up. Say I'm working forwards 250lbs or so

some deep body weight pause squats, sometimes with a kb.

Barx10
barx10
135x8
185x5
225x3
work sets

Sometimes I feel better if I foam roll or static stretch a bit more.

Here's a video of some squats from a few weeks back. Probably not the best but I feel like my ankle mobility may be an issue. My feet turn in slightly.

Not sure if WFS depending on music or other vids on the sidebar
http://youtu.be/RnjWSzvzm3I

and another slightly older
http://youtu.be/oY-Mf0kvYgY
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:49 AM   #25
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I just feel tight. I'm not sure. My hips feel tight at times.

This is my typical squat warm up. Say I'm working forwards 250lbs or so

some deep body weight pause squats, sometimes with a kb.

Barx10
barx10
135x8
185x5
225x3
work sets

Sometimes I feel better if I foam roll or static stretch a bit more.

Here's a video of some squats from a few weeks back. Probably not the best but I feel like my ankle mobility may be an issue. My feet turn in slightly.

Not sure if WFS depending on music or other vids on the sidebar
http://youtu.be/RnjWSzvzm3I

and another slightly older
http://youtu.be/oY-Mf0kvYgY
Ahh, this goes back to an article I wrote some time ago. Please take a moment and read it: WFS- http://www.atlargenutrition.com/blog...it-really-bad/

Your squat form looks pretty good to me. The only thing I would recommend is sitting back just a bit more so your knees don't drive as far forward.

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Re: Prep for a 1rm back squat?

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Ahh, this goes back to an article I wrote some time ago. Please take a moment and read it: WFS- http://www.atlargenutrition.com/blog...it-really-bad/

Your squat form looks pretty good to me. The only thing I would recommend is sitting back just a bit more so your knees don't drive as far forward.

Chris
Thanks Chris. I do need to do that. I feel like I rock a little bit forward and would benefit from a little more sit back.
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Old 08-04-2014, 05:19 PM   #27
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Re: Prep for a 1rm back squat?

My back squat is horrible I would say for a guy my size.. It may be mobility issues though... I always "feel" like a guy who weighs 235 should be able do do more....

Overhead Squat 185 lbs. x3 (been working on this for two years ~ mobility...)
Front Squat 335 lbs.
Back Squat 365 lbs.

Some days just feel better than others.. Sometimes that bar feels like 125% and others like 80% of what it is...

There is probably so many things I could address and fix with mobility, but even that is like hitting a PR.. Hurts!

We have a benchmark | 1RM week coming up and I am nervous...

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Monday August 18th:
1RM Back Squat & "Fran"
Tuesday August 19th:
1RM Snatch & "Isabel"
Wednesday August 20th:
1RM Strict Press & Push Press & "Annie"
Thursday August 21st:
1RM Front Squat & Clean & "Grace"
Friday August 22nd:
1RM Deadlift & "Diane"
Saturday August 23rd:
1RM Bench Press & "Cindy"
*can also make up a Lift from the week instead of Bench
Sunday August 24th:
1RM Lift make up or Skill Weakness Session & "Jerry" (HERO)
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My back squat is horrible I would say for a guy my size.. It may be mobility issues though... I always "feel" like a guy who weighs 235 should be able do do more....

Overhead Squat 185 lbs. x3 (been working on this for two years ~ mobility...)
Front Squat 335 lbs.
Back Squat 365 lbs.

Some days just feel better than others.. Sometimes that bar feels like 125% and others like 80% of what it is...

There is probably so many things I could address and fix with mobility, but even that is like hitting a PR.. Hurts!

We have a benchmark | 1RM week coming up and I am nervous...
Are you seeking help? You are right, someone of your size should be lifting more, but your lifts are not horrible.
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