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Forum: Exercises 04-21-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,804
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: Questions On Squats

Several considerations here:

1. Most of the general population do not squat. In general if you are a squatter, you must be pretty serious to want to take a squat all the way.

2. Bodyweight is a...
Forum: Digital Coaching 04-20-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,320
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: Squat check

You're folding over a bit too much at the bottom- The bar travels straight to begin with then takes a forward dive afterwards. I think this could be because your hips are a little too tight. Tucking...
Forum: Digital Coaching 04-13-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,092
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: Back Squat Critique

Well, he's sitting back AND using high bar, so there's really no need for extra knee travel unless he's going for a deeper squat.

If anything, with the back lean Mauricio, you might benefit from a...
Forum: Exercises 04-11-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,877
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: does anyone else's lats get sore after high rep burpees?

Are you sure you're not confusing the lat muscles with the serratus?

They're relatively close with a similar yet distinct feeling
Forum: Digital Coaching 04-07-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,579
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: Power clean, warm-up to max

Tommy Kono, explains shoulders over the bar in the following slide presentation. The whole thing is well worth watching if you've not yet taken the...
Forum: Digital Coaching 04-07-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 20,728
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: My lower back is weak (deadlifts)

Your knees have come back somewhat by raising the hips a little; as you say the bar is a little out in front. Now if you get it really close to your shins you should be able to get your back even...
Forum: Digital Coaching 04-06-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 20,728
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: My lower back is weak (deadlifts)

Yes, this is definitely going to put the back in more of a prone position, and increase the risk of injury. My knowledge is a little shaky on this point, but I believe in starting strength Mark...
Forum: Digital Coaching 04-06-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 20,728
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: My lower back is weak (deadlifts)

You're not making full use of your muscles to deadlift.

The main thing I see is that your back is not set properly. As a result you're not getting a good stretch in your hamstrings.

With a much...
Forum: Fitness 04-01-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,735
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: Constantly being put down because i'm thin...

So the insecure bodybuilders are teasing the big tall skinny guy. A bodybuilders worst nightmare is being a beanpole- sad really.

Look, either roll with the punches and don't take yourself so...
Forum: Digital Coaching 03-27-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,661
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: Box Squats

I agree with your last statement Chris, but then why the disagreement? :confused:

Perhaps you would elaborate?
Forum: Digital Coaching 03-27-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,661
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: Box Squats

If you watch your own demonstration and place a card against the screen so that the edge is in line with the hub of the barbell, you will see that your descent is not vertical. One reason for this is...
Forum: Fitness 03-26-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,229
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: I am doing this all wrong

So, you were looking at DOUBLING the amount of work you can do on the deadlift then upping the weight? That is not going to happen, especially at such high intensity. You cannot max your way to the...
Forum: Digital Coaching 03-24-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,356
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: form critique please

You have poor mobility- stretch your hips and hamstrings.
Forum: Exercises 03-17-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,263
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: How to dump a squat

His stance is well wide. My hips would not like that.
Forum: Fitness 03-16-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,817
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: I'm puzzled; weights feel lighter but strength not improving much?

For squats I'll ramp up to a top set of 5. When my form suffers and the bar speed drops enough I'll drop the reps and continue for maybe a couple of doubles. That's the basic layout, what I'm most...
Forum: Fitness 03-16-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,817
Posted By Steven Webster
I'm puzzled; weights feel lighter but strength not improving much?

Of late I've been getting in more and more lifts, training more frequently with more volume, and really developed solid squat form concentrating on fast neat repetitions.

The thing is I wake up...
Forum: Exercises 03-12-2010, 04:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,981
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: where to look while squatting?

Looking requires energy! If you can look, and register that you are looking, you can definitely lift a weight, so it's not going to make a major difference. A lot of lifters, both powerlifters and...
Forum: Fitness 03-11-2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,140
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: German Volume Trainning

Repetition training works as it bumps up your workload, but this is useful only up to a point. One reason why Starting Strength works so well is that it does have sufficient workload and keeps the...
Forum: Fitness 02-23-2010, 04:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,230
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: Longer Rest During Strength Sets

IF the set itself is going to be very slow, yes.



In that case why do sets of 5? Why not do singles instead?
Forum: Fitness 02-22-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,230
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: Longer Rest During Strength Sets

To clarify, if you feel a set is going to be that hard, it won't matter whether you have 3, 5 or 10 minutes rest, it will still be a slog. If you're having to grind out the reps, no amount of staring...
Forum: Fitness 02-22-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,230
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: Longer Rest During Strength Sets

If you have to wait five minutes then your bar speed is probably going to be in the toilet anyway for five, grinding, rest-pause reps. Not to mention the fact that form can potentially suffer at this...
Forum: Digital Coaching 02-15-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,925
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: box squat

So some work should be done at a different height?

Why should the majority of work be done just below parallel?
Forum: Digital Coaching 02-13-2010, 06:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,743
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: Power Cleans - not enough hip extension?

The movement is out of sync because you are adding a jump. Your feet come way off the floor, you stomp, then the bar lands on your shoulders. This means the bar is still on the way up or floating...
Forum: Digital Coaching 02-12-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: Squat and Power Clean

Squat: looks like you have a long torso so you probably want to be more upright. Maybe practice sitting back more work on flexibility and try for a little more depth if you can stay tight. Other than...
Forum: Digital Coaching 02-02-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,530
Posted By Steven Webster
Re: Help me with form

Try these: WFSish http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa6Ai5ty6oY&NR=1&feature=fvwp WFS

You may also want to work in some light good mornings. I say light, so that you get used to doing them. You don't...
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