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Old 11-06-2006, 01:10 PM   #1
Han Sheng Lee
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I'm designing an abbreviated program for my parents who are in the ages of 50+ which will include
1. Pulling
2. Pushing
3. Squatting/Deadlift variations (A2A?)

There is an excess of information on the web... "squatting is bad, 30 minutes/day for 6 days/week of exercise minimum to reap benefits, etc." It's hard to decide what is true and what is not so I test the exercises on myself first before I recommend them to someone else.

I know that some people in crossfit (ages 30-40) have saved their knees doing A2A squats. I have been testing them, doing about 20-80 per day, but I am a 22 years old.

Are there others that have saved their knees doing A2A squats and would like to share there experiences?
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Old 11-06-2006, 02:48 PM   #2
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Do a search on the medical board for squats, we recently had a lengthy discussion about squat depth, and there are several testimonials and info there.
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Old 11-07-2006, 04:52 PM   #3
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Han, I'd suggest letting them try A2A squats, bodyweight only and see how their knees respond. Add weight gradually and be sure they are getting adequate recovery between workouts.

There are plenty of seniors who actively compete in OL and have no problems squatting A2A. Try posting on http://goheavy.com/forums/olympic/

You may get a few more testimonials from Master lifters there.
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:12 AM   #4
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Check with Mark Rippetoe for some excellent advice on that. Rip is at CrossFit Wichita Falls.
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Old 11-09-2006, 08:52 AM   #5
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There's a good article by Rippetoe on squat depth in a recent Crossfit Journal.
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Old 11-09-2006, 10:42 AM   #6
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Two Guys at Y I have been working out at for the last 5 weeks have come up and thanked me, saying that that their Hamstrings hurt like the dickens now that they started doing squats the right way, but long time knee pains have gone away.

Purely Anecdotal, for sure.

I'm just glad they are no longer asking about "that Tricep exercise you were showing that guy the other day". How I because the Tricep Extension Guy is a story steeped in Irony.
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Old 11-09-2006, 12:44 PM   #7
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If you are dealing with older people who may not be able to do AtoA squats properly, have them do box (or chair) squats to begin. It will help take the stress off their knees and teach them how to fire their hams and glutes.
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:56 AM   #8
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What is an A2A squat ?
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:06 AM   #9
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Arse-to-Ankle!:msn-wink:
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:08 AM   #10
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A2A - to ankles
ATG - to grass
ATF - to floor

There's probably a few other acronyms out there.
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