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Old 07-23-2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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http://www.bing.com/videos/browse?mk...harepermalink: (WSFS) Sometimes I feel things like CrossFit and other places are starting to get people to see how wrong the fitness industry is and then I see videos like this and realize why people are so confused.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:17 PM   #2
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AAARRGGHH!!

I think I'm sick. Trying to justify in my brain any reason that a track athlete shouldn't squat to at least parallel. Even there 1/2 or 1/4 squatting was bad. Regardless, they can probably outrun me with a barbell on their back.

This is a good argument as to why great athletes aren't always great coachs.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:35 PM   #3
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No doubt she can out run just about anyone. But things like this get seen by the avg man/woman and they run with what the trainer said and how full squats are going to cause injury and thats what we are trying to prevent non sense.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:01 PM   #4
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That is just sad! It made my eyeballs and ears want to throw up.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:29 PM   #5
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While there could actually be an argument for what they do (yes, really), I love trainers that barely look like they train. I know all of the arguments against my position, but I personally simply cannot listen to some twit that clearly can't lift crap.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:13 PM   #6
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No there are some uses for 1/4 squats I am not downing that they are using 1/4 squats. The thing I take to heart is their absolute attitude towards full squats they seem very adamant for not squatting to depth. If they would've said we start with 1/4 squats to asses blah blah but eventually we would like to see the client move to full then no problem. But he said "we don't squat to parallel" so its a gym rule.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:42 PM   #7
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I'm ok with that technique. Not that I'm special, but as a runner I've found that deep squats do leave me sore for a number of days. If she's running 6 or more times per week it's going to be a problem. Only running 2-3 times per week there's time to recover from that.

In terms of specificity she's going down as far on the 1/4 squat as she would running. And the single leg-like (80%) squat is good for loading up the quads and hams without involving the back and hips much, meaning less risk and lower injury rate.

Also she's not trying to hit maxes or anything macho. Just strengthen the legs for running...
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:01 AM   #8
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Meh, then do lunges. Those squats made me trow up in my mouth a little.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:20 AM   #9
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I remember my first squat.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:04 AM   #10
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So... So much anger...

"About 80% of the load on the front leg... give or take." Wow, he uses numbers, he MUST know what he's talking about.

"We don't need to go that low. It's hard on your body." Of course they're hard on your body, that's what the idea of stress adaptation is all about... that's how you get stronger. I wish people understood hard on your body doesn't mean bad for your body.

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