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The Squat Day Thread

Discussion in 'Weight Training/Bulking' started by Big_D, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. angell

    angell Active Member

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    Stopping by to make you guys feel better:D
    I'm at the very beginning of squatting and here was thuesdays lifting:

    8 x 132
    8 x 110
    8 x 110
     
  2. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    375x13
     
  3. PlainGreyT

    PlainGreyT Active Member

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    Damn :bow:

    How far are you from having a 1,500 total atm?
     
  4. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    My deadlift is not as strong as it was, because one of my spinal erectors is messed up I think. I'd guess 100lbs off atm, if my deadlift gets to where it was, under 50lbs off.
     
  5. mastover

    mastover Well-Known Member

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    NICE!

    Give the deadlifts a rest for a while. Get strong on another pulling movement.
     
  6. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    Thanks


    Yeah that's the plan, I'm trying to figure out a good one without any low back involvement, at least until I can get a couple good massages to break up the fascia.
     
  7. Pete5

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    7x8x250+6 chains (135 lbs. chain)

    *Two minutes rest between sets
     
  8. fishtanker

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    FSQ: 245# 6x4
     
  9. zenpharaohs

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    I find the close grip underhand pulldowns have almost no lower back involvement. It's not why I do them, but if you want a pulling movement that avoids the lower back that would be one choice.

    The other one, possibly the classic no lower back involvement pull is chest supported rows (bench rows, etc.).
     
  10. carddante

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    315 x 6 (last set)

    I could have done a couple more, but I didn't trust the kid who was spotting me. He was the only person in the gym who wasn't doing something else but he couldn't have weighed more than 115 lbs. When I lifted the bar up off of the rack I saw his eyes get really big and I knew I was probably on my own. If I would have started to fail, I think he might have hurt himself or me trying to spot me.

    Funny- 315 is starting to feel light. Might be time to move my heavy sets up a notch.
     
  11. fishtanker

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    BSQ:
    265# 1x12, 285# 2x8, 305# 5x6, 335# 3x3, 265# 1x15

    Was planning on Bulgarians too but my legs were fried. I haven't done heavy back squats in a few months.
     
  12. gazareth

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    350lb back squat!


    More in the tank. I want 400 by the new year.
     
  13. carddante

    carddante Well-Known Member

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    Nice squat Gaz :flex:

    I took some videos myself tonight. I also posted them in my journal but thought they might get viewed a little more out here. If anyone has any critiques on my form, I am certainly open to suggestion. Since I work out alone, it's tough for me to get any outside advice. If you do want to advise, please post it in my journal. Thanks!

    From watching them a couple of times, it looks like I could stand to go down a little bit further. My legs are not getting quite parallel.

    Aaron squats 275


    295


    315


    350
     
  14. chicanerous

    chicanerous Elite Member
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    Nice squatting, guys!
     
  15. mLU

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    New member! and started to do some Squats for the first time:D

    As im not used to the movment technique i went lightly (i think) today with:

    3x10


    After the first set, my legs was fuckt up, i couldent sit down or stand up...

    whitched workout and did the last sets after and it went much better, didnt hurt so much:tu:

    Is this normal or did i go to much the first time?
     
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  16. Hydrogen

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    Just a normal set today as part of my thrice-weekly all body workout: 3x8, 120lbs. This is definitely starting to feel too light; on Monday I'm going to find out what my current squat 1RM is and adjust based on that, but I'm pretty sure I need to be squatting about 40lbs more than I am now for 3x8, at least.
     
  17. user786

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    20 sets x 12 reps x 66kg/143lbs ( Current BW) = total 240 reps @ bw
    rest was 45 secs between the 1st 15 sets
    sets 16-19 was 60 secs
    and before the final 20th set was 90 secs.
     
  18. Will13

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    What was your 'light' weight? If it hurt after the very first set then it probably was too heavy to start with....your muscles WILL be able to lift more but you need to teach them the motion.

    You also WILL be very sore for possibly 3 days afterwards no doubt for at least the first couple of weeks but you will soon be into it and addicted to squatting I'm sure.

    In February I started with 4 sets of 8 reps on 60kg learning good form (I knew I could squat a lot more but my form was poor) and added 5kg each and every week until I got to 120kg and then added 2.5kg each and every week til I got to 140kg in 20 weeks.

    I also recommend warming up well to fire your muscles up, take a quick jog, some high knees, heel flicks, BW squats, jump squats, dynamic stretching before hand and a couple of light sets of 5 reps warm up before diving in.:gl:
     
  19. mLU

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    Thanks for the advise! my weight was 20kgs (one weeck ago) sorry for the late post btw.

    Today it was legs and had 1x10 with 20kg and 3 sets of 10 with 30kg, my legs was shacking :tu:
     
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  20. Will13

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    Good stuff, it's supposed to be hard! Keep at it and check your form by watching a few videos on You Tube.:tucool:
     

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