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Old 05-12-2012, 09:26 AM   #1940
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Originally Posted by BendtheBar View Post
That's been my suspicion all along, but I never want to get pushy. I know it's hard. I lack confidence on some squats too.



Now that you know the issue, smash the issue. Do 315 singles. Do them with the "do or die" confidence. What's the worst thing that can happen? Failure? Crawl from under the rack and try again.

When I step up for heavy squats I literally have to find ways to stop thinking, so you're not alone. This mental game is challenging, but at least you are facing it straight on. This is part of the next step.

Keep that form natural feeling, don't overthink, focus on your big form cues, and nail it!

I swear I'm going to come to Canada for a weekend and help. What city are you in again?
To follow up Steve, I think my fear was that I couldn't do the 3 PPS+ squat properly. I have had so many bad squats this past year, which tended to fuel my lack of confidence came back to haunt me.

Once again, great advice to focus on the cues Steve. I have been reviewing what I have to do quickly after I unrack it. However, as you said, if I just review my cues I will not overthink it. I want to be more aggressive and get some speed into it as well.

I live In Calgary, Alberta. Calgary is in the Foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Banff is about 40 mins away from the City Limits. It would be a dream come true to lift with you Steve. If you don't make it here, I will come to Wisconsin.
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Meet PR's: (May 2014)
Squat 475 lbs
Bench: 286 lbs
Deadlift: 501 lbs
Total: 1262 lbs
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Squat: 495 lbs
Bench: 295 lbs
Deadlift: 520 lbs
Total: 1310 Lbs
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