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Old 03-11-2013, 02:27 PM   #101
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Hi Steve. When i'm squating and go below parallel my butt (lowerback) tends to tuck under and i have been stretching my hip flexors, hamstrings and glutes. The problem is when i go below parallel the tuck under make me use less weights. i can only squat 260x5 with ass to the grass squat but when i go parallel i can squat 320x5. Should i strengthen my hamstrings/glutes more to help at the bottom or work more on my stretching what is your take on it.
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Hi Steve. When i'm squating and go below parallel my butt (lowerback) tends to tuck under and i have been stretching my hip flexors, hamstrings and glutes. The problem is when i go below parallel the tuck under make me use less weights. i can only squat 260x5 with ass to the grass squat but when i go parallel i can squat 320x5. Should i strengthen my hamstrings/glutes more to help at the bottom or work more on my stretching what is your take on it.
Before we start trying to fix this, I think it's best to look at the big picture to see if there other issues that may need to be fixed.

Do you have a video up of your squats?

There are some common squat form flaws that might be forcing your lower back to round in the hold.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:59 PM   #103
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I don't have any squat video up now but i will try to record it tomorrow. I only got my cell phone camera.

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I don't have any squat video up now but i will try to record it tomorrow. I only got my cell phone camera.
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Before we start trying to fix this, I think it's best to look at the big picture to see if there other issues that may need to be fixed.

Do you have a video up of your squats?

There are some common squat form flaws that might be forcing your lower back to round in the hold.
Looking forward to this answer . . .

I too have this issue . . .My Physio spotted it. He tells me my hamstrings, flexors etc are more than flexible enough.

Can't figure it out either. Funnily enough I can box squat fine . . .
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:30 AM   #106
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Hi Steve! I borrowed my sister's camera and i got my workout video here


I would be happy if you could criticise my form on all my exercises.

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Hi Steve! I borrowed my sister's camera and i got my workout video here

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Hi Hulk,

Overall there are some really good things about your form. Here are the things I see that need correction.

Watch as you get towards the hole. The bar generally moves forward. This tells me you are struggling to hit depth and are leaning forward instead of sinking down.

When I watch your squats your knees look forward. This is most likely the cause of the above issue, but without a front camera view showing your knees I can't tell.

I also recommend trying to concentrate on keep your upper back and arms tight during the squat. When coming up from the hole, think about driving your back into the bar. This will help keep your back tight, helping to prevent the tendency to forward lean.

Deadlifts - you are starting with hips high on every rep. This is a common flaw.

Watch this video, and work on resetting your hips before every rep:

http://muscleandbrawn.com/forums/vid...tml#post135872
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Thanks for the tips! I will keep them in mind for my next workout.
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Okay, I have a couple or three Questions for you:

"Straddle Lifts" or "Jefferson Lift"...

I've seen a couple of Huge Strongman Types attempt this for Heavy Singles.

It looks like a Deadlift done with One Leg over the Bar simply to be Arbitrary.

Then I saw Kai Green doing them on a Tutorial.

{Yes, I'm fully aware that he's a Bodybuilder and not a Strength Athlete.}

It took me back to when I was 14 years old and did Straddle Lifts in my Garage Gym.

It looks as if, the way Kai does them, they are very heavy on Quad, Hamstring and Glute with a minimum of Erector involvement.

Any thoughts on the Straddle Lift—done as an Actual Straddle Lift—to relatively High Reps—say 8–12 or even 15—as a Squat or Deadlift Assistance Exercise?

Any hints at proper Technique (Green was a little short on Detail)?

I'm big on the idea that a Demonstration is not an Explanation.

Second,

What do you think of Pull-Overs?

Can they really Expand The Rib Cage, or is that an old fable?

Third,

This is just a Phun Question,

But,

What well-known Lifter and/or Strongman active today, Is the Closest in Physique and Training Methods to Paul Anderson at his Prime?

Undoubtedly I'll think up more Questions as time goes on along.



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Okay, I have a couple or three Questions for you:
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Any thoughts on the Straddle Lift—done as an Actual Straddle Lift—to relatively High Reps—say 8–12 or even 15—as a Squat or Deadlift Assistance Exercise?
I've tried some unique lifts in my day that have surprised me. One of them was the donkey squat. Many people brush off this movement, but it's the best quad exercise I've ever tried:


The straddle lift is worth a try. I would go moderate weight, 12-15 reps per set. You can do them the old school way, or with a squat belt like this:

Amazon.com: SUPER SQUATS Hip Belt: Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com: SUPER SQUATS Hip Belt: Sports & Outdoors



You might also want to try hip belt squats:


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Any hints at proper Technique (Green was a little short on Detail)?
I have only tried them once. I would post a thread and ask other members for tips. You're sure to get some good advice.

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Can they really Expand The Rib Cage, or is that an old fable?
Here's a thread on the topic:

http://muscleandbrawn.com/forums/mus...expansion.html

I've never tried them much myself.

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Bud Jeffries. Second, me

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