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Old 07-20-2013, 08:51 AM   #541
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Pendlays lookin strong as hell!
But what is this almost parallel squat? Please explain.
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I set the safety bars to a certain height and squat to them (bar touches)

This height has been good to my low back. One notch down, even with lighter weights and my low back doesn't like it. Some concessions to having had spine surgery from a squat injury!

So, when I squat my hip is just above the knee.

It's probably fixable, but if I mess it up trying to fix it, it will derail my current progress and interfere with work, etc. so I will address it in the future when my current strength, mobility and injuries improve.
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:54 AM   #542
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Big session JD with all that work.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:00 AM   #543
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I set the safety bars to a certain height and squat to them (bar touches)

This height has been good to my low back. One notch down, even with lighter weights and my low back doesn't like it.
I think it's a smart move myself. I'd rather squat a tiny bit high than not squat at all, or worse get injured again. Progress is progress as long as it's not a mile high.

I use a box for the exact same reason. I used to use the pins like you but found myself bending forward to touch heavier weights. I set the box up so I just hit parallel and it keeps my back healthy.
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:56 PM   #545
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Really nice looking work JD! Squats are strong and pendlays are impressive
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I think it's a smart move myself. I'd rather squat a tiny bit high than not squat at all, or worse get injured again. Progress is progress as long as it's not a mile high.

I use a box for the exact same reason. I used to use the pins like you but found myself bending forward to touch heavier weights. I set the box up so I just hit parallel and it keeps my back healthy.
Thanks, OR.

The box sounds good too. Just curious, how high is the box? I have a bench that's about 19" high, which could work...

With my slightly wider stance and low bar position, I don't think forward lean is an issue for me.... whether or not I break form comes more down to hip mobility in my case.

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Cool man! We all gotta figure out what works for us.
Thanks, Fen.

Exactly. Chasing something I cannot do properly is just a set up for injury and frustration. Squats still feel solid and work all of my legs. Just happy to be able to squat at all after some of the things I did!

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Really nice looking work JD! Squats are strong and pendlays are impressive
Thanks, KD.

I'm satisfied with the rows, but Squats are not strong if they are only 40# heavier than my row!

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I think the box height is an individual thing. Normally I use a 14" box which gets me just bellow parallel according to pictures. I've heard of guys using anywhere from a 12" box to a 20" box. The important thing for me is that I don't pause too long on the box, never change my position on the box (no rocking), and maintain my arch.

I usually take the box away for the higher rep stuff because the lighter weights allow me to maintain form if I go a little too deep. It gives me the best of both worlds I think.
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I think the box height is an individual thing. Normally I use a 14" box which gets me just bellow parallel according to pictures. I've heard of guys using anywhere from a 12" box to a 20" box. The important thing for me is that I don't pause too long on the box, never change my position on the box (no rocking), and maintain my arch.

I usually take the box away for the higher rep stuff because the lighter weights allow me to maintain form if I go a little too deep. It gives me the best of both worlds I think.
Good stuff. thanks!
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Interesting discussion on using pins or box. Thanks for the insight all of you.

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Interesting discussion on using pins or box. Thanks for the insight all of you.

Nice work JD. Keep pushing.
Thanks, Mike! How was the trip and time off?
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