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Old 06-03-2010, 06:33 PM   #271
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Nice squatting man. How tall was that box looked kinda low.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:34 PM   #272
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Nice squatting man. How tall was that box looked kinda low.
there was a box?

nice squats.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:47 PM   #273
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there was a box?

nice squats.
lol I just rewatched it I don't think there was disregard my above comment.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:48 PM   #274
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Thanks, guys. No, I wasn't using a box for the squats.
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:01 PM   #275
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I R envy your dumbbell rows. And you have me nailed on curls too. Great job DW.
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BTB: Thanks. I never thought my curls were very impressive. Do you use straps for the dumbbell and barbell row? I use straps for both.

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Old 06-04-2010, 08:03 PM   #277
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Bench Press: 205x3,3,3

Pull-Up: BW+65x5,5,5

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Dip: BW+105x5,5,5
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I had to read the weight on the dips twice. Kick ass job on those.
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On your squats I think you need to work on your Ab/Low Back strength your getting bent over alot in the hole. And drive your head back into the bar harder. I know you have a big deadlift, but the deadlift isn't all lower back in the movement. Get what I'm saying?
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Steve: Thanks. My dip goal is 3x3 with BW+135.


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On your squats I think you need to work on your Ab/Low Back strength your getting bent over alot in the hole. And drive your head back into the bar harder. I know you have a big deadlift, but the deadlift isn't all lower back in the movement. Get what I'm saying?
Thanks for the analysis. I always had and still have a significant amount of forward lean when doing the squat.

I don't understand your point in regards to the deadlift and lower back. The lower back is the prime mover during the deadlift, along with secondary assistance from the quads (start of the lift) and hams/glutes (latter portion of the lift).

Taking the above info into consideration, if my lower back wasn't strong enough to keep my torso upright during the squat, I wouldn't be able to pull as much weight from the floor. If anything, it would be ab strength, which is a possibility. However, besides deads and squats, my abs are worked directly 2x per week, except for this week because I don't want my abs to be sore/fatigued when i do my heaviest deads of this monthly cycle, two days from now.

Two other possibilities: 1) the low bar position on my back could be causing me to lean forward and/or 2) my quad strength could be lacking which is causing my lower back to compensate by doing more work.

Driving my head back into the bar is a good tip. I'll try to remember that when I do squats again, next week. Thanks.
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