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Old 10-01-2013, 11:59 PM   #11
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After learning to squat by reading Starting Strength, I took these rules for gospel. Now I'm trying to learn the narrow, high-bar style and my squat suddenly looks much better. I'm not trying to discredit Rippetoe's way of teaching the squat in any way - it's a great tutorial for beginners - but I dislike his attitude (on the SS forum, for example) that it's the one and only correct way. I think the most important thing is to keep trying different things until you find something that works for you, and also keep taking videos of yourself and posting them for critique.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:09 AM   #12
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I'm not big on "must". There have been many successful lifters that used different styles from one another.
However, if you want to squat a thousand pounds or so it's probably wise to take a close look at what the people who have already accomplished that feat did to achieve their goal.
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You missed one Steve.

The biggest must of all where squats are concerned is to do them in the first place


Last time I went to a public gym there wasn't a deadlift or a squat in sight.
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In my short time training, I've found the biggest necessity is get rid of your fear no matter what. If not, you're not going to squat anything. For me, even when it's the empty barbell, I tell myself to get it and shake the bar before getting under it. It has worked wonders.
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After watching the Olympia power lifting. I can say with confidence that no 2 people squat the same. Bar placement people had their own personal comfortable spot, some people took a big wide stance, some didn't.

You know what they had in common?
They were all REALLY strong

Find your safe way to effectively squat and get strong.
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