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brihead301
12-15-2008, 12:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qncUR3m4dWc

First time I ever tried this w/225 lbs. It wasn't too bad.

I did a 20 rep set last year w/135 lbs., and it was much harder back then.

nockits
12-15-2008, 12:59 PM
nice man.
if i may make a suggestion. try going even past parallel, get your ass to the grass, its even more beneficial.
but good job

brihead301
12-15-2008, 01:16 PM
I go below parallel.

bill
12-15-2008, 01:22 PM
nice man.
if i may make a suggestion. try going even past parallel, get your ass to the grass, its even more beneficial.
but good job

Why do you think this?

Great Job Bri

nockits
12-15-2008, 03:20 PM
thats good, i just couldn't tell from the back, looked like you stopped at parallel.

going below parallel puts less stress on the knees by transferring some the pressure to your hips. it also utilizes your hamstrings more as you squat deeper past parallel.
i think i read somewhere that squatting past parallel can utilize your hamstrings almost twice as much than leg presses and extensions.

ELmx479
12-15-2008, 03:28 PM
Man, you make that look easy!! I give props to you.

berfles
12-15-2008, 03:37 PM
Nice job, you could have done even more. I'm interested in trying this too, I'm sure I could get 225x20 without much trouble, but I don't want to throw my current 5x5 off as it's going really well.

brihead301
12-15-2008, 03:48 PM
Thanks fellas. If I wasn't going on vacation this week I wouldn't have done this, because I wouldn't have wanted to screw up my training either, but I'm sorta using this week as a deload week for squats and deads, so I figured I'd give it a shot.

I made sure I did a heavier set before the set of 20, because that way it made the 225 feel lighter. It really was pretty easy, I was suprised.

Chris Rodgers
12-15-2008, 03:48 PM
Looks good man! Your form/depth seemed very consistent throughout the set.

jed
12-15-2008, 04:50 PM
great lift man.

also, props on ur hand placement. when i do 20 rep squats my arms fall asleep, but i still cant get comfy with my arms out there so far, so i gotta rough it out lol.

BigBatz
12-16-2008, 02:47 PM
Great job and form. Pretty deep if you ask me.

brihead301
12-16-2008, 03:14 PM
Thanks a lot guys. Next time I max, which will be not this friday but next, I will take more videos. I will take the squat vid from the side, so you can really see my depth.

mastermonster
12-31-2008, 01:02 AM
Great improvement in 1 year! I thought most (maybe all) of the reps broke parellel too. Impressive for that many reps to hit them all that deep.

john bernor
12-31-2008, 01:17 AM
great form/strength and depth..keep it up and GOD BLESS

in HIS grip forever
john

Sensei
12-31-2008, 06:28 AM
Good job. Looked strong throughout! You seem to be favoring your right slightly and, if it were me, I'd set the j-hooks a notch lower.

Ben Moore
12-31-2008, 09:06 AM
Nice work!!!

Ben Moore
12-31-2008, 09:08 AM
thats good, i just couldn't tell from the back, looked like you stopped at parallel.

going below parallel puts less stress on the knees by transferring some the pressure to your hips. it also utilizes your hamstrings more as you squat deeper past parallel.
i think i read somewhere that squatting past parallel can utilize your hamstrings almost twice as much than leg presses and extensions.

If you're not even sure of the information you're quoting, why throw it out there as gospel?

brihead301
12-31-2008, 09:48 AM
Thanks guys. You make a good point Sensei about setting the hooks one notch lower. I'm going to start doing that next time I squat. I have another video on Youtube of me doing a 5RM (you can find it easily if you want), and you can see that I missed the hooks when I went to rerack the bar. That was a painful thing to do.

Jorge Sanchez
12-31-2008, 09:53 AM
I moved the hooks down a notch and I noticed that it helped me get tighter under the bar. Hopefully that will help you out as well.

Kong
12-31-2008, 02:09 PM
Good stuff pal. I reckon you can nail a higher weight for 20 no problem!