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KevinStarke
07-22-2005, 08:44 PM
I know your not supposed to lock your knees out when squatting but i was just wondering about benching and deadlift. For bench when repping should i not lockout but get as close as i can before locking out same thing with my speed pulls, stand up almost to locked knees but then come back down?

ROMANMAN
07-22-2005, 10:19 PM
I think(im not sure but this is what I do)for benching you lock out hold and squeeze then lower, for deadlift I lock out and squats I dont.

biggimp
07-22-2005, 10:44 PM
why would you not lock out on a lift?

GMCtrk
07-22-2005, 11:01 PM
why would you not lock out on a lift?

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Sensei
07-22-2005, 11:43 PM
For me, there's a subtle difference between "locking out" and hyperextending. Hyperextending really does a number on the joints, but locking out does not (at least for me).

KevinStarke
07-23-2005, 01:42 AM
Thanks sensei i'll just make sure not to hyperextend on the bench and deadlifts but i wont lockout on the squats unless im maxing.

biggimp
07-23-2005, 10:24 AM
i still dont understand why you wouldnt lock out on squats?

Canadian Crippler
07-23-2005, 10:38 AM
How can you not lockout on squats... am I the only way who takes a couple seconds rest between reps on my heaviest sets?

KevinStarke
07-23-2005, 11:18 AM
I've been told it can take a number on your knees so i go as close as i can but not lockout on sets of 6-8.

K.Huget
07-23-2005, 07:36 PM
I've been told it can take a number on your knees so i go as close as i can but not lockout on sets of 6-8.

I've heard that as well.

ROMANMAN
08-02-2005, 05:40 PM
But for deads you should lock out right?

Scott S
08-02-2005, 06:56 PM
But for deads you should lock out right?

As long as you're sure you can unlock them again. ;)

CarlP
08-02-2005, 07:15 PM
How can you not lockout on squats... am I the only way who takes a couple seconds rest between reps on my heaviest sets?

I'm with you, I'm usually sucking wind near the end of heavy sets.

Gutz981
08-02-2005, 07:52 PM
Lockout on squats have been painful at times for me...Sorta feels like your knees are snapping back and I don't like that feeling I lockout 'smoothly' if that makes sense

Guido
08-02-2005, 09:57 PM
But for deads you should lock out right?Well if you ever do a competition you better. If you plan on ever doing one you might as well train that way.

KevinStarke
08-03-2005, 01:19 AM
Deadlifts I always lock out on.

ericg
08-03-2005, 06:01 AM
I dont think a controlled lock out while doing squats would cause any harm. Now, if you snap your knees at the top, that is a different story.

drew
08-03-2005, 06:59 AM
I lock out on every lift. Otherwise I view it as a wasted rep, and I can't afford to waste any reps.

CiteCollegiale
08-03-2005, 09:45 AM
The only exercise where I don't lockout would probably be leg press. But manly powerlifters don't use the legpress ^^

twm
08-03-2005, 10:27 AM
i don't like to lock out on squats. for some reason it just feels kind of unnatural.. but I do lock on bench and deads.

ElPietro
08-03-2005, 12:33 PM
I don't see how you can't lock out. I also don't see how you can hyperextend condidering you are simply standing up.

I think most of the lockout stuff ppl talk about is a crock. It's mainly just to prevent hyperextension, which isn't the same thing. So be wary of it when it can happen, but otherwise, I wouldn't worry too much about it.