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Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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  1. #76
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    Sensei, VERY GOOD videos. I appreciate it, I can 2nd the deadlift rx videos if you have time. Thanks for your time, I watched every video -- very informative !
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    Thanks j03.

    I guess no one got my "Dave-Tate-fashion-tips-kind-of-inside-joke-thing" at the beginning of the WS intro videos...
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Very nice set of videos. I just found out about this sticky today. It's very helpful since my squat form is not very good. This and starting strength outta make me a perfect squatter. Thanks for doing this.

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    hell, while this is up i would like to say thanks to sensei as well. i find that every 6-8 weeks i rewatch different videos to give me new ideas to work on for a while. the videos have helped dramatically change my squat form and the weight i was pushing.

    thank you for your time, dedication, and enthusiasm
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    Thanks guys. I appreciate that.

    Squat Rx #18: Concentric and Zercher Squats
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwUSyDyF2XQ
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
    Blog: http://squatrx.blogspot.com/

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    Thanks for the awesome video, Sensei!
    I was waiting for you to make a video on zercher squats for a long time.

    I've always pronounced Zercher as "Zerker", guess I was wrong

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    I too really appreciate the squat vids. Thanks man!!

    You look quite different in the vids than you do in your avitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregster View Post
    I too really appreciate the squat vids. Thanks man!!

    You look quite different in the vids than you do in your avitar.
    LoL! That isn't him. The guy in the avatar is just a main character named Morpheus, from the movie "The Matrix"
    Last edited by MPB; 11-16-2007 at 02:43 PM.

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    Dang, I thought he looked familiar, duh! :0

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    Squat Rx #19: Dave Draper's "Top Squat"

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    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
    Blog: http://squatrx.blogspot.com/

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    http://jva.ontariostrongman.ca/BadGood.htm
    You seen this before? I just thought the linear aspect of weight bearing during a squat could be something you talk about in the next Squat Rx...just a thought

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    Sure. Of course, keeping the weight centered is always an absolute necessity.
    I thought I had talked about this briefly in SQ Rx #4 with bar positioning and in the Front Squat video, but maybe I didn't.

    I'm putting together stuff for a video and will put up some new videos soon, but it's been tough finding solid chunks of time.

    JV Askem was an amazing coach and writer btw. The lifting world misses him greatly.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
    Blog: http://squatrx.blogspot.com/

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    Sensei, I have something you may want to add.

    I get to train with the top track cyclsits in the world, some incredbly strong guys and girls. Their coach is very big on hip mobility.

    Have you ever done hurdle step overs, i found its good to do them with a Smith machine set up at just below the hips. The techniqueis to step over with the ips sqining out far to the side.

    I do this forwards, backwards, and holding a weight over head, incredible for the hips.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    I vote for this thread to be a sticky.


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    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    I vote for this thread to be a sticky.
    It's already in the BB and Weightlifting FAQ sticky.

    But yes, great vids!

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    Squat Rx #20: Thoughts on the Power Clean

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    Just a note about the exercises presented, I DO realize that they might promote other bad habits (like projecting the weight away from the lifter), however it is, IMHO, preferable to lack of hip extension.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
    Blog: http://squatrx.blogspot.com/

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    Thanks for all these, Sensei. I have a real problem with engaging my hams and glutes, allowing my knees to rotate in, and understanding hip drive in general. Your videos have helped me with past issues and have been very useful to me in diagnosing and eliminating my current squat problems.

    Also, LOL at the sports science dorks trying to disprove hamstring activation in one of the Rx vids.

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    These videos are awesome, I feel I can go into the gym with a lot better form than what I had before. I appreciate it!

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    Filmed a new video a couple of weeks ago. Just got around to finishing it.

    Squat Rx #21: "Sit Back"

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    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
    Blog: http://squatrx.blogspot.com/

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    I believe this thread to be worthy of a bump
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    Great information in here, thanks!

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    Any new vids in the works?

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    Probably not, but maybe if there was a pressing matter or demand. There are some finer points I've been considering making videos about but most things have been addressed in the blog.

    I appreciate the interest and it's nice to see the thread bumped once in a while!
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
    Blog: http://squatrx.blogspot.com/

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