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    Got stuck on the floor while squatting the other day

    Hi Guys,

    Started squatting properly about 4 weeks ago.. before then I used the leg press instead (I hurt my back a long while back squatting so quit doing them)

    Anyway, I go ATF and the other day I got stuck at the bottom of the squat
    and decided to ditch the weight. It was my first set aswell so I don't know what went on, so I didn't do any more sets that day. During the warmup my legs didn't feel right and 2 days later my left quad hurts like I kind of pulled a muscle.

    This happened to anyone else? I felt like a right fool and since then my training partner has been making fun at me about it

    I started playing soccer again once a week about 2 weeks ago and since then I've not felt right while squatting (I quit all kinds of cardio for about a year previous to that). I

    Could I be overtraining the quads? I get that feeling. I think my legs need to get used to doing weights and soccer again.


    Thanks for any help.
    Last edited by leetuck; 12-10-2007 at 03:30 AM.
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    What does your leg routine looklike?

    Dont worry about getting stuck at the floor, i did the other week and even dropper the bar.

    At least your working hard.

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    I train legs with back.

    I incorporate legs and back together so i basically do:
    4 x Tbar rows
    2 x chinups (find these very hard)
    3 x Squats
    3 x Deadlifts

    I go heavy once, then light the next session and rotate.

    I think my legs are just too tired from starting football (soccer) again. I'm playing nearly 50lbs heavier then before and believe me it's much harder!
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    I would train legs alone as its a tasking workout. IMO

    Legs

    Squats
    Leg press
    Leg extensions
    Ham curls
    Calf raises. Standing/seated

    Sometimes i even split legs into 2 workouts
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    I have a home gym and dont have the equipment to do:

    Leg press
    Leg extensions
    Ham curls
    Calf raises. Standing/seated

    ... plus i'm only lifting to increase strength so just the squats and deads should be enough.

    I seem to have decent calfs even though I don't train them (my dads are the same). It's a pitty my arms aren't the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krboyd7 View Post
    I would train legs alone as its a tasking workout. IMO

    Legs

    Squats
    Leg press
    Leg extensions
    Ham curls
    Calf raises. Standing/seated

    Sometimes i even split legs into 2 workouts
    ditch the leg press, leg ext, and curls

    if you want to put emphasis on quads, instead of leg ext. try 2 sets of front squats

    instead of ham curls try some RDLs or Goodmornings

    probably don't need leg press if you're taking full advantage of your squat sets
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    First, start foam rolling and maybe get a deep massage.

    Second, learn to dump the weight.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post
    First, start foam rolling and maybe get a deep massage.

    Second, learn to dump the weight.
    That only works for oly lifters bouncing 315lbs off their ankles

    My suggestion would be to squat in a rack...
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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    That only works for oly lifters bouncing 315lbs off their ankles

    My suggestion would be to squat in a rack...
    Dont hate teh bounce, better than you're cheater gear!

    Hehe, nah, anyone can learn to dump squats, simply get the arms under and jump forward. My coach made me practice it wth 300ish before he let me do heavy squats.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post
    First, start foam rolling and maybe get a deep massage.

    Second, learn to dump the weight.
    What's foam rolling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leetuck View Post
    I think my legs are just too tired from starting football (soccer) again. I'm playing nearly 50lbs heavier then before and believe me it's much harder!
    Same thing happens to me at the beginning of every hockey season. I usually have to go easy for the first few weeks before I can start getting heavy again. I also have to work my leg days around my hockey schedule to make sure I don't die. I did squats and played hockey the same night and it was bad news
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    I know what ya mean Red .. last week i did squats the day before football and wasn't good either Gonna try and get 2 days complete rest either side of football day before doing squats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSpikeyThing View Post
    Great article, RST. Thanks! I have one of those things but have never really used it extensively. Maybe it'll help with me with my tight hip flexors and hams when I squat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hulkinout View Post
    Great article, RST. Thanks! I have one of those things but have never really used it extensively. Maybe it'll help with me with my tight hip flexors and hams when I squat.
    should help a lot. I also found my calves and lats were WAY tighter than I thought they were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingWilder View Post
    ditch the leg press, leg ext, and curls

    if you want to put emphasis on quads, instead of leg ext. try 2 sets of front squats

    instead of ham curls try some RDLs or Goodmornings

    probably don't need leg press if you're taking full advantage of your squat sets

    Thanks for the advice. I do 5 sets of heavy squats before my leg press. Sometimes 4 ses of hack squats instead of the leg press too.

    I do think i am gaining from leg press tho.

    Not tried front squats yet but will do. How much weight % wise,will i be able to handle compared to my regular squats.
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    You're training partner needs to spot better if he was there. I always squat/bench/everything in a rack. Knowing you can just let the weight go with no repercussions helps with the mental aspect of lifting heavy weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post
    Dont hate teh bounce, better than you're cheater gear!

    Hehe, nah, anyone can learn to dump squats, simply get the arms under and jump forward. My coach made me practice it wth 300ish before he let me do heavy squats.
    It does seem to be an art. The provincial olympic lifting team trains at my gym and they all do the suicide attempt (dump) too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    It does seem to be an art. The provincial olympic lifting team trains at my gym and they all do the suicide attempt (dump) too.
    It's easier with a high bar, upright squat than it is with a low bar, forward lean squat. It's going to be tough to dump something backward w. a typical PL squat without it hitting your tailbone on the way down...
    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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