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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    need help hitting depth *squat*

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DefWZOVYcuA

    I tried 500 last month and again today. This time I was able to get slightly lower. However, I'm still few inches from depth and seeking advice to nail this problem. I'm 207lb in this video and wearing a sz42 titan centurion ngx+ super. I compete at 198.



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    1. Narrow your stance
    2. Stay tight
    3. Don't let your hips roll under you
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    deeder, narrowing his stance would be an option - but i don't think it is necessary.

    i think if you get that gear broken in you will have an easier time hitting depth. start with a high box and go lower.

    you are just getting to the depth for the gear to catch you...get big air, and sit back into those things, you can tough it out for a few more seconds.

    you could also add more weight
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    You're right, it is not a necessity, but it makes it a lot easier!
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    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    Don't bend over so much, you need to sit back.

    Narrowing your stance in single ply gear does make hitting depth much easier, but you will lose some of the tightness in the hips, so it takes a little playing around with to get the right feel.

    You might need to bump up your core work as well, that wasn't the most stable 500 squat I've ever seen, but I realize that may be partly due to the gear and you just being uncomfortable in it right now.


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    was allot deeper then my first time in a squat suite, I could only do quarter squats (still was deeper then 80% of people in my gym though)

    looks like your getting down there, keep at it to break the gear in

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    Work on taking it out of the rack better. Arched back, head up and into the bar. That can help keep you stable as your go into the hole.
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    It's hard to tell, but it looks like you're not spreading your knees.

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