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    1-0-7 BARBELL ME Squat/DL 9/1/08

    Here's some vids from today. Reko continues to get better in his suit. We had one of our new guys (Ditka2008) come out to squat. I took it easy on squats to pull big - ended up with a PR!

    655 DL - Me (How's the form?)
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    625 Squat - Reko
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    315 Working on Sitting Back - Shawn
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    Oh yea, any pointers on the squat too would be appreciated (messed up the unrack a bit on the first attempt, that is a given already).

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    Good work guys!

    Reko, it looks to me like you need to sit back a bit more and you probably know you need to get down a few more inches for a competition squat (a nice lift in any event).

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    Ben- I'd say that pull looks real good. Definitely a big improvement from when you started.

    Reko- just curious why you guys didn't go ghetto-monolift there? If you plan to compete in a monolift, I would do all your gear work in one. I think it definitely changes everything(tightness, stance, depth, etc.) Also, what is the most weight you have squatted and do you ever use knee wraps? I think with a monolift+knee wrap you could have gone deeper and came up easier.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
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    Not sure why we didn't turn ghetto mono on that one - probably should have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers View Post
    Ben- I'd say that pull looks real good. Definitely a big improvement from when you started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris mason View Post
    Good work guys!

    Reko, it looks to me like you need to sit back a bit more and you probably know you need to get down a few more inches for a competition squat (a nice lift in any event).

    Chris
    Chris - Ben said the same thing too (about sitting back). Its my second time in a suit so I am working on depth. I think I got it, or real close anyway on my set before that with 535x2.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers View Post
    Reko- just curious why you guys didn't go ghetto-monolift there? If you plan to compete in a monolift, I would do all your gear work in one. I think it definitely changes everything(tightness, stance, depth, etc.) Also, what is the most weight you have squatted and do you ever use knee wraps? I think with a monolift+knee wrap you could have gone deeper and came up easier.
    Not sure why we didn't ghetto monlift either. I use wraps, just like I said above its the second time in the suit so I didn't want to go all out with it just yet. In the suit that is what I have done and I think I got 535x2 to depth or close today before that. Without the suit (but with the briefs/wraps/belt) Im good for about mid-upper 500's.

    Ben has given me some good advice and I am sure Will will be able to help out once he gets back and sees me in a suit, but I figure the more people that look at it the more can chime in.
    Last edited by Reko; 09-01-2008 at 09:38 PM.

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    It will take time but I think you'll get the feel for it very soon. Strong stuff none the less

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