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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?

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    Back Squat - Critique - Video

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    Thoughts on my form?

    Rep #6 at the end there kinda through me off, hit the pin.
    Last edited by accuFLEX; 02-05-2009 at 01:07 PM.

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    im no squat expert (by ANY extent of the imagination) but i've always been told to push the knees out on your way up, it seems like you're pulling them in a bit. try giving us a side view also, that'll definately help. good job on moving that kind of weight, though.
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    The only thing I saw from the angle you provided is what youngguns said about pushing your knees out. Otherwise, it looked good. What kind of weights are those? They look like innertubes.

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    They look like bumper plates. Try a slightly wider stance and point your toes out a tad more and like the others said shove your knee's out. Get a video from the side also and post it up. Great job on that much weight, how much you weigh?

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    Accuflex,

    FWIW from me..... Nice squatting! Using a narrower olympic stance like that, an inward twitch from the knees will seem more obvious. It happens, im sure you are aware and are working on it.

    Neat, solid and controlled enough to me. Nice work. 405 is no joke.
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    Point your toes out more ie Feet closer to 90 degrees.

    Widen your stance.

    Push your knees out.

    Let yourself sink into the hole- try to touch your ass to your heels.
    Last edited by ZenMonkey; 02-05-2009 at 05:11 PM.
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    What do you guys mean by "push your knees out"?

    Basically like keep them wide-er on the way up?

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    Actively force them outward on the ascent. Increasing hip strength will help with this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flynn View Post
    Actively force them outward on the ascent. Increasing hip strength will help with this.
    precisely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flynn View Post
    Actively force them outward on the ascent. Increasing hip strength will help with this.
    And on the descent. Pointing your toes out more will help a lot with keeping the knees out.

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    I think your squat is great. Just exaggerate everything you're already doing. Pushing knees out might also help, like others said.

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    Great squats.

    But on thing. FILL UP!!!!! You kinda do this half a breath thing as your descending. NO NO NO. Fill up hard at the top, squat down, then explode back up. Your slight shakiness and knees caving in will instantly become more stable when you fill up harder.
    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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