New to this, please forgive me. So at the end of doing six working sets at six reps each, I rack the bar and do 2 reps, rack bar do 2 reps, rack bar do 2 reps, finished with that body part. What does it mean to "rack the bar"? Thanks Maybe I have it.
For instance Barbell Curls:
Bar x 6
Last edited by DEBOE; 05-11-2010 at 09:20 AM.
Saw this on an episode of cops once. For squats, racking the bar would probably be the equivalent of standing with knees locked?'put the bar down'.
This.If you have a squat rack, put the bar back in the rack and rest 30 seconds, then pick it up again.
I did not know this. Is that because the bar cuts off blood flow to the brain? I didn't actually mean to say one should lock out their knees (shoulda made that more clear), but standing up straight so the weight is supported by your frame is what I meant. But now that I think about it, standing with the weight on your shoulders for two minutes would probably be pretty uncomfortable and draining so I rescind my question.Not a good idea to lock your knees with weight on your back (locking your knees can cause fainting).
Actually though, I remember giving a presentation in second grade with a friend (show and tell or something). He was nervous so he locked up his knees and fainted in front of the whole class. I had to finish for him.
Last edited by AKMass; 05-11-2010 at 11:38 AM.
Why is this so difficult to understand ? For Squats, rack the weight, get out from underneath the bar shake your arms, shake your legs, Take a couple of deep breaths, take a visualization relaxing breath, get under the bar, get set, walkout and do the two reps.