I've been doing sqauts on the smith machine since I've started to get into bodybuilding which has been like 3 months or so now. I finally did the free weight squats (used to do them back in the day for HS). They felt great, and I didn't really have to go down in weight much. I was doing 255x 6 on the smith machine squats, I was able to do 245 x 5 times today on free weights. Very suprised since this is the first time I've done them in years. Felt like a new man
I never felt the need to switch to free weights before because my quads are by far my best body part, but I felt like a girl using the smith machine.
That's great to hear! Squats are bar far my most enjoyable exercise and I couldn't imagine doing them anyway but with a barbell on my back.
Keep it up!
Funny, I feel like a girl doing free squats ...Originally Posted by gator
Good job on squatting free, gator. You going ATF?
Not ATF but below parrallel, I find when I go ATF I tend to bounce at the bottom which isn't good at all.
Below parallel is good. ATF is good too, but not if you bounce. Pause, then come back up.
I'm the only guy at my gym who even goes past half way....I just laugh inside.Originally Posted by Built
The only other person I've seen doing ATFs at my gym is my husband.
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good for you, bud. Now get those squat numbers up
you're a new man! congrats! your legs are gonna be even better now
you do look like a girl in the smith machine. LOL
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Originally Posted by Gabrielle
haha i will, I'm currently cutting so I'm fairly happy where they are at now, Can't wait to start repping with 3 plates on each side....hell yea.