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    I'm a new man today

    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.

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gator
    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.
    Funny, I feel like a girl doing free squats ...



    Good job on squatting free, gator. You going ATF?

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    Not ATF but below parrallel, I find when I go ATF I tend to bounce at the bottom which isn't good at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    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.

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    The only other person I've seen doing ATFs at my gym is my husband.

    Welcome to the dark side.

    Muahahahahahaha!

    Killer squatter booty is ours to take!

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    good for you, bud. Now get those squat numbers up

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    you're a new man! congrats! your legs are gonna be even better now
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    you do look like a girl in the smith machine. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabrielle
    good for you, bud. Now get those squat numbers up

    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.

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