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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    TJW jed's Avatar
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    Whats this squat form called?

    Before we get started, i used search so please dont tell me to search. I also looked at the PL terminology and didnt find it.

    My whole football team squats using the form that isnt the Sumo form, their legs are about shoulder width apart maybe a little more out. We go exact paralell, no more no less. What is the form called? Thanks.
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    umm, slightly wider than shoulder width 1/2 squats?

    Seriously... 1/2 squats.
    Last edited by HeavyBomber; 04-23-2006 at 08:45 PM.

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    Uhhh... I would call that style of squatting... uhhh.... squatting.
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    Theres no specific name for it?
    Last edited by jed; 04-23-2006 at 08:45 PM.
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    I would call it squatting with a moderate stance.

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    The crap squat (no pun intended). Shoulder width or a little wider and try to touch your ass to the floor and explode up...now that's a squat!
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    A plain old squat w. a shoulder-width stance.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Make sure you're actually doing parallel too. 90% of high school kids think they are when they really are not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Crippler
    Make sure you're actually doing parallel too. 90% of high school kids think they are when they really are not.
    :withstupi

    Remember parallel means that the top part of your hip is in line with your knee... So where your quad connects with your hip...
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    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
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    if your talkking about what they make most highschoolers do (most people call it a parallel squat around here)
    its just like a regular squat but not as low as professionals do.
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    yes, we call it paralell squat. i was j/w if the form we use had a name, because i thought with the sumo stances it is still a paralell squat with a different stance. yeah alot of our kids dont go paralell and we tell them so their just hurting theirselves if they dont fix it. and i admit sometimes i dont but i try and get a spotter on my side to tell me when to get up and etc. thanks for all the replies.
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    Its called a 'full squat'.

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    i thought a full squat was ass to the grass?
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    No. Thats just something that seems to be all the rage on wbb.

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    You've got that wrong Gutz. A "full squat" is a full range of motion - generally a ATF (ass to the floor) squat. A "parallel squat" is a squat to parallel - it is also called a "half squat" by some OLers.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Quote Originally Posted by jed
    yes, we call it paralell squat. i was j/w if the form we use had a name, because i thought with the sumo stances it is still a paralell squat with a different stance. yeah alot of our kids dont go paralell and we tell them so their just hurting theirselves if they dont fix it. and i admit sometimes i dont but i try and get a spotter on my side to tell me when to get up and etc. thanks for all the replies.
    ya i hear you about having a good spotter tell u when you hit the spot.
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    Only thing I didnt agree with was his view on box squats and not sitting down.

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