The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #26
    A.K.A Goodwinner Goodwinm's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by WBBIRL
    Load weights onto the bar, clean the weights and set them into squat position. Im sure you can handle it from there.

    And dont laugh, for the longest time at first I could clean the weight easier then I could squat it. Obviously that changed after I started progressing, but its what I've done before.
    yup, but hopefully you were talking about clean to front squat, becuse a back squat would be murder to press the weight over head after finishing sets.
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    This is not going to end good.
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    Obviously he wont be doing like 225+LBS, but I've done it with 135. If he had bumper plates he could just drop the weights when he was done...

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    Guys, I dont have a rack and what I do is put the bar behind me, pretend like I am going to deadlift it (behind me), and just use the same posture/form as if I was doing a real squat, except that I am lowering the weight almost to the floor and then going up. Is that any good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex
    Most people clean significantly less than they squat. That's compounded by the fact that their front squat gains will outpace their clean gains. So yeah, clean the weight is great over the short term but it's really not a viable long term solution. Especially if you take the movement seriously and work it hard you really need a rack.
    Only because most people don't know how to clean properly. All the more reason they should learn. If you know what you're doing, you should be able to clean *roughly* your best front squat triple. So it should be rather easy to clean a weight you intend to front squat 6+ times. Obviously Heavy, low rep work is out of the question, but it's still a good solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khari
    Obviously Heavy, low rep work is out of the question
    Bah! Go heavy or go home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gains2385
    Guys, I dont have a rack and what I do is put the bar behind me, pretend like I am going to deadlift it (behind me), and just use the same posture/form as if I was doing a real squat, except that I am lowering the weight almost to the floor and then going up. Is that any good?
    These are called hack squats. They emphasize the quads, but do not stress the core as top loaded squats do.
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    If you don't like the Dig a hole idea...
    Try Zercher Squats, Static Squats (with as much weight as you can get on your shoulders), Jefferson Squats (just watch your privates), Wall squats with weight, Bulgarian Squats with DBs, Single Leg Box Squats with DBs....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRoss
    Sometimes i hold HEAVY dumbells by my side, stand on a platform and just squat down reaaaal deep with those... i get a real narrow stance and it Wrecks the outsides of my quads.
    I did these today after my Squat routine, it was solid. They work really well, nice change every once in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dw06wu
    These are called hack squats. They emphasize the quads, but do not stress the core as top loaded squats do.
    hey, thanks for the reply. I was looking through a M&F (talked about a mag filled with useless adds promising the world... ) and saw one of the models demonstrate a hack squat. I like it well enough...my legs hurt well enough and I feel like I accomplished SOMETHING at least on my leg day.
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    as you'll be using less weight, go al the way down and do it slowly, and tense at the top. that would wipe a smile off ur face - burns like hell if you hold the squeeze for 2-3 secs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex
    Bah! Go heavy or go home.
    Learning to clean well enough to make this plausible would be more beneficial than being able to test your 1rm. He's not competing in weightlifting, so such low rep work isn't even ideal anyway.

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