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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?

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  1. #1
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    HELP on squats Please

    Hi. I just started doing Squats, and i dont think im goin them right, iv been reading alot about proper form and so on.
    But when i put the bar on my shoulders it just kills, what am i doing wrong, when im goin down my neck is killing me,
    can someone help me out., and how much weight it good for sarting out.

    Thanx

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    I use light weight in my routine, I do 8-9 reps. But that is because I have no one spotting me and I dont have a squat rack. Im weigh 175ish and usually only use 220-225lbs in my routine.

    Do you have a pad on the bar? Im sure if you just put that barbell on your shoulders it would hurt like a bitch.

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    if your neck is sore then maybe either you have the bar too high or your back isn't straight when you lower yourself?

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    If all else fails put it on your rear delts. Its very comfortable
    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

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    Hehe, I mean Adam. Yeah that's it.


    Just add some mass and strengthen up your upper back. None of that stuff bothers me.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
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    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
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    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
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    Are you keeping your head low while doing them? I've found that when I keep my head high it helps take some of the stress off of my neck.

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    its supposed to be on your lower shoulders, ive seen a video of a guy doing 973lbs with no pad.. ouch

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    The bar shouldn't be resting on your neck. If it is, you have it too high. That's a mistake I used to make.
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    When I do squats, I use a lot of arm power to keep it on my rear delts, it makes it extremely stable. I use a lot of arm power though, in fact my arms are very tired at the end of my squats.
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    Personally, I find it more comfortable with the bar resting on my traps. I know this goes against what most people say/recommend, but I've tried it with the bar lower and it just didn't feel right. If you just started squatting it's going to leave a sore spot regardless... just a matter of getting used to.

    Another thing I find a little uncomfortable is pushing from my heels. Again, I know this is how everybody says to do them, but I just don't feel as strong. Maybe it's my body mechanics and there's a leverage factor that doesn't allow for a stable descent... I don't know.

    Having said that, I will continue to squat, progressively adding more weight regardless of any leverage factors, neck pain or aneurisms. I would recommend the same to you... the aneurism part is optional however.
    Last edited by King Daniel; 01-30-2002 at 09:06 AM.

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    I rest it across my delts or traps depending how I feel. If it hurts your neck, you've got it up to high, I've done that before, I think we all have.

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    Im not sure exactly where I put the bar when I squat, but I dont feel any pain at all.

    I wouldnt reccomend looking at the ground and sitting the bar on your freaking neck though, that wouldnt be too smart.

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    Just something i want to add. DONT use a pad! A manta ray is fine but pads let the bar roll back to easy. Lots of stress on the shoulder that you dont want. Just fine somewhere on your traps or rear delts thats comfortable and squat.
    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

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    "A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he gives up"

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    Doing squats also, should your butt come close to hitting the floor? How far should i go down?

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