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2004/03/08 01:19:59 (permalink)
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2 questions about squats

1.When squating do you recommend using a smaller barbell or one of those olympic barbells?

2.Which way should your palms be facing when holding the barbell in squats? Does it really matter though?
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    the block
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    RE: 2 questions about squats 2004/03/08 01:28:53 (permalink)
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    id say an olympic bar due to being able to get a wide a grip as is comfortable on the shoulders etc... also generally barbells have fixed weights on them (they do at my gym) so you cant really play around with the weight.

    palms should be facing forwards. does it matter? i have no idea. interesting notion.
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    RE: 2 questions about squats 2004/03/08 03:05:49 (permalink)
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    I don't think which way your palms face matters at all on squats. your using your legs which are a long way from your hands. try holding the bar with your palms facing behind you doing squats, i don't think i can even do it.
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    RE: 2 questions about squats 2004/03/08 04:41:34 (permalink)
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    always use olympic weights in a proper squat rack with safety catches in case something goes wrong mid-squat. Its also good to have a spotter ready to pull up with you from under your arms (around your chest) in case you need help with a rep. Olympic barbells are necessary to make sure you have room for a wide grip (which should be underhand to help keep the bar wedged between your hand and your neck on the traps.

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    RE: 2 questions about squats 2004/03/08 04:42:31 (permalink)
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    always use olympic weights in a proper squat rack with safety catches in case something goes wrong mid-squat. Its also good to have a spotter ready to pull up with you from under your arms (around your chest) in case you need help with a rep. Olympic barbells are necessary to make sure you have room for a wide grip (which should be underhand to help keep the bar wedged between your hand and your neck on the traps.

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