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2009/07/25 04:55:32 (permalink)
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Squat mystery ??

im confused...
 
im only after reading somthing that says a power lifting squat isnt really interested in making you stronger, but instead making you lift more weight ??
 
is this essentially worse form than an olympic squat??
 
i dnt understand, as i thought u cud measure strength by the movement itself ?
 
what variation is best for strength ??
 
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    Martin Brown
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    Re:Squat mystery ?? 2009/07/25 11:19:36 (permalink)
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    In general who lifts the most weight someone stronger or someone weaker?

    Assuming techinque remains the same when your lifting heavier weights you are stronger.

    The problem i how you define strength. Obviously a higher 1RM includes power, acceleration and very little endurance. A set of 10 reps is very different - you can get stronger in a one rep max and not get stronger in a ten rep max.  

    A 'normal' squat is better for overall development in most people. Full depth.





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    Re:Squat mystery ?? 2009/07/25 17:39:39 (permalink)
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    mattpower

    im confused...
     
    im only after reading somthing that says a power lifting squat isnt really interested in making you stronger, but instead making you lift more weight ??
     
    Don't worry. No need to be confused as the above is rubbish
     
    is this essentially worse form than an olympic squat??
     
    No.
     
    i dnt understand, as i thought u cud measure strength by the movement itself ?
     
    Correct, you can.
     
    what variation is best for strength ??
     
    What do you want to get stronger at?
     
    regards

     
    As Martin has said an oly type squat may be more benifical to increase muscle mass across all lower limb areas. The, typically defined, powerlifting squat tends to reduce flexion in the knee and hence may not be as good at training the quads as a full (or nearly full) squat.
     
    Also remember that most people don't even get close to powerlifting depth when they squat let alone an approximate to the average oly lifter. Even they generally don't do a true 'full' back squat, ie 100% ROM.

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