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blitzseth
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2004/03/25 23:26:16 (permalink)
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Squat on Self Spotter

Anyone know a site that shows how to squat with the self spotting bar?
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    Skrewdriver
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    RE: Squat on Self Spotter 2004/03/25 23:56:31 (permalink)
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    Hi mate -- could you elaborate on what you mean by a 'self squatting bar'?

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    blitzseth
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    RE: Squat on Self Spotter 2004/03/26 00:11:44 (permalink)
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    Self spotting ... its the bar thats connected to the poles and has hooks. u can twist the bar and hook it on at any level u choose. this basically helps u go straight up and straight down, and u do not need anyone to spot u.
    Lol that description is still vague.. but i hope u nderstand now
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    RE: Squat on Self Spotter 2004/03/26 00:17:18 (permalink)
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    I think u mean a smith machine. My advice would be to not use one and free weight squat.
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    RE: Squat on Self Spotter 2004/03/26 00:43:23 (permalink)
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    Don't do it, man...
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    blitzseth
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    RE: Squat on Self Spotter 2004/03/26 02:14:24 (permalink)
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    free weight squat better eh?... im just worried cuz i dont have a proper spotter and i cant trust people with my health.
    i guess i'll keep doin the free squat then
    Thanx guys
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    RE: Squat on Self Spotter 2004/03/26 04:32:47 (permalink)
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    i don't "bend" in the right way to do squats a smith machine. i always do barbell squats and have had pretty good results.
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    RE: Squat on Self Spotter 2004/03/26 16:23:43 (permalink)
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    If you use a squatting rack you'll be just fine without a spotter. Just don't lift to failure.

    Worst case, if you drop the bar or fall down, depending on the type of rack you have, it'll catch the bar before it falls on you.

    The Smith Machine is really bad because it forces you into a straight up and down motion...that's unnatural. Also, you're not getting a lot of stabilizer muscles activated, so your growth will be minimized.

    Anyway, there's just something about tossing a couple hundred pounds on your shoulders and going at it.
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    RE: Squat on Self Spotter 2004/03/26 17:00:21 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Anyway, there's just something about tossing a couple hundred pounds on your shoulders and going at it.


    Ill second that!!
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    RE: Squat on Self Spotter 2004/03/27 02:39:56 (permalink)
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    lol thanx mates
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    RE: Squat on Self Spotter 2004/03/27 12:07:47 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Dildo69

    I think u mean a smith machine. My advice would be to not use one and free weight squat.



    This also goes for your bench press etc
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    blitzseth
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    RE: Squat on Self Spotter 2004/03/27 22:07:55 (permalink)
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    yup. Im not too fond of the smith machine.
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