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2014/11/01 22:05:41 (permalink)
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Squatting on a wonky floor

At a gym in the third world for a month, the floor is wonky everywhere and I have to use the back of a smith machine as a squat rack. Any bad consequences to squatting on a wonky floor? Felt a bit weird but didn't have any pain, but I'll lay off the squats for a month if it's a bad idea.
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    Re: Squatting on a wonky floor 2014/11/01 22:25:23 (permalink)
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    It's not ideal.

    Can you swap the direction you face each set so that you aren't always putting additional stress through one side of your spine.

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    Re: Squatting on a wonky floor 2014/11/01 23:56:57 (permalink)
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    Do dumbbell squats some place stable. Just do more reps. Better than hurting yourself.
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    Re: Squatting on a wonky floor 2014/11/01 23:57:18 (permalink)
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    You know how to squat so you know when it feels a little off. Trust your gut on this one.If it doesn't feel safe, don't do it.
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    Re: Squatting on a wonky floor 2014/11/02 13:31:38 (permalink)
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    jack5r
    It's not ideal.

    Can you swap the direction you face each set so that you aren't always putting additional stress through one side of your spine.



    Yeh that's possible just by turning around in the "rack".
     
    Thought of just cleaning up the weight and front squatting for high reps at some flat point in the gym but the floor is wonky everywhere. It's built above the ground floor in a suspended ceiling kind of fashion and they've made a right hash of it.
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    Re: Squatting on a wonky floor 2014/11/02 15:14:05 (permalink)
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    Yeah or bring something you can stand on to raise the floor on one side?

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    Re: Squatting on a wonky floor 2014/11/02 15:34:34 (permalink)
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    Re: Squatting on a wonky floor 2014/11/02 19:23:05 (permalink)
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    First thought would be to shim up the lower side. You'd need a level to do so though... Got one of those in your gym bag?

    Edit: actually, a bottle of water would suffice
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