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2004/02/18 22:24:28 (permalink)
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boring legs.. a 1st for everything!

jus started second twelve week cycle of frankies 5x5. but fot the first time ever found legs so boring! couldnt get into it at all. doing same routine as last workout so think i need a change. any idea's? currently doing 5x5 on front squats and sld's. does anyone else find back squats really cane your back??? thats why i wasnt sure bout doing them. help please!!
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    ad19
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    RE: boring legs.. a 1st for everything! 2004/02/19 13:36:50 (permalink)
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    pretty please?!!
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    RE: boring legs.. a 1st for everything! 2004/02/19 13:44:18 (permalink)
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    They make your back stronger if you do them properly as do stiff leg deads
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    RE: boring legs.. a 1st for everything! 2004/02/19 14:25:26 (permalink)
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    dont get me wrong i do love training legs. went from 60kgs to 75kgs in last twelve week cycle. its the first time iv properly trained legs. so happy wit gains and think my legs are looking quite alot bigger. thought it was right to change exercises every so often. didnt on first week of second phase n didnt seem to have the motivation. maybe i should keep workin at it? how can people back squat 140kgs on their back wit out it hurtin like f*ck?!
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    RE: boring legs.. a 1st for everything! 2004/02/19 14:58:54 (permalink)
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    I would do back squats myself. front squats are great and all but if you have never done back squats because you don't like them then you should see a lot of size increase if you would start doing them.
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    RE: boring legs.. a 1st for everything! 2004/02/19 15:18:43 (permalink)
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    How does your back hurt? Is it just a muscle fatigue kind of pain or do you think its something else? Your spine could be out of line and the pressure of the weight could be causing some inflammation. Maybe see a chiro for an alignment check up?

    Assuming you are all in working order I'd echo what the others have said, try back squats and stick with them, only increase the weight as your back allows.

    Do you get the same kind of pain from deadlifts by any chance?
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    RE: boring legs.. a 1st for everything! 2004/02/19 15:33:18 (permalink)
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    140 is easy. Try getting to 200+ lol

    Seriously though its all technique and progression, once you get to 140 you will think how you ever even felt it off 75
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    RE: boring legs.. a 1st for everything! 2004/02/19 17:23:25 (permalink)
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    I'd probably get shot if i mentioned the fact i've been using a smith machine for squatting, so i'll remain silent on the matter...
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    RE: boring legs.. a 1st for everything! 2004/02/19 18:41:50 (permalink)
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    ^^^^^it's your body^^^^^

    I try not to be too hard on the use of machines but there is no place in anyones routine for smith machine squats. If squats give you back/knee problems, then using a smith machine will do nothing to improve the situation, it may even aggrevate it.

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    RE: boring legs.. a 1st for everything! 2004/02/19 19:28:44 (permalink)
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    not muscular pain or anythin like that guys, think my tech is pretty good, the bar on my upper spine where it rests. dont know if im resting it in the wrong place but even at a low weight of 60kgs it canes. someone told me i should hold the bar relatively low down my back, is this right? i tend to rest it pretty high on my neck.

    also, i can tell now my gluts and hams will feel shot after heavy back squats, dont know if il be able to take slds after that, xcan everyone else manage? i know the old leg curls a big pointless no no so any other ideas?
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    RE: boring legs.. a 1st for everything! 2004/02/19 20:17:26 (permalink)
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    For back squats the weight needs to be as low down as possible, whilst at the same time being high enough that it wont fall off your back. Generally you should hold the bar low on the traps. Across the neck is way too high.

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