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would like some help with my squat

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2003/12/31 17:25:04 (permalink)

would like some help with my squat

DL=145+
SQ=80-100
BP=105+
OH press=65
**BICEP CURL**=65+

given that my squat is terrible, as you can see above, i need to bring up. i would like arotuine that focused on my squat and little else. [perhaps inclde GM's, dips+chins and snatch or something]

without resorting to westside type routines. [i dont have the time, equipment and knowlage to do it] i would love to have some suggestions on how to boost my squat. and, how many times do you reckon i could squat with 100% effort per week, 1, 2, 3, 3+???

i posted a routine that looked awful at first glance a couple of days ago, got some feed back but want an actual suggested routine that isn't westside.

thanks in advance.
rob
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    Scourge_of_God
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    RE: would like some help with my squat 2003/12/31 18:05:21 (permalink)
    Is this discrepancy because you've been neglecting your squatting or you've been doing as much squatting as everything else but your squat isn't improving?
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    whitehotice
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    RE: would like some help with my squat 2003/12/31 18:26:20 (permalink)
    Yeah, it looks like you've only started squatting a couple of months ago and if its true then your squat should continue to constantly improve for a quite a while now without following any special squat-improving routine.

    You love training chest and biceps, dont you?
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    RE: would like some help with my squat 2003/12/31 18:29:56 (permalink)
    Judgeing by the dead lift your posterior chain is strong so perhaps its a technique problem
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    RE: would like some help with my squat 2003/12/31 19:40:14 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by help2001

    Judgeing by the dead lift your posterior chain is strong so perhaps its a technique problem


    That was what I was thinking - Assuming Rob's been expending as much effort on the squat as on his bench, but his squat is still weak, I would suspect it's a technique issue.
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    RE: would like some help with my squat 2003/12/31 20:55:22 (permalink)
    firstly, tell us where do you fail when squatting, what problems do you get with your near max weights and so on. Maybe then people can tell what your weaknesses are. Also, could you tell us exactly how you squat, width etc, the whole works please

    99& sure though that all you need to do is to get your form right. I know you have the strength, i know you have a strong core, i doubt your legs are comparatively weak...

    and if it is form, you don't need to go 100% max effort all the time, just light weights will do to get it right. Did someone mention westside
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    RE: would like some help with my squat 2004/01/01 17:34:53 (permalink)
    thanks guys..

    to answer some questions:

    definitely not neglecting it..! if i have a problem i always tackle it head on.. my form is not always spot on, but i feel that every time i lower the weight the form is perfect, but he closer i get to my 1RM, the sh.ttyer my form becomes. also i get frustrated and try to [stupid i know] improve my squat by squatting more often thn i should. bu that isn't common,so i don't think its overtraining. i squat every week, as i do L, and i'll agree that it isn't one of my fav exersizes. i usully fail when i try to get to the very top of the lift [down, and back up but rarely get it to lockout on 95kg+.. i squat very nrrow as i am not keen on wide stances at all.. just doesn't feel right. oddly enough, my front squat is nearly the same as my back squat, which makes me think its a form problem too, but like i said, as soon as the weight goes below 70kg its a pile of p.ss and my form is great.. i have been squatting about a year longer than i have been deadlifting. see my frustration!! and yes, i love my biceps!! ha ha.

    thanks agin guys. i will prolly just stay @ 70kg for 3 weeks or so, even if my form feels perfect i will stick at the lower weight for 3 whole weeks then see how it goes from there!!

    there was one question which i would still like to be answered, if i only squat well below best effort, how many times a week can i do it, andshould i shun my DL whilst nailing form on squats??

    thanks again.
    rob
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    Robert
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    RE: would like some help with my squat 2004/01/01 17:36:44 (permalink)
    one more thing, up until about a month ago, i was squatting ass to the grass, could that have something to do with it??
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    RE: would like some help with my squat 2004/01/02 18:57:39 (permalink)
    You say you are not comfortable squatting wide. Thats probably due to a glute/Hip weakness or lack of flexibility. For me adapting to wider stance was uncomfortable because I had always been a back squatter. Stretch you hips, widen stance, flare toes out slightly and keep doing them and you will adjust and weights will go up. Also keep Squats and deads training days at least 2 days apart, I train legs on Tues, deads on Thursay or Fri. Ass to grass in not necessary IMO, just to below parallel.
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