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Old 08-21-2013, 06:18 PM   #241
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Thoughts on "box squats" ... like actually sitting and pausing and then standing back up
I used one of those seats for shoulder work
Allowed me to sit down with legs bent 90 degrees
It took a lot of pressure off my knees and I was able to do more reps at 225 than doing regular back squats


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Old 08-21-2013, 07:49 PM   #242
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Thoughts on "box squats" ... like actually sitting and pausing and then standing back up
I used one of those seats for shoulder work
Allowed me to sit down with legs bent 90 degrees
It took a lot of pressure off my knees and I was able to do more reps at 225 than doing regular back squats


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Well, I think you should focus on mobility if you are feeling pressure in your knees. There is no substitute really for a backsquat, and box squats are a bit of a different exercise. get some good stretching in and get your hips flexible to loosing things up; it will correlate with your knees
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:50 PM   #243
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started squatting everyday again
Why? Are you going heavy each time?


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Thoughts on "box squats" ... like actually sitting and pausing and then standing back up
I used one of those seats for shoulder work
Allowed me to sit down with legs bent 90 degrees
It took a lot of pressure off my knees and I was able to do more reps at 225 than doing regular back squats


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Box squats should be below 90* with a pause at the bottom. Squat down, sit on the box for a second (so that you're not bouncing back up,) and come up. If either the depth or the pause is not there, I don't think they're worthwhile.

As for the discomfort, if you've got pressure on your knees, are you pressing your knees out when you squat, or are you keeping them forward (or even inward?)
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:52 PM   #244
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As for the discomfort, if you've got pressure on your knees, are you pressing your knees out when you squat, or are you keeping them forward (or even inward?)
i try to push out with the knees as i go down
my knees do go forward slightly over my toes when i am at the deepest part of the squat

it bothers me right over the knees
the meaty part on the "inner" half of the quadricep muscle on each side
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:07 PM   #245
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I really just do it to open my hips before a workout. Ill go heavy 2-3 days and lighter on the others. It's honestly what has worked best for me for years, especially when my form struggles.


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Old 08-26-2013, 02:49 PM   #246
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I find stopping at parallel I get same inner knee pain, but going through the full ROM there is no pain. I always push knees out
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:01 AM   #247
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The little bit of this thread that a I read through, I saw the phrase "straight back" a couple of times. There is a big difference between a flat back and a straight back. You do not want to keep your back straight, that would imply you were squatting with your upper body completely upright. You DO however want to keep your back FLAT. The hip angle will vary from each individual and as long as you are able to keep your chest up, weight on your heels and keep your back flat without your hips coming up to fast on the concentric portion of the squat there is no 'correct' back/hip angle.

On the original question, always make sure to break at the hips first in a squat, pushing your hips back as far as possible while descending into the eccentric portion of your squat. Don't focus too much on keeping your knees behind your toes like some trainers will have you believe, because if you are making sure to break at the hips and not the knees first you will be at a fine knee angle to keep pressure on the hip joint and not the knee joint. Make sure to keep your weight on your heels throughout the entire range of motion.

Front squats will force you complete the lift more upright then back squats will. I suggest when just beginning to learn proper squat technique to start with a dumbell and learn front squats that way before you learn to front squat with a bar.

If you are just learning how to squat properly, do not bother with trying to learn low bar technique, save that for when you are more advanced and looking to set PR's in a Powerlifting meet.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:00 PM   #248
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"Break at the hip first"
Must see if this is how I do it
Never thought of it that way

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Old 11-12-2013, 01:48 PM   #249
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Bros I need help. I was squatting last night and really trying to push through the heels like I tell everyone and I feel like I still lift with my mid foot. I don't know if this is a flexibility issue or what.
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You probably aren't sitting back enough with your hips?

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Old 11-12-2013, 02:42 PM   #251
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Maybe not. I was trying more of a sit to see. I'll do it thursday and post more vids or something.
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Re: Squat Inquiry!

It's easy to try without a bar, just squat back and down with your hips over your office chair... You should feel the weight in your heels if you are sitting back enough

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Bros I need help. I was squatting last night and really trying to push through the heels like I tell everyone and I feel like I still lift with my mid foot. I don't know if this is a flexibility issue or what.
Where is the bar at on your back? Are you squatting in your lifting shoes?

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Where is the bar at on your back? Are you squatting in your lifting shoes?

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Low bar. Sitting across my shoulders and traps. I am squatting in my lifting shoes.


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Low bar. Sitting across my shoulders and traps. I am squatting in my lifting shoes.


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Good article on squats. I love that everyone that frequents this forum does what ripp says.

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Good article on squats. I love that everyone that frequents this forum does what ripp says.

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Going from parallel to below parallel took 60 lbs off my squat, but it just feels so natural and correct. Everything working together to get you out of the hole

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Old 12-16-2013, 02:07 PM   #259
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eek ... 4 sets with empty bar before loading weight ... his warmup takes 30 mins...
ain't nobody got time for that

i did add air squats and stretches and then one set with empty bar to my warmup
instead of starting with 95 or 135 like i used to
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I ride a bike for a few minutes, stretch extensively, then do two warm up sets, bar and then 135, the extra warm up has really helped me out.
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