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Old 12-13-2012, 12:55 PM   #1721
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Such a great view hey? I work finance in oil & gas manufacturing, need to get out of here into a cushy downtown finance job.

It is currently -15F here.
i wouldnt be able to take that temperature. What the hell do you people wear lol
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:05 PM   #1722
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i wouldnt be able to take that temperature. What the hell do you people wear lol
Honestly you just get used to it. I have a pea coat thats not incredibly thick or anything, and I wear a hoodie to beef it up a bit more, and put the hood up to avoid the wind chill, and leather gloves. I've just got a regular dress shirt and dress pants on, somedays when the wind is whipping I'll wear longjohns underneath.

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Old 12-13-2012, 02:45 PM   #1723
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So I noticed something interesting last night.....


...I normally will front squat in an "ass to grass" fashion, but for a few sets last night I stopped just shy of ass hitting the grass, and I noticed that I kept more tension on my quads. When my ass is in the grass, there is a brief period where I don't feel any tension at all, and tension doesn't occur against until I'm driving the weight upward. With the just-shy-of-ass approach, tension is constant. Any opinions on the matter?
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:54 PM   #1724
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So I noticed something interesting last night.....


...I normally will front squat in an "ass to grass" fashion, but for a few sets last night I stopped just shy of ass hitting the grass, and I noticed that I kept more tension on my quads. When my ass is in the grass, there is a brief period where I don't feel any tension at all, and tension doesn't occur against until I'm driving the weight upward. With the just-shy-of-ass approach, tension is constant. Any opinions on the matter?
From what I've read, that's exactly right. You don't need to go as low as most people say. Parallel or just below is just as good. I wish I could find the study that I found.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:01 PM   #1725
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So I noticed something interesting last night.....


...I normally will front squat in an "ass to grass" fashion, but for a few sets last night I stopped just shy of ass hitting the grass, and I noticed that I kept more tension on my quads. When my ass is in the grass, there is a brief period where I don't feel any tension at all, and tension doesn't occur against until I'm driving the weight upward. With the just-shy-of-ass approach, tension is constant. Any opinions on the matter?
Absolutely correct. The reason you are front squatting should guy your decision as to how deep to go. If you are front squatting to eventually support a very heavy clean, you are going to want to go as deep as possible since it will allow for a lower catch and for your to better take advantage of the "bounce" out of the bottom.

If you are just doing them for quad development and general strength, then parallel or just below parallel is fine.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:09 PM   #1726
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Absolutely correct. The reason you are front squatting should guy your decision as to how deep to go. If you are front squatting to eventually support a very heavy clean, you are going to want to go as deep as possible since it will allow for a lower catch and for your to better take advantage of the "bounce" out of the bottom.

If you are just doing them for quad development and general strength, then parallel or just below parallel is fine.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:10 PM   #1727
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Absolutely correct. The reason you are front squatting should guy your decision as to how deep to go. If you are front squatting to eventually support a very heavy clean, you are going to want to go as deep as possible since it will allow for a lower catch and for your to better take advantage of the "bounce" out of the bottom.

If you are just doing them for quad development and general strength, then parallel or just below parallel is fine.

Honestly, I'm working at attacking both heavy cleans and promoting quad development and strength. Maybe I'll do my heavy set(s).....ass to grass, and my moderate weight sets just shy of ass.

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Old 12-13-2012, 03:10 PM   #1728
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I know what you mean. I get a warm feeling all over.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:21 PM   #1730
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Honestly, I'm working at attacking both heavy cleans and promoting quad development and strength. Maybe I'll do my heavy set(s).....ass to grass, and my moderate weight sets just shy of ass.
Why not the opposite. If you want the quad development just go heavy and parallel. Whatever you're cleaning will probably be a good amount of what you're capable of doing ass to grass so maybe do the moderate weights that way. That's how I do my pause front squats. Just sit in the hole with light weights. Feels awesome.

I could be wrong here though so I'm open for discussion.

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Old 12-13-2012, 03:34 PM   #1731
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:36 PM   #1732
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Why not the opposite? If you want the quad development just go heavy and parallel. Whatever you're cleaning will probably be a good amount of what you're capable of doing ass to grass so maybe do the moderate weights that way. That's how I do my pause front squats. Just sit in the hole with light weights. Feels awesome.

I could be wrong here though so I'm open for discussion.
Because I'm on a strength chase, and I want to be able to sustain a heavy load in a squat clean, etc. My "moderate" weight - 225 lbs.+ - is still heavy enough to stimulate the quads for my 8-10 rep sets. I'm up to 275 lbs. (..two sets of 5 reps) on a front squat now, and chasing the almighty 315.

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Old 12-13-2012, 03:37 PM   #1733
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Hey, rain is perfect depending on the occasion.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:46 PM   #1734
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Because I'm on a strength chase, and I want to be able to sustain a heavy load in a squat clean, etc. My "moderate" weight - 225 lbs.+ - is still heavy enough to stimulate the quads for my 8-10 rep sets. I'm up to 275 lbs. (..two sets of 5 reps) on a front squat now, and chasing the almighty 315.
gotcha. I want to go workout now but I have to go to a xmas party then hang out with a girl. Ughhhhhh
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:51 PM   #1735
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gotcha. I want to go workout now but I have to go to a xmas party then hang out with a girl. Ughhhhhh
Ughhhh is right! LOL! Today is my off day. My only focus............is eating!
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:31 AM   #1736
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here you go solly. I would pause the video on parts you think youre struggling with, and see where my body is compared to yours. I usually have a hitch when i rock back just kind of for timing, but i bend pretty far forward and then explode my hips through. really want to focus the hip movement and pulling all the way up until you are on your toes.

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Old 12-14-2012, 08:13 AM   #1737
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here you go solly. I would pause the video on parts you think youre struggling with, and see where my body is compared to yours. I usually have a hitch when i rock back just kind of for timing, but i bend pretty far forward and then explode my hips through. really want to focus the hip movement and pulling all the way up until you are on your toes.

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Awesome man thanks for doing that. I wasn't sure if rocking that far forward was ok. I should def be able to put more weight up since I can get a lot more hip power that way.
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Need some advice guys. I was thinking of taking a few of these winter months and focusing on some weight and size gain and I'm not sure how to arrange my workouts.

right now this is pretty much what I do

Monday
Some kind of squats. Usually heavy front, then pause back squats or something
Shoulder Press
Weighted Chin ups

metcon involving both legs and shoulders usually under 10minutes and provide a good burn, has me pretty winded etc. Probably doesn't burn all that many calories though since it's so fast.

Tuesday
Power or hang cleans
Weighted dips

metcon involving cleans/kb swings etc

Wed off

Thursday
More squats
Bench
Weighted dips

Friday
Deadlifts
RDL's
Pull ups

short metcon

my main goal over the next few months is to get stronger and bigger. I like this current workout schedule and think it can be done but I think I may need to add in a little more isolation work. What do you guys think?
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