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Old 12-10-2012, 03:15 PM   #61
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I've noticed that as a sprinter, I am running faster now that I'm doing front squats. I feel blazingly quick!
The only running I've done is in football and softball and haven't noticed too much of a difference. Maybe I'll have to just go all out and see.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:49 PM   #62
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All I've been doing is front squats. Guess I'll be seeing a 4.2 forty time! Huh? Huh? it'd be nice abeayd
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:51 PM   #63
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All I've been doing is front squats. Guess I'll be seeing a 4.2 forty time! Huh? Huh? it'd be nice abeayd
supposedly they're better for athletes so maybe you will.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:13 PM   #64
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supposedly they're better for athletes so maybe you will.
^^^This!

I definitely noticed a difference. I ran a 400 recently in 48 seconds! I was never that quick before. The fastest I had ever run it was 53-ish seconds.

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Old 12-10-2012, 04:59 PM   #65
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^^^This!

I definitely noticed a difference. I ran a 400 recently in 48 seconds! I was never that quick before. The fastest I had ever run it was 53-ish seconds.
Holy **** thats fast!

My 100 and 200 are so so but I just die at around 300m. I dont know why since my lung capacity is pretty good on other stuff....

I think I'm too fat....
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:04 PM   #66
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Holy **** thats fast!

My 100 and 200 are so so but I just die at around 300m. I dont know why since my lung capacity is pretty good on other stuff....

I think I'm too fat....

Thanks! I was actually surprised to be honest. When I ran it in 53 seconds, I figured that I couldn't get any faster because that was a "perfect" run. Granted, I burn out after that 400 though. I run the 200 segment the best, but I start to lose speed during the last 100. It's funny, I start off moderately, pick up LOTS of speed around the turn and through majority of the back straight, slow it down around the last turn and I'm barely making it through the final straight. I need to work on my approach! My legs literally swell up to the size of melons.

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:06 PM   #67
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I've noticed that as a sprinter, I am running faster now that I'm doing front squats. I feel blazingly quick!
i went from a 4.7 40y time to a 4.48 and a 6.9 60y time to a 6.44. i think my workouts have a lot to do with it, but front squats were the biggest factor, those times were at 195lbs

ill be testing them again in january
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:08 PM   #68
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i went from a 4.7 40y time to a 4.48 and a 6.9 60y time to a 6.44. i think my workouts have a lot to do with it, but front squats were the biggest factor
Damn, good stuff. I wonder what my 40/60 yard times are!!??!
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btw that is with baseball cleats on turf. i want to run on a track with running shoes.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:18 PM   #70
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btw that is with baseball cleats on turf. i want to run on a track with running shoes.
You'll probably do better on the track because the track has rebound attributes to protect the knees.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:28 PM   #71
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i went from a 4.7 40y time to a 4.48 and a 6.9 60y time to a 6.44. i think my workouts have a lot to do with it, but front squats were the biggest factor, those times were at 195lbs

ill be testing them again in january
Damn. And I thought I melted the pavement under my feet? I mean, I hit slow-pitch softballs like a girl but I can outrun ANY ground ball to first. You're f'ing fast man.
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You'll probably do better on the track because the track has rebound attributes to protect the knees.
What he said. I'm a lot faster on a track than with my cleats
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:34 PM   #73
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What would front squats do that back squats don't?
I thought people with no injuries/back issues don't need to do front squats as long as they do back squats.

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What he said. I'm a lot faster on a track than with my cleats
I ran the 53 second 400 on a dirt track; I ran the 48 second 400 on a standard track with rebound attributes. I guess I should run the 400 again on the same dirt track to see what the "real" net gain actually was.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:35 PM   #75
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What would front squats do that back squats won't?
I thought people with no injuries/back issues don't need to do front squats as long as they do back squats.
Simply put....the mechanics of running. The quads do certain things.....the hamstrings/glutes do certain things.

As for what they do differently; front squats are quad dominant and back squats are hamstring/glute dominant.
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I see, I read a whole study where athletes wore sensors and $hit, back squat was the better overall workout. I don't bother with front squats because of the load on the shoulders.

I guess since I play soccer, snowboard, mountain bike, I should start doing front squats. I'll alternate legs squats workouts.
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Simply put....the mechanics of running. The quads do certain things.....the hamstrings/glutes do certain things.

As for what they do differently; front squats are quad dominant and back squats are hamstring/glute dominant.
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What would front squats do that back squats don't?
I thought people with no injuries/back issues don't need to do front squats as long as they do back squats.
front squats give you more of a forward explosion. aka quads. as well as more core intensive. everything comes from core.

and front squats shouldnt put ANY load on your shoulders. it rests around your shoulders, but just because its on them doesnt mean there is any negative load on it.
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I was doing back / front squats back-to-back and I could literally feel the difference in muscles worked, front squats remind me of a leg press burn
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Damn. And I thought I melted the pavement under my feet? I mean, I hit slow-pitch softballs like a girl but I can outrun ANY ground ball to first. You're f'ing fast man.
thanks dude.


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Wait, I thought this was the weighted dips/pull-ups/chin-ups thread...
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