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Old 03-10-2013, 12:43 AM   #41
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Why do you have accessory work like quad ext/ham curls before barbell work?
I figured it was more in the form of a good warmup before I get to barbell work? Should I re-arrange these two?
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:25 AM   #42
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I figured it was more in the form of a good warmup before I get to barbell work? Should I re-arrange these two?
Warm up with lighter squats then go heavy.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:27 PM   #43
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Warm up with lighter squats then go heavy.
I always warm up with light leg extensions before I go into my squats, not only do my quads "fire" more, it helps prevent knee injuries. I of course follow up at the end of my workout with heavy leg extensions to finish them off. It's the same for when I bench, I always do light rotator cuff/should work to warm up my joints prior to actually lifting. It's pretty common to also isolate a portion of your muscle group (like doing incline flies prior to benching to help the upper chest "fire") to strengthen week points.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:50 PM   #44
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I always warm up with light leg extensions before I go into my squats, not only do my quads "fire" more, it helps prevent knee injuries. I of course follow up at the end of my workout with heavy leg extensions to finish them off. It's the same for when I bench, I always do light rotator cuff/should work to warm up my joints prior to actually lifting. It's pretty common to also isolate a portion of your muscle group (like doing incline flies prior to benching to help the upper chest "fire") to strengthen week points.
I never really heard that makes sense I guess. I would just never go super heavy before my first big lift.
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:41 PM   #45
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Personally I like to warmup with a light version of the heavy barbell exercise I plan to do. That should ensure you are stretched and all joints/muscles are warmed up for what you plan to do, no? I also foam roll to get loose before that
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My eating today has been weak :/ everything possible went wrong that could have yesterday. The only positive i can find is that i didn't lose my wallet or any body parts.

I'm a bit discouraged right now and took a rest day and didn't go work on the karate studio to try to relax, but I'm just stressed and chain smoking and have no appetite. Hopefully tomorrow i wake up fresh and good to go...

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Old 03-10-2013, 07:04 PM   #48
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Goes against the norm, but I like warming up with leg press before squat. Nothing too heavy with little rest and stretching in between.

I like to stretch a lot between sets, but found that minimal stretching between heavy squats has been more beneficial. Use to do a lunge type stretch then straighten my legs, but after I stopped doing that between sets, I felt my weights slowly go up. Oh and I never do any type of leg extensions.
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Goes against the norm, but I like warming up with leg press before squat. Nothing too heavy with little rest and stretching in between.

I like to stretch a lot between sets, but found that minimal stretching between heavy squats has been more beneficial. Use to do a lunge type stretch then straighten my legs, but after I stopped doing that between sets, I felt my weights slowly go up. Oh and I never do any type of leg extensions.
I think that's perfectly fine as long as you aren't going all out on leg press before squats. I know I'd want to have all my energy on squats
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:36 PM   #50
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Stretching before or during workouts is going to weaken your muscle so you won't be able to carry max weights. Usually some foam rolling and 2 warmup light sets is all what you need before squats.

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Goes against the norm, but I like warming up with leg press before squat. Nothing too heavy with little rest and stretching in between.

I like to stretch a lot between sets, but found that minimal stretching between heavy squats has been more beneficial. Use to do a lunge type stretch then straighten my legs, but after I stopped doing that between sets, I felt my weights slowly go up. Oh and I never do any type of leg extensions.
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I like light stretching, but extended stretching I save for afterwards. Two warmup sets isn't enough for me if I start with squats, but two warmup sets of squats is enough if I light leg press beforehand.

I foam roll at home from time to time, but don't like bringing it to the gym.
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Update: I've been doing front squats pretty regularly now. With weight loaded on the bar, i can hold the form you guys recommend, but my wrists are lacking in flexibility so badly, it actually hurts pretty bad after about 10-15 seconds. So I've been doing it with crossed arms instead.

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If it's that bad, cross grip is going to throw off your balance. Use straps with Olymic grip, it'll take pressure off your wrists until you get your wrists flexible enough to stop using straps. Many videos on youtube to show your how to use straps with front squats.

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Update: I've been doing front squats pretty regularly now. With weight loaded on the bar, i can hold the form you guys recommend, but my wrists are lacking in flexibility so badly, it actually hurts pretty bad after about 10-15 seconds. So I've been doing it with crossed arms instead.

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If it's that bad, cross grip is going to throw off your balance. Use straps with Olymic grip, it'll take pressure off your wrists until you get your wrists flexible enough to stop using straps. Many videos on youtube to show your how to use straps with front squats.
agree with this. Train the wrists over time.
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agree with this. Train the wrists over time.
I don't think the wrist position is that critical. I've made it up to 185 without balance issues.

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wrist position is extremely critical
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:16 AM   #57
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Well it's Friday. That means today it's going to be a beastly, high intensity 2-3 hour workout! I love Fridays!

And on a side note i reputed 165 like 4 times yesterday on the squat rack. Keep it up guys!

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Well it's Friday. That means today it's going to be a beastly, high intensity 2-3 hour workout! I love Fridays!

And on a side note i reputed 165 like 4 times yesterday on the squat rack. Keep it up guys!

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And how the hell do you workout for 3 hours lol
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:14 AM   #59
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And how the hell do you workout for 3 hours lol
lol damn i'm pissed if i'm in the gym for much more than an hour
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lol damn i'm pissed if i'm in the gym for much more than an hour
mike larry get your front squat game up. Go check my log
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