best way to learn or perfect your squat :D

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    Jan 19, 2013 5:00 PM GMT
    hrhnick saidPS. I just realized the irony that I don't have any leg pics on my profile.

    So i present to you the following NSFW leg shot:

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    Maybe it's just me, but I think we need more leg pics like this in the forums. Just saying.

    But on topic, goblet squats are great, especially if you've had knee or lower problems in the past.

    I'm also a huge fan of dead lifts. If you're doing them right, they're good mass builders. Plus, nothing else works your legs quite as well.

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    Jan 19, 2013 6:43 PM GMT
    hrhnick saidPS. I just realized the irony that I don't have any leg pics on my profile.

    So i present to you the following NSFW leg shot:

    http://cl.ly/image/0D1F0i1n101O


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    *takes notes*
  • Medjai

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    Jan 19, 2013 6:52 PM GMT
    I prefer dead lifts to squats, but squats are great. I'm almost ready to start trying the other Olympic lifts now.

    My only comment is that no one should ever do zercher squats. Ever.
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    Jan 19, 2013 6:57 PM GMT
    is there a certain amount of core/leg strength you need before you can start dead lifts? I'm used to doing squats, legs presses/extensions and haven't tried dead lifts yet with the concern that I'll kill myself
  • MusicMan87

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    Jan 19, 2013 7:14 PM GMT
    I strained my right knee (playing ultimate... how lame) a few years ago, and I find when I squat, even what seems to be correctly, that it causes some pain. Any good alternatives? or should i keep doing lower weight squats?
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    Jan 19, 2013 7:16 PM GMT
    hrhnick saidEverybody knows the best way to get big is squats on squats on squats on squats, errrrryday. I have good leg strength, my squat max is 315 for 4, my problem is form. I know my form isnt perfect and Im always afraid im gonna fuck up my back.

    Enter the goblet squat! This thing is amazing! it almost forces you into perfect form and ass to ground.

    If you struggle with squats, or just want to learn how to do em, read the article and try them, they are now easily my favorite leg exercise!

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/grab-sit-repeat-the-simple-power-of-the-goblet-squat.html



    ahhhhh so that's what those are called! I'm gonna start doing those more now. Kettlebells are awesome, but get boring for me pretty quickly. Thanks for the link!
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    Jan 19, 2013 7:25 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting the goblet squats and Zercher squats. I love squats but was looking for variations that would put less compression on the spine. I do front squats but balance becomes an issue and these look like a good alternative.
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    Jan 19, 2013 7:25 PM GMT
    hrhnick saidPS. I just realized the irony that I don't have any leg pics on my profile.

    So i present to you the following NSFW leg shot:

    http://cl.ly/image/0D1F0i1n101O


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    DEFINITELY not safe for work! But very nice! icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 19, 2013 7:27 PM GMT
    Where is Spiritreaver when we need him?
    He can answer this, look at his legs and butt! icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 19, 2013 7:53 PM GMT
    gv3345 saidis there a certain amount of core/leg strength you need before you can start dead lifts? I'm used to doing squats, legs presses/extensions and haven't tried dead lifts yet with the concern that I'll kill myself
    Well, deadlifts build core and leg strength. So just do it! icon_biggrin.gif

    Start out light and get the form right. Because just like squats, you can hurt yourself if you do them wrong.
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    Jan 19, 2013 9:33 PM GMT
    There's a reason the squats are king of lifting. Working the largest muscle in your body stimulates more muscle growth overall than anything else.

    Working legs makes you hornier, too.

    /nochickenlegs

    except of course with blue cheese dressing and celery
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    Jan 19, 2013 9:42 PM GMT
    GigoloAssassin saidWhere is Spiritreaver when we need him?
    He can answer this, look at his legs and butt! icon_cool.gif
    LOL, thanks for the shoutout, but I don't think anyone needs my help here. Pretty good suggestions already. Best way to fix your form is to have someone look at it or take a video of it and have it critiqued. It's very hard to adjust your form yourself, even while looking in a mirror.
  • Whipmagic

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    Jan 19, 2013 9:46 PM GMT
    Something that helped me was using a rubber band around the knees for air squats, to focus on pushing my knees out so that they track properly. That translated into better form with the various barbell squats.
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    Jan 19, 2013 10:09 PM GMT
    That guy.

    His calves.

    Oh my...

    *drools*
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    Feb 03, 2013 12:02 AM GMT
    Those squats look good, I will try them out! I keep on meaning to ask someone at my gym to check my squats anyway.
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    Feb 21, 2013 6:13 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidSquats are nothing more than a closet fag's way of showing off his ass.

    If you want legs and glutes, work legs and glutes. Squats only work on fucking up your spine.


    Don't forget hemorrhoids icon_evil.gif

    I did my squats yesterday. And dead lifts, and lunges, and ball curls.

    I don't like a hard, muscly butt though, so, should I not be doing squats? I like a round, perky, fleshy butt that vibrates when you slap it
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    Feb 22, 2013 7:56 PM GMT
    I'm relearning how to squat after taking a few years off. I'm very nervous about my form. Specifically I have suck feet when I squat. I try my best to keep pointed straight forward but my feet always rotate out ten/twenty degrees.

    For guys who squat - are your toes always pointed forward? If my feet naturally rotate out should I try to correct that movement? I've read a lot of conflicting info about this.
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    Feb 22, 2013 8:10 PM GMT
    atxd13 saidI'm relearning how to squat after taking a few years off. I'm very nervous about my form. Specifically I have suck feet when I squat. I try my best to keep pointed straight forward but my feet always rotate out ten/twenty degrees.

    For guys who squat - are your toes always pointed forward? If my feet naturally rotate out should I try to correct that movement? I've read a lot of conflicting info about this.


    Your toes pointing outward a little is fine.

    @OP, that was a good read - thanks. I love squats and have been doing front squats every 2nd week but might try this an alternative - it looks like it might be really similar in form and balance.
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    Oct 04, 2015 7:02 AM GMT
    hrhnick saidPS. I just realized the irony that I don't have any leg pics on my profile.

    So i present to you the following NSFW leg shot:

    http://cl.ly/image/0D1F0i1n101O


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    Didn't expect that! That picture turned me on!icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 04, 2015 2:44 PM GMT
    The best way to learn to 'Squat', is to drink lots of Prune juice, lots and lots. You won't be squitting in the Gym. You'll be squirting in the toilet!
  • TooFratToCare

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    Jan 15, 2016 5:54 PM GMT
    Tried it this morning for the first time and really liked it. I'll post some before pictures once I get off work
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    Jan 15, 2016 11:16 PM GMT
    TooFratToCare saidTried it this morning for the first time and really liked it. I'll post some before pictures once I get off work


    Here we go - I'll go these 2-3/week and post progress pics every so often

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    Feb 28, 2016 1:32 AM GMT
    Thanks for the info
    I'm just starting to try squatting and get datass to grow and it ain't easy!!!