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Post by brook011 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:41 pm

Eat hard, sleep hard, lift hard.

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Post by ironmaiden708 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:51 pm

Can you explain how to eat hard and sleep hard?

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Post by brook011 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:23 am

eat alot, sleep 8 hours? its just an expression?

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Post by ironmaiden708 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:58 am

brook011 wrote:eat alot, sleep 8 hours? its just an expression?
I can assure you I knew it was an expression. It's a blanket statement that can be interpreted differently.

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Post by smak » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:43 pm

@All:
I did the full squats today with just 80 pounds to begin with.. My posture was alright according to the same regular at the gym but my action seems to have a problem. He couldn't really tell me what to amend so that the action is corrected.
I seem to raise on my toes and also tend to fall forward while raising up. I consciously tried to push through my heels but apparently it's not that easy!

Any tips that could help me? Or should I try a different type of squat?

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Post by Matt Z » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:59 pm

Hard to say from your description. Could be your stance, bar placement, weak erectors, tight calves, etc.

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Post by Jungledoc » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:51 pm

Can you do squats without any added weight and keep your heels on the floor? You should do that a lot before you start using weight, and then start is small amounts and go up. The empty bar is not too light to start.

As you begin the movement, your hips should start moving back before your knees start bending. We often talk about "sitting back", and that is exactly the kind of movement you do.

Have you looked at videos on line? The ones at http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p ... 8F10C4DE1F are great.

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Post by smak » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:06 am

@ JungleDoc:
At first look, they look like an awesome set of videos! I will go through them fully and try to do the full squats without any weights at home and get the action right.. (hopefully!)

Before going to the gym, I had read up the ExRx page on full squats and also this other page: http://www.gymjunkies.com/how-to-squat/

Thanks for the youtube link!

As you begin the movement, your hips should start moving back before your knees start bending. We often talk about "sitting back", and that is exactly the kind of movement you do.
I don't exactly recall how I did it.. I did not really observe if I was doing it this way. I shall take note of it when I am doing the practice squats at home..! Thanks for that.. :smile:

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