Barbell Squats

Ask or answer questions, discuss and express your views

Moderators: Ironman, Jungledoc, darshana, stuward

Keith

Post by Keith » Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:04 pm

Matt,
Here is an ad from Ironmind that shows a hip-belt attached to a bar.

http://www6.mailordercentral.com/ironmi ... umber=1220

Keith

User avatar
TimD
In Memoriam: TimD
In Memoriam: TimD
Posts: 3129
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 8:04 am
Location: Va Beach, Va

Post by TimD » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:05 pm

Hi Matt. To answer your question, we held a HEX DB by the head, and it was in the vertical position. Think palms facing, elbows down, and inside the knees. If you have problems visualizing that, I think I can sare up a few websites that show it.
Tim

Matt Z

Post by Matt Z » Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:12 pm

So is the dumbbell directly in front of your sternum?

User avatar
TimD
In Memoriam: TimD
In Memoriam: TimD
Posts: 3129
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 8:04 am
Location: Va Beach, Va

Post by TimD » Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:08 am

Matt, this thread is on "Goblet Squats", which seem to be almost the same thing I was describing. This link will put you into the second page. Scroll down to the third or furth post, and you will see a picture. The whole thread (you can back up into the first page by choosing the archive block at the top) contains good descriptions. Thought this would be easier than trying to describe it.
http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/22/20484.html
Enjoy
Tim

JeffD

Post by JeffD » Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:17 am

I do barbell hack squats regularly now, since im working out at home with no rack. The only negative about it though is that you are limited to what your grip strength will allow you to hold (ala the deadlift) I do mine like deadlifts, bringing the bar all the way to the floor and resetting each rep. If i dont do it like that i tend to cheat a little bit on reps and not go down far enough...or worse yet the bar will end up rolling on me and ill start losing my grip. Hmmm i wonder if you can use a mixed grip with the hack squat...i never thought of that till just now.

Matt Z

Post by Matt Z » Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:37 pm

I've heard you can use a mixed grip for hack squats though I've never tried it.

JeffD

Post by JeffD » Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:24 am

Im definitely gonna have to try that then, my grip always gives out before my legs do.

Matt Z

Post by Matt Z » Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:21 pm

Tim D thanks for the picture. That looks like roughly the same stance I've been using for barbell squats. Also, I try to focus on a point slightly above eye level on the wall in front of me when I squat. This helps somewhat, but still can't seem to find my groove. As a result, I'm always reluctant to try a little more weight, or for a few more reps at the end of a set for fear my form will come unglued.

Locked