Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Great article from Rippetoe on squatting deep

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/when_it_comes_to_squats_easier_doesnt_work

If you go to the live spill take notice of what he says about deloads.  Why the hell would you "plan" a deload?

Music to my ears.

7 comments:

  1. Does Rippetoe regularly post on that site?

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  2. In the live spill he does. Not sure about on the boards because I rarely look on there. I know he does at startingstrength at the boards there.

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  3. I've noticed a larger variety of authors on that site now. So there are not many who post regularly anymore, but its still 1 new article a day.

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  4. Great link, thanks Paul. I go back and forth between squats and deads being my favourite lift, but always land back with deads. I think it's partly because I'm more of a natural puller, but I also think that squatting is THE most taxing lift there is. I always go into squat sessions with trepidation, because I know it's going to bleed me dry. But then it's when it hurts that it really counts, right. That's something my trainer taught me. Along with proper squat form. I get flamed if I even stop at parallel.

    It's pretty shocking how many guys I see doing partial squats at my gym though. (And how few women I see squatting AT ALL.) I'd say something, but I don't think they'd appreciate it. I'm still not clear on gym etiquette on these things..

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  5. If someone is offended at someone telling them they need to squat deeper then they need to leave their ego at the gym door and be willing to learn.

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  6. most guys use sq rack for curls.

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