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    When I was doing squat we used the 90 degree rule, but a lot of people confused that for parallel with the ground. When we did heavy lifting we made sure there were a few of us around so we could make sure we were covered correctly:
    Squat cage
    one guy in front
    one guy on each side
    one guy for rear spot
    one of the guys on the side would call for the squat.

    For 5 years we lifted religiously making legs a twice a week thing. I heard a lot of crazy ideas. Bottom line is that I'm not risking my knees just to do stupid things.

    *Edit: I was addressing the question on how far down you squat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcvmac View Post
    I'd like to see how other people who squat around the same as me squat, as no-one in my gym gets past curls, bench, & Smith machine. Nothing to brag about, o'course.
    Yeah I see more people on the leg press machine. Just the other day I saw a guy with 6 45s on each side and he was only going down 2 inches before pushing back up. It's funny and sad at the same time. I'm sure he's proud he can do 540 on the leg press.

    On Squats I was always taught to hit parallel, and I usually go down 1 to 2 extra inches just to make sure I'm doing a full rep each time. Never felt comfortable doing ATG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis17 View Post
    Yeah I see more people on the leg press machine. Just the other day I saw a guy with 6 45s on each side and he was only going down 2 inches before pushing back up. It's funny and sad at the same time. I'm sure he's proud he can do 540 on the leg press.

    On Squats I was always taught to hit parallel, and I usually go down 1 to 2 extra inches just to make sure I'm doing a full rep each time. Never felt comfortable doing ATG.
    Are you positive he wasn't doing calf raises?
    "That was the only way you could destroy me. Neither do I quail at death nor act in deference to any god. So drop your talk, I come resolved to die. But first, there are these gifts I bring for you." At once he hurled a javelin at his enemy, then sent another and another still straight to the mark. - Virgil's The Aeneid

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    I'm 5'6" and 145 lbs (66 kilogram weight class for judo) and all my numbers are for 5 sets of 5 reps.

    squat - 225lbs
    bench press - 160lbs
    deadlift - 265lbs
    overhead press - 90lbs

    my goal is that by the end of the year i'll be at the following...

    squat - 300lbs
    bench press - 200lbs
    deadlift - 350lbs
    overhead press - 145lbs

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    I haven't maxed out in a while, but the weights I've been using, as of my last workout are:

    Bench: 225 x 4
    Squat: 345 x 5
    Deadlift: 405 x 5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickapoo View Post
    Are you positive he wasn't doing calf raises?
    Pretty sure they weren't because it looked like they were also pushing with their heels.

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    jspeedy, excuse my ignorance, what do we mean when we say cranking out some pistols?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnix View Post
    jspeedy, excuse my ignorance, what do we mean when we say cranking out some pistols?


    cuz scantily clad gurl.

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    310 for reps Monday... don't know what my true 1rep max is because I never try...

    5'11", and fight at 170.

    Edit:

    Deadlift is 390 for reps and bench is 235 for reps at the moment. I used to pull over 500 pounds deadlifting, but the focus of my training has drastically changed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by judoka_uk View Post
    I'm still surprised at the high numbers put up by people who are 3/4 quarters my weight. When I'm in the gym only a handful of absolute beasts and gym monkeys are squating more than me. That's not a brag, I don't think my squats are that impressive, just that the average of others sqautters is vastly out of proportion compared to the claims on bullshido.

    Exclude Omega from that, because as a pro fighter I expect his numbers to be exceptional.
    I don't know why you're surprised. There's a 5'7 guy in my gym squatting 140kg with a 207kg deadlift. I doubt height is as important as overall mass..

    I mean it's arguable that height could even be detrimental for lifting in some regards. With two guys the same weight, the taller guy has a longer RoM which will make his lifts harder.
    "The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero projects his fear onto his opponent while the coward runs. 'Fear'. It's the same thing, but it's what you do with it that matters". - Cus D'Amato
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