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    Heavy squats are tough to do with strict form and God help you if something goes wrong. Dead lifts work the same muscles and then some if you stay off your toes.

    To fix your squatting form, try doing bodyweight squats with your nose 1 cm away from the wall. This will force you to bend from the hips and have good form.

    Learning to do a pistol will impress chicks at parties.

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    squats are more quad-dominant though. I find deadlifts more hamstring dominant

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFGOON
    Heavy squats are tough to do with strict form and God help you if something goes wrong. Dead lifts work the same muscles and then some if you stay off your toes.

    To fix your squatting form, try doing bodyweight squats with your nose 1 cm away from the wall. This will force you to bend from the hips and have good form.

    Learning to do a pistol will impress chicks at parties.
    mega-cool suggestion!
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris

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    Try out hack sqauts while learning the full squat or even leg press. BTW hack squat, think of a deadlift but the bar is behind you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Macho
    mega-cool suggestion!
    Honestly, that one comes from Pavel Tsatsouline.

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    Two things:

    I do squats and deads shoeless right now, and it's freaking wonderful. I recommend it for anyone that does these exercises.

    And since it hasn't been addressed just yet: The SuperSquats routine was intended to be used as a bulking program. The idea is that doing a heavy compound lift for a lot of reps creates a ton of hypertrophy and growth hormone. That is accompanied by very high caloric intake in order to put on weight at high speed. If that's not your goal, you're better off with a different program. Squats, pullups, and dips are great exercises that will fit into many other routines that you can do. You don't have to do this routine just because they're in it. Likewise, if you're lifting purely for strength/performance, you should look elsewhere.

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    I HAVE THIS SAME PROBLEM!

    I am yelling because I was about to start a thread about it. I can't squat with just body weight without my heels coming off the ground. I can however sumo squat. I become convinced that my Soleus is to blame.

    How do I know if I'm right!?

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    OH no! This thread makes me doubt that its my calves!
    http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/22/19125.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteShark
    OH no! This thread makes me doubt that its my calves!
    http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/22/19125.html
    Excellent find dude!!!

    So, it looks like the key to the good squat is going to be hamstring flexibility?
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris

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    whats a pistol?

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