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    I said usually dickhead. Now if you want me to believe that your chun school is one of the few that actually spars hard let's see vids

    Oh wait not a chun thread. Still, vids or I assume you look like all the other idiots doing reverse grip cheater curls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRuss View Post
    My own fear is not irrational. I once leaned a bit too far forward at the bottom of a back squat, buckled, and wound up having to roll the barbell over my neck and head. No injuries, but it was very scary.
    I've done that a few times. It's really no concern.

    Still, could I ask your opinion on squatting without a rack - is Power Clean to Front Squat a viable way to go? I'm hoping to reach 1.5 times body weight - currently I weigh 89 kg (198-ish lbs I think) so that'd be 130-135 kg.

    Really, my opinion is to NOT squat without a rack, or at the very least some stands. These are very basic and fundamental routines, with little room for mobility. The back squat is pretty essential, and using substitute movements is just not going to fly.
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    Maybe this should be a separate thread but how do dump back squat when you get stuck in the hole and don't have a squat rack?

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    I would let go and let it fall backwards. Your body is more valuable than your floor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackFox View Post
    Those are actually squat stands, but you gotta admire the creativity. You can also accomplish it by stacking cinder blocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackFox View Post
    Good idea...where did you get the Road Closed Ahead sign or is that question best left unanswered?
    *drives car off cliff*

    EDIT to avoid Trollshido'ing: It's rare that I'd say "dig a hole in the ground instead", but in this case, that's exactly what I'd say. Dig a waist-deep hole and squat out of that instead, because at least then you know your barbell won't roll off of its "stand".
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    Downstreet on the flip-flop, timepants.

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    It's important to remember that those wheelie bins are designed to be easy to tip backwards.

    Also, I forgot this place is more heavily moderated than my usual haunts of trollshido and YMAS. I'll stop taking the piss now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by me
    Still, could I ask your opinion on squatting without a rack - is Power Clean to Front Squat a viable way to go? I'm hoping to reach 1.5 times body weight - currently I weigh 89 kg (198-ish lbs I think) so that'd be 130-135 kg.
    Quote Originally Posted by Emevas View Post
    Really, my opinion is to NOT squat without a rack, or at the very least some stands. These are very basic and fundamental routines, with little room for mobility. The back squat is pretty essential, and using substitute movements is just not going to fly.
    In the light of your comments I was a bit unsure of how I should proceed with my program, but I ended up using stands (I discovered that what I thought was stands solely for bench press actually could extend quite nicely to fit my height) and doing regular back squats. First time I've done regular squats outside a Smiths machine - felt quite comfy :-)

    I did spend some time messing around with the basic movements for a Power Clean, but reckon I'm better served with waiting until I can get qualified instruction for that bugger.

    Anyhow, thank you for your advice, appreciated.

    Oh, and sorry for slight derail.

    Regards,
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    Last edited by LarsCG; 7/12/2010 5:32am at .

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    There are plenty of do it yourself options for a squat rack or even a powercage. Ross has one of each in his equipment section.

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