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Knee Sleeves, Squat Depth

Powerlifting 6 Answers
If you guy's have seen my squat, you know I squat excessively deep and it makes me lose tightness and back position. I have noticed that when I squat wearing form-fitting sweatpants, when I squat down the fabric pulls on my knee-caps and gives me this artificial stretch reflex preprioception thin...
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Arnold 2018 - Here We Go

Powerlifting 3 Answers
So it looks like (as of right now) my next meet is going to be the XPC Championships at the 2018 Arnold Classic in Columbus Ohio.   I plan on doing a 12 week meet prep peaking program which will get underway on Sunday December 3rd. During the off-season I've pinpointed some weaknesses. ...
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Might as well do an introduction

Introductions 2 Answers
Hey everyone,   I am new to the site so I thought I would introduce myself. I have added 2 entries to my log today, but I thought I would post here as well.   I'm 28 years old. I competed in powerlifting from 2007-2012. During that time I had my second knee surgery and it set me back a...
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Arnold 2018 - Here We Go

LeoTouchdown says

Anyone who tells you equipped lifting is easier on the joints is a fool! I've trained and competed both raw and equipped, they both take their toll big time, but unitl you put the gear on, you don't know pain LOL

Haha, will try it out when I get the chance. Blaine Sumner who said he hurt his hip squatting raw but he could squat in single ply, so that was what I was thinking about.


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Arnold 2018 - Here We Go

BigLou2314 says

Anyone who tells you equipped lifting is easier on the joints is a fool! I've trained and competed both raw and equipped, they both take their toll big time, but unitl you put the gear on, you don't know pain LOL


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The Official Playlist Thread!

gusepina says

So guys and girls, time to share your favorite songs, the ones that make you go over the edge on the gym yahoo.gif .



You can post as many songs as you want of course!!! Be sure to update 

subito.it

the thread if you find any new tunes.



Some of mine (quite old I must say) :


The End of the line
Seek n Destroy
Lose Yourself
Paradise City
Fuel
Puto (By Molotov, Mexican Band)
Where dem girls at (Especially good on Fridays, when you are lifting and everybody is out there drinking lol)



So, what you got? Don't be afraid to share! mg_03.gif

Nice !!! :)


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Knee Sleeves, Squat Depth

LeoTouchdown says

Which sleeves do you guys like?


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Knee Sleeves, Squat Depth

LeoTouchdown says

I like my sleeves too. Also, have you tried widening your stance a bit?

I have. Maybe didn't give it a long enough shot, but it felt weaker for me.


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Cube Method

millwoodj says
Has anyone done the cube method? It just seems somewhat lower volume than many programs. I'm not saying that's always a bad thing. The idea of it seems great until I really start breaking it down and looking at it from the volume side of things.
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Knee Sleeves, Squat Depth

T_M says

In all my years, I can honestly say that I have never heard  anyone ask how they can squat higher!  I wish I had your ankle, knee and hip mobility.  Given that, part of me wants to advise you to ditch the idea of powerlifting and focus on (Oly) weightlifting.  High bar squats (like front squats) encourage depth and are more quad dependent lifts.  If you want to put more weight on your back, I would suggest going low bar, with a wider stance (as eyelevel4 suggested), stick your ass out more and create that stretch reflex in your hamstrings and adductors.  Also, in this stance, consider paused reps to work on core tightness and positioning to avoid the dreaded butt wink.  The high bar paused rep in your recent vid looks more like bouncing off your calves (given your flexibility/mobility) and won't promote the core tightness you're looking for IMHO.


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Knee Sleeves, Squat Depth

eyelevel4 says

I like my sleeves too. Also, have you tried widening your stance a bit?


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Knee Sleeves, Squat Depth

Brandon says
For me, 100%

Sleeves cut my depth very nicely. Can’t squat without them now.
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