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Benefits of Squats?

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Ive started doing squatting before every work out (4x a week)is this too much? what are the all benefits of doing them?

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king of all exercises imoworks everything below the bar, etc. (there's bare benefits, long to list em)4x a week is a lot tho, i do 3x and my legs are clapped outand add them to the workout, don't do em BEFORE or you'll be too tired

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Thats way too much, spesh if your doing it proper, you would be a cripple lolIts the king of moves, with deadlifting being second.Make sure you do ass to grass, see pure ppl doing heavy weights but hardly going down

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c/s atg go right to the bottom with good form, try not to bring your back into getting the weight up if you're strugglingsquatting heavy boosts testosterone and helps growth all over the body gotta do squats or you're not on gym tbh

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atg is one of them things. everyone thinks they are doing it, but in reality hardly anyone is.I know bare guys who've gone from quarter squats to half squats and think they are doing atg.then theres the people who think parallel is atg.A good way to determine if ur doing atg, is if te back of your calves TOUCH your hamstrings at the bottom of each rep. If you dont feel them touch, you most probably aint doing atg./saying that parallel is enough imo

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atg is one of them things. everyone thinks they are doing it, but in reality hardly anyone is.I know bare guys who've gone from quarter squats to half squats and think they are doing atg.then theres the people who think parallel is atg.A good way to determine if ur doing atg, is if te back of your calves TOUCH your hamstrings at the bottom of each rep. If you dont feel them touch, you most probably aint doing atg./saying that parallel is enough imo
True, I could prob do heavier weights, but would rather do a lower weight but do atg
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I try to go just beyond parallel, but is it really that much better to do ATG? Does it make returning to the starting position considerably harder?

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Make sure you go for a dump beforehand though.Just sayin'...

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Make sure you go for a dump beforehand though.Just sayin'...
once i was on the end bench next to squat rack, guy squats, and farts, centimetres from my face. wasn't amused./i do my legs once a week and i can feel the ache for a good 3 or 4 days later, so yeh, ur deffo doing it too much,
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it's an unnatural range of motion to stop the weight before you get as deep as you can imoi been doing squats 3 times a week for a couple weeks,, after a while you get used to it and don't ache too much

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Done legs today as well, I always do, always have, Will up some vids soon

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I try to go just beyond parallel, but is it really that much better to do ATG? Does it make returning to the starting position considerably harder?
loool its called "the hole" and its a horrible place.once you hit acertain depth and you're tired you aint coming back out. its scary as f*ck 1st time it happens. ur squeezing ur hardest bar aint moving. only thing to do is strategically bail
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certain times i do squats and my hips/groin just aren't having iti could only do 2 sets today and had to stop from the paini think it's a flexibility issue, but no matter how much i stretch i still feel it in my hipsmy body is a joke though. too many joint and muscle problems to list

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Thats way too much, spesh if your doing it proper, you would be a cripple lolIts the king of moves, with deadlifting being second.Make sure you do ass to grass, see pure ppl doing heavy weights but hardly going down
was told to put a bench there (with the barbell machine ting) as he said he has the same effect of atgand that atg with heavy weights without a belt causes injury?is this true.. or?
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if by barbell machine ting, u mean smiths machine, allow it, use a squat rack and full sized bar. i went through a stage of using the smiths a lot and thought i was a badman with squats, moved back to free weight and felt like i was gonna fall on my arse, even if u think ur not leaning on the machine u wont be learning to balance the weight correctly.

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DEADLIFTS >>>>> SQUATSfeinding for that feeling deads used to give my traps and lower back

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if by barbell machine ting, u mean smiths machine, allow it, use a squat rack and full sized bar. i went through a stage of using the smiths a lot and thought i was a badman with squats, moved back to free weight and felt like i was gonna fall on my arse, even if u think ur not leaning on the machine u wont be learning to balance the weight correctly.
nah i seen ppl put a bench, from the dumbbell section in-between their legs, so if they get down and can't get up they got the seat as protection, i'm not tall enough for that. does anyone do squats with their feet really far apart? i can't do them at just shoulder width.
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atg has a questionable effect on your kneesid stay parallel

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if by barbell machine ting, u mean smiths machine, allow it, use a squat rack and full sized bar. i went through a stage of using the smiths a lot and thought i was a badman with squats, moved back to free weight and felt like i was gonna fall on my arse, even if u think ur not leaning on the machine u wont be learning to balance the weight correctly.
nah i seen ppl put a bench, from the dumbbell section in-between their legs, so if they get down and can't get up they got the seat as protection, i'm not tall enough for that. does anyone do squats with their feet really far apart? i can't do them at just shoulder width.
yh i was just sayin the smiths has ppl gassed, seen sum guys fully leaning, with there body at like a 45 degree angle pushing the weight up the rails and thinking they can squat heavy. when i was using smiths i tried to get my form as good as i could, but even then when i went back free weight i had to take a load of weight off and learn to balance the bar again. what you can lift on a smiths =/= what you can really lift. you progress alot faster with free weight ime, theres just a lot more going on, benefits you dont get by having the bar on rails. i know lots of ppl like having a bench there for safety, personally like to have a clear space so i can just dump the weight and get out the way if it gets dodgy.also i think you need to careful not to have your feet too wide apart, apparently you cause injury at heavier weight, seem to remember guillermo saying he cudnt squat anymore cos he tore his groin or somthing. jus try and get more flexible init.
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First started squatting in the squat rack but switched to the smith after a few months, just to see what it was saying. Got up to 2 plates in the smith and thought I was a don especially coz I been training under a year. Went back to the squat rack and 2 plates felt mad heavy and my balance was non existent. My boy still wants to do his squats in the smith though coz he "hates the squat rack" but I'm back on it now and moved up to 2 and a half plates. Learnt to balance the ting again properly and stabilize myself.Don't think I'll be going back to the smith to squat tbh

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atg has a questionable effect on your kneesid stay parallel
yep knees and hips/groini'm quite injury prone as a person anyway, but squatting too deep seriously strains my groin/hip areai always go below parallel, but don't go full down because it hurts too much
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my full leg day last week fully killed me, doing calf raises for the first time in a year left me unable to stand up quickly and going down stairs was a serious effort, ive never felt pain like it from the gym, but the squats are still good after being a little bit neglected

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no imo.just increase ur flexibility./im going to add box squats into my life, anyone like them?and does anyone front squat? or do any unilateral variations?

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