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Started By taimazov (villanova del sillaro, lo, italy)

Started on: 12/1/2007 9:54:40 AM, viewed 729 times
my squat video

i do squats eveery 8 days

2 sets: 1 set regular squats and one set 1/4 squats with bench under my butt.

i do 16 reps with 120 kg.

i am increasing 1 kg every workout

feel free to comment my videos on youtube, just search " taimazov ". or copy and paste this link



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howard (peterborough, pe4 6ny, united kingdom) on 12/1/2007 11:31:20 AM

Well, hope you dont mind me being honest!? but you didnt go to failure! but then you couldnt because you dont have the equipment to. but even that you didnt go to failure, squating like that on your own and /or without proper equipment is dangerus! How do you get the weight off if you dont make that last rep?? guess you have been lucky so far. also i think you need to have a slower tempo. apart from that good effort!!

MMHD (Somehwere, MI, U.S.A.) on 12/1/2007 12:30:16 PM

You′ve got pretty good form, but I agree with howard that you are moving too fast, especially at the beginning of the set.

You are a bit limited as far as taking the set to failure because you don′t have a power rack to lower the weight onto if you can′t complete the last rep. It looks like things are a bit tight in that garage, so you might not have room for a rack. I have heard of people securing chains from the ceiling that are carefully measured to catch the weight if you can′t finish the set. They would simply hang harmlessly between the barbell and the ceiling throughout the set.

That is something that I believe lifters did, who trained alone, before power racks became popular in the 1960′s. Just because something is "old" it doesn′t mean it isn′t still good. It would have to be secured strongly from the structure overhead. It would slide on the end of the barbell if you made a loop with the chain and then used long bolts with large washers to secure the loop. It really wouldnÂ’t cost much for the chain, and when you are not using it, it could just hang onto the wall to keep them out of the way.

taimazov (villanova del sillaro, lo, italy) on 12/1/2007 12:45:02 PM

i am searching the market for power racks, when i find it it will be a more confident effort.

of course i cant go to failure but i do know when i have another rep in me.

the key for me is high reps. i tried 100kg for awhile staying between 8-10 reps, then decreased the weight to 95 and 13 reps; from then on i just kept building weight.

i will try to work on decreasing the speed of the descent. the key for me is to keep getting stronger in the squat

NatureBoy (Gold Coast, QLD, Australia) on 12/1/2007 3:18:17 PM

That′s a good effort – high rep squats are REALLY demanding.

I swear reading about NOT going to failure on squats and deadlifts by Art Jones, due to the high potential dangers of spinal and other injuries.

Peary Rader and the old timers squatted just like that. No spotters, no safety racks and not going to failure and built big, strong bodies. Peary ended up squatting 350 lbs for 20 reps in his prime.

Keep at it : )

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