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Dec
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revised Will barbell squats really strengthen back/deltoid/traps muscles?
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Dec
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answered Will barbell squats really strengthen back/deltoid/traps muscles?
Dec
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comment Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting
@EricKaufman Squatting with less than 65kg (for this person, right now) won't fix anything because it won't force him to fix the form imperfections and weaknesses. It's easy to squat right with 1/2BW. It's when it's >BW that you start finding what's wrong.
Dec
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comment Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting
I agree with mitro on the topic of lifting elbows. That's a bad habit.
Dec
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comment Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting
A back angle of 45 degrees does not jive with an ass to grass squat. That sounds more like a low-bar squat. This sounds like you're getting to parallel bent forward, and then losing trunk tightness by lowering your hips further. Don't do that. Either do a quite upright high bar squat that goes as low as is feasible while maintaining back position, or do a bent-forward low bar squat to as close to parallel as is feasible while maintaining back position.
Dec
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revised Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting
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Dec
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comment Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting
Definitely deload. Follow the program.
Dec
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comment Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting
For proper breathing, I don't just mean when. I mean, are you breathing in deep and then locking it hard, with your abs and lower back and glutes squeezed, and your shoulderblades retracted? Does everything stay tight? How precisely does the upper back round? What's your back angle?
Dec
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answered Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting
Dec
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comment Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting
How long are you taking between sets?
Dec
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answered Dumbell routine issue
Dec
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comment Breathe with mouth open while jogging and running?
@noob I could not.
Dec
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answered Breathe with mouth open while jogging and running?
Nov
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comment How do calories per distance vary with speed: walking, running, and sprinting?
This may be a better fit on skeptics.SE.
Nov
25
comment How do you make progress in two different pressing exercises at once?
@Alec The title is a different question from the story which is unrelated to the last paragraph's first question, which is unrelated to the last paragraph's section question.
Nov
25
comment Did walking & stretching on my rest day made my lower back sore?
@claws Awesome! I don't think people talk enough about how different squatting 3/4 BW feels versus squatting 4/3 BW. It's not that the lighter weight is easy, it's that the heavier weight is mentally challenging in a totally different way. There's a significant transition thereabouts for most people.
Nov
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revised Did walking & stretching on my rest day made my lower back sore?
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Nov
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comment Did walking & stretching on my rest day made my lower back sore?
@claws That's to be expected when someone is first experiencing truly challenging squats. You're at precisely the stage (just over BW) where the feeling of squats go from "yeah yeah I squat down with a barbell on my back, I push a bit and it's fine" to "if I don't totally focus and keep everything tight and exert myself harder than I may have ever exerted myself before I'm going to be crushed underneath this thing". Soreness is normal. Soreness increasing from the day after to 2 days after is normal.
Nov
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answered Did walking & stretching on my rest day made my lower back sore?
Nov
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comment How to create a good personalized bodyweight workout plan
@Orism Doing the evaluative diagnostics is hard. Knowing how to interpret the results is hard. Most people, myself included, and even smart people, do better with outside expert guidance compared to trying to 1) figure out what they don't know and then 2) teach that to themselves