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revised Preventing upper back from rounding while squatting
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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
5
answered Dumbell routine issue
Dec
4
comment Breathe with mouth open while jogging and running?
@noob I could not.
Dec
4
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
Nov
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comment How to create a good personalized bodyweight workout plan
What you need is a coach.
Nov
22
comment Is there any benefit to being more flexible than is necessary to reach position?
@Daniel There's also the countering fact that while one's ability to exert force is limited at the end ranges of motion; one is able to bounce off of the end of some ranges of motion due to elastic effects on a variety of soft tissue. So being barely flexible enough to squat below parallel is advantageous for powerlifting, for example.
Nov
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comment Why do many parkour practitioners wear oversized pants?
@Alec "Parkour was developed in France, primarily by Raymond Belle, and further by his son David Belle and his group of friends, the self-styled Yamakasi, during the late 1980s" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkour
Nov
18
answered Breaking plateau on grease-the-groove chin-ups
Nov
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revised Normative ratio between squat and lunge?
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