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Jul
10
comment Barefoot Running Effective for Improving Squat?
Good timing. Here's the video that describes weighting the foot when squatting, also some ankle impingement studies: youtube.com/watch?v=nZ_b5TNIbPI -- I should mention I still don't think it's a mobility issue since I don't have this problem with lighter sets. Really looking to strengthen that whole "ball of the foot to ankle" chain. I feel like "clutching" the ground with my foot provides the most stable base when squatting.
Jul
9
comment Barefoot Running Effective for Improving Squat?
I've used oly lifting shoes for a few years. While you are correct that the weight should be on the heels, arch still needs to be maintained for proper ankle ROM. This is why foot strength is still an issue, and why (correct me if i'm wrong) power lifters use ankle braces when squatting. I believe I can find a KStarr video explaining this if you are interested.
Jul
9
comment Barefoot Running Effective for Improving Squat?
Hi maxywb. Thanks for the input. I've been high-bar olympic squatting for about 5 years now and don't have any mobility issues. I believe the impingement issues I'm having stem from my arch collapsing at high loads (for my tall and lanky physique, it's right around 300lbs). I'm wondering if there's a fun/novel activity -- such as barefoot running -- that could help improve this weakness.
Jul
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Jun
7
comment Did tabata training, now my body looks a bit disproportionate
@galley Also, a caloric surplus just means eating more than your daily needs of calories, rather than less. I find when recomposing I initially put on a lot of muscle. I also include a lot of intervals, sprints, and circuits in my routines, which, no matter how much I eat, always seem to keep my bodyfat down.
Jun
7
comment Did tabata training, now my body looks a bit disproportionate
@galley 5-6 hours of sleep is pretty poor. You should be getting a solid 7-8 hours of sleep every night for proper recovery (also recommend adding about 15-20 minutes a day of meditation to your routine to help with the neuromuscular stuff and overall relaxation). You may also want to take a few days in a row off, eat some cheat meals, drink some beers maybe and just relax and recover (this is called deloading). For caloric needs, try doing a search online for "caloric needs calculator" to give you a baseline, then tweak it as you see fit. It's not an exact science.
Jun
6
answered Did tabata training, now my body looks a bit disproportionate
May
22
comment Any trick to make going to the gym less intimidating?
Check out this answer for some peace of mind on etiquette.
May
8
comment Strength Training and a Bad Back
True, in the context of the question a movement that reduces low back stress is necessary. Personally I would choose a lever row or a barbell bench row and supplement with a reverse hyper-extensions, but I guess that's a matter of preference. I guess the point I was making is that for all around strength training, shouldn't one perform a "big 5" rather than a "big 4"?
May
8
comment Strength Training and a Bad Back
It seems like the barbell row is a staple as well.
May
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Apr
19
comment Exercises that make the 'Core' strong
Squats.
Apr
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