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Old 06-04-2014, 06:20 AM   #21421
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I just don't think there's comparing isolated ab movements to real, proven exercises. I know a few guys that follow the Westside workouts and all they do in the gym are variations of squats, deads, pullups, and stuff like that and they're strong as shit, as well as ripped. Again, I still do stuff like leg raises, planks, and weighted twists a few times a week, but I feel that I get more from more traditional workouts like squats.

Moving on, I fucking hate front squats! Every time I think I'm making leaps and bounds on squats, I do front squats and get put in check and feel like a bitch. I really need to do them more. I've really been liking the hack squats though. The peaks on my quads have been popping since I've started doing those
I have a love/hate relationship with front squats. I feel like a beast when I squat and like a little girl with front squats, but I like doing them. I like them because it's a good way for me to work my core without have to isolate it.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:34 AM   #21423
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I have a love/hate relationship with front squats. I feel like a beast when I squat and like a little girl with front squats, but I like doing them. I like them because it's a good way for me to work my core without have to isolate it.

I need to focus more on front squats. I never knew how unflexible I was untill I started trying them. I have to slightly elevate my heals to be able to perform them.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:44 AM   #21424
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Read this this morning about good leg workouts. Pretty good info:

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Old 06-04-2014, 07:42 AM   #21425
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I disagree.
Why add weight to squats when u want to focus on the weight actually working for u - as in ur legs? So why spend time focusing on ur core, when u should be focusing on the movement itself?

I know a few guys that did indirectly trained abs with squats and are disappointed with the results they had come stage....they started training them directly the 'popped' more.

Pull-ups - focus on squeezing the lats, not the core?

Just my .02....or .03.
Just saying, I do feel like my abs get a workout from pullups. Maybe doing a different grip? idk
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:16 AM   #21426
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Just saying, I do feel like my abs get a workout from pullups. Maybe doing a different grip? idk
Sounds like you may be using your body to assist with pulling up?

You should go as wide as you can, your body should not be moving, pull yourself up, hold for a sec, lower yourself down. If your body is swaying have a partner steady you, then pull yourself back up. That will get you full benefit of the exercise.

You do have to keep your core tight.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:21 AM   #21427
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How many of your guys train to failure with your sets, i don't do that with deadlift and bench but on overhead press and sometimes squats, i like to make sure i couldn't get another rep in if my family's life depends on it. Love that grind of the last rep.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:44 AM   #21428
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How many of your guys train to failure with your sets, i don't do that with deadlift and bench but on overhead press and sometimes squats, i like to make sure i couldn't get another rep in if my family's life depends on it. Love that grind of the last rep.
I always do. If I'm trying to do 3 sets of 10, I make sure the 10th one is the absolute last one I can do. If I can do more, I do as many as I can until I can't do anymore and then add weight on the next set to try and only be able to do 10-12. If I can't make it to 10 and can only do around 6, I do as many as I can and then decrease the weight on the next set to try and get around 10.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:45 AM   #21429
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How many of your guys train to failure with your sets, i don't do that with deadlift and bench but on overhead press and sometimes squats, i like to make sure i couldn't get another rep in if my family's life depends on it. Love that grind of the last rep.
Very seldom, failure for me is normally piss poor form. I'll go until I can't keep everything tight. I normally always work towards a 3rm however. I know a guy that trains to failure but his form is near perfect on all sets. Not sure how he does it. My flight or fight kicks in and I do what I have to to get the weight up .
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Very seldom, failure for me is normally piss poor form. I'll go until I can't keep everything tight. I normally always work towards a 3rm however. I know a guy that trains to failure but his form is near perfect on all sets. Not sure how he does it. My flight or fight kicks in and I do what I have to to get the weight up .
My last rep on all my stuff looks like I'm having a stroke. I keep good form until I absolutely have to compromise form and then I know to stop.

On stuff like squats and deads and bench, I'm a lot more careful because screwing up in those depts and equal a trip to snap city.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:23 PM   #21431
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Sounds like you may be using your body to assist with pulling up?

You should go as wide as you can, your body should not be moving, pull yourself up, hold for a sec, lower yourself down. If your body is swaying have a partner steady you, then pull yourself back up. That will get you full benefit of the exercise.

You do have to keep your core tight.
I try not to sway by doing very slow pullups. I can't do wide grips anymore Not since I stopped working out for school. My abs just feel very tightened when I do certain pullups, they may just be undertrained.

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How many of your guys train to failure with your sets, i don't do that with deadlift and bench but on overhead press and sometimes squats, i like to make sure i couldn't get another rep in if my family's life depends on it. Love that grind of the last rep.
I am trying to get better at that
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Just saying, I do feel like my abs get a workout from pullups. Maybe doing a different grip? idk
perpendicular straight-leg pullups are..mean
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Shit I can relate. Over memorial day I was running and jumping and managed to body slam myself on some rocks. Fucking destroyed my back and neck. A week and a half later and I am finally moving more normally.
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I don't agree. Everyone has a different BMR, and burns cals at a different rate...it cannot calculate how much u truly need...maybe as as a starting point to keep you going, but since we all respond differently, and burn energy at a different rate...
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You have fun with that. Lol not for me
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I would say under, if I understand your question right, legs under you is gonna be more focused on quads and legs out in front is gonna focus more on hams
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