How can you enjoy squating? I mean, I have no doubt is the most based excercise and I will do it properly every fucking workout, but I'm always glad it's over when I finish my last set. How can I enjoy it?
I do it because I enjoy being glad they're over. Doing heavy squats should take like 20 minutes including 3 minute rest periods. You get to spend the next two days feeling good about them though
its probably the toughest exercise i do considering i do 3 sets of squats while only one set of dls. im glad too when i finish my last set.
its the exercise i put the most work into learning and i find the strength gains in it to be extremely rewarding. that's probably why i enjoy it. i consider it my favorite excercise.
kill you're are self
>tfw 3 minute rest isn't enough anymore and squats take forever
i dread it
fuckin shit sucks
deadlifts are better for leg development
just switch to sumo deads and see it by yourself.
>deadlifts are better for leg development
>just pull sumoi
Can't wait to see how fucked up your body is in a few years ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
You're an idiot. Depth is where the top of the hip joint goes below the top of the knee joint.
That picture is not depth
Also "AyyTeeGee" serves its purpose depending on your sport.
See pic related and posts >>35559936
Found the faggot who quarter squats.
Do it less.
I use to dread going to the m to do 3x5 squats, 3x a week. I'd get this awful feeling in my stomach and feel sick on every set. It was extremely hard and I ended up sacrificing form for reps. (Knee valgus)
Eventually I moved onto Madcow 5x5 as I got to 130kg on SS, from there it was smooth sailing, it was 1 set of 5 and 1 set of 3 and even had a Deload day so it was great.
I didn't wear a belt until about 140kg ish, but when I did put one on it felt even easier.
the hip joint should be below the knee joint, and it is.
it is. atg is not a low bar squat cue at all. nearly everyone who thinks it is will have a buttwink while trying their atg.
you don't have to reply to post that, you could just upvote their posts to be quite honest with you family
>I was wrong but now I have to stick to my guns to avoid humiliation
Lol'd. Your entire post is
>trust me guys, his hip crease is the below the knee joint
>some shitty atg strawman
Not even the SPF would white light this depth
>the hip joint should be below the knee joint, and it is.
Are you blind? See this image again >>35559950. Explain to me how on Earth that is depth.
Also atg has nothing at all to do with low bar.
>you could just upvote their posts
oh here we go with the epim reddit maymays
>Even with PERFECT form, where do we lose the squat? Our low back.
How do you just pull this shit out of your ass? where does this come from? How do you jsut say that squats aren't a lower back exercise?
>But guys with big legs squat. No, they just consistently and progressively train their lower body.
By squatting.... HOLY SH-
Title of the slide is "Pure Fact". Dear god my sides hahahaha.
And to top it off he leaves behind an advertisement.
just kill yourself. i never did any of that.
that image is comparing the z-axis of two points that differ on the x-axis and y-axist in an image with a somewhat down-facing perspective.
also i never said atg had anything to do with lowbar.
all that last guy did was reply with "you should look at these replies". i don't see any reason to put the slightest bit of thought in a reply to him.
It's a shit angle, but you can still see it's not depth.
You do realise in powerlifting competition the judges are sat at a 90 degree angle to the lifter, and because of that the knee and hip joints will be at different position on the y-axis anyway?
But still I don't see how you can honestly say pic related depth and OP's depth are effectively the same. I think you're just trying to justify your inability to hit depth tbqhfam.
Intermediate is a broad statement, it refers to a lifter who can squat 140kg and a lifter who can squat over 200kg...
10kg a month is normal progression for the 140kg squatter. Maybe less for the 200kg squatter, even if they are "intermediates".
There is only one reason for SS style squats, and that's e-peen on the net. You don't need it for strength, you don't need it for aesthetics, you don't even need it for sports.
So, unless you want /fit/ to fap to you, just don't do it if you don't enjoy it. There are dozens of other leg exercises you can choose from.
>if i can be obnoxious enough to get an insult i'm correct
>You do realise in powerlifting competition the judges are sat at a 90 degree angle to the lifter, and because of that the knee and hip joints will be at different position on the y-axis anyway?
yeah that's true but they have a perspective that doesn't differ on the z-axis, which we have in that pic.
im not saying those are the same, i think your pic is below minimum depth
yep, squats are my 2nd favorite exercise.
OHP > squats > barbell holds. top 3 for me.
>You get to spend the next two days feeling good about them though
>not doing heavy squats 3 times a week
lmao you delicate little bitch.
I'm only a 130 kg high bar squatter @ 72 kg tho
The point that you've crossed on the hip joint isn't the top of the hip joint though, which is where depth is judged against the knee joint. That was the point of the second image.
It's technically past depth but as this anon showed >>35560090 ipf judges just red light anything that's not blatantly to depth.
that red flag is incredible, even using the crease as a cue
there's still a distance to go on that pic tho
What? I moved the arrow across, shits bang on.
Must be getting trolled now.
In competition if you're not CONVINCINGLY hitting depth you'll get a red light. If you're cutting it super close, you'll likely get red lighted. Therefore that is an appropriate depth to aim for in competition.
Honest question; why do people hype up squats so much? "It's the king of all exercises", "most based workout" etc.
It works what, quads a lot and core a bit? I just don't get it. Deadlifts give you much more core gain, and it gives you sexy forearms and traps aswell.
What am I missing here brehs
Squats are life.
Fucking squat every workout. 80% each time.
fuck you all, you pansies.
Its just a meme. No one actually says shit like "squats are the king of all exercises" IRL. At least no one that's been lifting for more than a year & knows what they're doing. Yeah they're important but so is other shit.
You wot m8.
Hamstrings and Glutes just to get out of the hole.
Back and Abdominals throughout the entire rep, to stabilize.
Quads as you unrack and bring it down and preform the negative portion of the rep
And traps to just hold the barbell in place and keep it from wobbling to one side or the other.
Negro u wot.
Yeah I'm the same. I understand their importance but I really hate doing them, the main thing I dislike is that you constantly have to question when you squat down whether you will be able to go back up again. I think that's what I hate about them, now I'm moving to a less squat intensive program hopefully I will mind them less.
can't be bothered finding it but I've read studies saying that 3-5 minute is the ideal resting time for muscle development so i always do 3
They go hand in hand with deadlifts, if your squat goes up, your deadlift will. Personally I'd say they're more effective for working out your lower body than deadlifts.
Plus they don't fuck your CNS as much as diddies do either so you can do much more volume.
Also this guy was right >>35561217 though I definitely wouldn't say it works your traps.
Last time I did squats I ended up with lower back pain, a bit on the left side.
I think it's my own fault in that I think the bar was positioned low-bar but my spine was sort of upright as if I was doing a high-bar squat.
Either way, it scared me and I don't really want to do squats anymore since I'm clearly too dumb to keep proper squat form and not injure myself.
Probably hyper-extended your back, like all the Rippletits tards do.
Keep a straight back (not rounded, nor arched) and go only as low as you can while keeping a straight back (forget the parallel meme).
That's likely it.
Someone on /fit/ said that you should push your chest out shoulders back (arching your back?) while doing deadlifts. So I figured that maybe a [slight arching, puffing chest out, shoulders back] form would be safer for the squat too.
My plan backfired
>Last time I did squats I ended up with lower back pain, a bit on the left side.
Me except high bar.
Hope I can DL tomorrow.
You are learning padawan.
Imagine it this way.
When you arch during a deadlift, the top of that attach is being pulled on in the direction of the curve: towards the ground/abs . So like a parenthesis
As you pull on the bar it automatically straightens out due to the weight but also your contraction of your muscles trying to keep your back at a relatively constant form.
because of the weight. We arch to increase the load bearing capability.
But if you squat and you arch the weight rests at the top of the arch. Pushing DOWNWARDS.
You compress the bend in the arch.
Ever try bending backwards with a bag on your neck or chest? Same principle.
Your back shouldn't be bend forward or backward. Most people have more problem with rounding then they do with hyper-extending, so queing hyperextension will make them get their back in a neutral position. If you don't have problem with back rounding you don't need to actively think about arching your back that much.
Got the same problem about 8 month ago. Then i started to set squat goals, and challenge myself. For example, I was squatting about 120kg for 5-6 reps, and I wasn't putting more weight on the bar since 2 weeks. So the next week I tried the lmao3pl8 just for fun and I lifted that weight for 5 reps. In that moment I understood that most of my training limits are in my head. Since that moment started enjoy squat just challenging myself to go over my limits, and it worked, just try
Stop talking out of your ass.
It's a shit cue (not que).
Just focusing on arching the back actually increases rounding, especially in the hole in a squat.
Instead, focus on keeping everything straight and tight.
Which is the best squat method?
ATG, or ATA like pic related?
feels good mayne, ass to grass squatz feelin it up in dem glutes bb
Squating feels good once you develop a good mobility for it and get addicted to strength progress
here is a good video regarding developing squat mobility without stretching
Nothing worth doing is easy. It's hard but it's the most rewarding because you're challenging yourself. Squats are hands down the most rewarding exercise there is. It makes you stronger, burns more calories and, raises test levels. Don't be one of those sour grapes faggots who say squats ruin your physique (which is false) as an excuse not to do them. They are pussies who should be disregarded.