I need some serious help with squats. It's the only lift that I have zero progress on after a year of lifting. I've watched every form video imaginable. At first flexibility was an issue so I loosened up my ankles and hips which were the offenders.
The issue is I can't lift a consistent or decent weight. I weigh 162 and last week I could lift 185 x5 this week I could barley do 135x8. My chest is out im sinking between my knees back is straight toes out,knee over toes never in. And yet it never feels right and no progress is made.
Some things I've noted that may help in suggestions. As i mount the bar on my bsck I feel tension in my lower back unless I flex my abs(which I always do when I squat anyway). Coming down,just as I begin to reach Paralell I feel a slight shift forward and a battle between my hips and lower back until I reach parallel where that goes away. I have no explosion out of the hole,I just can't,it's a slow movement up and I have to tense my hips and lower back a lot to get out. In the beginning i csn hsrdly reach parallel without my a really tense mower back. It takes several sets of shitty quarter squats before I can comfortably sink into the position for working sets. Appreciate any advice
I should also mention my lower back is naturally really tense. If I don't stretch and go about my day something as simple as bending over can be strenous on my lower back until I've bent over enough times.
I have 2 prior Injuries one unfixed torn acl from years ago,and I slipped a lumbar disc 2 years ago
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Post anything we can do to improve a face. Surgery, Supplements, Exercises, whatever. Pic 1/2 10/10 male
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Is there better cardio? Easy on the joints. Develops ass and calves: don't even have to do calf isolation if you go on this like four times a week.
Of course the erg is also great but fuck doing that, to be quite honest. I do cardio after lifting most days and rowing seriously after that would induce vomiting.
Haven't ever done it for cardio. I heard serious swimmers develop shoulder problems because some of the strokes require unnatural movements.
The stairmaster is great though because it trains something non-athletes who are physically active mostly in the gym seriously neglect, the calves, with a ton of volume. Didn't Arnold recommend running in the sand barefoot to train calves? This is kind of similar as long as you step on the balls of your feet and not your heels.
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How do you stay motivated to go to the gym? Its going okay for me but im finding it harder every time to keep going.
hey /fit/. Am I doing it right? I am currently 170 lbs and 5'5". my bmr is around 1800. I joined a gym that I got to 3 times a week. I have been trying to keep my caloric intake around 1300. Is that too much, too little?
What are the differences in workouts between a bodybuilder and a strongman?
The strongmen are much, much stronger no?
Exercise selection is the biggest training difference between PL, strongman and bodybuilding. Obviously pros train what will help them succeed at their competitions, whether that's the ability to do certain events like in strongman or going for a certain shape and proportion like bodybuilders.
Wife is doing 145x3x5 and while her ass is amazing, its no Iggy.
How the fuck did iggy get an ass like this? She must be squatting 3 plates or something.
What should I do about my flat feet?
I try to go running but the shin splits are really holding me back.
Im on a bulk (3200 calories a day) and I fucked up with my food tracking and ate 200 grams of fat, 260 grams of protein and 280 grams of carbs totaling at 3800 calories. Am I going to get fat like this?
How bad did I screw up?
70kg/185cm if it matters
Pic related, i even look buff in winter clothes
How do you correctly power clean? No matter what i do it always hurts like a motherfucker.
I liked this video, good for absolute beginners.
Whats /fit/'s opinion on Straight Edge?
>used to be skinny, face looked nice and lean
>gained about 15lb
>chubby face, way less chiseled and defined
>been cutting recently, back down to my original weight
>face still looks like shit
Is this normal? Why the fuck wont my face lean out again?