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Unread 04-28-2017, 02:45 AM
Txomin Txomin is offline
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What do you guys make of this?

https://www.t-nation.com/training/a-...ding-your-legs
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Unread 04-28-2017, 06:40 AM
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Where did this idea come from that making a lift more unstable is a good thing?
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Unread 04-28-2017, 08:08 AM
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Where did this idea come from that making a lift more unstable is a good thing?
Safety squat bar is not about making anything unstable
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Unread 04-28-2017, 10:02 AM
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I was referring to the argument in the article about using straps to make the lift more unstable. Seems like poor reasoning for why you would want to do that.

In my experience, using a safety squat bar doesn't make the lift more unstable at all.
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Unread 04-28-2017, 12:39 PM
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Whatever. Something else for an aspiring "expert" to write an article about.
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Unread 04-29-2017, 07:57 AM
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Typical TN nonsense. Straps are a viable option for front squats if you lack the mobility to have a good front rack position or have some sort of restriction or injury that's preventing you from gripping the bar normally. For back squats I guess the latter could apply too. It can't really be compared to a safety bar squat either since the bar for that is cambered so the plates/centre of mass are slightly more forward, making it more challenging on the upper back and somewhat similar to a front squat.
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