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Unread 12-07-2011, 11:28 AM
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Unread 12-07-2011, 11:42 AM
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You repeat this paragraph:

"The high-bar/Olympic squat..."
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Unread 12-07-2011, 11:45 AM
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I knew I did something funky with a cut and paste in there. Thanks.
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Unread 12-07-2011, 05:28 PM
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I use something closer to the generic power squat. Only I don't look up and keep my wrist straight (al la Starting Strength). With the wrist bent like that you are going to be supporting some of the weight with the arms. "Pinning" the weight to the back (keeping elbows back and high) gave me a completely different perspective to the squat.
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I tend to dislike the elbows high and back position, it tends to drop the chest/round the upper back.
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Unread 12-08-2011, 02:48 AM
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Not that it matters, but I believe the cult fitters and glassman in particular coined the phrase 'butt wink,' as before that I only heard it described as a loss of lumbar curve and the pelvis tucking under, and have seen rip coach people on his DVD and vids with ample 'butt wink' he never corrected and has often joked about silly crossfit butt-wink nazis never getting anyone strong, too concerned with some butt wink.
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It really doesn't matter. And, as stated in the piece, there is a huge difference between rounding the low back (bad) and flattening (which I have no issue with).
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Unread 12-10-2011, 05:02 AM
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Great info and concise style as always, thanks. Will definitely keep this in mind when squatting in a couple of days - still have that tendency to 'kip my I need to read the rules post.I need to read the rules post.I need to read the rules post. forward' if I want to go low, unless I turn the squat into a semi good morning basically!
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If you don't have oly lifting shoes is it worth trying atg high bar squats with a board under the heels or would that be counterproductive
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Unread 05-20-2012, 12:12 PM
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The problem with using a board or plates under the heels is setting up safely. When the weights get heavy, it gets dangerous. But fundamentally there is no difference between using shoes and a board or plate.
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