I need tips for the squat rack..

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  1. cRaZe

    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

    Aug 14, 2000
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    Everytime I step up I always seem to second guess my footing and my form.. I'd ask for advice at the gym except its a 24hour circus and described in another thread.

    do your feet stay should width? toes straight or out a little? squat and lean forward a little or keep back as vertical as possible? keep knees pushing inwards or let naturally bend outwards..

    how low is too low?

    currently with my unknown form I can only do 185 lbs x 10.
  2. TZ

    TZ Banned

    Sep 27, 2006
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    Powerlifting Squats
    wide, intermediate or narrow stance – hip angle acute and knees near 90 degrees place stress on gluteals and hamstrings
    ONLY for Powerlifting Competition (too stressful on the low back for other uses)

    Olympic Squats
    also called "High Bar Squats" or "Bodybuilding Squats" – hip angle near 90 degrees and knee angle acute place stress on quads
    ONLY for bodybuilding training (too stressful on the knees for other uses)

    Athletic Squats
    Angle at hips and knees are equal, placing stress equally on gluteals, hamstrings and quads
    If all you have is a bar, it’s the best way to squat for most athletes and fitness trainers because stresses on knees and back are minimal (within the safety zone)
    - Dr. Squat
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