Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Simple, Sep 13, 2007.
bounce out of bottom or pause
i paused today and it fucking sucks
depends on your stance..i'd imagine it would be harder to bounce out of a really wide stance squat
Speed, don't pause, it is pointless, unless you are doing a paused squat.
I come down nice and slow but explode out of the hole , on the last rep I usually do a five second hold just to really push it...
i find it's really hard to generate speed with a pause and i guess in some ways i'm not really pausing. but...not as fast as I used to.
i tend to bounce, now I just focus on reversing directions without hitting rock bottom.... when I hit rock bottom my glutes give out so I have to GM out of the hole anyway. It makes the squats harder but they aren't supposed to be easy anyway
then don't pause.
everytime I try to squat oly style real fast I end up pulling one of my calves...don't just pop, lock and drop it...control the descent and explode up...
I don't bounce, but the inside of my legs (hip abductors - I think) get very very sore for a few days after squatting, even moreso than my quads. How do I fix this? Somehow I must be squeezing my legs together as I come up.
they are probably your weak point...
well, you don't want to get loose, if you are staying tight and decending with some speed you will be alright.
Depending on what your goal is. But i like to keep a moderate stance (around shoulder width), and use a moderate speed. Go down in a fluid motion then speed back up. Ditto on the bouncing, doing that will take its toll on your knees. Also push off your heels and not your toes.
i only pull my one of my calves when i'm laying down in bed doing that "flex/stretch to relax" type thing...
that's a lotta weight and good mornings looks silly