Changing Squat technique

Discussion in 'Powerlifting Training and Strength techniques' started by C T J, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. C T J

    C T J Crossfit VIP

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    My new coach wants me to widen my stance. He also feels I'm using mostly quads on my squat
    and that I need to activate my glutes/hammies more. I'm not sure how I feel about the wider stance
    as I feel my narrow stance delivers the most power. My glutes are huge and I've also felt my hammies
    are pretty well activated throughout the lift.

    Do I just trust my coach and go with it? Currently training conjugate style.
    Recent PR with my usual stance for ref. How does my hammie/glute activation appear in the video compared to my quads?

     
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  2. PillarofBalance

    PillarofBalance Strength Pimp Staff Member

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    Well you are already not trusting your coach by asking.

    So i would suggest you try it and see what happens. A wiDer squat is not always better.

    And it's tough to actually "see" glute ham activation. But to say it's mostly quad is inaccurate. How else do you get your hips into extension?
     
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  3. Bullmuscle7

    Bullmuscle7 MuscleHead

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    Looked good to me..
     
  4. SAD

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    IF that fourth rubber was actually a 45, there was only 435 on the bar (bar+(8)45lb plates+2 tens+2 fives=435lbs).

    But my ex-wife did Crossfit a lot, unfortunately, and that 4th plate looked very much like a 15lb plate and the 3rd plate looked very much like a 25 so what were you actually squatting in this video (365lbs) and how can we determine squat stance and variation thereof if we only see from the side?

    I really do hope I'm missing something here.
     
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  5. TenaciousA

    TenaciousA VIP Member

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    More angles please.
     
  6. C T J

    C T J Crossfit VIP

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    lol bro..it's 470. I have a 455lb and 460lb vid posted as well. Two 45lb bumpers, two 45lb irons, one 25lb bumper, one 5lb, one 2.5lb.
     
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  7. C T J

    C T J Crossfit VIP

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    I'll definitely try it's just hard to when I've been on such a good run with my current technique. Really wanted to hit that 500lb mark before screwing with things.
     
  8. C T J

    C T J Crossfit VIP

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    Have to wait for another vid :/
     
  9. C T J

    C T J Crossfit VIP

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    here's 380lb front squat. My feet are wider on the front. They are in the same position I catch my cleans.
    Backsquat my feet are probably just outside of hips. The same position you would be in if you were doing
    a max vertical or a max broad jump.
     
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  10. Jimbo999

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    That dude who wanders into the front of you would really piss me off
     
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  11. C T J

    C T J Crossfit VIP

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    I bitched him out after. He's a douche.
     
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  12. Go Away

    Go Away TID Board Of Directors

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    Holy shit! Nice lift.
    And I immediately started on about "what the fuxk is the big ear guy doing?!"
     
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