pause squats

Discussion in 'Powerlifting Training and Strength techniques' started by schultz1, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. FLEXjs

    FLEXjs TID Board Of Directors

    Apr 23, 2012
    I found that out the hard way at my last comp when I paused with 590 and got stapled. (got my 600 next attempt though)

    Since then I've been working on not pausing on my max lifts.
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  2. Ramrod

    Ramrod VIP Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    Good read and I'm going to start doing 5sec paused squats. I read a while back that just pause for a second or two killed the reflex. Not sure where I read it, but must me wrong..

    I squat semi wide with oly shoes, when I bring my stance in more narrow. I get a bad butt wink.
  3. BrotherIron

    BrotherIron TID Board Of Directors

    Mar 6, 2011
    Yeah Flex... When you're hitting heavy singles take FULL advantage of the stretch reflex. That's also why should descend as fast as technique allows.

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