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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-04-2007, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Everyone should try the Front Squat...

So I've been working a lot heavier on my legs and I started doing the Front Squat today... Basically its a squat with the bar on the front of your shoulders...you walk up to the bar, lean back like its the limbo and rest the bar on your shoulders and upper chest right below your collar bone... the cross your arms around the bar and push your elbows so there pointing out, pick up the bar and squat away... for anyone that can't visualize it like me before I actually did it, check it out here...

http://www.myfit.ca/exercisedatabase...xercises&ID=64

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Do the overhead squat if you're a real man.
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I do those in the winter to train for mountain bike racing. Excellent exercise. Experts say the squat is the best all-around exercise if you could only do one and trains the most muscles with one exercise. That second picture looks like me from the ankles down.

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[QUOTE=HighFlyingIL;859434]So I've been working a lot heavier on my legs and I started doing the Front Squat today...

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I tried front squats before, and almost fell over. I had a hard time keeping my balance...but then again, it took me forever to learn correct position/technique doing regular squats! I had to use a smith machine at first because I kept wanting to raise my heel which would make me loose my balance. I heard other women say the same thing.

I hate leg days

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I hate leg days

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Everyday is a leg day for me .. I hate legs!

Actually, I like working my calves, I'll have to try the front squat for sure.
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Prison squats FTW......

Military Press, bring bar to shoulders and squat then repeat.
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Prison squats FTW......

Military Press, bring bar to shoulders and squat then repeat.
Yea thats another good one as long as your doing shoulders and legs in the same day.

Oh, and Brian... calves.. I HAAATE working my calves. I can't do it. PHYSICALLY. I drink TOOONS of water, I stretch plenty trust me, and I get such bad cramps in my calves that I have brown and light brown bruises forming where the cramp is... so I HAVE to do standing calf raises w/dumbells or run...
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Yea thats another good one as long as your doing shoulders and legs in the same day.

Oh, and Brian... calves.. I HAAATE working my calves. I can't do it. PHYSICALLY. I drink TOOONS of water, I stretch plenty trust me, and I get such bad cramps in my calves that I have brown and light brown bruises forming where the cramp is... so I HAVE to do standing calf raises w/dumbells or run...
Potassium will help with the cramping
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Eat a banana a few hours before your workouts. That should do the trick.

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Nice. Thanx guys. I'll have to try that bananna thing next time I do legs (tuesday) except I'll probably eat one a couple hours before and another one right before. Reason being is my digestive system is like a fish grinder... it's non-stop and keeping my body in an anabolic state of mind is damn hard which is why I HAVE to eat 6 meals a day and when going thru 5-7 hours of school monday-friday and weight training 5 days a week and 2 days cardio... its hard dammit!!! lol...
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