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    synthetic is offline Associate Member
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    de dsquat day me dead day?

    i dont have a good spotter to help on squats so what do u guys think of doing this
    de squat day (mostly legs) monday
    and me dead day (mostly back) friday
    ..seems to be working

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    xxxl83 is offline Senior Member
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    I'd switch the days ME monday, DE friday this way you allow more time for recovery after you max effort day.

    The other thing is this, if you lift with a good squat rack and set the pins properly why do you need a good spotter? when you miss a lift drop it on the pins and get out. Forced reps are just asking for injury. I train alone 6 months of the year. Including meet prep. and it works for me.

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    Including meet prep? I admire you for your dedication. I dunno if I'll cope without partners.

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    goldenear is offline Associate Member
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    Exactly xxxl83...partners are awesome for motivation & healthy competition, but there ain't nobody gonna stop an 800lb. barbell from rollin' down your back when you bail. Ever see the Ed Coan video? They're gonna run for their lives, LOL. That's what safeties are for.

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    I once saw a 900 lb roll down the back of a training partner of mine in a competition. It happened so quickly that the spotters were completely stunned and not one of them had time to react. I wonder what a power rack will look like if 900 lb hits it with full force?

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    goldenear is offline Associate Member
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    I wouldn't want to catch that on my toe LOL! The rack would be fine. The bar might snap though.

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    Speaking of which, I've always wondered if a bar could actually snap. Always when I squat over 700 lb there is a significant amount of whip in the bar but I guess that's normal and that if you really overdo it, it will just bend?

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    goldenear is offline Associate Member
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    I have never seen it happen and hope that I never will (especially since I own the gym, lol!). Ivanko Barbell has some good info on its website regarding tensile strength, bar construction, bending, and a variety of other issues relevant to our sport.

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    BigArnie is offline Junior Member
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    You're a gym owner. Man, THAT'S the life!

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    BigArnie is offline Junior Member
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    And BTW you're one of the strongest gym owners that I know of. LOL!

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