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    75 lbs increase in squats...am i entitled to a rest day...

    hey guys, usually ive been training 3 days 1 break day, 3 days break, etc.
    on a second day (day 2) i was doing squats and because of diets and supplementation my squats went up from 175 lbs (normal real squats, all the way down not on the smith machine) to 210 lbs for 8 reps....

    bottom line is my back is destroyed....and i can barely move and walk....is it ok if i take my break/rest day earlier than expected or should i kill myself until i reach day 3....in any event today its labor day so gym closes earlier....

    any thoughts?

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    Why is your back destroyed if you are working legs? Sound like you need a day off so you can research how to squat and use proper form.

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    because i trained shoulders also so they are sore but the pain is emanating from my legs.

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    Squat Form: How to Squat with Correct Technique
    If you are working out in the gym and could only do one exercise it would be the squat. Why? Because no other exercise challenges the human body to operate as singe unit like the squat. The squat has long been heralded as the “King of Exercises” – and quite rightly so.

    In this article we will explain some of the benefits of squatting, as well as guide you through how to use proper squat form.



    Benefits of Squatting
    One of the biggest misconceptions about the squat is that it is a leg exercise. The squat is in fact a full body exercise. Every muscle in your body is challenged when you squat. The legs and hips push the weight up, the abs and lower back back tense to stabilise your back, and the arms are used to pin the bar onto the back.

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    and this is in the steroid q&a for what reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigaventura11 View Post
    Squat Form: How to Squat with Correct Technique
    If you are working out in the gym and could only do one exercise it would be the squat. Why? Because no other exercise challenges the human body to operate as singe unit like the squat. The squat has long been heralded as the “King of Exercises” – and quite rightly so.

    In this article we will explain some of the benefits of squatting, as well as guide you through how to use proper squat form.



    Benefits of Squatting
    One of the biggest misconceptions about the squat is that it is a leg exercise. The squat is in fact a full body exercise. Every muscle in your body is challenged when you squat. The legs and hips push the weight up, the abs and lower back back tense to stabilise your back, and the arms are used to pin the bar onto the back.
    Ive never had sore bicep, triceps, chest or many other muscles from squats...

    Yes it is probably one of if not the best exercise you can do. You might want to ask your question in the work out section?

    If you take a day off it's up to you obviously. If you are just looking for someone to tell you it's ok, then OK.

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    210 - 175 does not = 75 lbs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonaparte View Post
    210 - 175 does not = 75 lbs...
    It's new math. have you been out of school that long? LOL

    Maybe he strained his brain muscle also.

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    Nevermind.
    Doing great! Keep it up.
    Last edited by Cacu; 09-05-2011 at 12:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cacu View Post
    It is really great that you are squatting and that you see increases.
    I especially like that you are going full ROM with ATG style.
    Now that you have that down, lower the weight to 115 lbs. and go free weight.
    The smith machine is not a good place to squat. I can see its use hypertrophy use for
    upper body or dare I say dead pulls, but now its time to get intro'd to the real deal: free weight squat (ATG).

    Doing great! Keep it up.
    He said he did NOT use the Smith Machine.
    Either way, this thread is pointless.
    If you're sore, take some time off. You don't need the approval of strangers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigaventura11 View Post
    hey guys, usually ive been training 3 days 1 break day, 3 days break, etc.
    on a second day (day 2) i was doing squats and because of diets and supplementation my squats went up from 175 lbs (normal real squats, all the way down not on the smith machine) to 210 lbs for 8 reps....

    bottom line is my back is destroyed....and i can barely move and walk....is it ok if i take my break/rest day earlier than expected or should i kill myself until i reach day 3....in any event today its labor day so gym closes earlier....

    any thoughts?

    If you back is hurting your body is trying to tell you something. You need a break until its better without question.

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    Yeah 210 your moving some serious weight there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by songdog View Post
    Yeah 210 your moving some serious weight there.
    Do I sense some sarcasm? I mean who knows, maybe he weights 120 lbs so it's a lot for him. 3 years ago I was squatting 210 lbs ever time I stood up from the commode.

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    So why is a man who is squatting 210 taking steroids ?

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    I dont know.Why do guys run tren on their 1st cycle

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    Quote Originally Posted by songdog View Post
    I dont know.Why do guys run tren on their 1st cycle
    But...... they want to be HYOOOOGE.

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    Dude wtf? Why would you need to ask anyone that... Always listen to your body man, if your too sore to workout than take a day off.

    And if its your lower back thats really sore try keeping your back completely straight. The soreness is probably because of the dramatic weight increase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honkey_Kong View Post
    So why is a man who is squatting 210 taking steroids?
    Cause hes not taking steroids . OP congrats thats a big upgrade.

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    If your form was correct and your back is hurting.. there's your weak point.. train your back more.. Your legs can push the weight, your back or core can't handle the load...

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    Well done op, i remember when i was only squatting 210kgs, its a great feeling when you achieve new goals...
    Do not ask me for a source check.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Well done op, i remember when i was only squatting 210kgs, its a great feeling when you achieve new goals...
    You now squat way over 210 kilos? Or did you mean pounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonaparte View Post
    You now squat way over 210 kilos? Or did you mean pounds?
    I don't really squat anymore bro and that was my attempt at being sarcastic
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    Quote Originally Posted by songdog View Post
    Yeah 210 your moving some serious weight there.
    I guess you came out of the womb killing it, huh?

    You should try to be more positive in your responses instead of all the negativity all the time. We're here to help. Remember?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonaparte View Post
    210 - 175 does not = 75 lbs...
    Lmao, was wondering who and when this would be noticed.

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    i just recently pulled a muscle in my back doing squats on the smith machine .had to leave the weights on the bar and crawl out the door . 1 week off and it is messin with my head. and it was only warm up set with 225 .lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigaventura11 View Post
    hey guys, usually ive been training 3 days 1 break day, 3 days break, etc.
    on a second day (day 2) i was doing squats and because of diets and supplementation my squats went up from 175 lbs (normal real squats, all the way down not on the smith machine) to 210 lbs for 8 reps....

    bottom line is my back is destroyed....and i can barely move and walk....is it ok if i take my break/rest day earlier than expected or should i kill myself until i reach day 3....in any event today its labor day so gym closes earlier....

    any thoughts?
    oh yes, i have a few, but i'd get banned for expressing them

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