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CraveMuscle
05-08-2006, 04:24 PM
can someone explain to me to what depth constitutes a full squat? parallel, below parallel?

followup question: how is parallel squatting, if that's the definition, a good idea? it seems to me that parallel squatting requires one to put themself in a position that almost necessitates forward knee movement, lumbar straightening, or incorrect knee movement in general?

I understand that only moving down an inch doesn't constitute a squat, but isn't there a point when your pelvis touches the tops of your legs that restricts the amount of depth you can get without compromising mechanical integrity?

and yes, I posted it in wrong forum originally. :lol:

jaleena
05-08-2006, 04:38 PM
A full squat is way below parallel. Hams to calves.
The parallel squat is only a good idea for PL-comp reasons, as many people can push more weight by just breaking parallel than by full squatting. I don't parallel squat, my knees don't like it, and I can't do it well.

Erik
05-08-2006, 04:51 PM
Originally posted by jaleena@May 8 2006, 12:38 PM
A full squat is way below parallel. Hams to calves.
The parallel squat is only a good idea for PL-comp reasons, as many people can push more weight by just breaking parallel than by full squatting. I don't parallel squat, my knees don't like it, and I can't do it well.
But if you have big hams, it'll be just a bit below parallel. :p

CraveMuscle
05-08-2006, 05:09 PM
Originally posted by jaleena@May 8 2006, 11:38 AM
A full squat is way below parallel. Hams to calves.
The parallel squat is only a good idea for PL-comp reasons, as many people can push more weight by just breaking parallel than by full squatting. I don't parallel squat, my knees don't like it, and I can't do it well.
but even parallel squatting isn't always a good idea for some people it seems b/c of their unique body structure, pelvic tilts, Q angles, knee integrity, etc.

Kristen
05-08-2006, 06:23 PM
A guy who works with me (who "used to train several women") told me that full squats will make my hips wider--in his words, "they'll make your hips spread."

:blink:

Erik
05-08-2006, 06:24 PM
Originally posted by Kristen@May 8 2006, 02:23 PM
A guy who works with me (who "used to train several women") told me that full squats will make my hips wider--in his words, "they'll make your hips spread."

:blink:
Did you call him an idiot?

Brandi
05-08-2006, 06:29 PM
Tequila makes hips spread. Not squats.

Kristen
05-08-2006, 06:32 PM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 8 2006, 01:24 PM
Did you call him an idiot?

I didn't...not to his face. But it was all I could do to keep from laughing.

He's the type who knows EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING. A legend in his own mind.

p-funk
05-08-2006, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by Brandi@May 8 2006, 01:29 PM
Tequila makes hips spread. Not squats.
:lol:

3sweeties
05-08-2006, 06:34 PM
Tequila makes hips spread. Not squats. Don't you mean legs :lol:

CraveMuscle
05-08-2006, 06:44 PM
:lol: ya'll are so funny.


any OTHER thoughts? (the non-dirty kind)

Christina
05-08-2006, 06:49 PM
Originally posted by Brandi@May 8 2006, 02:29 PM
Tequila makes hips spread. Not squats.
Tequila causes everything to spread..... :D

Leah
05-08-2006, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by 3sweeties@May 8 2006, 02:34 PM
Don't you mean legs :lol:
:eek: :laugh:

p-funk
05-08-2006, 07:34 PM
I only drank tequilla once in my life. Never again.

that stuff should pretty much come with a disclaimer saying

"If you drink this YOU WILL end up somewhere with your pants off."

p-funk
05-08-2006, 07:36 PM
I only drank tequilla once in my life. Never again.

that stuff should pretty much come with a disclaimer saying

"If you drink this YOU WILL end up somewhere with your pants off."

Brandi
05-08-2006, 07:37 PM
Originally posted by p-funk@May 8 2006, 12:34 PM
I only drank tequilla once in my life. Never again.

that stuff should pretty much come with a disclaimer saying

"If you drink this YOU WILL end up somewhere with your pants off."
Two somewheres. And at 7am you'll find yourself eating a cold, leftover enchilada trying to sober up before you go to visit your grandpa.

JivaGirl
05-08-2006, 09:31 PM
Originally posted by Brandi+May 8 2006, 01:37 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Brandi @ May 8 2006, 01:37 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-p&#045;funk@May 8 2006, 12:34 PM
I only drank tequilla once in my life. Never again.

that stuff should pretty much come with a disclaimer saying

"If you drink this YOU WILL end up somewhere with your pants off."
Two somewheres. And at 7am you&#39;ll find yourself eating a cold, leftover enchilada trying to sober up before you go to visit your grandpa. [/b][/quote]
Or with you in a hotel room in Montreal while your luggage is in a B&B across the city with 30 minutes to get to the airport....... :dry: just sayin......for example.....

jaleena
05-08-2006, 09:33 PM
I&#39;ve never had anything remotely bad happen after Tequila.

Maybe I need to go get some...maybe that&#39;ll give me good luck tomorrow?

Forged
05-08-2006, 09:41 PM
I&#39;ve never had Tequila.

Birdie
05-08-2006, 09:45 PM
I have had tequila flashbacks where I think I can still taste the darn stuff.

Kristy
05-08-2006, 09:46 PM
Tequilla=panty dropper.

Brandi
05-08-2006, 09:48 PM
Forged is innocent.

smuggie
05-08-2006, 09:50 PM
Originally posted by jaleena@May 8 2006, 05:33 PM
I&#39;ve never had anything remotely bad happen after Tequila.

Maybe I need to go get some...maybe that&#39;ll give me good luck tomorrow?
What&#39;s tomorrow?

Leah
05-08-2006, 10:14 PM
Tequila is bad. Very, very bad. :sad:

Gidget
05-08-2006, 10:21 PM
Originally posted by Leah@May 8 2006, 03:14 PM
Tequila is bad. Very, very bad. :sad:
I don&#39;t drink Tequila since a very bad night in Cabo. :sad:

Forged
05-08-2006, 10:22 PM
What&#39;s a Cabo?

Gidget
05-08-2006, 10:24 PM
Originally posted by Forged@May 8 2006, 03:22 PM
What&#39;s a Cabo?
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Lynny
05-08-2006, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by Brandi+May 8 2006, 01:37 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Brandi @ May 8 2006, 01:37 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-p&#045;funk@May 8 2006, 12:34 PM
I only drank tequilla once in my life. Never again.

that stuff should pretty much come with a disclaimer saying

"If you drink this YOU WILL end up somewhere with your pants off."
Two somewheres. And at 7am you&#39;ll find yourself eating a cold, leftover enchilada trying to sober up before you go to visit your grandpa. [/b][/quote]
:lol: :lol: I seriously laughed out loud when I read this&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; Brandi you crack me up&#33;

Leah
05-08-2006, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by Gidget@May 8 2006, 06:21 PM
I don&#39;t drink Tequila since a very bad night in Cabo. :sad:
I don&#39;t drink it anymore either :p

Forged
05-08-2006, 10:32 PM
Originally posted by Gidget@May 8 2006, 03:24 PM
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
What&#39;s a Cabo?

Brandi
05-08-2006, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by Lynny@May 8 2006, 03:27 PM
:lol: :lol: I seriously laughed out loud when I read this&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; Brandi you crack me up&#33;
I&#39;m not always proud of things I do, but at least they are funny&#33;

CraveMuscle
05-08-2006, 10:44 PM
can someone please act like an adult :ban:








this thread only please . . . all others are fair game.

Forged
05-08-2006, 10:53 PM
Originally posted by CraveMuscle@May 8 2006, 03:44 PM
can someone please act like an adult :ban:








this thread only please . . . all others are fair game.
NOTE TO MODERATOR: This person is being mean.

CraveMuscle
05-08-2006, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by Forged+May 8 2006, 05:53 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Forged @ May 8 2006, 05:53 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-CraveMuscle@May 8 2006, 03:44 PM
can someone please act like an adult :ban:








this thread only please . . . all others are fair game.
NOTE TO MODERATOR: This person is being mean. [/b][/quote]
NOTE TO MODERATOR: The poster above needs to be :pimpslap:

mark
05-08-2006, 10:58 PM
Originally posted by Kristy@May 8 2006, 02:46 PM
Tequilla=panty dropper.
Bartender&#33; Shots for everybody&#33;&#33;

CraveMuscle
05-08-2006, 10:59 PM
ooooooo. nice legs, Mark. :shades:

They look kind of like T&#39;s. Is that a coincidence? :uuhh:

Brandi
05-08-2006, 10:59 PM
:lol:

mark
05-08-2006, 11:00 PM
Originally posted by CraveMuscle@May 8 2006, 03:59 PM
ooooooo. nice legs, Mark. :shades:

They look kind of like T&#39;s. Is that a coincidence? :uuhh:
I wish my legs looked as good as T&#39;s, but thanks for the compliment. :)

Gidget
05-08-2006, 11:00 PM
Originally posted by Forged@May 8 2006, 03:32 PM
What&#39;s a Cabo?
Dork. :p

CraveMuscle
05-08-2006, 11:00 PM
they&#39;ll do.

Leah
05-09-2006, 12:19 AM
What was the question? :unsure:

Pakse
05-09-2006, 12:23 AM
Thank you but no tequila for me. I&#39;m in training. :p

Back to topic...sorry.

I&#39;ve been doing full squats two ways. One is to go all the way down till my hams hit my calves. The other way is to go down till right before my hips do the "flip" which is not as far down as the former but way below parallel. Is one way better than the other?

ShaliHead
05-09-2006, 12:24 AM
Something about squatting I think. Speaking of tequila, I have never had it. Wait I just lied. Memories of San Antonio are coming to me in waves. Eh, nevermind.

Erik
05-09-2006, 12:47 AM
Originally posted by CraveMuscle@May 8 2006, 06:59 PM
ooooooo. nice legs, Mark. :shades:

They look kind of like T&#39;s. Is that a coincidence? :uuhh:
Very well done Mark. Looking good.

Erik
05-09-2006, 12:48 AM
Originally posted by Pakse@May 8 2006, 08:23 PM
Thank you but no tequila for me. I&#39;m in training. :p

Back to topic...sorry.

I&#39;ve been doing full squats two ways. One is to go all the way down till my hams hit my calves. The other way is to go down till right before my hips do the "flip" which is not as far down as the former but way below parallel. Is one way better than the other?
The flip? What&#39;s that?

p-funk
05-09-2006, 12:49 AM
Originally posted by Thunder+May 8 2006, 07:48 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Thunder @ May 8 2006, 07:48 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Pakse@May 8 2006, 08:23 PM
Thank you but no tequila for me. I&#39;m in training. :p

Back to topic...sorry.

I&#39;ve been doing full squats two ways. One is to go all the way down till my hams hit my calves. The other way is to go down till right before my hips do the "flip" which is not as far down as the former but way below parallel. Is one way better than the other?
The flip? What&#39;s that? [/b][/quote]
maybe posterior tilt?

Pakse
05-09-2006, 12:51 AM
At the point where I feel my hips rotate. I imagine it as the tail bone flipping up. Is this not supposed to be happening?

That&#39;s the term - posterior tilt.

mark
05-09-2006, 02:09 AM
Originally posted by Thunder+May 8 2006, 05:47 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Thunder @ May 8 2006, 05:47 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-CraveMuscle@May 8 2006, 06:59 PM
ooooooo. nice legs, Mark. :shades:

They look kind of like T&#39;s. Is that a coincidence? :uuhh:
Very well done Mark. Looking good. [/b][/quote]
Thanks Erik...now, if I could just get the calves to follow. lol

mark
05-09-2006, 02:11 AM
Originally posted by Pakse@May 8 2006, 05:51 PM
At the point where I feel my hips rotate. I imagine it as the tail bone flipping up. Is this not supposed to be happening?

That&#39;s the term - posterior tilt.
LOL...I don&#39;t know why, but I just had a mental image of your tailbone popping up like the trunk of a car.

Robben
05-09-2006, 02:27 AM
Put those legs on stage... Lookin&#39; good Marko - lookin&#39; good.... :lol:

Pakse
05-09-2006, 02:34 AM
Originally posted by mark+May 8 2006, 08:11 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (mark &#064; May 8 2006, 08:11 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin-Pakse@May 8 2006, 05:51 PM
At the point where I feel my hips rotate. I imagine it as the tail bone flipping up. Is this not supposed to be happening?

That&#39;s the term - posterior tilt.
LOL...I don&#39;t know why, but I just had a mental image of your tailbone popping up like the trunk of a car.[/b][/quote]
:lol:


Wanna see the junk in my trunk?

jaleena
05-09-2006, 03:17 AM
Originally posted by smuggie+May 8 2006, 09:50 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (smuggie @ May 8 2006, 09:50 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-jaleena@May 8 2006, 05:33 PM
I&#39;ve never had anything remotely bad happen after Tequila.

Maybe I need to go get some...maybe that&#39;ll give me good luck tomorrow?
What&#39;s tomorrow? [/b][/quote]
Tomorrow I take my potential future car to my mechanic to see if it&#39;s acceptable.
Hopefully talk to the truck driver&#39;s insurance company, and hopefully convince them that driving over my car constitutes reckless driving.
Check on how my insurance company is dealing with getting my car out of the lot it was towed to, and into a final resting place. They think they can get it done without it costing me anything...but we don&#39;t know yet.
Find out if the South Africans are giving enough nukes to my work for us to, you know, work.
And go to a going away party for my favourity gym employee.

Tomorrow&#39;s a big day...lots of places to use some luck.