Do you guys actually Squat as it is detailed in the blue book or is it just a meme? And if yes, what are your goals?

Do you guys actually Squat as it is detailed in the blue book or is it just a meme? And if yes, what are your goals?

  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I try but I don't sit back/lean over enough.
    Goal is 600 lbs, but I've done 510 x 5 so I guess I'm pretty close. Kind of over squatting now.

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >blue book
    Someone funnier than me make a SS alcoholic joke
    >My name's David and I'm a ________.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      There's nothing funny about alcoholism, David. It's a serious desiese people have no control over. The only hope they have is from God as we've told them to understand him, so say the prophet Bill Wilson (blessed be his name).

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Unless you are a powerlifter you're better off with high bar. Low bar with a lean like that will only wreck your lower back if the form is even slightly off.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      f I lift for general fitness is the high bar preferred?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. I do lots of front squats. My core needed it. Also I do 5x5x3
      5x5x5x5x5 was too much volume and not enough intensity to trigger growth for me yet Lord Rippetoe claims to know exactly the Biblical parameters that are infallible

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        You haven't read the books and you're a fucking retard.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          I did read, you dogmatist. Rippetoe says for beginners to start out with 3 sets and then go to 5 sets. You see what hostile stupidity this SS invites? I even went to a SS gym to see that this gym business model has the coach observe EVERY SINGLE REP. This is fucking absurd. The holy grail of volume is bullshit if it makes my schedule and my gameplan a hindrance.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            > Rippetoe says for beginners to start out with 3 sets and then go to 5 sets.

            This is not stated in SS. In PP:ST, some programs have a 5x5 volume day but they also have a 1x5 (or 2-3x3/2/1) intensity day--your comment about a lack of intensity tells me you weren't not doing one of these programs, which tells me you haven't read shit and don't know what the fuck you're talking about. So again, you're retard and probably weak as well.

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              You are not charitable to other readers. My comprehension is not the best I admit. I can't go to my library at this exact moment and flip to the exact page where I saw the programs. I read all the text. Do your fives is the gist. There is a three set program. I followed it then did five by five until I plateau'd. I admit I have a poor understanding of the programs and would only have recourse to an expensive starting strength coach, getting roasted on the radio show, or dealing with you who are awful, or the people worse off in the gym. Fuck it. I'll hear what Mike Mentzer has to say about training and I'll see how to bring that back to barbell exclusive training. The intensity has to be more precise than what some prescribed program in a book has to tell me that is insensitive to my experience. Doing the same stiff lifts stale and never running is inherently problematic. I am intelligently disagreeing with the whole course of the book that is not a Bible I will adhere to. Yes I relinquish the knowledge of its efficacy by not sticking to it religiously.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I find low bar to be inherently problematic. Cant really work in deadlifts AND low bar squat in a cycle. Recovery takes longer and is far more punishing.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Retard

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I feel this book fucked up more people than it has helped. Unironically just "getting a feel for it", is better than relying on all the videos and cues from Rippletoe.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Never read the book. I started with the bar and once I got the form down added 25lbs, then added 5lbs the next time in the gym and so on. Never have had an issue with form or anything else and I'm on 2pl8s currently. I think people are afraid to look like pussies by lifting light to start and fuck themselves up in the process. Same goes for deadlifts.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Or maybe you just haven't gotten hurt because you're squatting joke weights. You should read the book. You don't know what getting "form down" means, because you haven't read the book.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        2 plates is probably 10/20% above bodyweight so.. not really that much to completely fuck you up yet.

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I started by going ass to grass but I was later shown that if you just squat parallel you can lift a lot more and make more gains

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      you were shown wrong

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    This book is shit and explains exercises wrong. The best way to visit snap city.
    No word about bracing and their clues are dangerous

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Enkiri > Rippetoe
    Mentzer > Rippetoe
    West Side Barbell Conjugate > Starting Strength King James Only Lifetime of FIVES

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Its a start. Dont let the fat power lifter goblins lock you in for life.

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have long legs so I squat lowbar

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I used to do it that way, but with time I moved on to a more "mid-bar" style. My shoulders didn't agree with low bar, and I ended up using my back too much.

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