1) In the recent article Dave Tate on Hypertrophy he mentions the guy who can deep squat a fair amount, but the only way for him to build a bigger squat is to squat the powerlifting way. In light of this I have started to squat with a pretty damn wide stance to parallel... And it is pretty fucking hard! I can only squat about 15 kilos more than I can when doing FULL squat, as to the floor style, but shoulder-width stance. However, the challenge isn't felt in my legs as much as it is in my core... so A) Should I even bother switching over to wide stance? B) would the strength developed from wide stance benefit my performance in rugby any more so than regular squat and/or full squat? (apart from developing my core, which I'm aware is vital for contact sport.)
2)In that same article he talks about how powerlifters try to put the beef on around the elbows and wrists... How does one go about thickening up the elbow and wrist? (This would also help rugby...)
I had some more but I forgot, so I'll just post them later when they come back to me!
Thanks in advance for any help!