My first day back under the bar in a month. Had issues with my right hip(labrum) & a severe neck sprain(not 100% yet). Felt very good considering. Weighed 212 / 46 years old. Working sets: 370x3x1 - 410x4x1 - 410x6Px1
Followed by: Leg Press (L&C) Flat Hamstring Curl D.Bell Swing 45* Hyperextension
781: he who squats and walks away, lives to squat another day. I always use a spot.
Hanley: Thanks...I've seen a bit of your work myself.
gatorpump: When I get the rust knocked off and oil it up, it still works pretty good some days...LOL
maraudermeat: yea, I moved my stance in at the first of Feb. after several years of using a bit wider set-up(the wider stance was irritating my hip in the hole). I haven't totally adjusted to the change, but it is feeling better each session- I started out a high-bar/close stance squatter. I always look forward to your new videos!
Okay man, here's the deal. Give this a try, then come back and ask the same question. Load up the bar until it starts to bend while it's still on the bars. Then, get under it and let it crush your troll ass.
Real answer, it sucks to dump the weight. You could really hurt yourself, there's no telling where that weight is going to fall if you just let it go, or if you lean forward you could seriously injure yourself too. Always better to come up with the weight.
To the OP, that form looked good. Gotta ask though, why do you wait so long before you actually start the set? I see that you take the time to set your stance, but then you wait what seems to be another four to five seconds. Just a question. Also, what was the name of that song? Pretty sick.
Guys like this are the reason the bars at my gym get bent at both ends.
Dumping a squat at the bottom means you have no control over how the bar lands which means plates can slide, you could get caught under it and other people can get hurt. Obviously, you're also gonna wreck your bar and/or pins.
IF you try to duck under a shit ton of weight you also put yourself in a compromised position where you are rounding your back and/or torquing your shoulders to get out of the way. You could also end up with a good part of the load on your neck as you fall over.
The point is, you cannot maintain a safe and mechanically staple position under the bar if you dump the weight and greatly increase the risk of damage to your equipment and yourself.
BTW, what's the heaviest squat you've been under LiveFromThe781?
OP: solid control but you're elbows are flared(chicken-winging).
Other wise your depth looks good and stability looks good. Setup may need some work.