You have a guy in your gym who squats significantly more than you using that technique and you chose to come here to ask the question?
Instead of trying to find some dumbass on an internet forum to assure you what you are doing is OK, seek the advice of someone you can confirm actually knows what the fuck they are talking about.
well your posting certainly backs up your thought process for this post.
You haven’t seen the guy lift, but you automatically say it is ok for this paricular poster to lift in such a manner.
My only suggestion was that we had in fact not seen the squat in question and the form could be dangerous. Now with the added info of 'bouncing from mid drop to heels–I reiterate that is not good form.
Yes, it is working for that guy and as of YET he has not been injured. If I were training anyone, bouncing through a squat is not a technique I would practice.
I would take issue with that statement and it indicates to me you haven’t spent much time evaluating how a lot of the greats squat. Current APF crap excluded.
I am making some assumptions as follows.
- He is squatting in a belt only.
- The poster is correct in the weight the lifter is handling.
- The lifter is truly utilizing a full range of motion.
Now, I don’t know how much you squat and don’t really care but for a guy to be going full range of motion with that kind of weight on his back tells me he is pretty tight…we are talking 585 here, not 225.
Secondly, we coach powerlfiters. We have some pretty damn good lifters and we teach them all to accelerate into the hole. That is how we all squat and none of us have any knee or back problems.
I posted Tylutki squatting 810. If I recall correctly that was done at a BW of 228. He trains with the guys at Jackals Gym. If you are not familar, google them.
They employ RAW 5x5 training for their squat. Nick’s last 5x5 was heading into that meet was @ 585. Granted he is a freak but his RAW form is very similar to the video.
Why don’t you email Jackals and share your thoughts with them?
There is quite a bit of difference between the tecnique of acceleration and bouncing. [/quote]
To your earlier point, neither of us has seen this guy squat.
The point I am trying to bring about is that it is quite possible what he is doing is fine.
Somebody not familar with acceleration into the hole could equate it to some form of loose ass bouncing. I can state with a lot of confidence he ain’t getting away with that with 585 on his back.
Every time this topic comes up the majority go screaming out into the woods about how you will tear yourself up doing this, it’s poor form, etc. and obviously with a few caviats, I am calling BS.