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Old 10-06-2008, 09:53 PM   #1
Kevin Perry
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Default Check my depth please

I was attempting a 1 RM today on the squat. I do tend to have difficulty seeing what is at parallel sometimes so I want to know if this attempt would qualify for the CFT. I previously attempted 280 ATG successfully.

This is 300 or 2xBW.



My first time video recording so forgive the angle.
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:04 PM   #2
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Looks like the top of the knee is just above the crease in the hips - I'd give it a thumbs up.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:40 PM   #3
Júlíus G. Magnússon
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Looks valid. Just barely, but hey, that's all it takes.

Aren't you scared of going for 1RM effort on a low bar squat without a spotter or safety pins?
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:39 AM   #4
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It seems a bit shallow to me based on where I think your hip crease is.
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:57 AM   #5
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I paused it at 30-31 seconds about 15 times, and I'd say you are unfortunately about 1" above parallel. Very close though!
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:16 AM   #6
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When you're by yourself always try to go a bit deeper than you feel you should be going. Often times that's where you're actually supposed to be.

And be prepared to dump if it doesn't turn out so well...
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:41 AM   #7
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Thanks for the input guys. At least I got 280, was just unsure about the 300. It got very heavy at the bottom part and unfortunately dumping that weight on concrete would not be wise.

About a month to go before this new gym opens up about a mile down the road, supposed to have bumpers and people to spot you, whole nine yards... CF and weigtlifting friendly too so I'll have more courage to go deeper.
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