FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Stretching
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
Calligraphy
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

MOTOBU
Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 26 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Antalerico, Uzumaki, dbrit, pwm, 3DMAA
22977 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Antalerico 2
McSensei 1
Salek 1
Grendal 1
cxt 1
July
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
New Topics
2015 European Championship Baku: Finals, streams
by ergees
06/28/15 04:21 PM
Wing Chun's inside information
by futsaowingchun
06/15/15 06:02 PM
Where Are They Now?
by Dobbersky
05/30/13 08:08 AM
Taekwondo loosing it's face/popularity
by
01/07/08 03:11 AM
Don't think aikido is effective self-defense
by
08/15/00 07:29 PM
Recent Posts
2015 European Championship Baku: Finals, streams
by ergees
06/28/15 04:21 PM
Taekwondo loosing it's face/popularity
by EFRAIN
06/17/15 07:44 PM
Don't think aikido is effective self-defense
by Grendal
06/16/15 05:24 PM
Wing Chun's inside information
by futsaowingchun
06/15/15 06:02 PM
Forum Stats
22977 Members
36 Forums
35616 Topics
432570 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#386806 - 03/16/08 03:57 AM Squats
jasperdaman Offline
Member

Registered: 12/20/06
Posts: 367
Loc: Australia
When performing squats when you come up should u lock your legs (straight legs locked knees) so they are as straight as they can go or should you stop just short of full lock then continue with next rep?

Top
#386807 - 03/16/08 04:09 AM Re: Squats [Re: jasperdaman]
Cord Offline
Prolific

Registered: 01/13/05
Posts: 11399
Loc: Cambridge UK.
To be honest, its not a huge issue (and it wont affect your quad balance if this is where you are coming from). The thing about squats is that it is not really a quad-centric exercise. What IS important is strong posterior chain engagement, and locking out the hips at the top.
Most involved with heavy squat do lock out everything at the top, then take a breath, drop, then exhale on the way back up.
This is a good tempo guide, increases rep by rep focus, and also, lungs full of air on the way down helps stabilise the movement in some ways.

You are not a bodybuilder- stop obsessing about your quads, its all about posterior chain and your core now
_________________________
Don't let the door hit ya' where the good lord split ya'
http://cord.mybrute.com

Top
#386808 - 03/16/08 04:15 AM Re: Squats [Re: Cord]
jasperdaman Offline
Member

Registered: 12/20/06
Posts: 367
Loc: Australia
I just wanted to make sure, because the personal trainer guy i had told me not to lock, then i wondered if by locking for these past few years it had contributed to my bad knees!!

Top
#386809 - 03/16/08 09:48 AM Re: Squats [Re: jasperdaman]
Supremor Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 07/22/04
Posts: 2510
Loc: UK
nah, I lock out when I squat. Just a handy way to take a breath before doing the next rep. Most important thing in a squat as far as I am concerned is good posture with the back.

Top


Moderator:  Cord, MattJ, Reiki 




Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Ryukyu Art
Artifacts from the Ryukyu Kingdom missing since WWII. Visit www.ShisaLion.Org to view pictures

Best Stun Guns
Self Defense Products-stun guns, pepper spray, tasers and more

Surveillance 4U
Complete surveillance systems for covert operations or secure installation security

Asylum Images
Book presents photo tour of the Trans-Allegany Lunatic Asylum. A must if you're going to take a ghost tour!

 



Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga