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Old 01-27-2011, 08:46 AM   #21
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Yeah, that is what I was thinking, thank you for the reassurance, sux though...I can still play b-ball but football no more....just took a muscle relaxer, very sore.
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yep, i remember the first time I squatted. Sore for 3 days and walking and stairs hurt. It'll only get easier though
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Does it take longer to gain mass in your legs vs. upper body? My plan is to have "chickenless" legs this summer now. :)
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good question. I would say no based on my personal results, but I don't actually know. I have always been much stronger in my lower body than my upper body. If you squat and leg press, your lower body will get stronger quickly. There literally isn't a muscle in your lower body that squats don't work. Just remember, sacrifice weight for form. When squatting, you need to be going atleast parallel to get the best results. You may have heard the term "ass to grass".

In terms of your upper body, dips are essentially an upper body squat. I do those after I bench, both flat and incline.

Deadlifts work like every muscle in your entire body except for the chest, but you can only do it so often since is soooo taxing on the central nervous system. I dead lift once every other week. Now I am just rambling on here.
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OrangeSVT may know more about this than me but you are considered entry level "strong" if you will, when I believe you can bench press your weight, 1.5x your weight in the squat, and 2x your weight in the deadlift? I know the ultimate goal for deadlift is 3x your weight, but not sure on the other benchmarks.
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I did not know dead lifting was so strenuous. But I guess I do it all the time, lifting the bar to curl that. But never just concentrated on that exercise either til yesterday. I watched several videos on that site.....hope I have correct form, they need more mirrors at my gym.
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biggest thing that helped me was ass down, look way up at the ceiling. Your body follows your head, so by looking up, you take alot of the strain off your back and force your ass to do the work. In terms of my grip, I prefer one hand over, one hand under. You can lift more weight that way, but I heard it can be a strain on your bicep. Deadlifts are cardiovascular as well. They get your heart racing. I was huffing and puffing when I was done tuesday. A friend of mine who is a doctor told me that your body will burn fat for almost 36 hours after deadlifting is completed.
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wow, thats crazy...regarding the time it burns fat.
I read that looking up while doing squats is not a good idea, strains your neck...I was looking forward while concentrating on squeezing the glutes....is that correct?
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Again not sure, but when I squat, I do look at myself in the mirror. I have heard the squeeze your ass thing as well.
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Yeah, that is what I was thinking, thank you for the reassurance, sux though...I can still play b-ball but football no more....just took a muscle relaxer, very sore.

^^^^ Just don't do tooo much at once... I am quilty of that at times..and it takes me a week to get back..Grrrr
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