A Week In Review: August 20th
Last week it seemed like everyone was squatting. Heavy, light, multiple reps, high, low, to the box, with a belt, without.. it was pretty cray cray.
Oh how we love to PR you Back Squat. We celebrate you when we reach those monumental milestones! We like to add resistance bands, dress you up in red plates and make grunting noises when you get heavy. Oh how we love you beloved squat! Sometimes you turn on us, but it's all good because we always return.
When you see someone squatting it seems like such a simple exercise. Simple, but deceiving. When I first started weightlifting, my coach had to go over how to squat properly. I went back to basics and even now I still find myself having to pay close attention to how my body is moving or else everything goes to shit. For me, it is not an easy movement.
Squat week was kicked off by my weightlifting coach who put this video together about squatting. I'm glad he did this because he talks about tempo and transition. Take a minute to check it out. The explanation is short and sweet.
How do you squat? Do you have control and the correct tempo? How strong is your transition? He's a short explanation on it all. If you're unsure, we can help 😏 #NYWA #NSCA #USAW #TDC #GTD #levantandosueños #olympicweightlifting #LetRossShine #usaweightlifting #gewichtheben #halterofilia #eleikosport #CrossFit #NoTrapsNoGlory #newyorkweightlifting #BOBA #USAPL #olympics #bulldogsports #10X #physicaltherapy #vektløfting #gym #lifting #envion #arranque #Weightlifting
Weightlifter: Lieutenant Dan
You Squat, I Squat, We all Squat!
Below are just some of the million squat videos from last week. Now before I move on, please know that I am not posting these to critique their form. As a matter of fact, I couldn't even begin to tell you if they are performing the movement correctly and I don't want to know. This is for their coaches to decide. I can tell you where to stand to take pictures, but I don't know diddly-squat on what to look for in proper form. (See what I did there.) ha! Yes, #nerd
(Weightlifter: Nathan) See them plates? He's 16yrs old. Yes, it is ok to feel bad about yourself. But I still love ya!
Building on my 10 RM every week! Trying sooooo hard to get strong. Here's today's top set of 175. @saccotaco_94kg I'll join you next weekend if my program doesn't change. #girlswholift #squats #gains #gainz #weightlifting #olympiclifting #olympicweightlifting #dedication #headdowneyesforward #earnednotgiven #nickelcitybarbellclub #crossfit #crossfitgirls #crossfitnickelcity
(Weightlifter: Karen) About 2 weeks ago I did a set of 8 and hated everyone around me. She looks comfortable. Please share your secret Karen.
Trying to make all gains before we leave to Tunisia which @coachjoshdiesel says is in the zone of atrophy. So here's a 148kg/326lb back squat PR😃.... #goals • • Fueled by @nova3labs dressed by @sweatsociety programmed by @coachcurtisyyc @valhallaweightlifting • • • #crossfitaboveall #crossfit #fitness #sweatsociety #nova3labs #yyc #gains #girlswholift #olympicweightlifting
(Weightlifter: Nadia). See them plates? 💪
(Weightlifter: Will) If you read the commemts on Instagram you see that Will gets one of those annoying comments. You know what I am talking about. "Cool profile! Check out my website! Sne Fitness clearly doesn't squat. Sne may stand for Squats Never Ever. Will has no time to check your website Mr. Fitness. Why?!! Cause Squats.
(Weightlifter: Jordan, Weightlifting Pup: Milo)
Still out here grinding. Some of yesterday's workout. Last two sets here of some sit downs and stand-ups At 174 kg. Back #squats Have not been my friend as of late. And some 80 lb dumb bell strict press to finish out with some accessory work. Just like this weight on my shoulders. That's what it's felt like with the personal life. You try and not let things affect you. But we are only human. Gotta get that #motivation and rise above the bs. #refocus #masters #motivation #mexicanmuscle #guyswholift #fit #fitness #weightlifting #AO #builtbyjillyj #livesore @livesore #embracethepain #livesoreambassador #crossfit #bodybuilding #powerlifting #cleanandjerk #snatch #focus #progressnotperfection #gymlife #atg #tssbarbell @tssbarbell #gains #viejostrong
(Weightlifter: Marcos) Squats have not been too friendly with Marco. This post in particular I enjoyed. Sometimes it is in the simplest movement like squatting that helps the mind and body.
To end this post I had to mention Max Lang. The video below is from July and according to Max: "Learn to squat!"
When the day comes I get to meet Max in person, my legs will be strong enough to give him a piggy back ride. That is what I am training for and that is why I squat.
Learn to squat without complaining! The squat is the most important tool for a weightlifter, besides the technique of course :-) You want PR's? Then learn to squat hard! 🏆💪😎☀️_______________________________________ Lerne Beugen, ohne zu klagen! Die Kniebeuge ist das wichtigste Werkzeug des Gewichthebers, neben der Technik natürlich. :-) Du willst neue Bestleistungen? Dann lerne verdammt noch mal schwer zu beugen! 💪😎☀️🏆 #germanweightlifting #crossfit #olympicweightlifting #fitness #squats #teamdeutschland #noccobcaa
Well, there you have it! Some content to get you motivated for the week! Don't let the Monday blues get you. New week only means new opportunities!
Don't forget to come back next week since it will be the last A Week in Review!
I will start up again in October!
Adios for now!