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Billsterl
10-30-2008, 09:40 PM
like here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkOleihBQPc&feature=related



and here's some vids of the guy in camo pants from the above video, the guy's pretty explosive, but he does some unusual form, im not gonna judge it coz i've never seen it, just asking if anyone has info and will shed some light on this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGQfTgqQBok&feature=related

sdelu
10-30-2008, 09:49 PM
Narrow grip on squats? Easier to keep your back tight, but it can put a good deal of stress on your shoulders (which may be why you haven't seen much of it).

There may be more to it but if so you'll have to wait for someone who knows it ;) And man, that guy can jump.

oyeme312644
11-21-2008, 10:57 PM
i'll admit, i learned squat form from starting strength, but i'm willing to change my form. but i'm just wondering, how do you keep your back muscles tight and flexed (to support the bar in the low bar position) with a wide grip? I haven't done a wide grip squat yet but i'll try it next time i go

Joe
11-21-2008, 11:06 PM
Easier to keep back tight but will wreck HAVOC on your elbows by going in that narrow...

Weilder
11-21-2008, 11:28 PM
That frank yang is pretty strong. Those box jumps are crazy. There is this one vid where he eats banana's and drinks milk while running sprints.... no idea why.... here is the vid
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=McZm-TEFmeg&feature=related

dbcb314
11-21-2008, 11:45 PM
Easier to keep back tight but will wreck HAVOC on your elbows by going in that narrow...



yeppers

I go narrow when I can, especially for max sets, but I can't do it for 100% of my reps because of the stress on the shoulders and elbows

Using a thumbless grip helped a lot with this though