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Re: Fitness megathread - discuss weight loss, fat loss, working out, etc here!
« Reply #195 on: September 14, 2011, 09:46:24 PM »
Your feet should stay flat but with the weight shifted to the balls of your feet. Also make sure you aren't pointing your knees outward or something like that...
These are both wrong.  Your feet should be flat, but you should be driving from your heels, not the balls of the feet.  Pointing your knees outward is perfectly fine as long as they're still in line with your toes.

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« Reply #196 on: September 15, 2011, 10:10:24 AM »
ewww, lifting from your heels will get your seoi-nage reversed in a second. You have better stability and forward throwing force if you keep the weight forward. (ok, my squating technique is for Judo training, but you never know when you may need to throw somebody! always be prepared!)

And the pointing knees too far outward thing was just a guess as to why he may have a groin injury from squats. Toes (and knees with them) should be slightly outward, I'd say no more than 30 degrees-ish.

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« Reply #197 on: September 15, 2011, 11:19:56 AM »
If you are squatting heavy weight on your toes, it will tend to bring you forward and make it more likely to lose your balance

And yeah I didn't mean you should have your toes pointing out 90 degrees or anything, but there's nothing wrong with having them pointed outwards (even more than 30 degrees) as long as you keep your knees in line with the toes.  Look at videos of powerlifters - they all point them outwards.

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« Reply #198 on: September 15, 2011, 11:48:57 AM »
yeah, in Judo you want that forward motion. I guess throwing the barbell at the gym might be frowned upon.

At the gym I don't squat heavy weight so it's never been a problem for me.

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Re: Fitness megathread - discuss weight loss, fat loss, working out, etc here!
« Reply #199 on: September 17, 2011, 12:23:20 PM »
new 5k time: 30:32 for a 9:50 pace
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« Reply #200 on: September 22, 2011, 07:20:53 PM »
I played volleyball today, and my thumbs still work! :thumbsup:
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« Reply #201 on: September 24, 2011, 08:39:19 PM »
Do you always run in fivefingers, jen?

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« Reply #202 on: September 25, 2011, 12:13:17 AM »
Pretty much yes for about the past year unless I'm using a track, treadmill, or running less than a 400.
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« Reply #203 on: September 26, 2011, 08:24:46 AM »
What made you start wearing them?  I see tons of people wearing them at the gym and at races but they've always struck me as gimmicky, kind of like when people show up at a 5K with a technical hat, camelbak, and a pouch full of gels.

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« Reply #204 on: September 26, 2011, 05:44:36 PM »
I used to get blisters running 15 minutes in whatever shoe I was wearing. Now it takes an hour.
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« Reply #205 on: October 04, 2011, 08:23:56 PM »
DL max 205. It was probably the worst lift I've ever performed.
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« Reply #206 on: October 04, 2011, 08:26:14 PM »
That is hella good for a girl, you should do a PL competition or something like that

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« Reply #207 on: October 10, 2011, 07:47:36 PM »
That would probably be a lot easier to do if I was in college or a year younger. And I'd probably need to lose a few pounds.

New hang clean max 123#. Finally getting back up to respectable numbers.
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« Reply #208 on: October 11, 2011, 07:01:49 PM »
I did a 3 mile trail run today. I had a lot of fun, but I don't think I can take two weeks off of running again.
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« Reply #209 on: October 22, 2011, 01:30:23 PM »
Will other runners laugh at me if I start carrying trail maps on my run so I can avoid getting lost?
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