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Re: Pulled the trigger on some new lifting shoes today.
« Reply #45 on: November 27, 2015, 07:50:08 PM »
I've never been a spread the floor squatter,  but wondering if I should be.  Naturally,  I'd think I should tie my shoes to squat that way.  My squats been pathetic for far too long.

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Re: Pulled the trigger on some new lifting shoes today.
« Reply #46 on: November 27, 2015, 07:50:19 PM »
I've never been a spread the floor squatter,  but wondering if I should be.  Naturally,  I'd think I should tie my shoes to squat that way.  My squats been pathetic for far too long.

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Re: Pulled the trigger on some new lifting shoes today.
« Reply #47 on: November 27, 2015, 07:56:21 PM »
I do a normal mid-stance squat.  Not super wide, but not narrow, and I point my toes outward a bit

Pro-tip:  80% of squatting is mental; you're stronger than you think.

I failed on a 590 squat at my last meet then rocked a 600 on my next attempt.

That wasn't a strength issue, that was a cerebral issue.
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: Pulled the trigger on some new lifting shoes today.
« Reply #48 on: November 27, 2015, 08:06:26 PM »

Pro-tip:  80% of squatting is mental; you're stronger than you think.


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Re: Pulled the trigger on some new lifting shoes today.
« Reply #49 on: December 03, 2015, 06:25:07 PM »

Pro-tip:  80% of squatting is mental; you're stronger than you think.
 

Very true.    I'll share something that might sound weird.   I have never missed a squat.   Never failed a rep...ditched or needed a spot.   I have always liked it that way.   When I get under a bar, I know I am going to lift it.   I dont give myself the choice.

True, I have never really pushed even close to the limits on my squats, but the mindset was something I thought was a great point.

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Re: Pulled the trigger on some new lifting shoes today.
« Reply #50 on: December 03, 2015, 06:28:41 PM »
Almost this  ^^^

Only dumped one squat ever in my life.

Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: Pulled the trigger on some new lifting shoes today.
« Reply #51 on: December 03, 2015, 09:17:05 PM »
Almost this  ^^^

Only dumped one squat ever in my life.

Interesting.....but makes sense.   I am not around enough "serious" lifters to know what others do.   All I see are mostly idiots doing forced reps on every set.  (I should say their spotters are doing the work for them).   

I could say I have been taking it too easy on myself with squats, but I can also say (taking out my early years of lifting) I have only failed at a bench rep one time ever....  And that was a missed 440 attempt at a competition.   

Worst part, I did not feel right calling out the weight in the first place.  (I let my ego get in the way honestly)  It is the first time I ever got under a bar without the dead confidence that I could lift it.  It showed....and I missed it completely.