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Bad thoughts during heavy squats
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RE: Bad thoughts during heavy squats
I used to have issues with the squat for a while. I injured my back with 400+ lbs on it. Even after I rehabbed it I still had the mental block with anything 300+.

I got through that with a routine.

Grab the bar a certain way every time.
Do a little shimmy underneath to get in place.
Pick it up and slide my hands wider.
Step back two steps.
Deep breath.
Spread legs a little wider.
Deep breath.
Visualize the squat.
Double check my hands and feet.
Visualize the squat.
Deep breath and down.
Blow out and up.

If I stick to that routine my mind is clear and my form is perfect.
09-17-2016 07:46 PM
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