Hindu Squats

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Hindu Squats

Postby CrazyBoy » Dec 16, 2005 07:51

I wonder how many hindu squats do you guys do? I read on a website that Karl Gotch did 9001. What's your personal record?
I know it's a little bit awckard, but I wanted to change the topic.
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Re: Hindu Squats

Postby mat » Dec 16, 2005 10:53

CrazyBoy wrote:I wonder how many hindu squats do you guys do? I read on a website that Karl Gotch did 9001. What's your personal record?
I know it's a little bit awckard, but I wanted to change the topic.


It took me 1 month to get from 50 hindu squats to 400. I could probably have done a lot more but once I'm getting to 300+ I start to get a little bored!

If I was after that kind of endurance I could aim to build up even more, but I have no need for it.

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Postby CrazyBoy » Jan 05, 2006 13:21

Sorry to post so late, mat! It's great, but couldn't you rushed things a bit? How often do you do hindu squats in a week?
I do them every friday and in great number, in a row: yes it gets very boring, but I like it. Tommorrow I shall do again. I'll let you know.
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Postby backinjured » Jan 20, 2006 19:08

Hey, I had never been performing Hindu Squats before and I have a knee injury but still I've just done a few sets of 20 reps and another of 140. Is this normal? Because I don't feel my tighs sore I could have continued but since I have this injury I decided to stop. What kind of soreness are you supposed to feel with Hindu Squats?
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Postby mat » Jan 21, 2006 06:00

backinjured wrote:Hey, I had never been performing Hindu Squats before and I have a knee injury but still I've just done a few sets of 20 reps and another of 140. Is this normal? Because I don't feel my tighs sore I could have continued but since I have this injury I decided to stop. What kind of soreness are you supposed to feel with Hindu Squats?


If you're doing them correctly theyre supposed to be very good for strengthening the knees.

If I've done a very long set of hindu squats I get sore in my quads.

If you're not feeling sore at all, try doing more :)

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Postby CrazyBoy » Jan 21, 2006 08:05

I think you're doing too little, backinjured! Follow mr Kurz's advice on hindu squats: do a set of 100, it will only take a couple of minutes. Afterwards progress to many reps. I can do now a minimum of 1000 hindu squats in one set, with no pause. Keep improving yourself slowly but carefully.
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Postby backinjured » Jan 21, 2006 10:56

I felt more soreness in my feet and around my knees but not in the quads. The feet thing I believe it's because I'm lifting my heels too much. Or maybe I have weak feet muscles... So when you do 1000 repetitions, the last one is very hard to do? You usually train until you're almost not able to lift yourself again?
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Postby CrazyBoy » Jan 21, 2006 11:22

No, when I do 1000 the last reps are not difficult. On the contrary, I reach my limit around 300 and afterwards I relax and I keep going as if nothing done. But I've been doing this long set for some while now and the soreness last only a day or two, maximum.
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Postby backinjured » Jan 21, 2006 12:16

Huh? So even at your limit you're not sore?
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Postby CrazyBoy » Jan 21, 2006 16:07

Yeah, I know this must seem unreal, but this is how I feel. For example, around the 300 reps my quads hurt, and afterwards, from 500 and up, they are perfectly relaxed. I've noticed, at me and even my students (whenever I make them do hindu squats) that you reach a certain limit and if you pass it you can keep on doing.
The only thing I can't take is that I get bored and that's why some music might help you relax.
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Postby backinjured » Jan 21, 2006 19:42

Well ok, then I guess I didn't reach my max yesterday when I was doing hindu squats because my quads have never hurt. Next time I'll see if I could reach 300, but I must be careful too because of my knee injury.
Yeah I have this habit to train with music so I've tried this. A bit less boring.

Thank you all for your comments
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Postby CrazyBoy » Jan 22, 2006 08:41

Due to a soccer accident I have my shin broken just under where it connects with the kneecap, so I had some knee problems over the years. But not due to the injury itself, but to the bad treatment applied to it by the orthoped assistant who put my leg in gypsum (please correct me if I'm wrong) and ended up with a calcium conglomerate just under the knee.
So, I must tell that since doing them (Hindu squats) I haven't had any knee problems, but be carefull.
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Postby backinjured » Jan 22, 2006 10:46

Yeah it seems pretty good for strengthening the knee and the lower back too. I also have chronic back pain, it would be wonderful if that single exercise could correct my two problems!!
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Postby backinjured » Jan 25, 2006 06:54

Does anyone of you experience some weird sounds each hindu squat you do? Is it happening only at the begginning?


And don't you think that we'll all get poor knees when we'll be in the 60s because we've overworked our knees?
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Postby mat » Jan 25, 2006 07:34

backinjured wrote:Does anyone of you experience some weird sounds each hindu squat you do? Is it happening only at the begginning?


And don't you think that we'll all get poor knees when we'll be in the 60s because we've overworked our knees?


What sort of weird sounds? I once farted in the middle of my set and my wife almost passed out laughing :)
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