Hindu Squats

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Postby CrazyBoy » Jan 30, 2006 19:00

It seems you stick to the idea of holding dumbbells while doing hindu squats. To make the hindu squats more hard to perform either do them wearing on a weightvest or I saw a picture of Matt Furey's performing the squats with elastic bands. It's hard to explain, but visit this: http://www.mattfurey.com/powerblitzer.html

Hope this helps you get rid of any doubts you had, and btw I think I speak for everyone when I say you didn't upset anyone. Peace!!!
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Postby mat » Jan 30, 2006 19:19

backinjured wrote:Thanks a lot for this detailed answer

But would it be harmful in anyway to perform the same squatting movement used in Hindu Squats but holding dumbbells? Would it be too hard on knees or something. I know I'm not at this level, I still have lots of work to do with normal hindu squats, but right now I'm resting to let my body recover from a previous hindu squats training so can I simply ask if someday, when I'll be good at it, I could add weights (dumbbells) during hindu squats? A weight vest seems to be possible, but why not the dumbbells? If someone is able to do 2000 squats in one set, why couldn't he hold dumbbells to make it a bit harder?


If you're holding dumbells you can't do hindu squats properly because you can't do the breathing movements, it would also tire your arms out long before you felt any extra resistance in your legs.

A weight jacket or bungee cord as previously suggested makes much better sense because then you can still do Hindu squats properly with these.

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Postby backinjured » Jan 30, 2006 21:18

If you're holding dumbells you can't do hindu squats properly because you can't do the breathing movements, it would also tire your arms out long before you felt any extra resistance in your legs.

A weight jacket or bungee cord as previously suggested makes much better sense because then you can still do Hindu squats properly with these.

Ah! This is exactly the kind of answer I wanted to hear! Thanks a lot.

CrazyBoy, I was sticking to the idea of dumbbell hindu squats because I had never before understood what could be wrong with adding weights. THanks for your suggestions.


However, a question remains. What about the squat Mr Kurz demonstrates? Isn't it the same problem? no proper breathing and tired arms?
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Postby dragon » Jan 31, 2006 06:21

backinjured wrote:However, a question remains. What about the squat Mr Kurz demonstrates? Isn't it the same problem? no proper breathing and tired arms?

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As Matt said,there are many variations of a squat.They don't all have to work the arms and breathing just the same as not all squats have to include a barbell.
You use a variation that feels comfortable and meets your requirements.

I don't recall ever doing a hindu squat in my life,

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Postby backinjured » Feb 03, 2006 17:58

I've noticed something weird yesterday, and it still happened today while practicing hindu squats. At the end of the workout (around 60 reps), the skin above the kneecap becomes red. On my left knee only. I really don't understand what the skin has to do with my injury. It isn't even painful. Pressing to this place either. I've noticed improvements in the past weeks by doing some knee strength and endurance exercises. I seem to feel better than in the past months. What how would you explain this change of skin color? Just hypothesis I know you aren't doctors.
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Postby dragon » Feb 04, 2006 05:18

1)Could it be clothing rubbing on it?
2)You say it was injured.Was it operated on?Scar tissue will be a different colour.
3)Maybe(?) it could be blood flushing to the surface due to it being an old injury.No idea if that happens though.


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Postby backinjured » Feb 04, 2006 10:20

clothing rubbing no, I was wearing some shorts and the right knee wasn't red at all...

no operation either... for my kind of injury (patellofemoral syndrome) they do not operate unless it's VERY painful. And I can stand the pain without problem..

blood flushing to the surface due to it being an old injury? hmmm interesting. any explanation of why it could happen? But when I touch this red spot, I don't feel anything being under the skin like some liquid or something.

Thanks for your hypothesis
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Postby dragon » Feb 07, 2006 06:56

backinjured wrote:blood flushing to the surface due to it being an old injury? hmmm interesting. any explanation of why it could happen? But when I touch this red spot, I don't feel anything being under the skin like some liquid or something.

Thanks for your hypothesis


I have no idea.
Maybe it could be blood pooling in the injured area(kinda like what happens with a bruise).Or it could be increased blood flow to aid the injured area.All speculation though i'm afraid.
If it is increased blood flow i doubt you would feel fluid under the skin,it would be the same kind of redness you may get in your face after strenuous exertion.

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Postby backinjured » Feb 09, 2006 18:53

yeah it would make sense. And I believe the spot is getting smaller. I've looked at it everyday after doing a few hindu squat reps during the past week. I don't know what would happen if I'd add more rep everyday, if it would get big again. hehe, I'll try tomorrow


I want to know something else about Hindu Squats. Let's talk about the ankle movement. Since there's a floor under the feet, the exercise isn't working the ankle full range of motion. Would Hindu Squats affect a bit ankle flexibility? (1)

(2) Should someone add this kind of exercise in his training?
http://www.jsfitness.com/images/exercise_back-calf.jpg

(3) What is the cause of Flat Feet? Could any of those exercise result in flat feet? Could running, walking or skipping rope result in flat feet?

Thanks a lot
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Postby dragon » Feb 10, 2006 07:18

backinjured wrote:I want to know something else about Hindu Squats. Let's talk about the ankle movement. Since there's a floor under the feet, the exercise isn't working the ankle full range of motion. Would Hindu Squats affect a bit ankle flexibility? (1)


As i've said,i don't do Hindu squats so i'm not an expert."There's floor under the feet..".Hindu squats are done on the toes?The exercise is used to strengthen,not a stretch.

backinjured wrote:(2) Should someone add this kind of exercise in his training?
http://www.jsfitness.com/images/exercise_back-calf.jpg


Calf raises.I used to perform calf raises constantly in my leg workouts but now feel my calves get enough of a workout doing skipping.

backinjured wrote:(3) What is the cause of Flat Feet? Could any of those exercise result in flat feet? Could running, walking or skipping rope result in flat feet?


I always thought that was a medical condition that one was either born with or at least brought about through improper walking/exercises from an early age.I doubt any of the exercises you listed could cause flat feet.
I'm no doctor though.

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Postby CrazyBoy » Feb 27, 2006 09:05

Ha! The past friday, with a little struggle, I succeded to surpass the 1500 squats barrier. I performed 2000! I do not care if you believe it or not, I just wanted to let you know that is possible. Eventhough I am still very young.
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Postby DanBor » Feb 27, 2006 09:45

That is impressive. I believe that can be achieved. You are obviously very motivated. Are you going for record or something? I'm just kiding. Good for you.
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Postby mat » Feb 27, 2006 10:45

CrazyBoy wrote:Ha! The past friday, with a little struggle, I succeded to surpass the 1500 squats barrier. I performed 2000! I do not care if you believe it or not, I just wanted to let you know that is possible. Eventhough I am still very young.


Well done, I believe you. Although I think being a strapping young lad gives you an advantage over some of us ageing old gits :D

Cheers,
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Postby CrazyBoy » Feb 27, 2006 12:01

Hey Mat, eventhough you age, you still have my respect now and 1 year from now. I know something: age is experience, and I must respect and "take advantage" of "you old ageing gits" and of your experience. Thanks a lot guys.
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Postby dragon » Feb 28, 2006 07:27

What passes for old these days? :)
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