Just staring at my front squats with absolute disgust 😷 no but for real, i should love them! front squats are known to be super tough and uncomfortable, and many programs lack them! but i can confidently say they have improved my back squat form and bumped up my squat 1rm! they challenge posture and stability in a way that directly correlates to the back squat. not only do your quads get good tension and growth, but the thoracic (upper) back learns to isometrically extend under weight. in back squats, my legs could push the weight, my lower back could hold it, but my thoracic would collapse under the bar and tip me forward. squats are a full body exercise! 💁🏽♀️train what you hate and you’ll love the results 💭
Deadlift night! beltless deads 122.5kg for 6 x 4 (vids 1 & 2 sets 1 & 2) slow eccentric deads 85kg for 4 x 4 (vid 3) plus accessories and conditioning. hands were sore tonight and just felt abit off but weights moved fine even with alll the volume!
Bodybuilding gave me lean, muscular legs, and powerlifting brought thickness, width and strength! i get asked what leg exercises have brought me the most gains...and to be honest it’s a balance of everything. i’ve got my squat/hip flexion patterns, hip extensions, knee extension and flexion, isometrics...but the majority of my exercises are compound movements (back squat, front squat, romanian deadlifts, sumo deadlifts, hip thrusts). my top favourite leg/glute exercises that i personally find quite effective are -sumo deadlifts -front squats and back squats (duh)
-bulgarian split squats -wide stance leg press -dumbbell stiff leg deadlifts with constant glute tension
-back extensions with a rounded back for glutes
-barbell hip thrusts ❤️tell me yours!
14 days till i’m on that platform 😈 feeling sore, stiff and sluggish but motivating is at an all time high 💪🏽 cheers to @ryanfenasse and @jessdumay for being awesome coaches and leading me through it all and teaching me a heap of things! learning so much in this process 💭
Shout out to this bad boi exercise for isolating and strengthening my vmo✌️ i have a lazy vmo which causes knee problems especially with squatting 😭 and these are a bloody lifesaver 😍 i can actually feel my vmo doing its thang 🙌👏 #newcoachisamazeballs#andintimidating#inov8