Walking @trxtraining Triceps Press/Extension . @felixtrxmadd thanks for posting this game changer earlier in the week! Clients sore across the board on this exercise!! It's a great way to feel the connection between Triceps, rear deltoid (back of shoulder), and the Latissimus Dorsi. #getconnected head to toe with me and TRX!!
Don't over complicate your programming with a bunch gimmick workouts every 3 weeks to try and improve your lower body and totally body strength. It ain't gonna work. I'm not saying that a squat is easy. In fact it's not easy at all to do a well executed squat. AND NEWSFLASH!!!! Nobody's squat is going to look the same as the person next to them. We have all been uniquely designed which means we will all have little variations in our squat patterns... it's science 😂😂 Squatting is squatting. It's the king of strength builders, not just in the legs but the whole body. If the muscles surrounding your spine are loose and weak you are sure to be folded over which is going to put you at major risk of injury. So before you go loading a barbell up and throwing it on your back make sure you've earned it first. I would recommend front loaded squats after baseline testing if the client has demonstrated full competency through, plank, hinge, and squat movement patterns. After front squats I would have them go to "box squats" or pause squats.
The box allows you to sit back more than free squatting.
The box forces a dead-stop, breaking the stretch-shortening cycle.
The box provides an automatic depth indicator.
I'll be posting a video this week on proper execution of the box squat.
Holler at me if any of my followers ever have any questions on the squat. The butt and hamstrings are the most popular muscles on both men and women these days and personally it's the most attractive quality on a woman as well. Do your squats and do them right! 345# on the bar in the video. I turn 34 in one month and the goal is 4 plates by November 2, let's get it!
Double 70's on the KB Front Squats. The two-kettlebell front squat is an exercise that elicits a heavy effort response in a lot of people. In fact, it’s probably the best exercise you’re not doing right now. Whether your goal is to get stronger, move better, burn fat, or be more athletic, the two-kettlebell front squat has you covered.
Lower Body Strength
You’ll never be able to load a 2KB FS at like you do a traditional front squat with a barbell, but that doesn’t mean it won’t help you get strong. Granted, the barbell front squat is superior if we’re talking pure lower-body strength, but the increased instability of the kettlebells makes up for the lack of load. In fact, most people feel like a rock when they return to the barbell after a cycle with the kettlebells.
I have yet to meet a single person who has enough core strength and stability. Or maybe I should say too much core strength and stability. By loading the kettlebells anteriorly you put your core on overdrive and force it to maintain position. Not only that, this movement will take your lats of the equation and force you to stabilize without them. A lot of people get into trouble because they lack stability from the right places, and this exercise helps correct that.
A squat, in its truest essence, is a straight-up-and-down movement. Sitting your butt straight down, staying in your heels, and coming straight back up. The placement of the kettlebells and the increased recruitment of your core makes this one of the best variations to work on grooving this up-and-down pattern. And for my anatomy friends out there, that means getting your outlet to open in the bottom position.
If you're not doing these, now is the time to learn how and then execute. Tempo shown here is 33X1
3 second count down
3 second hold at the Bottom
X explosive standup
1 second squeeze and hold at the top