Who needs waist trainers when you have lifting belts? Much needed lifting session since, cant believe it’s been almost 2 months since I last picked up a barbell. Thankfully I can still deadlift 150# for reps, but my front squat is very weak 🤦🏻♀️👎🏼
Always fun lifting with @mariia_rosee
Deadlift : 5 x 5 at 150#
Front squat: 5 x 5 building up to 115#
Soo bulk is going super well, I hit TWO freaking PR's last week, one on bench and the other on front squats. Feeling super great 🤙 plus you know your bulk is showing when your bf's grandma comments on your weight gain 😂😂
FRONT SQUATTING 🏋🏼 -
If you are looking for variation in your legs program, try these puppies. They place more load onto the quads and upper back, where as back squats focus more through your hips and lower back. -
By changing the position of the barbell, we create a new challenge for ourselves. Change to a front squat and add a separate hip extension exercise for a new look to your routine! -
Mobility can be very challenging for front squats in your wrists, shoulders and thoracic spine. Stay tuned and we will have more videos about mobility and technique for those of you that want to try it! -
Something I’d like to point out:
I understand how important it is to get in and out of the gym because you’re short on time but we forget the importance of post stretching!
You want your muscles to relax after a harsh session of squats, deadlifts or even bench! So remember to take atleast 2 min of stretching whatever muscles you’ve used in your workout. After all, your next sessions may go smoother than you thought because you took the time to relax the muscles 🤔🤷🏼♂️ .
On a side note, how soon we forget if we train the lift or exercise we want to get better at very often or everyday like I do then you’ll see major results of physique and strength but it does depend on what exercise or lift you choose because not everything is very beneficial “like the exercise this guy is doing behind me in this video for instance” no judgement whatsoever but it just goes to show how many ppl actually know what to do in the gym cause they’ve never been taught and even these sorry excuse for personal trainers can’t even help them 🤦🏼♂️
Blah blah blah Aaron, what are trying to say? Just simply be smart in the gym and Choose your exercises wisely! .
The front squat puts a larger emphasis on upper back and abdominal stability due to the placement of the bar and requires more overall mobility because of the upright torso position as well as the bar position.
Mobility preparation for this lift should involve, ankles, hip flexors and extensors, spine, shoulders and wrists.
@nicolacarrollhealth coming close to a PB on the clean and jerk.
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Early Session ☆☆LEGS SUNDAY☆☆
Decided I wanted to do a morning session as I planned to hit a cardio session later in the evening. Mum had taken son to gymnastics and she was going for a run for an hour whilst little man was doing his thing. So it made sense for me to train. Whole family on a fitness vibe 👪. Session felt comfortable and progressive. Still not up to my 150kg front squats, but getting there. Only second leg training session since my back injury and I'm just playing it safe even though I felt I could've gone heavier. But physio advised me to progress 5kg at a time for at least 4wks and just get the volume of work under my belt. So being a good boy and adhering to advice. 🤗🤗 WORKOUT OF THE DAY
BARBELL FRONT SQUATS
×3 sets of 10reps @ 40kg
×3 sets of 8reps @ 60kg
×3 sets of 8reps @ 80kg
×2 sets of 8reps @ 100kg
×1 set of 6reps @ 110kg
×1 set of 5reps @ 120kg
BARBELL STIFF LEG DEADLIFTS ×3 sets of 8reps @ 110kg
×3 sets of 10reps @ 247.6kg
Today’s leg session if anyone cares (people seemed to like the last one I posted) 🔥🔥🔥
btw I do train other things apart from legs! But leg sessions are the most fun...right? 😈
Session at @leading_results_fitness_gym in #ashford#kent
1️⃣Leeson squats (h/t @projectgoliath for the idea) 4 x 15
2️⃣Front squats: 4 x 8 at 50kg, 5 at 60kg, 4, 3 at 65kg
3️⃣ Hammer strength leg press 150, 200, then 3 x 12 at 300kg
4️⃣ Pendulum squat 80kg, 120kg (only got 4 reps!), 100kg (10, 10)
5️⃣ Superset sled leg press (full stack, keep tension on) with leg extension - 4 x 12-15 each
6️⃣ Abductors - 3 x dropsets ===
Did you train today? What did you do? Aaaaand...what’s your fave bit of leg kit?