BREAD AND BUTTER: Compound Movements
What are the best exercises for gaining muscle and or fat loss?
Compound Movements: Exercises involving multiple joints, multiple muscle groups. These types of movements will aid you in building muscle and losing fat.
I always figured if my clients can Bench, Squat, and perform Deadlifts with proper form they're unlikely to have any issues with performance or muscle imbalances. Muscle imbalances can and will lead to injury sooner or later. Maintaining healthy length tension relationships between muscles groups is key for injury prevention. -
Here's a few short clips of 3 different variations of Deadlifts. Unfortunately I did leave out one of my favorite variations, Romanian Deadlifts. To the beginner it is fairly difficult to spot the differences in Deadlifts. Study these videos and take notice of the angles of my knees, hip, and back. These angles will ultimatley determine the type of Deadlift being performed. -
- Take the time to perfect one variation before learning another.
- Seek out professional help if you are unsure of what to do.
- Take it slow. Start with light weight and controlled movements.
- Make sure you have good flexibility, especially in the hamstrings and hips.
- Use straps when necessary! (Unless you're training for a strong man competition, straps will be important. Utilizing straps will help you focus on the LIFT and not the GRIP.)
Please feel free to DM me with any questions! Also, one last tip... don't forget to have some fun! -
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Only had an hour and 15 today so kept it light (15kgs), went for reps instead of weight, 3x20 good mornings & wide, straight leg deadlift... followed by static lunges, 4x1 minute front/side plank, 5 mins row lvl 10, 15 mins treadmill incline 15 lvl 6.5
Week 1/Day 4- Working hard on my #deadlift form. After college I transitioned to only doing #straightlegdeadlifts and have been doing them every since. Coach @jace_lopez_ don’t play that so I’m trying to focus on getting that little squat at the bottom. It ain’t easy learning new patterns: especially when you’re pulling 175. 🙈😭🙈
First time ever doin straight leg deads frfr.. wantin to throw in some new exercises to help that deadlift out a bit, ill be doin these regularly 315×5.. 365×5 .. 385×5 .. these surprisingly weren't as bad as i thought they'd be, for now tho ill take it easy, plenty of time to heal up and get strong... followed these by another new lift for me pendlay rows, not sure how my form was but i want to make these a part of my workouts as well... #deads#deadlift#goinuponatuesday#power#powerlifter#powerlifting#straightlegdeadlifts#pendlayrows#goldsgym
Some light straight leg deadlifts with the beast @agonzalezg89 and @marisol__padilla somewhere off to the side doing some squats😂 trying to catch up to @alex_mdavis and build them crazy legs don’t mind the face was just really focused ahaha #darkironfitness#deadlift#straightlegdeadlifts#gym#teamultimate @ultimatesportnutrition
If you were to ask me my favorite posterior chain exercise, this would be it. I love the extra range of motion you get out of standing on a step or using small diameter plates - a bunch of 25/10s for example.
The straight leg deadlift used to be lot more prominent part of my training, but then I developed a crappy imbalance between my hip extension and knee flexion that mucked things up for a while. So don't be a stupid like me and think that SLDLs and Romanians alone will make your hamstrings bulletproof. Ham curl variations are important too. Anyone who tells you they're not a "functional" exercise is wrong.
Unrelated: I'm in love with this dramatic lighting. It's ridiculously flattering.
Happy #humpday 🐪🍑💁🏽! Try this superset next time you’re doing legs! It was ridiculous 💪🏽🔥😃! .................................
Sumo Squat with Straight Leg Deadlift -I used an anchored barbell (if you don’t have one then you can stick the end of the barbell against a wall with heavy dumbbells on either side, or stick in a corner)
•Sumo squat form: your feet should be positioned so that they’re beside where your hands are on the bar, feet should be wider than shoulder width with toes at 30-45 degree angle, keep back flat and hinge at hips keeping chest up, push through heels.
•SLDeadlift form: keep core tight, back flat, keep knees stationary and bend at hips pushing butt back, then squeeze glutes and pull hips forward to rise.