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⭕️LOW BAR SQUATS = HAMSTRINGS⭕️⠀
How many times do you hear bros saying how well you can develop your hamstrings through squatting? Especially low bar squatting. Well, in reality, you really don't. ⠀
The function of the hamstrings is to flex the knees and extend the hips, which is why exercises such as Leg Curls and RDLs (Romanian Deadlifts) are GREAT for hamstring activation & development. ⠀
When we squat, we can't really target the muscle in a meaningful way (down to 20% activation) as per what the research says.⠀
During the concentric (lifting phase of the squat) we're extending the hip joint , which is actually one role of the hamstrings: however, we're also extending the knee joint, therefore stretching the muscle.. and this happens simultaneously, which means that the hamstrings don't really contract much. ⠀
But what about those who "feel" their hamstrings working? ⠀
Well, they're simply mistaking the hamstrings for the adductor magnus, located in a similar place, which is actually doing alot of work doing the exercise. ⠀
Sure, the hamstrings will work as great dynamic stabilizers: Infact when the knee is bent >90, the tension of the hamstrings will help stabilize the knee by countering the anteriorly directed forces of the Quadriceps (dislocating force) on the knee. ⠀
However when it comes to muscle building, the squat alone can't be used as a tool to develop the hamstrings since there are many more effective exercises to do so in a much better effective way.⠀
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Goblet squats (sumo stance)
Not comfortable doing barbell squats? Start doing goblet squats! Holding the dumbbell infront of you will force you to activate your core 🔥. This will help you learn how to stay in proper position for proper form 👌. You can always switch up the stance as well. Decided to do sumo stance (feet wide) to target those hamstrings and glutes 🍑💪. Give this one a try and watch how much your squat will improve 🙌. Gotta start some where right ?
2 minutes ago
I ain't been on this Hurling Rock we call a planet that long. But I've noticed a few things in the time I have been here that's held true for me:
We're blessed with the gift of choice. There's 24hrs, 1,440 minutes, 86,400 seconds in each day... and time is a construct. It doesn't really exist. It's a system we created to keep track of things. And It doesn't matter what label or title we attribute to a specific 24hr block of time its just like the others. Only our routines within them sometimes change.
So if you don't like a specific block of time, change your routines within it. Don't hate the day, its never been here before. Each one is full of unlimited possibilities. Exercise your power of choice even when you don't want to. Give everyday the same enthusiasm as your weekends and manifest the experiences you want on this Spaceship Earth.
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I’ve been having many conversations recently about community, how great it feels to be a part of one and how to find them. What influences our mentality once we find ‘our people’, how they shape us and us, them. I’ve been in a lot of groups in my life. I’m sure some of you can relate. Sometimes it feels like being a ship that bobs around from port to port, without ever having a true home. It’s been this way since I was very little. There was a lot of self induce isolation since I was about 4 or 5. Traumas experienced via my family & environment made it hard for my developing bb brain to handle social things, so I (sometimes) lacked skills or missed out on key learning/absorbing. Now that’s not to say I didn’t learn more as I grew up: I adapted, formed amazing bonds & tried new things. But my entire life was permeated by this sense of being only semi-connected with my surroundings.
Over the past several years I’ve worked to get “out of my comfort zone” as they all say, & it has worked wonders for social anxiety, depression, and loneliness I’ve experienced off and on. But in the past 20 months of being sober it’s been a whole new ballgame. I put myself in new situations, but found myself still unsure of my place in the group or not truly connecting with people. I realized I was still harboring old habits, insecurities, and unprocessed trauma keeping me from breaching gaps between “me” & “them”. So I’ve done A LOT of personal work. .
A few things that have helped me:
Being sober & in every moment forced to experience all feelings, no matter how uncomfortable & knowing it will pass.
Then being rewarded with a million wonderful, comfortable moments.
Understanding that people are usually open to making new friends & connecting, that the worries are all in my head.
Realizing that a lot of other people are insecure too or may be similarly feeling “outside” the group so just ask questions, be empathetic, open & people will lean into that energy.
Accepting that stress or anxiety are signs my brain is just learning something new, it’s not a feeling to be afraid of, & that I’ll get comfortable. Every time I process that, I feel better. (Continues below)
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