Originally Posted by KingJulien
The "moar squats" chorus that comes out on training forums is sort of disingenuous. If I do a lateral leg raise you can push my leg back down with barely any pressure, the muscle is very weak
. I haven't dropped squats, I'm doing squats in addition to supplemental work, so I don't really see the problem. Especially since this was diagnosed by a lower back specialist and then confirmed by the PT...
think this is true for pretty much everyone. it's a mechanically disadvantaged movement. If you want to strengthen that, I'd do lateral raises.
But I'm not just shouting "moar squats", i'm saying specifically front squats - which specifically strengthen the outer quads and glutes as well as forcing you to stay more upright which will help with your form on back squats. I think this will fix your problems far more effectively than bosu ball lunges. Lunges on a flat surface are also good.
Originally Posted by Coldsnap
That's not true at all. People develop their own mechanics and form
, muscle groups can go on mini vacations and forget how to fire correctly.
yeah they do. People develop their own mechanics due to muscle weakness. The best way to combat this is to fight to maintain better form as well as add other exercises to strengthen the weak muscles in question.
Bosu ball lunges are not the most effective way to to this in my opinion. You need enough weight that it's actually going to strengthen the muscle. Balancing on a ball helps your balance, not your strength.