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post #53221 of 57263
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Those are harder than regular squats IME and lunges are gay. Plus single leg leg press is a nice glute/ham move IMO. Trying to pick an exercise thats easy to learn and progress on... doesnt get much easier than leg press.

 

I don't know about that. 9/10 you see excessive spinal compression and people bringing their low back off the bench. Either that or they don't go anywhere near deep enough.

BSS are a hard movement, but they are easy to learn and relatively self limiting. There really aren't many effective ways to cheat (other than skimping on rom). Personally they are the most taxing movement for me, but also the best for my legs.

Walking lunges can also be really brutal, and there is some more room for error with them, reverse lunges are probably safer in terms of less likely to do it wrong.

In terms of machines though a good hack squat machine is fucking awesome.

post #53222 of 57263
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In terms of machines though a good hack squat machine is fucking awesome.

+ 1

Stiff leg deadlifts are great for glutes.
post #53223 of 57263
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post

I don't know about that. 9/10 you see excessive spinal compression and people bringing their low back off the bench. Either that or they don't go anywhere near deep enough.
BSS are a hard movement, but they are easy to learn and relatively self limiting. There really aren't many effective ways to cheat (other than skimping on rom). Personally they are the most taxing movement for me, but also the best for my legs.
Walking lunges can also be really brutal, and there is some more room for error with them, reverse lunges are probably safer in terms of less likely to do it wrong.
In terms of machines though a good hack squat machine is fucking awesome.

Don't forget weighted step ups.
post #53224 of 57263
I never liked them, probably because I'm tall. Benches and boxes are usually an awkward height for me and there's no fluidity like with BSS's.
post #53225 of 57263

I don't like weighted step ups because I feel like my knees take a pounding when I step down. BGSS fucking kill me.

I dread leg days when I do db lunges, BGSS, and split squats. Need to start doing them more. I'm a huge wuss. I'd rather do an hour straight of front squats than these three for 3x12. I just mentally dread one legged stuff because it hurts so so so much.

post #53226 of 57263
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post


Those are harder than regular squats 

 

That's the point.

 

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lunges are gay.

Incorrect

 

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 Plus single leg leg press is a nice glute/ham move IMO. Trying to pick an exercise thats easy to learn and progress on... doesnt get much easier than leg press.
 

Get her to start off with bodyweight lunges and BGSS and add DB's as she goes. It's not rocket science. 

I think these are way more effective too.

post #53227 of 57263
High rep walking lunges are a popular accessory movement at our pl gym
post #53228 of 57263
Need RHET help. I bulked from 135 to 210 a couple years ago and then cut down to 180 where I have been for 9 or so months. I have no desire to bulk or cut any more, generally happy with the way I look (probably somewhere between GN and TK on aesthetics) and want to continue to fit into my clothing.

I was hoping to stay at 180 and gradually recomp. However, weights really haven't moved up much nor have my aesthetics improved over the last nine months. I am at the gym 4-5 days a week running bench + accessories / lower body / OHP + accessories / lower body etc. What should I be doing to start seeing lifting and (more importantly for me) aesthetic gains?
post #53229 of 57263
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Need RHET help. I bulked from 135 to 210 a couple years ago and then cut down to 180 where I have been for 9 or so months. I have no desire to bulk or cut any more, generally happy with the way I look (probably somewhere between GN and TK on aesthetics) and want to continue to fit into my clothing.

I was hoping to stay at 180 and gradually recomp. However, weights really haven't moved up much nor have my aesthetics improved over the last nine months. I am at the gym 4-5 days a week running bench + accessories / lower body / OHP + accessories / lower body etc. What should I be doing to start seeing lifting and (more importantly for me) aesthetic gains?

Increase cals, ensure adequate protein
post #53230 of 57263
Yea increase calories very slowly, like 100kcal/day every 2 weeks
post #53231 of 57263
So I can increase calories gradually and not become fat?
post #53232 of 57263
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Need RHET help. I bulked from 135 to 210 a couple years ago and then cut down to 180 where I have been for 9 or so months. I have no desire to bulk or cut any more, generally happy with the way I look (probably somewhere between GN and TK on aesthetics) and want to continue to fit into my clothing.

I was hoping to stay at 180 and gradually recomp. However, weights really haven't moved up much nor have my aesthetics improved over the last nine months. I am at the gym 4-5 days a week running bench + accessories / lower body / OHP + accessories / lower body etc. What should I be doing to start seeing lifting and (more importantly for me) aesthetic gains?

 

Eat at a small surplus, but most importantly, run a good training program that is built for long term progression.

Your total volume should go up slowly over time.

post #53233 of 57263

Have you been doing the same workouts for 9 months? Try a different rep scheme or exercises, no?

post #53234 of 57263
Workout isnt really important, outside of striking the balance between max volume vs recovery and minimizing injury. Its def the calories. I was in a similar rut... finally decided to go in a surplus and the gains started flowing, but when I got too fat I kept making gains at maintenance until I started my cut this year. So its prob total broscience but in my experience you can make gains at maintenance but u have to be in a surplus for a while first.
post #53235 of 57263
Found a sick deal on an Epaulet suit on grailed and bit. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


Only problem is I can't tell from the pics if its blue or grey. Oh well, I'll find out when it gets here.
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