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plumher
02-03-2012, 06:22 PM
anybody do these?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w9JN9XRc_c&feature=related

freebirdmac
02-03-2012, 06:37 PM
anybody do these?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w9JN9XRc_c&feature=related

Yep. I've done them. Good exercise. Get funny looks, but good exercise.

Ever heard of the glute guy? http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/dispelling_the_glute_myth

bigtallox
02-03-2012, 08:27 PM
I do them, but probably not as often as I should.

plumher
02-03-2012, 10:35 PM
Freebird how do they feel compared to lunges?

I have Induced drag opposite syndrome. Big thighs and no butt.

plumher
02-03-2012, 10:37 PM
I do them, but probably not as often as I should.

Bto do they really help with locking out dlifts?

bigtallox
02-04-2012, 04:13 AM
Bto do they really help with locking out dlifts?

Not so much deadlift lockout, but they help with things like atlas stones. Here look at this pic of me laping a stone....

http://www.bigtallox.com/20120203_stone_pic.png

But getting it to here...

http://www.bigtallox.com/20120203_stone_pic2.png

requires you to drive your hips forward, its a weakness I have with stones. I can lap a 385 pound stone pretty easily ( lap means get it from the floor to up on my quads in a squat like my first pic), but I can't rack it yet, and thus my comment about I should probably be doing them more.

freebirdmac
02-04-2012, 04:29 AM
Freebird how do they feel compared to lunges?

I have Induced drag opposite syndrome. Big thighs and no butt.

I think they're a good supplemental exercise but not a replacement for lunges. What may be happening for you is by the time you do lunges your quads are so fatigued they limit the weight you can use and the glutes don't get taxed like they need to. Do you squat below parallel or do deep, knee to chest leg press or deep hack squats? Another exercise I've seen, but yet to try, is this type of partial squat using the Smith. You start like a normal squat, break parallel, but when you come back up you stop as you pass parallel and then drop down below parallel again before returning to the upright position. That's 1 rep. Dunno what they're called. Glute ham raises is another goodie.

plumher
02-04-2012, 01:06 PM
I think they're a good supplemental exercise but not a replacement for lunges. What may be happening for you is by the time you do lunges your quads are so fatigued they limit the weight you can use and the glutes don't get taxed like they need to. Do you squat below parallel or do deep, knee to chest leg press or deep hack squats? Another exercise I've seen, but yet to try, is this type of partial squat using the Smith. You start like a normal squat, break parallel, but when you come back up you stop as you pass parallel and then drop down below parallel again before returning to the upright position. That's 1 rep. Dunno what they're called. Glute ham raises is another goodie.


I agree with the partial squat idea except the 'Smith' part. But definitely going to try working in some primarily glute exercises to see if I can build a but big enough to hold my pants up

freebirdmac
02-06-2012, 06:19 PM
I agree with the partial squat idea except the 'Smith' part. But definitely going to try working in some primarily glute exercises to see if I can build a but big enough to hold my pants up

You shouldn't do these with a bar. This is the type of exercise that the Smith is perfect for. No need to be Smith a phobic.

Simpy
02-06-2012, 07:19 PM
I like this exercise.

acrawlingchaos
02-06-2012, 07:46 PM
I loved hip thrusts. I did them with a barbell laying flat on the ground though (like this dude).

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I think it really isn't a "replacement" exercise though. I never did lunges, but between the deads, the SLDL, the hip thrusts, and the low bar squats, my posterior chain was hit plenty.