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Spice Up Your Squat Training with Westside Barbell

Monday, December 20, 2010

In one of our earlier blog post, we discussed about Group 1 exercises that consist of deadlifts, squats and good mornings. Today we will discuss about other groups, which make up the day 1 of squat training exercise. Group 2 also known as the supplemental exercise and focuses on the athletes’ weaknesses. The following exercises are included in-Group 2-

Squat Training, Westside Barbell

Glute Ham Rise-It consists of working out using a special bench that is somewhat similar to the hyperextension bench. The only difference is that in case of Glute Ham Rise, the hamstrings and glutes initiate the movement.

Partial Dead lifts-This can be defined as arched back deadlifts, which must be executed in a ballistic style for high reps.

Pull Through-Position yourself away from the low pulley and bend down. Hold the pulley with the help of your legs and pull it up to the standing position.
It is important to mention here that the group 2 exercises should be executed with multiple sets of varied reps (more than 5 reps but less than 20).

Group 3- (Core accessory #1)-Group 3 exercises target lower back region of the body and in Westside Barbell, different variations are used with the help of a long or short strap. On light days, opt for 3 or 4 sets of 15-20 reps. A heavy day, on the other day, should consist of 4 or 5 sets of 6-8 reps.

Group 3-(Core accessory #2)-These exercises target the abdominal region and can consist of one or two of the following exercises.

Pull down ABS-Take help of a rope and hold the handle of the latte pull equipment. Pull it behind your head and execute the reverse deadlift.

Spread eagle sit ups-Lay down on the floor, spread out the legs and do the sit ups.

Group 4-It consists of reverse curls, lat work, dragging. They are performed to enhance the work capacity and train the stabilizing muscles.

In our next blog post, we will provide a sample of ideal workouts which done at Westside Barbell on day 1.


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