Unrack the barbell by placing the bar in the crook of your arms. Toes Elevated DB/KB RDL, as demonstrated above). Can be performed standing, seated, or chest supported (as shown in the prone incline version demo above). Using a Bosu ball, set up in a low plank, with forearms on the ball. Curl Up: Lie on your back with one knee bent and the other extended on the floor. Unrack the barbell and walk out from the rack. Any barbell squat variations (low bar, high bar, safety bar); Lower body compound movements or machines (hack squat machine, smith machine squat, hip thrust, goblet squats, etc.). For the single arm DB OHP, set up similar to the regular DB version, but use your free hand to balance and support on a bench, rack, or other sturdy piece of equipment. Take the next steps while maintaining the low, activated position, as if there were a low ceiling. Doing goblets squats is a good way to segway into the front squat, as they … In the full version, also raise your body back up to the start position by actively contracting your hamstrings. The back foot should support like a kickstand (we recommend only using the ball of your foot for balance), with most of the weight should be on your front leg. For the Hollow Body Rock variations, the goal is to maintain your hollow body position throughout the motion while rocking back and forth. For a Goblet Squat with Adduction, place a block or rolled towel in between the knees. Hold a weight (kettlebell, dumbbell, etc) with one hand and walk. Repeat for the prescribed repetitions. Lack of front squat training will often result in poor back, core, and quadriceps development and detrimental movement patterning in wall balls, pistol squats, back squats, and the Olympic lifts. Start in a plank position with sliders, paper plate, or towels on each foot. (High to Low, Parallel, Low to High). Can be performed alternating each arm (as demonstrated above) or simultaneously, if preferred/not specified. This movement can add quality amounts of lean muscle mass to the quadriceps and enhance overall leg development and performance, especially if athletes find their hips become the primary mover in most squats. For 1.5 rep curls, for each prescribed repetition, perform a rep with a full range of motion, then perform an additional half rep (from the bottom until your elbows reach 90-degrees) — that’s one rep. For Bicep Curl 21s, perform 7 reps for the bottom half Range of Motion (elbows straight to elbows at 90-degrees), then 7 reps for the top half Range of Motion (elbows at 90-degrees to fully bent), then 7 reps full Range of Motion — note that the demo shows 3+3+3. Can be performed with DBs, KBs, or a Barbell. The front squat is a uniquely challenging and highly beneficial squat movement that differs drastically from back and overhead squatting. This is a useful tool in prescribing or adjusting loads based on how challenging a set feels to the lifter. With one dumbbell in each hand, step one leg onto a box and use that leg to drive your body to standing on top of the box. In an open space, maintain an upright posture (tall torso) while mimicking your sprinting mechanics (knees driving high, arms driving forward) in a march or skip — just like in the A-Skip. Can be performed standing or seated, if not specified. Holding a band (pinned under your feet, or attached low), perform bicep curls. Half Get-Ups; Turkish Get-Up Position Repeats; Windmills (standing or half kneeling); Suitcase Walks. Get in an upright seated position with a dumbbell in each hand. The front squat can then be used to increase quadriceps development and strength as it limits the capacity to squat with a more horizontal back angle. If you are limited on space, turn around and jump back (rather than continuing to jump in the same direction). Can also be performed holding a single kettlebell with one hand, or one kettlebell in each hand. Incorporating more advanced time under tension training protocols can further the hypertrophic effects of front squat training. Strict Pull-Ups; Lat Pull Down, Assisted Pull-Ups, Chin-Ups, Negative Pull-Ups. Place hands out to the side for support. Hold the position for 5-10 seconds, then lower back to the ground with control. Aim to keep your shins vertical throughout the repetition to better target your glutes. Hip Adduction Machine; Copenhagen Plank or Raises; Goblet Squat with Adduction. Take a wide stance, and angle feet. Maintain an extended arm position and raise the cable from in front of your hips/thighs to up over your head. Set up as you would for a traditional bench press (unless specified otherwise, e.g. From here, you’ll … Lift the weight straight up toward the chin, leading with the elbows and keeping the weight close to the body. Perform these with both feet flat on the floor, unless specified otherwise (e.g. Soften the front knee slightly. Reverse grip shoulder pass through, Around the World, Down Dog Position. Control the descent of the bar path, and rather than lowering all the way until the bar touches your chest, pause the bar before it makes contact, about 1 inch above your chest. Join the BarBend Newsletter for workouts, diets, breaking news and more. Unrack the bar setup in a low bar position. Swiss/football bar bench, Neutral grip DB press, Pushup, flye, and cable crossover variations. Keeping your arm at 90-degrees from your torso, pull the weight directly back while keeping the upper arms parallel to the floor. While this varies person-to-person, the most comfortable position in the front squat is typically a more narrow stance. Create tension in the band by taking a slightly wider than hip width stance, and bend the knees to get in an athletic stance. Once you have hit the bottom position in the front squat, push through the full foot and stand up, making sure to maintain an upright toros, chest, and elbow positioning. Our goal here is max speed and explosiveness. Hinge at the hips and reach towards the floor with your free hand. Skullcrushers; OH Tricep Extension; Dips; Any other tricep exercises. To better target your glutes, set up on a GHD or hyperextension machine and actively round the upper back. Grab a pair of DBs and begin to perform a normal bicep curl, with your palms facing up. Heel Elevated Goblet Squat, as demonstrated above). – Like we mentioned before, the bar position can be pretty challenging, and that’s often because of poor wrist mobility. Return to start position and repeat. See Demos above. Take a breath into the pit of your belly, think of expanding your trunk (creating 360-degrees of pressure around your abs and lower back), and begin your descent by breaking at the knees and hips at the same time. Repeat for the prescribed number of repetitions, then bring your arms out at a 45-degree angle from your body (making a “Y” with your body. Can also be performed seated on a bench with a band around your ankles, with the other end secured against a strong anchor. Repeat for the prescribed time or repetitions. Extend the arms out past the seat and complete dumbbell curls, alternating sides between each repetitions. Use an incline bench, or angle a flat bench with plates or blocks. Control the weight to return to the start position. Continue for the prescribed number of repetitions. Start with the torso perpendicular to the floor and squeeze the hamstrings and glutes to lower until the torso is parallel to the floor. Get in an upright seated position facing a cable pulley, with handles attached at the low position. If you’ve ever struggled with your front squat, know that you’re not alone… this is one of the lifts our Stronger by the Day members struggle with the most! Ascending sets refer to sets where we increase weight where possible with each passing set. Any unilateral heavy carry; KB/DB Windmills; Side Planks. Extend free arm straight down with the dumbbell and bring dumbbell back to your hip. A narrower grip will place more emphasis on your biceps, while a wider grip will place more emphasis on your lats and back. These can also be performed as Bodyweight only, or loaded with a DB on your hips rather than a Barbell. Copenhagen Raises Demo Here As you maintain a straight position at the hips (aiming for a straight line from knee to shoulders), begin to lean your torso forward, controlling your descent with your hamstrings. Blackburns; Face Pulls; Band Pull-Aparts; Rear Delt Flyes; Any other upper back, shoulder health, and external rotation exercises. Hold a heavy weight (backpack full of books, water bottles, cans, etc.) Slowly pull the dumbbell down to the body as you would in a normal bench press. Repeat. Intended as a motion exercise, not a stretch. If the squat is king of all exercises, then consider the front and back squat the four legs it sits upon. Front Plate Raise, Cable lateral raise; Overhead Pressing variations; any other shoulder exercises, Position 3 (Alternate): Hands Elevated Push-Up. Competition style squat. Start facing away from the rack, and take ~3 steps away so that the pulley is behind your body, and your upper arm is behind your torso (position 1). Start in a standing position with your feet roughly hip-width apart. Plyo Push-Up Demo Continue pulling until your chin passes the bar. A Toes Elevated RDL variation can add a greater hamstring and posterior stretch as you push your hips back during the repetition. DB Bench Press, Machine Chest Press, BB Bench Press variations; Subs for Close Grip or Diamond Push Ups include more tricep dominant exercises (Skullcrushers, Rope Pushdown, Dip variations, etc). The higher bar positioning allows for a more upright torso angle during the squat, placing more emphasis on the quadriceps. One Arm Plank to Side Plank is a more dynamic variation, and can be performed using a DB or household item (like the shaker cup in the demo). First, you’ll need to choose what type of grip you’re going to use. Perform these lying face down flat on the floor or on a bench, unless specified otherwise (e.g. Press overhead similar to a DB or BB overhead press. Squeeze at the glutes and focus on pressing your pelvis into the pad as you raise your torso and pause at the top. The paused zombie squat, starting from the top, is one of the best drills to teach an efficient movement pattern when front squatting. Extend one leg fully, and with the other, press into the foot to raise the hips. With the front squat, you have the barbell positioned across the top of your chest and shoulders, holding the bar with … Prioritize movement quality and control on this exercise, rather than weight/resistance. Pick the barb ell up by focusing in the hip hinge, and keeping the back neutral through the entire movement. Press into the block. Seated DB OHP; Standing DB OHP; Barbell OHP; Viking or Landmine Press; Machine Shoulder/OHP; Front Plate Raise. Stand on an elevated plate/board/block and perform your competition style deadlift with the additional range of motion. Now that you know why, let’s dive into the how, as outlined in the below sections. Start with something in front of your torso (e.g. Keep your hands in front of your body to support and catch yourself as you get closer to the floor. The goblet squat is a regressed version of the barbell front squat that can be done to help beginners develop proper positioning in the front-loaded squat. If your form turns to shit, there's no … This is a three-exercise giant set, intended to be performed continuously with no rest in between exercises. For another challenging variation, perform these as Elevated Single Leg Glute Bridge by placing your rooted foot on an stable elevated surface (like a box, bench, or stair) before performing your reps. Return the weight to an extended overhead position. If you deadlift a lot or you’re a low bar squatter, incorporating this movement into your training is a great way to balance out your strength by building your quads. Let Megsquats lead you to your Pendlay Row, DB Row, Hammer Strength Row, Inverted row, Landmine T-Bar row. It’s actually a really challenging lift to master, so there’s no shame in struggling to get your technique right. For a more comprehensive overview, check out our longer YouTube instructional video linked here. With a bit of space in front of you, begin by marching (for warm ups) or running/sprinting (for working sets) while driving your heels back to your butt. Record your test score, as we’ll use this score for our progression. With a dumbbell in each hand, slowly lift weights out to the side until your arms are parallel with the floor. This can either be conventional, or sumo position. Lower one arm back behind your head and the opposite leg down towards the floor. Cable lateral raise; Overhead Pressing variations; any other shoulder exercises. Set up with feet wide and hands inside of legs. Lower back down with control and repeat. The goal here is to push yourself on these sets to complete as many reps as you can with good technical consistency. You can opt to extend legs for a more difficult variation. Required fields are marked *. Alternating Side Lunge; Pistol squat; Single Leg Press; any other unilateral lower body movement. Return the start position and repeat. Single Arm Face Pull with External Rotation. From there, extend your arms out and away from the body. Back support may help form at higher intensities. DB Flyes; Incline DB / Barbell Bench Press; Push-ups; Pec Deck Machine. Try to keep your arms in front of your body while you press, to better target your front (anterior) deltoids. We strongly recommend starting with a conservative Training Max as defined above, even if you know your true 1-Rep Max. AMRAPs refer to sets where we aim to complete as many reps (or rounds) as possible with a given weight. Maintain a slight bend in the knee, and push the hips back so you feel a stretch in the hamstring and glute activation. Tricep Push Down, Bench Dips, Skullcrushers. Drive the knee up high above the hip and bring it down fast, aiming to make contact with the ground using your full foot (not just your heels or toes). For the Overhead variation, you can perform them loaded in the same way (KBs, DBs, holding a plate/medicine ball, or for the most advanced and challenging, with a barbell). Lack of quadriceps strength and control can impede knee flexion and mobility, creating a cascade of countering movement imbalances throughout the hips, spine, and ankles. Can be performed bodyweight or weighted (typically with DBs or KBs). Repeat for the prescribed time or repetitions. Lower and repeat for reps. Barbell curl, Cable Curls (V-Bar or EZ Bar attachment) Alternating DB curls, Hammer Curl. Using bodyweight or a PVC Pipe, slowly start to lower the upper body by tucking the chin and rolling down, one vertebrae at a time. BarBend is an independent website. Curl Up Demo Here; Side Plank Demo Here; Birddog Demo Here; A series of 3 core exercises performed in a row: the Curl-Up, Side-Plank, and Bird-Dog. Refer to our Video Library and written resources for more information on this more technical lift. Aim to raise the hips as high as possible with each rep. Keep ribs down and hips tucked, being sure not to get into a hyperextended spine position. Think about leading the pull with your elbows, tucking your arms back to your torso throughout the repetition. Squeeze and hold at the top, then control back to the bottom and repeat. Can also be performed with a KB or DB (goblet style in front of the chest), two DBs (hands on the shoulders, front rack position), holding a loaded backpack, medball or sandbag in front, or for more advanced variations, with a Barbell or Safety Squat bar. Once you’ve unracked the bar and gotten in position, you’ll begin your descent. DB Curl; Barbell Curl; Single Arm Cable Curl; Concentration Curls; EZ Bar Curls; Hammer Curls. Set up just behind a Barbell, KB, or DB with a wide stance (feet externally rotated) and hands inside of your legs. Support your mid back perpendicular to a bench. Setup and execution of this movement will be very similar to the conventional deadlift, but should have a higher hip position, and less knee flexion. Box Step Ups, Lateral Box Step Ups, Split Squat Variations, Lunge Variations; Any other unilateral lower body exercises. Set feet in a b-stance by placing one foot flat on the ground, and the other with only the heel on the ground. Standing on one leg with knee slightly bent, perform a stiff legged deadlift, extending the free leg behind you for balance. Initiate by either walking your hands forward, or pushing the sliders forward away from your thighs. Start in a normal pull-up position. Lift your bottom leg up until it touches the bottom of the bench. Feet Up Bench Press). Remember, the goal here is to increase blood flow and prepare yourself (both mentally and physically), not exhaust yourself before even beginning your retest. Push DB and fists up to the ceiling, completing the rep when elbows are locked out overhead. This will make your stride and leg movement look more circular than the A-Skip, and help reinforce the forward propulsion mechanics we’re looking for in good sprinting technique. In an open space, run as quickly as possible for the time or distance as prescribed. Demo Here. Lunge variations; Split Squat variations; Cossack squat; Box Step Ups; Any other unilateral lower body exercises. If at any point you feel uncomfortable in this process, please contact us at sales@strongstrongfriends.com so we can best support you and ensure your safety and trust are maintained. Do your best to keep your ribs down, hips forward, and glutes squeezed (so that your pelvis is stacked under your torso), rather than arching back. Front squatting is essential to improving … Can be weighted with DBs in both hands, or holding a DB or KB in front of you (arms extended, weight at belly-button height) to act as a counter balance. Aim to move through your entire back, allowing your lumbar, and thoracic, and cervical spine (lower, mid, and upper) to flex and extend together. Put your weight on the front foot and hinge at the hip and push your hips back. Scale harder by balancing on forearms only, adding weight to your back, or by placing your hands or feet on an unstable surface like a Bosu ball or suspension system like TRX. For walking lunges, as you come back up, bring your rear foot forward to meet your front foot. You know that picture of the squat you carry around with you, from watching Olympic lifters front squat or doing their “Olympic” squats … Walk up to the bar and place the bar on top of your clavical. On a good day, this is a weight you might be able to hit for 2-3 repetitions. Tempos, pauses, and eccentrics can be done throughout the range of motion to induce additional muscular damage and hypertrophy. Single-Arm Kettlebell Front Squats: How To Do Them & Get Ripped. Make sure you tuck the ribs down and continue pressing the low back into the floor. Soften the front knee slightly. Press yourself the the end of the range of motion, pause for one second and return to the start position. Press back up by pushing your feet into the floor and your shoulders back into the bar. Try to maintain constant tension throughout the set, not resting the DBs until all reps are completed. These are to be performed with both legs together, unless specified otherwise (e.g. If you do not have access to cables, you can perform these variations with bands. Scale accordingly. The posture should be tall with the elbows up and core tight. Slowly lower, while reaching away from the body as you lower. We’re making it easier (and more delicious) than ever for you to hit If you can, try to touch your toe with your opposite-side hand. It's a fantastic "self-limiting" exercise. Lift the implement up and over your head. Do not completely lockout knees, but take note to keep legs more intentionally straight. Set up in a staggered stance, with one foot’s toe in line with the other heel. Using a dip belt, add additional weight and perform strict pull-ups. Once you’ve tackled the above, it’s time to get moving! Keep knee in a bent position and move the knee away from the midline of the body. When you press into the floor to drive your body back up to the top, press as explosively as possible, lifting off the ground where possible. Single arm cable row, single arm lat pull down. Squeeze your butt and drive your feet through the floor, extending until your hips are in line with your torso. Repeat. Actively engage your abdominal muscles by keeping your ribs pulled down and your pelvis tucked under your hips. To find your starting Level, check out our information page at this link here. The total range of motion on this movement is slight, so try to maintain control and a solid trunk position (not sagging at the hips). Can also be performed at home by substituting a KB/DB for a water bottle or small backpack weighted with books or other objects. Without moving your upper arm, hinge at the elbow and lower the weight in a controlled manner towards your skull, stopping a few inches above your face. Press the palms through the floor, activating the chest, shoulders and triceps and returning to the start position. Each day and week of training will be prescribed relative to this baseline test. Typically performed on a machine; Perform a leg extension using your quads to extend at the knee. Each set that prescribes weight using RPE will have more specific instructions to aim for with your sets, and it’s okay to err on the conservative side. Perform this movement for the prescribed number of repetitions, then bring your arms out to the side, externally rotating your arms and making a “T” with your body. . From there, you can screenshot still-frames of your video to be used for your check–in. **Please ensure you are using your Training Max as defined in the FAQ below, as this will best set you up for long-term sustainable progress.**. Reach your hands together overhead and back, extending as far as you can. Pistol Squat, Single Leg Press, Split squat variations, Lunge variations, Single Leg Leg Extension, other unilateral lower body work. If space is limited, perform these moving forwards and backwards rather than down a line. Paused front squats are a phenomenal tool for boosting stability. Bring both feet, bending the hip only, keeping the legs extended. Keep the elbow overhead locked out at all times, push the hips back and away from the direction of the toes. For these, start standing upright with feet together on an elevated surface (roughly 2-6″). More quad-specific than a back squat, the front squat loads the weight on the front of your body instead. If no plane is specified, perform the variation most comfortable for you. Even with limited space, the most important thing is maintaining a square torso position – even if you are simply marching or taking a few steps back and forth. Descend your torso back until you’re roughly 45-degrees off the floor (think half-way through a sit-up). I think my Training Max is too light! Fire hydrants, banded lateral walk, monster walk. Get in a forearm plank. Start in a standing position with your feet roughly hip-width apart. Find a smooth, safe surface like carpet or tile to perform the exercise. Can also be performed with a TRX or Rings. Return to start position and repeat. Set up a single handle pulley in the low position of a cable rack. Option to hold arms out for balance. Tuck the ribs and the hips, ensuring you do not hyperextend the spine. If you are able to perform more than 5-6 regular push-ups, we recommend performing these in a regular push-up position, and if you can preform fewer than 5-6 regular push-ups, we recommend setting up in a modified (knees down) position. Option to use a rope, or straight bar attachment unless specified. The goal of this exercise is to stop right as the bar touches your shirt, but before the bar touches your chest. A program is a system of training designed to achieve a goal, which in our case, is to get jacked and strong as heck. Start by performing Close Grip Push-Ups for the prescribed reps/time, then immediately grab a dumbbell and perform Overhead Tricep Extensions for the prescribed reps/time, followed by Bench Dips for the prescribed reps/time. Perform a single arm lat pull down, aiming to pull your right elbow in towards your right hip while keeping your torso upright and holding the rest of your body as steady as possible. Find a smooth, safe surface like carpet or tile to perform the exercise. Keep your eyes on the kettlebell. Start standing upright with your feet hip-width apart. Starting with a bent over position with the torso almost parallel to the floor. Keep the heel or entire foot on the ground. Begin by foam … Your coach will review these during your check–in, and may provide further comments or instructions from there. Keep lower leg in contact with the floor. Box Jumps; Broad Jumps; Jump Squats; Jump Lunges. Focus on movement throughout and in between the reps, not just stretching at the end-range of motions. Mechanical Dropset Demo Position1 (At Home Version), Mechanical Dropset Demo Position 2 (At Home Version), Mechanical Dropset Demo Position 3 (At Home Version), Tricep Push Down; Tricep Kick Back; Skullcrushers; BW Tricep Extension. In pushup position with forearms on the ground, maintain neutral spine by tucking the ribs and squeezing the glutes and abdominals. Keep your palms facing together throughout the entire movement. We’ve had a number of questions around training & disruptions during the coronavirus pandemic. Can be performed with a straight bar, rope, v-bar, or band. Here are a few of the elements that could be limiting your front squat movement: If this movement is just too advanced for you and you’re looking for a way to work up to it, we’ve got you covered! Lower and repeat for reps. For 21’s, perform these as 7 partial reps through the bottom half of the range of motion, 7 reps for the top half of the range of motion, then 7 reps as full range of motion — this is one set. To make the most of your check–in photos, we recommend setting up your phone on video mode with the front-facing camera somewhere around your mid-section height. In pushup position with forearms on the ground, maintain neutral spine by tucking the ribs and squeezing the glutes and abdominals. Hip Thrust; Glute Bridge; Single-Leg Glute Bridge. Banded lateral walk, Monster walk, Clamshells, Fire Hydrants. For the Lateral Step Up variation, stand beside a box with one foot on the floor and one foot on the box. Perform the prescribed number of reps (or to failure, if prescribed as an AMRAP). Repeat for 3-8 repetitions (each rep is a 5-10 second long hold), then relax and switch sides. Complete the rep by pulling the knees in and lifting the torso back to the start position. Heel Elevated Goblet Squat, as demonstrated above). While here, ensure that the weight isn’t resting on your hands/wrists, but is being supported by your body. If you do not have access to a cable system, you can perform the same movement with DBs, focusing on arm position relative to your torso. Quad-dominant barbell squat variations (front squat, safety bar squat, etc. Complete wrist rotations with fingers interlocked, while rotating one ankle at a time, creating circles with the ankle. By programming based on a Training Max you could hit on any day of the week (similar to the concept of a “daily minimum”), we are able to plan a progression that keeps you moving forward on both your best and worst days — and everything in between. Use your elbows to push your body back, maintaining the plank position the entire time. Like Ascending sets, AMRAPs are a form of autoregulation (something that allows us to adjust training based on individual performance variations day-to-day and week-to-week). Descend back to the start position and repeat. Starting in a push up or modified (knees down) push up position, maintain your locked-arm position and pinch your shoulder blades together as your chest lowers slightly to the ground. You should feel a light stretch in the abdominals. Set up with your shoulders and butt on the bench and feet on the floor as normal, unless specified (e.g. Walk the hands out away from your body into plank position, then walk the feet to meet the hands. Clamshells + Squat variation performed back-to-back. We recommend racking the bar during your intra-set rest. Assisted Negative Chin-Ups (using a band or assisted pull-up machine), Negative Pull-Ups. Can be performed alternating (as demonstrated in the demo above), or all prescribed reps per side in a row. 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