Dead start Squats
It drills perfect squatting form. It won't allow you to shoot your hips up. If you do, you'll drop the bar forward. You can't twist your way up or shift your weight to one side because the bar will roll off.
It makes you super strong out of the hole. By starting from a dead-start (from pins), you're unable to rely on the stretch reflex or bounce, so you become better at producing force when starting your squat. Bonus benefit: It'll transfer well to the deadlift, too.
It's the best way to develop your ability to create tension in your core when squatting. Most people can establish core tension at the top of the lift, but they tend to lose it when they reach the bottom. This squat variation programs your nervous system to tighten the core to start the squat because it's impossible to do a heavy dead-start Frankenstein squat with a soft core.
It strengthens the catch position of a clean if you're an Olympic weightlifter.A lot of lifters miss heavy cleans because they lose tightness in the bottom position. This exercise is the best way to get stronger in that phase of the lift.
It's the purest form of squat for the legs. It's especially effective for people with long limbs who get mostly glutes, hamstrings, and lower back development from regular squats.
It increases flexibility. Over time it'll also help improve hip mobility, especially the capacity to reach a full range of motion under maximal tension
The benefits of the Bulgarian split squat are that it…
Produces noticeable lower body muscle & strength gains.
Achieves a similar amount of lower body muscular overload as the Squat does, but with a fraction of the weight.
Increases flexibility of the hip flexors and improves overall lower body mobility
Dramatically improves your core strength & balance, as well as your agility.
Reduces risk of injury by minimizing strength & muscular differences between your left and right side.
Helps bust through barbell squat plateaus, often caused by one leg being a “weak link.” #bulgariansplitsquats#squats#legs#legday#workout#strength#conditioning#explosive#fitness#exercise#training#weights#football#inseason#variation
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I'd like to introduce you to Dylan because Dylan believe it or not is one of our top boot campers!! Started off a very shy lacking confidence little boy who hid away from everything and everyone just following his dad round the class!! Today around 10 weeks in Dylan is a new guy!! Head held high!! Chest out!! Gets excited about every class gets involved with everyone.
He took all the skills of encouragement he had seen and learnt and gives it out to everyone just as they do him.
He digs deep every sessions!! He hasn't just got fit but he has got confident!! His personality is really showing!! And is a big part of our community!
Not only that he has improved out of the class with his school work improving socially becoming more active teaching his friend stuff from boot camp in P. E everyone of us is proud of you dude.
Dylan my friend you have played a massive part in helping people grow and you just don't know it!! Your future is bright and your an absolute pleasure to train! Keep up that hard work
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Excellent effort from @tlmussa who is 2 weeks into her 12 week
First 2 weeks has just been focusing on cleaning up the body and eliminating any bad bacteria!! Yes that is whilst eating a good amount of food still!! Time to switch and tweak a few things for Monday but roll on the next 10 weeks