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So Wednesday I offered up a shoulder workout tip.
Today I am talking legs & glutes. I have mentioned the hamstring tip before but I do think it is worth talking about again.
Many many people do not work their hamstrings (the top back of the leg) OR they work the quads (front top of the legs) way more than the hamstrings. Those poor hammies as I like to call them often get the shaft! Not working them or underworking them can lead to imbalance & even injuries.
You can see in the picture above that I definitely work mine! Now, I do have some decent leg genes so I have that going for me but I also work them pretty dang hard too!
Here is my tip for hamstrings if you think you need some better development of them – WORK THE HAMSTRINGS ON A SEPARATE DAY FROM THE QUADRICEPS. I used to do this in my younger years & especially in my competition years. You can superset with an upper body move if you want to keep the circuit training going vs. just resting in between sets. What you do in this regard will depend on your own personal goals. Are you trying to build some muscle but stay lean OR are you trying to build for a competition OR are you a hardgainer (it is hard for you to put on muscle). If you are a hardgainer or building for a competition. You may want to lift heavy WITH PROPER FORM & rest in between your sets.
TIP for Glutes: If you decide to split up your hamstrings & quads, work glutes both days OR work them on an upper body day and a leg day OR maybe even a third day. That is one big muscle – the glutes – so you need to work it, work it hard & do a variety of exercises to get all the different parts of it. You are going to have to experiment to see what works best for you! You know that is a fave saying of mine – FIND WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU! I find a way to work mine all the time – age is not nice to those glutes no matter how hard you work them! 😉 You younger folks don’t have to be as crazy as me BUT work them hard! Here is a great pic of the hamstrings & glutes!
Do you work your hamstrings on a different day than your quads? How often do you work your glutes?
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I will be doing more demos of Wild Friends Nut Butters so I will be on social media less PLUS the other things that need to get done too. 🙂 I am enjoying the demo work though. I love their products & I have fun chatting with people too! HEY, did you know they have three 100% organic sunflower butters now!!! Check it out!
Have a great weekend!!!!!
AND… I am still looking for more work so IF YOU NEED DEMO WORK in Southern CA, let me know – I am good at it!!!!