Quads-- Check. Glutes-- Checking!
I started focusing on building one body part — and may’ve gone overboard.
At least that’s according to a trainer I talked with recently.
A year ago I began working my quads harder and more often.
Now apparently, I’m quad-dominant.
I don’t regret it. The front of my legs looks stronger-- and more importantly—they feel better. But I have some catching up to do behind the scenes—so to speak.
The trainer tells me I could have a really good booty if I concentrated more on my glutes and hammies in the gym. Isn’t that sweet of him?
Hey, really. I don’t mind. After all, we have the ability to improve all the time if we listen to a bit of criticism—even if it does sting a little!
Aesthetics are important to me—sure, but what’s even more critical is alignment. When we’re dominate in one area it can throw our bodies out of whack.
If quads are doing all the work, we end up with misalignment, muscular imbalance & faulty movement patterns. That means we’re more likely to get injured and have pain in the hips, knees and low back.
Here are just a few things I do now for legs/glutes:
1/Weighted walking lunges
3/Elevated, weight split squats
5/Squat rack squats, close stance, too
6/Dumb-bell sumo squats
8/Leg cables and more
I’ll ramp up the workouts on the hamstrings, glutes and abductors & adductors.
Coming up in “Lynda’s Day” I’ll tell you about the moves I’ve added in order to help my imbalance and grow other areas.
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