Soooo i brought my belt to the gym and I couldn’t fit into it 😂😅 i havent used my belt in like 1-2 years now... hit 235 beltless for rpe of 9.5 today! It flew up way faster than expected. Training beltless has allowed me to focus on strengthening my core/back so much and I’m super excited to test my 1 rep maxes in about 2 weeks 🤪 #sumo#beltless#gains#liftsmarterliftlonger#deadlifts#powerlifting#weightlifting
Henchstrings 🦵 Part 2
Romanian Deadlifts (RDL) - 4x10
Following the Back Squat is another compound movement in the Romanian Deadlift - a great exercise for building the hamstrings and the glutes.
The key with these is to keep a nice neutral spine, as you would with any form of deadlift. With the bar around your hip fold, you want to drive the glutes back as far as you can. The key is to keep the bar close as you lower and lift it, not letting the bar drift out in front of you (you can achieve this by switching the lats on, the cue I use is to think about pulling my armpits down towards my hips). Also, I find keeping the knees out helps to really switch the hamstrings and glutes on with this movement -
This should be a staple of any lower body or hamstring day 📸: @jaggyjag#hespetchthehamstrings
Okay, seriously these swipe vids are cool. But this fitspo stuff takes work man hahaha Damn, I suck at anything above 5 reps since powerlifting lol obvi I smile a lot when I feel awk as you can see 😅
So I’m doing lateral lunges for the first time. I cut the reps short on the right leg because my foot was slipping and I wasn’t about to drop into the splits...although that would’ve been cool thinking about it now 😂
I squatted 135 for sets of 5 beltless for the first time ever. I wanted to use my belt since it’s been a few months going this heavy, but I did the damn thang! Proud moment for me guys 😄
Lastly, the abduction machine. It really does give the glutes that shelf. Simple, yet effective 🍑 .
I am so not good at these things lol anyway, if you made it this far. Thanks for reading 🤗
So first post on this account 😬 Im going to be using it largely to document my everything training and gym related. the highs the lows the everything. Keen to actually start getting this stuff out there as a tracker for myself and hopefully even bring you guys some enjoyment out of seeing it. Not only that id also love to be able teach you guys a thing or two along the way, so cheers for tuning in 😌🤙🏼
My final set from yesterdays deadlift session with my coach @theanimalkid1 , working at 130kg for 10 reps 5 sets. Really need to focus on resetting at the bottom as to keep stability and tension through the lift. Felt nice and smooth otherwise. Overall deadlifts moving for me well at the moment, stay posted for the progression to come👊🏼
If I’m being quite honest idk wtf is going on with my body rn because I got back to the gym after not lifting for about 1 week and a half and my legs literally want to explode with this pump today 😂💪🏽
BUT I’M NOT COMPLAINING!
Leg day‼️ Recorded only part of my workouts but these were the 4 main workouts that really made me break a sweat! 😅 Give this workout a try and let me know what you think! 🧡 good luck‼️ 1️⃣ Deadlifts 5x4
2️⃣ Overhead lunges 5x8 (make sure to go slow to really feel the burn)! •Superset with exercise number 3️⃣ Kettle bell swings 5x8•
4️⃣ Banded hip thrust 5x8 (these are a great glute burn out)