Hi Readers, Just wanted to provide you with a quick update and some random thoughts.
1. Strong Curves Update
Abs may be built in the kitchen, but glutes are built in the gym!
2. Upcoming Blogposts this Week
Tomorrow I’m going to post Part II of my Happiness/Take the Bull by the Horns article, and on Thursday I’m going to post Part II of my Guru/Advice to Future Writers article.
3. My New Favorite Way to Perform Single Leg RDL’s
Here is a single leg RDL with the hand braced for balance purposes. I’m not an athlete so I don’t give a damn about increasing my proprioception/sensorimotor skills. I just want to receive the best hamstring workout possible, and holding onto something stable allows me to be so much more productive in my sets. If you struggle with balancing during single leg RDL’s, give this variation a try; you might be pleasantly surprised at how much more effective of a workout you receive.
4. Interview on Brad Schoenfeld’s Site
Last week my buddy Brad Schoenfeld interviewed me HERE. I felt that this was a very good interview so please give it a read if you haven’t already.
5. Influence of Squatting Depth on Jumping Performance
I ran across a sweet study a couple of weeks back in the JCSR on the transfer of squatting depth to vertical jump performance. Basically, ten weeks of heavy quarter squats 2X/wk decreased subjects’ countermovement jump (CMJ) by .01% (no gains). However, ten weeks of heavy full back squats 2X/wk increased subjects’ CMJ by 7.79%, and ten weeks of heavy full front squats 2X/wk increased subjects’ CMJ by 8.29%. Go deep or go home!