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Old 08-19-2007, 06:31 PM   #31
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It's just like that, except I put my weight belt around my knees and I push out while I do them. I seem to be very nice activation doing that.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:37 AM   #32
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Thanks Allen and Steve. Sounds easy enough. I'll be trying this today, although I can't do any back squats yet (shoulder doesn't appreciate that position just yet), I can do moderate weight front squats.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:48 AM   #33
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I did them just like the video this morning in my warm up and it did feel like I had good glute activation. I did pistols and felt good.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:56 AM   #34
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A note about glute bridges:

While not hard, I for one was doing them incorrectly for a while. If you feel it in your hamstrings or lower back at all then you are doing it wrong. Mark Vestergen had a cue where you touch your glute with your hand at the top of the motion to ensure it's not "flabby."
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:48 AM   #35
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A note about glute bridges:

While not hard, I for one was doing them incorrectly for a while. If you feel it in your hamstrings or lower back at all then you are doing it wrong. Mark Vestergen had a cue where you touch your glute with your hand at the top of the motion to ensure it's not "flabby."
Keep your toes off the ground and push through the heels...that will drive more glutes.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:06 AM   #36
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Have done them wrong in the past and would have again if not for the video and cues in the link Allen posted.
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:54 PM   #37
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I did these before doing the 7x3 front squat workout. I could feel the glutes working, but didn't notice any funkiness in my squat. Granted I was only squatting 145 (max of around 250 a few months back), but should this exercise make things feel different?
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