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Old 04-24-2007, 02:48 PM   #1
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http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do...dra?id=1543621

Read it; liked it; already have added the box one-legged squats to the workout.

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Old 04-24-2007, 02:50 PM   #2
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Good stuff.

The one legged stuff is really relevant, and I wish I would have known about it back in 1988 when I started playing rugby, or even sooner.
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Good stuff.

The one legged stuff is really relevant, and I wish I would have known about it back in 1988 when I started playing rugby, or even sooner.

Seems like there is a lot of consensus on the value of single limb movements, (I freely prescribe one legged deadlifts to the wife...... "what's another word for pirate treasure?" )

but, is there a sense that single leg movements carry over to double leg movements? like squats and dl? I use single arm pressing almost half the time to provoke my two hand overhead press but in review, I'm not sure it works.
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Aaargh.

I get the impression that single leg carries over to double leg, but the opposite does not occur.
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Aaargh.

I get the impression that single leg carries over to double leg, but the opposite does not occur.
I think it's booty.
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:19 PM   #6
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I get the impression that single leg carries over to double leg, but the opposite does not occur.
Probably...depending on what you are looking at. Single leg will enhance all those wonderful stabilizes much like using DBs will vs BB. But squatting or DL with 2 legs doesnt mean someone can do a pistol with bodyweight only....you are only as strong as your weakest muscle allows you to be...

for most sports which is Boyle's main focus single leg transfers more to the specific movements and needs....unless it is a specific movement that requires a 2 legged stance push...so for most athletes they need single legged training especially for power, injury prevention, acceleration, deceleration and change of direction.
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Single leg WILL transfer over until a certain point, then it's nothing.

That's when the stabilizers and all that shit are optimized for the bilateral movement.
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Great article, well articulated. It reminds me that my training has been single leg lacking. I think that the movement spotlight in the next Pmenu should be single leg exercises.
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There are serious limits to how much load you can put on your body with an unsupported single-limb exercise, though. The gap between a back squat and a split squat is a lot smaller than the gap between a split squat and a pistol.
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Good stuff. This jumped out at me:
"The key to the lateral sub-system is that we engage these additional muscles in their normal role of stabilizers, not as movers." This sounds eerily like crossfits take on the role of the abbs...mid-line stability.

Boyle knows his shit.
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