Goodmornings and other core work
On my squat I tend to do a goodmorning on the way up as the weights get heavy- it's not terrible, but it's there. The problem is I'm using weights that I feel like my legs could handle, but my core can't. I think this is holding my squat back.
I do some core work already but honestly I don't feel like it's doing much for me. I work out at home so I don't have access to machines.
Right now I'm doing planks, side planks, supermans, glute bridges, hanging leg raises, and lying dumbbell woodchops. Usually two sets each of three of the exericses at the end of each SS workout.
I strongly feel that I need some weighted core work. I want to hit my abs and lower back equally as to not create any imbalances.
I am thinking of dumping my current bad core routine and adding in at the end of each SS workout:
- 3 sets of goodmornings
- 3 sets of weighted sit-ups
With SS plus this, would I be equally hitting the abs and lower back?
With just barbells, dumbbells, and myself, does anybody have any other recommendations? Any opinions on how I could best program core work into my routine? Thanks a lot in advance.
Zercher Squats will make you super strong, they will build all of your Squat and Deadlift muscles Big Time.
I think 3 sets of GM is way too much. I used to do 2 5-8RM sets per week and it was hard.
Maybe try weighted planks?
What's your current squat?
And why the fuck have you removed your form check videos?
As a relative newbee, I thought the best thing to improve one's squat was to squat. Or at least that is what I am banking on. No disrespect intended but it seems from the long litany of exercises you are doing (planks, side planks, Superman, glute bridges .. etc) to improve your squat, that you are avoiding emphasizing the squat and working on doing it correctly . .even if you have to deload. When I was learning to walk again, I sucked and it hurt. I wanted to get up and head right to the street. But oftentimes my DAILY increase was one step from the day prior. It took me a week to get 12 feet when I started out. I suppose I could have avoided the pain of walking and delayed doing the steps and worked on flexing my feet and rotating my ankles, doing towel stretches with my toes and towel scrunchies with the balls of my feet . .but that was not what I was interested in doing . .I wanted to walk . .so I walked and let my body work it out. I think you can do it. IMHO, yYou'll learn to squat appropriately by doing the squat . .not by doing a plank.