I'm a beginner in terms of strength but I know enough to recognise my weak spots. Mine are common - quad dominant and weak hamstrings, weak hip flexors, weak lats, small delts etc. I'm aiming for symmetry and functional strength so I focus first and work hardest my hamstrings not my quads and I'm more concerned with lower body and overall strength right now and bringing weak spots like delts, lats and hamstrings up.
That's true. But all beginners have to work hard on their lats and the others mentioned are particularly common. But yes, lots of weak spots.
Goal is aesthetic symmetry and useful, functional strength. I'd like to be able to do muscle ups on the rings and have a good strength to weight ratio.
It's a split week with(usually) three leg days, two upper body days and sometimes more.
Back injuries(discs) and sore joints - shoulders, hips and knees. I do shoulder dislocations and built up my shoulder mobility for pull ups but they still hurt and crack doing push ups, dips, pull ups etc.
I just mean deep to the point where the backs of my thigh is resting on my calves almost - ie, physically can't go lower without my ass on the ground.
Maybe I'm using the wrong name. I do one legged squats below parallel and hold my other leg up straight in front and squat down low.
Yes, but I can't do them too often and I get pelvic pain when I go deep. I need to work on my hip flexors as my pelvis stability isn't great under load and shear forces.
I hope so.
It's worked well so far for building up a bit of strength and balance / stability.
Yes, I know beginners should focus on full body but I just think my time is better spent focusing more on lower body and the common weaknesses like lats. I'm better off doing more work on lats than triceps because my triceps are a lot stronger than my lats. But I do work my whole body - just with more attention on the weakest spots.
Yes, I think it's actually the rep range that the single leg work I do happens to be in for me. All the stuff was really hard at first so I could only do one or two one legged squats for example and now I can do sets of 5 or so. So I'm in a low rep range for hypertrophy. But as I work my way up towards higher one leg reps I'll gain more mass.
I thought some of the stuff I've been doing might be getting a bit repetitive. Now that I've got bodyweight, one legged squats down pat I was thinking maybe adding something new and difficult might force my body to adapt. But yes, I know consistency is important. I don't miss training even when I'm sick like now with the flu.
Okay. I was just curious about the idea of double days on the same muscle group to hit it hard then giving it enough time to rest / recover.