Unfortunately, it was MY ass they kicked this morning! Today was the first day with putting them into the Leg rotation, and what an educational experience it was!
A few questions for veterans:
Who else actually does these?
About the placement for the back foot on the bench: I started trying to concentrate on putting the back foot in line with the knee of that leg, as if I were standing and just bent at the knee. But it became more comfortable (and felt more stable) if I let it slide to one side and just concentrated on the front leg that was doing the thrusting. Is there some biomechanical necessity for the placeemnt of the back foot in relation to the rest of the body or the forward foot? (If you don’t understand this paragraph, I have to assume you haven’t tried this exercise; get to the squat rack with a bench behind you and try these, THEN come back to this thread.)
My lifting partner said afterward: “It’s days like today that make me realize that, if you aren’t doing Legs regularly, you aren’t training.” Yep.