[quote]Professor X wrote:
Honestly im gonna go out on a limb here but…
When i couldnt squat due to back injury, i included heavy mother fucking step ups in my routine. Now im not sure how high you are thinking but when i did these i did them to a bench that was well over a foot high. I would go up to 80’s if i was going strong that day, or just use lighter weight and do circuit or super set type stuff at the end of a workout, and if you dont really need to go extreme with the height of the step in my opinion.
Instead if you use a step that is maybe knee or a bit higher you can take the kind of step your talking about. Knee behind the foot, straight up back, and then i would go slow and really push with the glute and hips to lock it out.
Its actually a really good exercise and i always found it made my knees feel a bit better after a while, something about the stability im assuming. They always hit the lower part of the quad for me as well by nature and i think if youre trying to limit spine flexing, they are good addition for hamstring and glute development. Plenty of other stuff for quads and hams in addition of course. [/quote]
Pics of quads?
I am just wondering how well this worked for you. I wold never recommend someone with a back injury do weighted step ups. You would get better development from leg presses with way less stress on the spine.[/quote]
i said flexing of the spine, theres plenty of shit in my log of me over the years you can take a look if you want. Im not claiming to have great quads, was just answering a question. Also leg presses actually hurt alotof ppls backs depending on th einjury. BBB and many others with more knowledge than me will attest that herniations and other such disc issues are actually aggrevated far more by leg presses than movements where you can maintain a nuetral spine and hold db’s. Really doesnt hurt the spine at all.
Im also not a bb, once again, just answering a question that was asked…