Thanks for reply TT. Yeah I also like Front Squats but never been keen on high rep front squats personally due to trying to maintain the rack position becomes distracting over the leg work.
In place of front squats I was thinking to use SSB squats as those hit quads a bit more than regular squats (not as much as front squats though)…can go heavier and doing high rep sets will be a bit easier than the front squat.
GM’s and RDL will find their way into the program as well. I am limited on what “hamstring” exercises to pick in a home gym setting so these often find a spot in my training. The challenge is finding when do to RDL/GM so the lower back doesn’t take a hit over several days without a break when also programming in deadlifts, heavy rows, and squats.
Ok now I see how this is done. Before watching the video I was trying to picture how the dumbbell was held and why the need for the deficit. Now it’s very clear. Might have to give this a try as I like that it hits the legs but seems like it would be easier on the low back as opposed to something with a barbell. Could use a diy loading pin and straight handle to load it with more weight than a dumbbell; I wouldn’t have a clue where to start this in terms of weight for a 1x20 set.
Excellent! I’m glad the video helped! I was going to mention that another move I do in place of a hack Squat is a barbell hack squat! Takes some time to get the form down, IE not hitting your hamstrings with the barbell. But I’ve got it down now and they feel great! There is no movement that makes my quads burn as bad as these, especially from the starting position before you pull the bar from the floor!
There’s obviously tons of options with all the bars you have, so the only thing I’d add is you don’t have to overly worry about replacing exact “feel” for DC training - like you don’t have to perfectly mimic a leg press, just find something that hits quads. Just rotate through movements you can progress on, let you mostly hit the target muscle, and you’re comfortable enough with to really push.
Very good points. I always try to run a program as close to written the first time through if I can, but to your point as I researched DC it became apparent that picking 3 exercises you can progressively load weight on and apply high effort to each session are really the hallmarks of the program. The Tnation version is in that spirit of intent but as you mentioned any three leg exercises for quads and & hamstrings will do. Glad I made this post though as I now have a lot more options for things that I probably wouldn’t have considered otherwise.