PB Andy wrote:
How good of an assistance exercise is this for back squats? How many sets would you guys recommend?
It’s good. It works the hams/glutes very hard, which people tend to lack strength in or “feeling” these muscles. 3-5 sets of 10-15 should do it.
Which would be me. But I still don’t seem to feel GHRs in my glutes.[/quote]
I would say really focus on squeezing your ass cheeks at the top of the movement and try focusing on initiating the movement from the bottom with your buns.
However, my question might completely negate any advice I gave.
What is the benefit to doing these like shown in the video as opposed to stopping when you are parallel with the ground? I feel like the way in the video would allow you to “cheat” by using your back more by swinging. I have progressed to sets of 10 with a 25lb plate cradled on my chest doing it the way I mention.
I am curious as to which way is better as it is my typical go-to-move after deadlifting on 5/3/1.