I know that unilateral work is viewed as being at least a little important for athletes. What about the guy who just wants to A) be healthy, B) look good nekkid, and C) participate in the occasional powerlifting meet or pickup basketball game?
I already do back squats and deadlifts, but was considering adding in another leg movement, mainly for a little bit of hypertrophy and right now, it's between split squats and the leg press...I know I'm not locked into one or the other, that I'll end up doing both probably many times throughout my training life, just wondering what some people here thought would be better to throw in right now. Again, goals are to A) be healthy, B) look good nekkid, and C) participate in the occasional powerlifting meet or pickup basketball game.
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Unilateral work is good IMO.
I do certain things unilaterally.. for accessory work I'll do bulgarian split squats, single leg hamstring curls and on hammer strength rowing machines I'll do them one side at a time. I think it helps to balance things out when you do some of your accessory stuff one side at a time.
Oh and obviously I'll hit arms unilaterally as well.
I do bulg split squats w dbs and single leg rdls w dbs.
Used to do lots of walking lunges and reverse lunges but I got too strong at them for them to be manageable 50kg+dbs. Also didnt see much if any carryover to squats or deads.
Since I've stopped doing them I've been fine. I do LOVE the BUlg SS but its a different beast as is so quad dominant.
Sorry if this isn't an appropriate place to ask, but how are T-Bar rows when done unilaterally? I mean the kind with a barbell wedged in the corner. I tried to do them instead of seated row and smashed the barbell into my nuts in less then 1/2 a rep, and don't want to repeat that at all (I have short legs and a long torso - I just wanna stand beside the bar and do it one arm at a time if possible).