So, did a new leg exercise today. Not sure what the right forum for it is. Anyway, I’m sure it’s something someone else invented a long time ago, but it was new to me and I’d suggest giving it a try.
It’s pretty simple, just a goblet squat, only instead of holding the DB up against your chest, you hold it sideways (one hand on each end the way you would hold a box) and let your arms hang down in front of you.
Start off with the DB in between your legs, sit into a full squat position, get your fingers under it, and stand up. Repeat to desired effect.
This feels a lot more natural to me than other leg exercises because its almost impossible to lean forward or have my weight on the balls of my feet instead of the heels. With a squat the weight is pushing you forward, with a deadlift it’s pulling you forward because you have to be behind the bar. Keeping the weight between your feet avoids either.
Also, I can wait a second or two in the bottom position (like a box squat), with no stress on the muscles at this point. It seems to really hit the glutes, and equally work the quads/hamstrings.
Has anyone else done this? What did you think of it?
If you haven’t, give it a try next leg day and let me know how it went.