Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Yes my legs are growing like mad. However we had a taxing workout Wed and found I don’t get sore anymore, my legs become super exhausted, but not sore (if that makes any sense).
As far as the hamstrings go, I know how touted GHR’s are around here and I LOVE doing them. It sucks b/c I really enjoy working out with my partners however they dismiss GHR’s and stiff leg deads in favor of hamstring curls. There’s a snowballs chance in hell are hamstring curls more effective than SLD’s and GHR’s.
When I squat they way I like to my toes are slightly pointed outward, if that helps at all. If I can borrow a video phone I’ll post it up for you guys to see.[/quote]
Well, growing IS the focus right? So if you actually are growing, then whats the problem? Maybe your body responds better to a “Stimulate, Dont Annihilate” methodology of training.
As far as hamstrings go, dismissing GHRs/stiff leg deadlifts in favor of Hamstring curls is like dismissing Overhead Tri Extensions in favor of 1hand Supine grip Cable Extensions; Yea, they both hit Tris, but they are different movements and will affect you differently.
There’s a difference between Pulling And Pushing in a movement.[/quote]
Well the problem is they’re my partners and finding good/consistant partners are hard to find. On leg days I have to walk across the gym to do GHR’s and SLD’s by myself, basically saying f-off to their idea of hitting hams.
I wish they’d just listen to what I’m telling them because I know I’m right and they’re too stubborn to admit they’re wrong.
I appreciate your guys help on the sumo squats. [/quote]
And thats all they do? Leg curls? Cuz if thats the extent of their direct Ham work, its very possible that they can blow their hams due to a major Quad/ham Imbalance (if they even get big enough that is). I actually know a guy this happened to.
Maybe you should try and compromise with them. There are plenty of variations of things to be done. If they choose not to listen, there isnt a whole lot you can do about it, Aside from continue breaking away from them to do your own ham work. Eventually, they will see your leg size/squat strength increase, and will hopefully follow suit. Lol i dunno tho man, i mean Stubbornness doesnt really have a place in the gym, everyone has plenty of room for improvement, and unless they are Pro status, they definitely dont have an argument.
Well our last leg day we went
6 set calf raises
4 sets Leg ext
4 sets Ham curl
8 sets Squat
5 sets Hack-Squats
I myself did about 5 sets GHR’s
4 sets Leg Press
We always mix it up but this is about the ext of our legs. I always add in either weighted lunges, GHR’s, or SLD’s b/c I think they’re all awesome lifts. We never bitch, it’s either you want to do them or not, and they choose not to. We have the same goals, no weight group is identical to another. We all do happen to have about the same size and strength so our goals are pretty similar.
The sumo squat was my main concern. I know better about the ham’s.