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The Butt Blaster Machine


#1


Hello :slightly_smiling:

This machine makes my quads burn like crazy and fail long before my butt or hams and I am wondering why? I am making sure I press up with my heel and not my toes. I am also pressing up past horizontal so I am going into hip hyper-extension. So maybe it is because I am stretching my quads but they feel like they are carrying weight.

Has anyone has a similar experience and knows why this is happening?

thanx :slightly_smiling:

(ps- I did not post in the Q&A because it didn't seem to go there. Also, I am a woman and prefer to ask this question here instead of the beginners forum- I hope that is ok and my apologies if it is not. Thanx again!)


#2

Don't use that machine so I can't say. If what you want is a more muscular butt here is the thread for you:

http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_women_training_performance_powerful/i_want_a_bigger_butt


#3

Anything ThePerfectDrug says that is butt related should be paid great heed. nod


#4


Thank you for responding Hallowed! I just finished reading that thread you gave me thank you. I see you also like single leg RDL's- I think they are great.

Actually, I am already doing most of the exercises suggested in that thread- I am following all the recommendations of

"Dispelling the Glute Myth"
by Bret Contreras

http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/advanced_glute_training

where he says

"... In order, the hip hyperextension exercises with the highest glute activation are the single leg bent leg reverse hyper (122%), hip thrust (119%), pendulum quadruped hip extension (112%), bent leg reverse hyper (111%)...."

pendulum quadruped hip extension = butt blaster machine

I have attached Bret's photo of a "tougher" looking version of this machine, but it is basically the same thing.

so I really want to keep using this machine but I am still wondering why it seems to be working my quads more than my butt (I do focus on squeezing my butt)????

anyone?

thanx!


#5

i hope you come back and start a log!


#6

Yeah me too! I did that machine one time when I was in a rush and couldn't wait for the equipment i wanted. It DID give me a sore butt.. but (lol) i have no further input!


#7

thanx for the welcome Alexus and Hallowed- I have my log in the Over 35 section (I just turned 50- though still feel 20). I may transfer over here, but I'll finish my first 6 weeks over there. ttyl :slightly_smiling:


#8

Have you tried focusing on driving through your heels, and not your toes on this? Try lifting your toes up while driving it back, and mentally focus on your glutes/hams when at the top of the ROM.

Just a thought, good luck


#9

^ and to go with that, maybe keep the 'glute,' that you working under tension..meaning no lockout?

Have you ever tried this same movement just as a bw move??