ive been keeping a workout log and recording all my problems throughout the last week, here they are
im 5’10 at 16 years old, and this guy who always gives me advice at the gym told me at my height it’d be better to do sled hack squats rather than the leg presses i’ve been doing
what do you guys think?[/quote]
What do you think? Both are good exercises and you’ll be lifting for a long time (assuming you stick at it) so you’ll likely be doing both of them at one point in time.
I’ve found that hack squats tend to work the VMO more than the other leg movements and since many people tend to have weak or misfiring VMO’s the hack squat variation is something that can be helpful in improving knee integrety for the younger trainee.
But a decline step up (the foot on the upper leg has the heal higher than the toes) is even better at isolating the VMO so it really comes down to what you are going after.
i feel like im fucking up my joints with my shoulder workouts
i just started shoulder workouts last week, but with the dumbbell side raises occasionally it feels like my shoulder is popping out and in, which im sure is a bad sign
same with the dumbbell front raises, i see people pump with their legs a little bit each time they raise up the dumbbell, is that what you’re supposed to do?
what shoulder workouts do you guys recommend to workout all the delts?[/quote]
Focusing on more rotator cuff and lower trap work has been useful in eliminating the pain in the shoulder joint and preventing that popping sensation. I believe it is most likely due to tendons rubbing which will help you develop problems in the future.
I just read your post where you outline your workout program - it is completely void of structural balance work. There have been a number of great articles on prehab and rotator cuff work. Search for and read these article.
Once your scapula stay in place with laterals there is a very good chance that the tracking issues will be gone.