Thursday, September 26
We are going to work on hip and front rack mobility before squatting today. As always, getting the right muscles warmed up and the joints moving well before lifting will make you more efficient and better able to demonstrate your strength.
We do things like banded monster walks in class to warm up and strengthen the hips before squatting, but like any exercise, whether it’s a warm up movement or in the workout, doing it correctly makes a huge difference in getting a benefit from it.
Check out this video from Squat University on the banded monster walk. He explains exactly what muscles we are trying to activate and strengthen, and how doing this exercise slightly wrong will strengthen the wrong muscles and not help the problems we’re trying to fix.
We try to go over these points of performance every time we do this exercise, but you have to care enough to slow down and make sure each detail is done correctly. Trying to go fast or using too much resistance can cause you to be out of position and defeat the purpose all together.
Hopefully this video helps you see exactly how to perform the banded lateral monster walk to get the most out of it.
Workout for Thursday, September 26
Hip and Front Rack Mobility
5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1
*Build to Heavy Set of 5 Reps, then increase weight as reps decrease
*Green light to find a new 1 rep max!