i dont get bulgarian split squats. it just hurts but not like in a good way more like. a im gonna be injured way

i dont get bulgarian split squats
it just hurts but not like in a good way more like. a im gonna be injured way

  1. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    you probably dont have a lot of hip / quad mobility if these are hurting you

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      how do I get better mobility for these and for difficult hiking

      i need hip, knee, ankle mobility

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        stretch, retard

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Yoga, stretching, properly warming up

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Lower the weight or even start with no weight.

  2. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    As someone that only has a planet fitness near me I for one am forced to like them

  3. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    i dont do squats, only bulgarian split squats

  4. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's a retarded meme exercise. When do you see actual bodybuilders doing this shit? I wish I had a better word for this kind of exercise, but basically it's like a "filler" personal trainers make their clients do because they know they'll get bored doing the same actual effective exercises like barbell squats and lunges over and over again. Just forget it even exists and do lunges.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      bodybuilders do not opt for unilateral movements. Because these are unilateral, they are also firing the deep hip rotators and stabilizers of the hip, which are not aesthetic muscles and because of this increased action, the movement also fatigues you harder than a bilateral movement.

      This is an exercise the average person should be doing to maximize their healthspan, bodybuilders have wildly different goals.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        But lunges will also work that. Not only that but it's a more functional movement that will put less strain on your knee, and instead of having one leg perched up on a bench like it's fucking paralyzed, you'll be working your hamstrings and glutes in that leg instead.

        Again, it's nothing but a meme personal trainers use to "Hispanice things up a bit"

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          the exercise works the entire leg. A lunge is fairly quad dominant. You can also position your foot in a split squat to change the dominant muscles.

          Being an anterior chain dominant exercise, a lunge will put more stress on your knee.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Retard take

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            Post legs then and prove what a retard I am. Must be a bunch of PTs in here.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              I think someone is trapped inside your knee
              you should probably let him out

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Scar from a motocross accident, shit happens. Also post legs.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                sure

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              I don't know what you guys are talking about, but I want legs rated too. Pic related, I started lifting two weeks ago and my max squat is 185lbs for 5, which is also my bodyweight. That is the only leg workout I do.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >>It's a retarded meme exercise.
      >t. 1pl8 squat
      BSS are extemely useful for free leg volume once your back is tired from squats. The problem is that most people don't actually try on these because they're painful as fuck. Once you actually start using real weight shit gets real and your entire lower body starts growing like crazy.

      Also lunges are shit compared to BSS, you can't use as much weight and it's much harder to balance (which is already annoying enough on BSS but it's much easier to deal with on them). And from my experience lunges are worse on your knee due to the fact that you reverse at 90 deg knee flexion which tends to be the hardest on the knee tendons (coincidentally also the spot where most people's knees explode, eg that webm of that dude doing weighted machine sissy squats with locked hips)

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Post legs then, I already did. Keep in mind I barely ever train legs. The only reason I built good legs is because whenever I do them I don't waste my time doing meme exercises like Bulgarian split squats. I do walking lunges with dumbbells, so not only is it easier to balance because you just power through it with your momentum, it's also not hard on the knees because your weight is evenly distributed. You are working literally fucking muscle in your leg, so if you really think those meme split squats are superior you clearly aren't doing lunges right.

  5. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    why does everyone who does them feels like getting a heartattack afterwards? even Cardio fags are dying from it.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Bulgarian split squats activate the largest muscles in the body, even more so than regular squats. They're amazing for both strength and conditioning

  6. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    If it is legitimate pain vs burn or discomfort then yes that means you're on your way to a very quick injury if you keep going. Stretch if you need mobility. Do some Yoga movements or something. This will only help in the case that your tendons don't have mobility to do certain movements, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Having tighter and stronger tendons prevents your body from contorting into positions which will drastically increase your likelihood of injury. However, it's highly likely that mobility is not your issue and you are attempting to go into a position that your actual skeleton will not allow, as bones are pushing against one another. If that's the case then there is nothing that can be done except for changing the way that you do an exercise or move into a position. You may need to open/close your hips and/or open/close your feet angles. Most people will need to widen their stance and open things up rather than closing their stance.

    Limit your leg exercises to:

    Squat/Leg Press - Quads (3/4 Quads excluding Rectus Femoris)
    Calf Raise - Calves
    Hip Thrust - Glutes
    Seated Leg Curl - Hamstrings
    Leg Extension - Rectus Femoris Specifically
    Adductor exercise
    Abductor exercise
    Leg Raise - Psoas

    That's all you need for legs, not some dumb meme movement that only halfway works all of the muscles and doesn't get you anything to 100%. Just blast them all individually in isolations and be done with it. Those exercises work all the muscles in your lower body. If anyone tells you to do 'functional exercises' you can be certain that they are a moron and know nothing of anatomy.

  7. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    My gymbro does these. I won't even dare due to a decades old knee injury.

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