Why are these so miserable?

Why are these so miserable?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's because of the balance component. you'll find that lunges are much easier than these despite the movement and muscles stressed are essentially the same. lots of people have shit-tier balance and neglecting your balance means it will get worse over time. generally bad balance won't become an issue till you're older and then it becomes a much bigger issue because of heightened consequences.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Are these good for balance gains?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, single-leg stance with vertical displacement is a challenging motion to perform. for the sake of improving/maintaining your balance then these could certainly be part of a program since they somewhat resemble how the body navigates down stairs. there is specificity even in balance training so if you want to work on your balance to decrease fall risk later in life then there's a lot that goes into it. for example, you'll want to mimic situations where other people/forces are working on you (someone bumping into you accidently, holding/carrying something challenging), situations where you have uneven/unstable ground (walking on grass, unlevel land, ramps, heavily carpeted floors, bad sidewalks), low-light situations (humans rely heavily on visual information to maintain balance, close your eyes and you'll find all activities harder to keep balanced), situations with obstacles (stepping over and around things, narrow passages). no one has the time to do all these sort of things (or even things that come close) unless they have a hobby like gymnastics or maybe something like freerunning. just stay active and be careful in the winter.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          a simple yes would have sufficed..

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

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          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

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        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          finally a proper response, thank you

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What's in it for me if I achieve maximum balance?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        If you keep maximum balance, you're way less likely to have a damaging fall when you're old.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Old people are so weak, it's pathetic

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            imagine to think they were once like you
            cruel to have such a life and have them slowly taken away from you
            >feels when my dad contiually says "never get old"

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              age is terrifying
              to think one day my body will be so withered and atrophied that a simply fall might kill me is unbelievable.
              How exactly does a fall kill an old fart? Direct trauma to the head/brain? Internal bleeding afterwards?

              Old people are so weak, it's pathetic

              You will lose mass and strength but you can always stay active to keep your body from becoming a bedridden senile fuck. My grandma died at 82 and up to a week before dying she was still cooking, feeding chickens, slaughtering animals for food, walking 5 miles twice every sunday for mass and washing her clothes by hand. It makes me angry to see pussified sóyboys and lazy fat bitches complain about doing the dishes or walking a few blocks because my grandma always told me "God gave you a body for a reason. Use it well"

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                anecdotal
                your body decides these things for you
                sure you can be active in earlier life but when your body starts fucking you, you can't really do much
                think you can stop your eyes from deteriorating?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Eyes and skeleton/muscle deteriorate in different ways.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            My dad is in his 70's. He said today that his muscles are shrinking. Told him to keep getting lots of animal based nutrition. Gonna build him a handrail this week, though.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          age is terrifying
          to think one day my body will be so withered and atrophied that a simply fall might kill me is unbelievable.
          How exactly does a fall kill an old fart? Direct trauma to the head/brain? Internal bleeding afterwards?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Those, or breaking bones and not being able to move to get to a phone to call for help. And even if you can, then being less able to cope the next time.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because they're the single best leg exercise

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just do walking lunges or the step back ones.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mike boyle switched from these to single leg squats. But bulgariams might be better

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because they are hard. That means they are worth doing.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Because they are hard. That means they are worth doing.
      this

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Surprisingly I like them considering I fucking hate back squatting.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because they work quads very well. I get better gains from these than barbell squats

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I second . These will also engage the quads very preferentially, particularly the lower quads around the knee area and the vastus medialis (the teardrop in your inner quads). The trick is to go as forward and deep as you can, basically ass to heel, which will be super hard on your flexibility (hip flexors) and balance. The cue I use to engage the quads is to focus on pressing through my toes

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Going as far forward as you can makes them hit glutes more for me personally. Staying further back hits quads more. But your mileage may vary

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I do these except I jump as high as I can on each rep. That's how you increase the intensity. You will be sore the next day.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i always feel like i'm going to tear my acl when I do these what am i doing wrong?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Probably loading too heavy. They don't need much weight. I use a single 65lb db but I've been doing them for years. I can get a solid stretch unweighted on them. I just get way too many reps unweighted. If you can't get 15 or so in a single set, the weight is too high.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        thanks anon. i think the highest i've ever gone was 35 lbs, but it's been a while. i'll get some in next leg day and do like 25

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hurts my knee on whichever leg is resting on the bench. Maybe I need a lower bench.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    are these better to do with a single dumbbell like pic related or 2 dumbbells on either side of your leg?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Two dumbbells will make it somewhat easier to balance than in the goblet-squat variant.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I prefer to use one dumbell, hold it in the hand that will be inside, and use my outside hand to hold onto something in case I lose balance.
      >but then you won't get optimal balance gains
      I know, don't care, I just like having big legs.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >will a balance exercise be easier with a lower center of gravity or a higher center of gravity

      hmmmm

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The center of gravity doesn't shift vertically based on 1 vs. 2 dumbbells. Saying higher or lower center of gravity makes no sense and it's obvious you don't know what you're even talking about but it's a buzzword you know and you want to throw your 2 cents in.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How are these if you can't squat due to lumbar disc issues? Im tired of not being able to do legs.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Excellent

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Should I do Left then Right back to back, or take a break between? I usually do sets of 8-10 and feel fatigued by the time i switch from R->L

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'd say a quick breather is fine, but I wouldn't wait much longer than a minute. You can always switch which leg you do first from set to set if you feel the second leg isn't getting trained hard enough

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because bulgaria is miserable. Same is true of most former USSR nations. At least croatians are good shitposters

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because they work

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I only did these for glute gains but i hate them, what exercises are best for glute gains? The strap on a pulley and then pulling it up with your ankle? I see people in gym doing it and it looks like it would work the glutes well. I already squat and leg press and leg curls for legs but nothing targeting glutes

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      hip thrusts

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Half repping Step ups fucks my glutes up like crazy.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What weight is everyone using for these?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I dont use any weights, touching your fucking knee to the ground and then jumping is already hard enough for the time being, also I'm 6'3

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