#SQUATOBER DAY 17 - Asymmetric load squat
SQUAT, bench press, and deadlift are the BIG 3 of almost every program and are all bilateral (compound) exercises. They are without a doubt the most critically important LIFTS you will train and give you the most “bang for your buck” in the strength department. We are, however; living in a 360 degree environment with stressors coming from every angle and movement pattern on a daily basis. Whether you are running for pleasure, walking on the uneven streets of chicago, or playing in the park with your kids, these stressors of the world are not always bilateral in respect to your body’s ability to absorb these forces. ENTER ASYMMETRIC LOAD TRAINING. Training with asymmetric loads will allow for your body to strengthen core stability to absorb uneven forces, improve balance, as well as strengthen muscle groups unilaterally. This is a more “real world” style of training and asymmetric movement patterns MUST be worked in to ANY bilateral/compound LIFT routine.
We’ve already spoken about single leg training, so today we will talk about asymmetric loads specifically. Where single leg training will provide a load to a specific limb unilaterally, asymmetric training will provide an “uneven” or “off-center” load to a bilateral or unilateral exercise. One of the best examples for squatting is a FIREMAN SQUAT 🚒. With a sandbag or as otherwise shown with a @purmotionofficial landmine attachment, you are loading from one side and performing a squat trying to stay centered despite the off-center load.
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