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Old 07-16-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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Aside from the obvious comedic value, has anyone had any good experiences with this exercise?

It's unusual in that it offers the peak of weight at the point your hips are fully extended, which is different to Squats, Deads and even GM's. I wonder if it's useful for posterior shizz.

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I could see it being semi useful if you are a sumo deadlifter. That is assuming that you are strong off the floor. I havent really seen a valuable use for training these.
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I use them as they are supposed to help you with engaging your butt and making your butt stronger. I'm not sure if they actually do those things, but I know they do make your butt sore and that often reminds me to engage my butt when perfoming a squat or deadlift.

I would say if your form is already good they probably have little value.

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I could see it being semi useful if you are a sumo deadlifter. That is assuming that you are strong off the floor. I havent really seen a valuable use for training these.
Austin, have you trained them for any decent period of time with any decent (300+) kind of weight?

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Interesting. Do you get any ham cramps when doing them? How much weight are you using on them?
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I should probably give these a go.

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Interesting. Do you get any ham cramps when doing them? How much weight are you using on them?
I've done them and experienced hamstring cramps as well as the sore butt that Mike says about. I feel they're effective.
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I know some oly lifters who does em and I think they can be good to get a strong pop on the clean and jerk.
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I have never consistantly trained these, but I have gone heavy with them before.
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Interesting. Do you get any ham cramps when doing them? How much weight are you using on them?
The heaviest I've gone is 155 (70 Kg), but I do them for sets of 15 and hold the top for a count or two. Never had any trouble from my hamstrings doing them, just butt soreness.

I agree with everyone else, but one thing not mentioned is they are supposed to help with lengthening your hip flexors. People that sit a lot have tight hip flexors, so this helps getting your opposing muscles, while under a load, to stretch the hip flexors too, as opposed to just using body positioning or gravity to stretch your hip flexors.
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I've done them and experienced hamstring cramps as well as the sore butt that Mike says about. I feel they're effective.
Interesting.

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I know some oly lifters who does em and I think they can be good to get a strong pop on the clean and jerk.
Yeah, that's what I'm hoping for.

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I have never consistantly trained these, but I have gone heavy with them before.
Thanks Austin.

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The heaviest I've gone is 155 (70 Kg), but I do them for sets of 15 and hold the top for a count or two. Never had any trouble from my hamstrings doing them, just butt soreness.

I agree with everyone else, but one thing not mentioned is they are supposed to help with lengthening your hip flexors. People that sit a lot have tight hip flexors, so this helps getting your opposing muscles, while under a load, to stretch the hip flexors too, as opposed to just using body positioning or gravity to stretch your hip flexors.
When you say lengthening the hip flexors, is that because you let the hips sag a lot at the start of each rep? Can you explain that a bit more.
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