Flexibility Express - wide squats problems

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Flexibility Express - wide squats problems

Postby aspenboy » May 29, 2013 16:37

Hello,

I'm trying to work on the progression from Flexibility Express and I'm wondering if I should keep current approach. For now I can do regular deep squat quite easily, in 5-step stance I can do some squats - but the problem is that I can't drop my hips below the knee level, so in fact I can't go as deep as in regular squat.
1. Should I keep working in 5-step squat with weights until I'll be able to go deeper before I will go to 7-step?
2. Should I use isometrics in 5-step stance instead of 7-step?
3. In theory I can hold isometric contraction in 7-step stance for 30 seconds and I don't feel much effort in lower back or abs, but at the same time I can only do 30 reps of adductor flies and the same amount of leg raises. Should I put isometrics on hold and work on getting stronger lower back/abs first in such case?

Thanks in advance for help!
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Re: Flexibility Express - wide squats problems

Postby Thomas Kurz » May 29, 2013 21:11

aspenboy wrote:1. Should I keep working in 5-step squat with weights until I'll be able to go deeper before I will go to 7-step?
2. Should I use isometrics in 5-step stance instead of 7-step?
3. In theory I can hold isometric contraction in 7-step stance for 30 seconds and I don't feel much effort in lower back or abs, but at the same time I can only do 30 reps of adductor flies and the same amount of leg raises. Should I put isometrics on hold and work on getting stronger lower back/abs first in such case?


Do all of the above, plus work on the overhead squats (shown on the Flexibility Express DVD).
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Re: Flexibility Express - wide squats problems

Postby aspenboy » May 30, 2013 06:02

Thank you for quick reply!

Just one more question - during a workout should I do hi-rep work (adductor flies and leg raises) before the squats and other low-rep hi-weight activity?
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Re: Flexibility Express - wide squats problems

Postby Thomas Kurz » May 30, 2013 10:48

No.

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Re: Flexibility Express - wide squats problems

Postby aspenboy » May 31, 2013 15:44

Thanks again. It seems that I'll have to work hard on the basics...

Dziękuję i pozdrawiam :)
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Re: Flexibility Express - wide squats problems

Postby Thomas Kurz » May 31, 2013 15:57

Zycze powodzenia i pozdrawiam,
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