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  • Split Squats carry over to main lifts / benefits.

    Hi All,

    With all the reading / research into programming that I have done, one of the recurring themes I see is that you should know why every exercise choice in your program is actually in there and if you can't answer that then you should question whether it should be there.

    I have a lot of faith in your programs so for me I would continue to complete your templates as prescribed, however I wanted to ask your opinion / experience with how the split squat assist to improving the main lifts. To clarify I am currently doing PB2 aiming to move to Strength 3 next to ultimately peak the 3 lifts. Are the split squats as used in PB2 more for a bodybuilding / hypertrophy response, even if that can carry over to strength as well? Or do you use it as a real tool that has good carry over to the 3 lifts and strength / e1rm improvements?

    Thanks in advance team.

    PS, I have only ever done them now 3 times, they are brutal!

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    The split squat is fairly similar to the squat with respect to contraction type, ROM, and velocity. Thus, there should be some good transference.
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    • #3
      Do split squats use/stimulate the adductors as much as squats?

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      • #4
        Thanks Jordan,
        Ryan.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 4l3x View Post
          Do split squats use/stimulate the adductors as much as squats?
          Yep. Erectors too. Biomechanics are.....complex.
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          • #6
            Cool, good news for these strange times. Thanks Dr. Feigenbaum

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