SLS & Natural Leg Curls?
Posted 11 August 2009 - 03:46 PM
I do the natural leg curls with every workout 3 days a week. Jumping deck squats are easy and the next phase for me will be adding weight or jumping for height and distance. I have seen some improvement on the SLS negatives but it is minimal, I think the biggest problem is balance but I am still unsure about my form as well.
I was under the impression that it should remain the same as the traditional squat and the weight of the body should be supported more on the heel than on the front of the foot. By this standard I was attempting to lower myself all the way until my rear touches the ground hold for one second and return to standing. Further analysis of BtGB shows the example and in the lowered position he is definitely standing on the balls of his feet and if this is considered the full squat position for this exercise is it even necessary for me to be going all the way down on the heel of my foot and trying to touch my ass to the ground. Anyone with clarification on this exercise would be greatly appreciated.
On the question of Natural leg curls, these have been a source of incredible frustration for me. I know they are supposed to be hard but how hard. I cannot come anywhere close to doing a single full ROM movement with this exercise without spotting with my hands. That is after 7 weeks of training them 3 times a week. Are they really that hard that my frustrations are unwarranted, or maybe I am doing something totally wrong with the movement. Again anyone who has worked these movements successfully, please give any advice.
Posted 11 August 2009 - 10:29 PM
Natural leg curls are very hard.
I teach the SLS on the heel. Most of the times when the kids go up on the ball of the foot they completely lose their balance. I'm sure it's possible and while it decreases the need for ankle flexion it increases the stretch on the patella.
Nah, it's okay but I'm sure more people will attempt to read through it now than before.
Posted 12 August 2009 - 02:23 PM
Are there any supplemental body weight exercises that will help build the strength for Natural Leg Curls?
How long do you think is typical for a relatively strong athlete to be able to progress and complete any reps for Full ROM without a spot from the hands?
Sorry about the run on sentence, I went ahead and edited it a little. I was in a rush and got carried away with the questions, forgive me I will pay more attention in the future.
Posted 15 August 2009 - 08:51 AM
Posted 17 August 2009 - 07:23 AM
Where would you have to place the resistance band on your body to get the best ROM?
Posted 08 October 2009 - 08:55 AM