When my posterior chain suffers - I cannot squat, ees normaal?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by DeepFry, Sep 24, 2021.

  1. DeepFry Orange Belt

    Mar 3, 2021
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    Basically my default body shape when I'm not getting a pump on = skinny.

    When I get a pump I inflate to Juggernaut standards quickly.

    I've recently been blitzing the forum with threads cause I had been off for 2 years and recently made a triumphant return, various technicalities are becoming apparent to me;

    One being that, given my propensity to lose mass/muscle, my posterior chain just goes to hell real quick.

    As in I become non-existent posteriorly.

    Firstly session back I was hitting some squats and I felt this like, a-symmetry?
    Around my hips, like they were tight and uncomfortable, and on the ascension from the deep squat (high bar) I had to lean forward heavily to complete the movement.

    I attribute this to my posterior chain simply not having the mass to complete the movement, or posture being too out of sync to squat properly (empty bar, no weight - same deal).

    RDL's felt awesome as they always do - my steak and chips, go to exercise.

    They torch the posterior chain, especially if you do them sumo-style.

    Well I spent the next five sessions working that, absolutely torching my posterior chain, pump sets working up to 1 RM's, back down to pump sets.
    I would literally lose all power in my legs by the time I was done.

    Then, last session, I try some high bar squats:

    DRAMATIC improvement.

    Not quite where I was at before the two year break but my body just felt more fluid and natural doing them, I could hold my upper body straighter without the forward lean etc.

    I attribute this to the correction of my out-of-sync posterior via my posterior chain having become non-existent due to not maintaining it and muscle/mass loss.
  2. wufabufa Silver Belt

    Sep 2, 2003
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    Bro it's clear you just gotta increase the flame on the torch. Do you even torch?
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  3. Fahcough Silver Belt

    Sep 6, 2015
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    Greece the Grove.

    Sets of 25 Sparta kicks, each leg. x 3
  4. Sweet Science Of Fighting White Belt

    Nov 3, 2020
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    It was your first session back after 2 years. Not going to move/feel great regardless. And doesn't take long to get back into the groove
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