🐥 Always trying to grow the chicken legs!
Targeting the hamstrings with TRX squats is tricky at first…
But once you feel it and ‘get it’ it is awesome!
It’s essential to maintain a constant squeeze and mindfully connect to the hamstrings throughout.
This will help to isolate the muscle and place all the load onto them…
When a muscle is isolated it is much weaker on it’s own, hence why we can get a good muscle and strength stimulus from just a lighter body weight load.
HERE’S HOW TO DO THAT…
(key points below vid)
So imagine you’ve got a big stability ball between your bum and your heels.
Try and squeeze it constantly.
Pull your body down to squat down.
Don’t just drop down, pull your body down by contracting your hamstrings.
Pause at the bottom. Keep squeezing!
To rise back up, squeeze your hamstrings super hard AGAIN.
Once you feel them squeezing rise back up.
Keep that tension at the top. Don’t straighten your legs out…
Keep that squeeze on your hamstrings at the top.
Then repeat by pulling yourself back down.
Nice and slow and controlled.
Place your mind inside your hamstring muscles and visualise them contracting and stretching.
Close your eyes, it helps.
Let’s get to it!