Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Word From Brutus Regarding Modifications- Legs

Hey "Show Me Your Guns" Participants!  I have a new post from Brutus regarding Lower Body Modifications:

Hey Everyone,
Today we're going to cover lower body exercises and their modifications.
First we have the Squat: Squat 
Dumbbell Rear Lunge: Dumbbell rear lunge
 Good Morning: Good morning 
Leg Extensions:Leg Extensions 
Leg Curls:Leg curls 
Seated Leg Curls:Seated leg curls 
Stiff Leg Deadlift:Stiff leg deadlift 
Hack Squat:Hack Squat 
Leg Press:Leg press 
Glute Bridge:Glute Bridge 
Standing Calf Raise:Standing calf raise 
Machine Seated Calf Raise:Machine seated calf raise 
or Barbell Seated Calf Raise:Barbell seated calf raise
 Modified Stiff Leg Deadlift with Dumbbells:Modified Stiff leg deadlift with dummbells 
Back Extensions:back extensions

The Dumbbell Rear Lunge, Leg Curls, Stiff Leg Deadlift and Glute Bridge are all great exercises to develop the Hamstrings and Glutes. The Squat is great for the entire leg while the Leg Press and Leg Extension primarily work the Quads. Some of these exercises might prove to be too difficult or cause some discomfort, for these exercises I have provided some modifications or alternative exercises. For the Good Morning, a great alternative would be the Back Extensions. For the Stiff Leg Deadlift we have the Modified Stiff Leg Deadlift. For the Hack Squat you can either use the Hack Squat machine, lower the weight of the exercise or do the Leg Press. Hope this helps everyone