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Glutes & Hamstrings
- Romanian Deadlift – 10,10,8,8 reps
- Hip Thrusts – 12,12,10,10 reps
- Dumbbell Sumo Squat – 10 reps – 4 sets
- Walking Lunges (holding dumbbells) – 30 reps – 3 sets
- Hip Abductors – until failure – 3 sets
- Hamstring Walk Out – until failure – 3 sets
Focus on pushing your hips back with a slight bend in your knees and bringing the dumbbells straight down your shins. Keep your head down, neutral with your spine, looking up and bringing your head up will put more pressure on your lower back so make sure your looking down or tucking your chin.
Place your feet hip width apart and not too far away from your body, when you press up it should make about a 90 degree angle. Its very important to make sure you are not arching your back as you thrust up and also to not let it arch as you bring the weight down. I find it helps me to lift my toes a bit and really push through my heels to make sure I am isolating my glutes as much as possible.
Dumbbell Sumo Squat
Position your feet in a wide position outside your shoulers with your toes slightly pointed out. Holding your dumbbells in your hands in-between your legs, slowly squat down being sure to keep your weight in your heels. Make sure your knees are following your toes, also pointed outwards and keep your chest up but your head down to keep your spine neutral. Focusing on squeezing your glutes as you push up out of the squat.
Walking Lunges (holding dumbbells)
Step out so your knee is bent in a 90 degree angle, your back knee should be in about a 90 degree angle as well. Push up through your front heel bring your back leg up. Repeat with the other leg. Make sure your are keeping your core tight and your torso up straight.
Seated with your feet together and a band a couple inches above your knees. Push your knees out against the band and as far out as you can and get a good squeeze. Slowly bring your knees back together and repeat.
Hamstring Walk Out