Ladies Who Lift...

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11:59am, 28 Nov 2022
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Homeless Kodo
I’m not convinced runners (purely from a running perspective) need to worry too much about squatting low, certainly not at the expense of good technique. If you’re squatting as deep as you can and are using a hip hinge (deadlift, hip thruster, stiff leg/Romanian deadlift) you’ll have your angles covered from a strength perspective. Not everyone has the anatomy to allow a deep, weighted, squat. Do what you can with what you’ve got.
Having said that getting down into a deep, body weight, squat for 10 minutes a day is known to be good for hip, knee & ankle health.
Does that make ANY sense? 😀
Nov 2022
12:07pm, 28 Nov 2022
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DoricQuine
I can get down into a deep squat ...... it's getting back up again that's the problem! 🤣
Nov 2022
12:08pm, 28 Nov 2022
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EvilPixie
yes!

When I did my gym instructors course and exams we were only shown and taught Romanian deadlift so this is what I did.
I've now changed this to be, to my mind, more beneficial to running by using the glutes and quads more (assuming I am doing this right and/or have right muscle names!)
If I retire early and have a big fat pot of money I would like to do some formal training for me to know more rather than be a PT. Maybe even simple things like doing the UKA courses that Ness did
Nov 2022
12:09pm, 28 Nov 2022
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EvilPixie
simple as in short and specific not simple as is easy!
Nov 2022
12:37pm, 28 Nov 2022
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Homeless Kodo
The main movers for the RDL are glutes and upper hamstrings. Quads, calves, trunk muscles and spinal erectors tend to get worked as stabilisers.
Nov 2022
12:38pm, 28 Nov 2022
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Ness
Sounds like a nice idea, Pix.
Nov 2022
12:46pm, 28 Nov 2022
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cathrobinson
That does make a lot of sense to me, HK. Squats feel quite wrong to me - especially barbell squats. I’m convinced some of that is down to my body’s limitations… whereas deadlifts just make sense to my body. I think it’s because - like many people - I end up folding too much at the waist, trying to compensate for lack of movement at ankle / knee / hip…
Nov 2022
12:49pm, 28 Nov 2022
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Homeless Kodo
It’s worth doing if only for personal development, & you’ve got a good base to start from EP. I think there are more options around how you train too. It used to be all face to face now you can still do that, have blended learning or purely on line training.
Nov 2022
12:53pm, 28 Nov 2022
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EvilPixie
Over the years I have read loads and done bits and have a list of

- I'd like to learn yoga much more/train

- I'd like to learn more about training/planning for runners/triathlon
- I'd like to learn more about strength and conditioning
- I'd like to learn more about swimming/be a kids swimming teacher

I'd very happily semi retire and work part time in a gym and or teaching swimming
Nov 2022
12:54pm, 28 Nov 2022
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Velociraptor
I did one of the last LiRF F2F courses pre-pandemic. Enjoyed it a lot, didn't get the certificate because I did the training in Scotland and there was an extra hoop for English people to jump through regarding safeguarding. It's been so long that I'd want to redo the course if I was going to get into leading/coaching.

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