Kai Greene reveals one of the greatest exercises for lower body development.
Kai Greene explains the importance of the Jefferson Squat for maxing out lower body gains. He details just exactly why the movement can take your leg gains to a whole new level.
Often times it’s the most unconventional things that can take us to the next level. In order to be the 1% you have to do the things 99% of people won’t do. That being the case, if you’re a bodybuilder looking to bring something different to the table then doing things the same old way. By following a new way, a new system, a new workout, a new exercise, one may be able to unlock a new level of greatness.
Kai Greene has proven that being unorthodox can be to your benefit. His unorthodox approach to bodybuilding has made him the sensation that he is today. From his physique to his posing routine, Kai is a unique figure in the bodybuilding world and that has helped to set him apart from the pack.
One of the things that sets Kai Greene apart is his approach to preparation. Kai doesn’t train like every other bodybuilder out there. Take training legs for instance. Kai does exercises many other bodybuilders don’t. One such movement is the Jefferson Squat, an exercise many old school bodybuilders performed to develop their legs.
Kai Greene Gives Details on Secret Weapon
In fact Kai Greene recently went in depth about why the Jefferson Squat can take a bodybuilder’s leg development to the next level.
A secret of mine that you don’t see many people do anymore is the Jefferson Squat. It works your lower body in a unique way, to perform this movement take a wide stance and hold the bar between your legs with one hand in front of your body and one hand behind it.
Keep your glutes tensed while you squat down in the bucket (below parallel).
Use smaller plates on the bar, no more than 25s, so you can get down deep enough.
The key is to force your knees out—when you do that, it activates your glutes so you keep them under continuous contraction throughout the set.
The better I became at doing Jeffersons, the more proficient I got at squatting. I learned how to activate my qlutes, hams, and quads better. Doing Jeffersons then the adduction machine one after the other has been crucial to my glute and hip-flexor development.
Give it a try and let me know what you think 👊🏾
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Kai Greene is one of the most popular bodybuilders on the scene for a reason. Imparting knowledge like this to up and coming bodybuilders can really take them to the next level.
What do you think of Kai Greene and the Jefferson Squat?
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