Benefits of the Goblet Squat. Easy to learn; Little equipment needed; Strong core, quad, and back activation; Teaches resistance against forward collapse; Back tightness is easier to feel; One of my favorite benefits of the goblet squat is that it teaches upper back awareness.
The Hip Thrust is a glute exercise designed to improve your strength, speed and power by teaching optimal hip extension. What is "optimal hip extension," and why should you care about it? It's all about the power in your glutes, which are among the most powerful muscles in your body. The glutes are designed to extend the hip or pull the leg behind the body. If your glutes are underdeveloped, your speed, power and strength are all compromised.
Medicine ball training has been around since the ancient Greeks discovered health benefits from exercising with weighted balls. It is one of the oldest forms of strength and conditioning used to improve health, explosive power, and speed. Medicine balls are versatile, portable and a fad that lasted the test of time.
If you workout from home and don’t have access to a standing cable machine, you can perform your Pallof Presses using resistance bands instead. I’d recommend including this exercise in your routine 1-2 times per week, along with other core strength exercises I’ll be outlining in future posts.
The answer: Body-weight only exercises are certainly resistance training, but they only remain effective for so long. The training principle of "progressive overload" states that in order for an exercise to continue to be effective, progressive demands have to be placed on the body.
The split squat is a lunge -- often called a stationary lunge. The split squat and lunge target the same muscles and involve the same joint movements. However, the exercise technique is different for each movement, making the lunge a more challenging exercise.