You may be familiar with the "SAID" (Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands) principle. Essentially, it describes how you need to train a certain movement consistently if you want to get stronger in that movement. So, if you want to have a stronger squat, you need to squat consistently. Makes sense.
With that said, this doesn't mean you should only focus on the squat. Your squat performance can also benefit from other lower body movements. A 2014 study shows this quite well . The group that only did squats, eventually gained less squat strength than another group that performed squats + deadlifts + lunges while matching training volume.
This may be because having a variety of lower body lifts can help you train specific weak points in your squat. The fact that doing only squats for your leg training tends to become boring and monotonous may also play a role in the study results. These are the main reasons why powerlifters have "accessory lifts" in their routine next to squat, bench, and deadlift training.
The concepts discussed in this post also hold true for other exercises than just the squat. As another example, your bench press can benefit from targeted tricep training if weak triceps are holding your bench press back. So be sure to incorporate various lifts into both your upper and lower body training.
I'm just messing around with styles, I've always wanted to do art that looks like an 80s anime but I've never tried?? So here's my first attempt :D
Also I didn't do the backgrounds those are just sailor moon BG since I need to learn how to do my own BGs heh
Something else that’s on the easel, also a work in progress
Have been enjoying the challenge of this perspective 😊 At the same time listening to documentaries about ‘Wabi-sabi ‘ ,... for those who are not familiar with this term Wabi-sabi is the Japanese aesthetic of looking for beauty in things that are bit imperfect, perhaps a bit damaged , yet beautiful . It’s fascinating to see how this is in completely the opposite direction of today’s western ideas of ideal perfection. Interesting while painting objects from both worlds ✨
François Hers (born 1943) is a Belgian photographer and artist, cofounder of the Viva. Today we are interested in his body of work addressing the domestic universe of social housing and more specifically the photographs he shot of Belgian homes interiors around 1979.