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Re: I want big quads too...

Postby StonewallWells » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:33 pm

johnnypain wrote:Knees can stay over the toes while being out to make way for more depth. It just requires you to angle your feet out slightly when you set up on the sled.


So Im basically setting up the same way I would for low bar squats with feet slightly closer together.
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Re: I want big quads too...

Postby johnnypain » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:37 pm

StonewallWells wrote:
johnnypain wrote:Knees can stay over the toes while being out to make way for more depth. It just requires you to angle your feet out slightly when you set up on the sled.


So Im basically setting up the same way I would for low bar squats with feet slightly closer together.


Your toes will only be turned out slightly, not as much as they would be in the squat. Just enough. It'll take some playing around to get it just right.
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Re: I want big quads too...

Postby Quinteros » Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:42 am

on the subject of this, what would you prescribe for someone who wants bigger quads but only has a barbell and dumbbells ?
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Re: I want big quads too...

Postby johnnypain » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:30 am

Quinteros wrote:on the subject of this, what would you prescribe for someone who wants bigger quads but only has a barbell and dumbbells ?


The two best exercises that come to mind for barbells only would be the barbell front squat "bodybuilder style" not olympic style, and the barbell hack squat.
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Re: I want big quads too...

Postby hawk » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:01 am

johnnypain wrote:The two best exercises that come to mind for barbells only would be the barbell front squat "bodybuilder style" not olympic style, and the barbell hack squat.


Is the barbell hack squat where it is a deadlift but the bar is behind the legs? and how do you do the bodybuilder front squat?

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Re: I want big quads too...

Postby johnnypain » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:12 pm

hawkins_allen wrote:
johnnypain wrote:The two best exercises that come to mind for barbells only would be the barbell front squat "bodybuilder style" not olympic style, and the barbell hack squat.


Is the barbell hack squat where it is a deadlift but the bar is behind the legs? and how do you do the bodybuilder front squat?

Thanks a lot JP


Yes, the hack squat with a bar is done like a deadlift with the bar behind you.

The bodybuilder style front squat just means that your arms are crossed in front of you instead of trying to hold the bar in the "rack" position of a clean. The latter fatigues quicker and limits your ability to rep them out.
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Re: I want big quads too...

Postby Damian » Wed May 09, 2012 9:30 am

JP,

I started doing some high rep leg presses lately and noticed that the next day I'm extremely sore in my glutes and not in my quads at all. When I did squats I would always be sore in my quads the next day. Do you have any advice to give when leg pressing or hack squatting that would place more emphasis on quads rather than glutes because quads are my main target.

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Re: I want big quads too...

Postby johnnypain » Wed May 09, 2012 5:24 pm

Damian wrote:JP,

I started doing some high rep leg presses lately and noticed that the next day I'm extremely sore in my glutes and not in my quads at all. When I did squats I would always be sore in my quads the next day. Do you have any advice to give when leg pressing or hack squatting that would place more emphasis on quads rather than glutes because quads are my main target.

Thanks


Soreness is not a good indicator of whether or not a movement is working for the intended purpose. Leg Presses and Hack Squats both involve the quads to a very large degree. Don't worry, they're working.
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Re: I want big quads too...

Postby Eligius » Wed May 09, 2012 5:53 pm

Damian wrote:I started doing some high rep leg presses lately and noticed that the next day I'm extremely sore in my glutes and not in my quads at all.

I too noticed that my glutes were inordinately sore when I first started leg pressing. Figured out that I needed to modify my foot placement. I was using a fairly wide, toes turned out stance that allowed my legs to come all the way back to the sides of my chest. Bringing the stance in closer, so quads touching my chest limited the ROM, shifted the glute soreness more toward exhausted quads.
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