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c-vac 04-21-2005 08:04 PM

Squats and Leg Ext...
 
The leg Extension works out the quads(only) and squats work out the quads(also other things) so I am asking if it would be pointless to do both for my leg exersices?

joeyboy777 04-22-2005 05:38 AM

Many exercise programs list them on the same day. They both work the muscle a little bit differently. Do you only do flat bench for chest, or just straight bar curls for bi's. Nope.

Usually I do 2-3 exercises per body part. Currently Im on Max-OT, and doing the following on leg day
Squats 3sets 4 to 6 reps
Leg Press 2 sets 4 to 6 reps
Stiff Leg Deadlifts 2 sets 6 reps
Standing Machine Calf Raises 2sets 6 to 8 reps
45 Leg Press Calf Raises 2 sets 6 to 8 reps

Dr X 04-22-2005 01:45 PM

Did you know that there is no natural movement for you to do a leg extension? However if you want to do them there is no reason you can't do them on the same day, as a matter of fact the only thing there good for is the final burn at the end of your work out. The should not be the primary exercise in a leg routine. Squats, squats, and squats.

Don Rich 05-12-2005 12:55 AM

Leg Extensions
 
I use leg extensions as a warm-up excercise. If I feel I need a little extra warm-up for the knees, I use a light weight and complete 15-30 reps 1 to 2 sets.

sdf42450 05-12-2005 01:38 AM

they can be used to warm up the quads, get that nice burn at the end of the workout OR pre-exhaust the quads so that when you hit squats/legpress you can focus more on the auxilliary muscle groups. ie if your quads are close to spent when you hit your squats, you'll be forced to use more glutes/etc to get the weight up. extensions are a good tool to help build your legs, but you'll never be able to build massive treetrunk legs doig only extensions

apocalypse 05-12-2005 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by sdf42450
they can be used to warm up the quads, get that nice burn at the end of the workout OR pre-exhaust the quads so that when you hit squats/legpress you can focus more on the auxilliary muscle groups. ie if your quads are close to spent when you hit your squats, you'll be forced to use more glutes/etc to get the weight up. extensions are a good tool to help build your legs, but you'll never be able to build massive treetrunk legs doig only extensions

Man SDF, its about time for u to start being a post whore here, and spit out some of ur wisdom. :D

verbatimreturned 05-13-2005 01:12 AM

i second that u seem like u know alot yet dont post much :( share the secrets lol

sdf42450 05-13-2005 06:55 AM

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Originally Posted by verbatimreturned
i second that u seem like u know alot yet dont post much :( share the secrets lol


the reason i know as much as i do is b/c i spend more time reading than whoring, lol


-PimpJUICE

verbatimreturned 05-13-2005 06:59 AM

thats a good point, i think im turning into a post whore slowly lol

apocalypse 05-15-2005 02:39 AM

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Originally Posted by sdf42450
the reason i know as much as i do is b/c i spend more time reading than whoring, lol


-PimpJUICE

Damn man, that was a slap on my face :D


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