View Full Version : why different numbers of exercises per muscle?
12-15-2003, 06:20 AM
in WBB1, some muscles have different numbers of exercises to others: chest ( 3 exercies) hamstrings (2 excercises) quads(1 exercise). why is this?
12-19-2003, 11:36 PM
My understanding is that the larger muscle groups (ie, chest) are hit more directly and harder than the smaller ones (ie, biceps). The smaller muscle groups such as biceps receive plenty of work indirectly when you work the larger groups so you don't need as many sets.
By the way, quads are getting nailed with 2 sets of squats and 2 sets of hack squats.
12-20-2003, 12:07 PM
I don't really understand what hack squats do. Why do we do them? What do they give me that the rest of the routine doesn't?
12-21-2003, 01:01 AM
Based on exrx's website, Hack Squats work the following areas
Synergists:Gluteus Maximus, Adductor Magnus, Soleus
Dynamic Stabilizers:Hamstrings, Gastrocnemius
Stabilizers:Erector Spinae, Trapezius, Middle Levator Scapulae Trapezius, Upper
Antagonist Stabilizers:Rectus Abdominis, Obliques
Regular squats do not work the same number of stabilizer muscles (erector spinae being the only ones listed). Personally, I don't like hack squats, so I do front squats instead.
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