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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Hack Squat machine

    As a rule of thumb, I try to stay away from machines, but today after squats, I figured I'd give the hack-squat machine a try. I only did one set, cuz my quads were already fried. Is this a good exercise for quads or should I just stick with squats only?

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    i think its better than the leg press machine, but not as good as squats. If that is any help. . .

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    Stay away from it... If you want a good exercise for legs aside from squats try front squats, normal hack squats... They are more functional. Front squats are great for quads, they are much better than leg press.

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    I was gonna say front squat for quads, BFGuitar beat me to it.

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    I have a leg press/hack squat machine... I'd say it's best to use it for warm-up or cool down, or just something to throw in to mix it up from the normal squatting now & then.
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    I've been doing Karlsen Squats (Reverse on hack squat machine), after Front Squats. It's the best program I've done for legs yet (strength or size), and I think the hack machine has a LOT to do with it. I know I'm going to get trashed for this, but personally I think back squats are over-rated. Not saying they aren't good I think they're great, but I think people look at them like end all leg exercise.
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    Zercher squats!

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    Karlsen Squats are great, but not really a quad exercise. Truthfully, they were developed to help Svend Karlsen in his tire flip.

    Front Squats, High Bar Narrow Stance Squats (oly), Step ups w/ weight - all are great alternatives that will help the quads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Moore View Post
    Karlsen Squats are great, but not really a quad exercise. Truthfully, they were developed to help Svend Karlsen in his tire flip.

    Front Squats, High Bar Narrow Stance Squats (oly), Step ups w/ weight - all are great alternatives that will help the quads.
    Truthfully he says it's the closest machine to an olympic style squat, and results don't lie.
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    I could understand changing it up every once in a while and I agree they are a great exercise, but why wouldn't you just do olympic style squats if that is what you are trying to mimmick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Moore View Post
    I could understand changing it up every once in a while and I agree they are a great exercise, but why wouldn't you just do olympic style squats if that is what you are trying to mimmick?
    I'm just repeating what the viking said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Moore View Post
    I could understand changing it up every once in a while and I agree they are a great exercise, but why wouldn't you just do olympic style squats if that is what you are trying to mimmick?
    just a possible reason, easier on the back, back needs a break. that's why do them sometimes.
    Youtube Steve Kucko (sp) hack squats and do them with that intensity, I bet you will see some results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killa Kurt View Post
    I'm just repeating what the viking said.
    Cool enough

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