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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
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    Importance of quad training for raw powerlifter

    How important are they? I have a dynamic effort day right now for my lower body and a max effort. Right now I only do quad work on the ME day after my squat/deadlift. I have hamstring work on both days.

    Also, what are some good ways to hit the quads? (please no leg presses or leg extensions)

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    Depends on where you're weak

    Bulgarian split squats are good, they're a smaller exercise that won't kill you, but are tough
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    Pause squats, high-bar squats, front squats.
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    IMO, I think strong quads play a role in geared and raw squatting. Like mentioned above, you can do front squats, bulgarian split squats, lunges, step-ups, or even some close stance squats to a low box.
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    Since everyone has already covered everything i'll add Backward sled dragging for RE/hypertrophy work.

  8. #7
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    I find whenever I stand really close I hit my quads. Whether its front or back squatting, leg press or hack squat, a close stance gets the quads. And with single leg stuff you just need to take shorter steps. Long steps hit the hams and glutes more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    or even some close stance squats to a low box.
    These helped me out a lot. I also liked doing them with a safety squat bar.

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    I credit step ups for alot of ours guys quad strength.
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  11. #10
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    Why not leg presses and leg extentions. Squats, leg presses and leg extentions have been 95% or more of my quad work for most of my lifting life and I've squatted 650 raw and 900+ geared at over 50. They've served me very well.
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