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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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    Lying Leg Curl

    Is it worth doing lying leg curls? I do squats and seated calf raises with a barbell now and I'm pretty tired afterwards, I do lots of squats.

    Do squats hit the hamstrings hard enough or should I add maybe like 3 sets of these?

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    definately need to target the hams. standing ham curls are better than lying

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    Ok cool, ya my hams are never really that sore from squats.

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    I like straight leg or romanian dead lifts to hit hams.

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    I do lying leg curls and standing leg curls and they seem to work pretty well. But SL or Roman DL's would be good like JuniorMing6669 suggested.
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    Squat + SLDL + standing calf raises = 1 complete leg workout.
    Don't get me wrong leg curls are okay too but squats and SLDLs is the best one two combo for destroying legs. In fact after that you might want to wait and do calves another day.
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    Originally posted by gopher
    Squat + SLDL + standing calf raises = 1 complete leg workout.
    Don't get me wrong leg curls are okay too but squats and SLDLs is the best one two combo for destroying legs. In fact after that you might want to wait and do calves another day.
    Yea I know SLDL's are supposed to be really good, I tryed them once and I couldn't do them without feeling like I was doing them very wrong. I feel like I'm really cheating myself by not doing these. Do SLDL's tear up the hams good? Any tips for doing them?

    Standing calf raises would be hard to do, I'd prolly fall lol. I use a piece of wood to do the seated one's and if I tryed to do them standing the wood would move hehe. Thanks for the help.

    Btw my leg day is really week. Last weak I did 8 sets of squats and 5 sets of seated calf raises. That's it. The squats were with only 105lbs cause I don't have a squat rack. I really felt it the next day so I know I got a good workout but it still feels like I should be adding another exercise that's why I posted about the lying leg curls, seemed like an easy exercise heh.
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    I would add some leg curls in. if you are making good gains with out them for hams. I would not jump to three sets. I would do one or two sets. see how that goes.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    Originally posted by butterball
    definately need to target the hams. standing ham curls are better than lying

    what makes you say this?

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    Originally posted by body
    I would add some leg curls in. if you are making good gains with out them for hams. I would not jump to three sets. I would do one or two sets. see how that goes.
    I added these thanks for the advice. I just did 4 sets but did some really light to test things out.
    I did 10lb X 10, 20lb X 10, 30lb X 10, 45lb X 6. I think next time I'll keep it at 30ish and do a few sets there, not sure. Wonder how I will feel in the morning heh.

    Also I only hit legs once a week and no deadlifts till monday or tuesday so plenty of time to let the legs recover I wonder if I will be able to run tommorow hmm lol.

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    i was doing leg curls for 3 sets of 8 x 200 (the whole stack) before i quit doing them

    they were good to get started but i quickly outgrew them

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