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    Leg Extensions/Leg Curls/Seated Calf Raises

    Do any of you guys do Leg Ext's? Do you think it's good to do both squats and leg ext. for the quads during leg day? Or would squats alone be good enough for the quads?

    Also, after doing SLDL's, do any of you guys do Leg Curls? Or would SLDL's alone be good enough for hams?

    Also, after doing Standing Calf Raises, do any of you guys do Seated Calf Raises? Or are Standing raises good enough?

    I did use the search function to try to find out, but couldn't find any answers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    i beleive i heard leg extensions are a waste of time and leg press, squats, lunges work the best.

    for the rest i dunno. i just do seated calf raises.

    more help will chime in!

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    I too have heard Leg Ext's are a waste, but I've also heard the other side of the story saying that they have use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlingMeter
    i beleive i heard leg extensions are a waste of time and leg press, squats, lunges work the best.

    for the rest i dunno. i just do seated calf raises.

    more help will chime in!
    I used to do Leg ext and they were never a 'waste of time'.. granted, other exercises may be more effective. I wouldn't go as far as to say they were of no use.
    I'm not moaning, i'm having an opinion.

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    I do HS Calf Raises, and have thus far worked well.

    http://hammerstrength.com/product/pr...l/hs_plate.asp
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    Standing calf raises work the gastroc while the seated work the soleus. The bent knee puts the gastroc in active insufficiency. Both are necessary.
    Just one guy's opinion.

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    I do both Leg Ext and Leg Curls

    I do them in supersets:

    Leg Ext with SLDL
    Leg Curls with Standing Calf Raises

    I also do Front Squats by themselves
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    Leg ext/leg curls/ and seated calf raises is prtty much all i do for my leg workout...since i cant squat.
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    Like J450n83 said. They're not a waste of your time at all.

    The primary exercises that you listed most people would consider more effective however. But the secondary ones you listed can still be very useful and have their place.

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    Alright, thanks guys. I will continue to do those exercises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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