The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    Leg Order Of Exercises Question..

    Today I am hitting up my legs. I am wondering what you all would suggest. I have been doing leg extensions before my leg presses. Kinda to pre-exaust my quads... but I am thinking that I cant go all-out with weight on leg presses after leg ext.

    Right now my routine is..
    leg ext.
    leg presses
    leg curls

    Should I start with leg presses?


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    I would do leg ext. first
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    yeah man, leg ext probably prevents you from going all out. You could always do light warm up(s) on leg ext just to get the blood flowing and then hit the leg press so you still have plenty in ya.

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    I would do leg press first.

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    Thanks for the replies guys.. so basically thats 2 votes for leg presses first and 1 vote for leg ext. first...


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    Ya, I like doing big compound exercises first because I will have more energy to put into them. More energy is usually going to mean more weight.

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    I would do the leg press first, as it is a compound exercise, then move on to the isolation exercises.

    Another good combo that I've tried is heavy lunges followed by leg presses.

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    Dont you squat or SLDL? I would go with presses first.

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    He doesn't have access to equipment for squats.

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    1. Leg press
    2. leg curls
    3. Leg Extensions.
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    It would depend if you want to work on your strength or your leg development?

    Usually I'll do leg presses first and once I've stalled in my progression I'll switch to doing leg extensions first. This is of course when I'm not squatting which isn't very often.
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    Switch it up. Do what you feel like that day.

    I personally prefer extensions first.

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    1. Leg Presses
    2. Leg Ext.
    3. Leg Curls

    Did it today and liked it.


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    Monstar that's the same routine I use, cept replace press with squats. same order too.

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    monstar i am doing essentially the same thing as accipiter

    I like doing compounds first, as mentioned, and then move into hams after squats. THe thing is i superset the supporting ham and quad exercises and it feels quite effective. SInce they are opposing groups they seem to superset nicely.

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    I always get a 5-10 min run in to warm up then immediately do the biggest exercise of the day first bc I have the most energy and I won't fall over when I do deads bc my hamstrings are tired from doing extensions. However, I typically do squats first on leg day and then deads. I guess some would argue that deads are a bigger movement than squats, any ideas?

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