Are leg extensions and squats on the smith machine enough for training legs?

Are leg extensions and squats on the smith machine enough for training legs?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, you cannot gain any muscle with those esxersises

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    legs make up half of your body
    do you think 2 exercises are enough for your upper body?
    there's your answer

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's moronic, the upper part is neck+torso+arms, the lower part is just legs

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        are your legs as small as your arms or what are you getting at here dyel

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the 3 biggest muscles in your body are glutes, quadriceps and calves

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >calves
          wait, no way is that true. isn't it quads, glutes and delts?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >isn't it quads, glutes and delts?
            nope, hamstrings and adductors are also larger than the delts. Delts are no higher than #6

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Legs are just arms that you walk on

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is the most braindead logic I have ever heard. Not fricking everyone wants to look like a crossfitter/fridgemode. I started training because I wanted to look like a Calvin Klein model or a Hollywood movie star. I dont WANT my waist and legs to be big. I want a lean, chiseled, athletic dorito build. It is absolutely mental that some people train on a U/L split and spend half of the time at the gym on training their legs. Unless of course you want a t-rex build, then its optimal. But I don't.

      For me its something like 10-20% lower, and 80-90% upper body focus. I squat 3pl8 for 8 reps but thats about it. I dont really do any other exercise for my lower body.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        his logic aint flawed, it's fine if you want an asymmetric body but you don't need to cope so hard

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You will develop knee problems. You need seated leg curls

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They can help you build parts of your legs, to get the best and easiest results you need strength training plus genuine cardio (not meme 12 minute mile stuff)

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i've always wondered if male and female leg muscle insertions are different. Like, 99% of the time you can tell the difference between them, even if a man is trying to pretend to be a woman. men's quads tend to stick out more and look rectangular, but i don't know. it could be than men's legs just tend to be more developed on average?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lol boys girls
      lol insertions

      tell me you went to community college without telling me

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Add RDL at least

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You need something for hams aswell.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    whats a leg extension replacement? I cant use it because it kills one of my knees.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you could try reverse nordics

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >is only training quads enough to train all the muscles in my legs
    You are never going to make it and I hope you die painfully OP

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My legs look like the left but I’m a male, how to fix?

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    are leg extensions worth it as extra volume if I only care about leg strength, or should I just do more squats?

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Smith squats are quad-dominant (assuming you're doing them right and not trying to emulate a barbell squat). If anything, smith RDL plus leg extensions would be a more logical pairing. Throw in some calf raises and yeah, I'd say that would meet the bare minimum requirement for a leg day. Since you're already going to be at the smith machine though I would look into smith sissy squats. The tik tok zoomers are right about these, they're god tier for quads.

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    >Smith RDL (these can be glute or hamstring focused, do both)
    >Smith Sissy Squat
    >Smith Calf Raise
    Not a terrible leg day if you actually work hard on all three lifts.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No. Squat every workout. Deadlift on both leg day and back day. Your legs are important, and you don't want to be the guy with a huge chest and arms but chicken legs.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      squatting every workout is a good idea for strength or sport performance, but he definitely doesn't need to do this just to avoid having chicken legs. from my experience, leg hyperthrophy is extremely easy, e.g. I had tree trunk legs and dyel upper body when my bench max was getting dangerously close to my squat, and the only people with chicken legs I see don't train legs at all. something tells me that you need so much stimulation to build legs, because you squat lowbar, as trying to transform a leg push movement into a posterior chain dominant exercise, to use more advantageous levers in order to lift more weight, isn't very optimal for both quad and hamstring development. something like front/highbar atg squat plus rdl/sld/gm would be much better

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