Training quads

>be me
>train with full ROM

>Do back squats
>Feel too much lower back

>Do front squats
>feel exhausted if I go over 4 reps

>Do upright close stance smith squats
>Feel them in my glutes

>Do leg press
>CNS dies and I shake like crazy

>Do Split Squats
>Can't balance properly

>Do Sissy Squats
>Already can do 25+

>Do leg extensions
>Can't progress on them

>Do hack squats
>Feels amazing, lots of quads
>No hack squat machine at my gym 🙁

How do I train quads?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds like you’re either tall of just have a larger proportion of your body being legs, like above 1/2. What worked for me is to get good at single leg squats. You’ll hate it at first because you’ll have no balance and will want to quit. Start with an empty barbell, if that is too heavy use two dumbbells at a comfortable weight. Hope that will help you, good luck.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds worth a try, thank you. Isn't the lack of range of motion in normal split squats gonna make it more glute dominant tho?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It wasn’t flute dominant for me, but you may be different. I’d suggest trying both barbell and dumbbell versions as you’ll have a slightly different chest angle and one or the other could help you feel your quads more. Also, not sure if I read you post wrong, but I mentioned single leg squats, which are slightly different than split squats. Good luck

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    leg press, lower middle of the plate, lighter weight, focus quats.
    simple as

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Already listed them in the original post, I do feel them in my quads but they fry my CNS so much that I need 5 minutes of rest between sets, and even then, I shake, bleed out of my nose or feel shit all together.

      Wider dlstance squats and work on ankle mobility
      Lower your feet on hack squat
      Lower your feet on leg press and lower the weight
      Do leg extensions SLOWLY
      t. 5'10 but have tiny torso and super long legs

      >Sumo squats
      Harder to hit depth on those
      >hack squats
      Love em, but already said I don't have one at my gym
      >Leg press
      Look at the response I gave the guy above
      >slow leg extensions
      Will do! Still doubt I'll progress at it tho, I've been at a plateau with that exercise for way too long

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not sumo, just wider stance, a lil wider than shoulder width with feet pointing 10-2 clock face
        Go to a gym with hacksquats. Non negotiable.
        Do it lighter, you're doing egolifts on leg press.
        Slow os the way forward, I was stuck with em because I was doing it fast like a retard. 3-4x12 slowwwww controlled and you'll be fine

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >lower weight
        read bro

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wider dlstance squats and work on ankle mobility
    Lower your feet on hack squat
    Lower your feet on leg press and lower the weight
    Do leg extensions SLOWLY
    t. 5'10 but have tiny torso and super long legs

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I need more pictures of waifus lifting heavy and I didn't even know that

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Look up tomboynationofficial and barbells_and_anime_milkers_2 on Instagram

      Not sumo, just wider stance, a lil wider than shoulder width with feet pointing 10-2 clock face
      Go to a gym with hacksquats. Non negotiable.
      Do it lighter, you're doing egolifts on leg press.
      Slow os the way forward, I was stuck with em because I was doing it fast like a retard. 3-4x12 slowwwww controlled and you'll be fine

      >lil wider than shoulder width
      That's already my standard squat stance outside of smith squats then
      >Go to another gym
      This one's the closest to me and I'd have to drive twice as far to get to a gym with a hack squat machine. I live in Germany and most of the decent gyms here are from a singular chain called FitX and they don't have normal hack squats.
      >Egolifting
      Nope, I use full ROM. My heels literally touch my ass on every single one of my movements. Fuck that accusation.
      >Too fast
      Nope, already doing it slow and controlled

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >That's already my standard squat stance outside of smith squats then
        Hmmm a lil wider then and work on ankle mobility daily, just try and see how it feels with an empty barbell
        >This
        Twice as far is how long? 15 mins?
        >My heels literally touch my ass
        And that fucks with your CNS? maybe egt your bloods etc. checked
        >Nope, already doing it slow and controlled
        Then carry on, you'll get better if you eat right
        Just give it a try

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >ankle mobility
          I kinda do already do my best to be mobile, but I'm still more mobile than a lot of my more experienced gym bros with massive legs, so I'm not sure if that's the sole issue.
          >Twice
          Would be like 40-60 minutes if I went to another gym.
          >blood work checked
          Might be a good idea, my family has been telling me to think about it for a while. My body temperature is always way colder than everyone else in the room for no reason, but I don't see how that translates to CNS fatigue.

          >lower weight
          read bro

          >Lower weight
          You don't know what weight I use and in what rep range, so that is pretty useless advice.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >using the empty sled destroys my cns
            kys gde

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I don't get what this post is supposed to contribute

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >>Do front squats
    >>feel exhausted if I go over 4 reps

    focus on these and do some motherfucking cardio

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My cardio is great, dw.

      Back squats. Feeling it in your lower back does not make you special or suddenly make them not work. Deal with it and get big.

      My quads don't fatigue at all tho, it's always my lower back being all fatigued and sore. My back squats have literally indirectly made my deadlifts stronger while my quads have gotten neither stronger nor bigger from doing them.

      It wasn’t flute dominant for me, but you may be different. I’d suggest trying both barbell and dumbbell versions as you’ll have a slightly different chest angle and one or the other could help you feel your quads more. Also, not sure if I read you post wrong, but I mentioned single leg squats, which are slightly different than split squats. Good luck

      Wait, wdym with single leg squats if you're not talking about split squats?

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Back squats. Feeling it in your lower back does not make you special or suddenly make them not work. Deal with it and get big.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What number of reps do you guys aim at when doing squats? For some reason my squat has been really week last months and can barely do 10 reps what I used to don12-14

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe you should take a deload broski? I had the same issue of being caught up in trying to go as hard on myself as possible. Anyway, my usual rep ranges are 3-10 reps on free weight stuff and 8-15 reps on machine stuff.

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