what's the best exercise for leg hypertrophy and why is it leg extensions?

what's the best exercise for leg hypertrophy and why is it leg extensions?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    isolates your quads and removes the limiting factor, which is the back.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    leg extensions aren't particularly good in any way. if you want something to actually blast your legs like you think you're doing with extensions get on the hack squat.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      There is no best. For quads I like extensions and leg presses or hack squats. For hamstrings, rdls and leg curls.

      For overall leg development, hex bar Deadlift.

      Good tool but they hit the quads different ways. Do both.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        there's no reason to be doing both, you are either overtraining or not properly doing either exercise. hack squats are far superior for anybody except beginners.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The reason to do both is they prioritize different parts of the quads. If you want even quad development. Do both. Overtraining is a myth for 99% of people. Up to 5 hard sets of each per session is fine.

          I do agree hack squats beat Barbell squats but leg press is nice too. I prefer it on Deadlift days and hack or belt squat on quad focused days.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hack squats fuck my knees up beyond belief, I don't know if its my form or what but I feel so much tension in my knees it legit feels like they're gonna burst

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Try doing a lot of warm ups with no weight on the machine and position your feet further towards the upper edge of the platform

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        This used to be me until I started bodyweight squatting to improve my flexibility.
        A few times a day, I just squat as low as I can with flat feet and straight back, and hold that low position for 60-90s at a time.
        My knees and ankles feel so much better whenever I squat or use the hack squat, it's like night and day.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You need to focus the mind muscle connection on your thighs and ass when squatting, same of the back squat. As others said work on your flexibility. You need to engage your glutes ass and quads, don’t just move with the weight

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >leg extensions aren't particularly good in any way
      Post quads

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        not him, but leg extensions are hard on the knees for many people.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          So are squats or any other exercise that works the knee flexors. Usually because of poor execution.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    front squat and lunges hit my legs the hardest. step ups arent bad either.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    FRONT SQUATTTTTTT

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    bulgarian split squats

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Leg extensions, sissy squats, bulgarian split squats, leg press, hack squat, back squat. In order.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Too much I bet you have small legs as well.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I do not practice all those movements regularly. He asked which were the best and I listed my opinions.
        Sissy squats and BSSs are not part of my current routine.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Leg extension + leg curl + good girl machine = secret sauce

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pistol squats anyone?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Terrible for hypertrophy

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Even weighted? Are they worth learning to do at all for strength/balance/mobility?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          For a cool parlor trick, sure.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it hurts my shins every machine I tried

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically bang your wife in a different position every night, the more difficult the better, thrust until either your quads or hamstrings feel like giving out

    Get her to lean forward during doggystyle, leaning yourself forward to get there without falling forward while thrusting is all quads

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