When did you realise that high rep leg press, hack squats and extensions are far superior to fee weight squats if your goal is hypertrophy?

When did you realise that high rep leg press, hack squats and extensions are far superior to fee weight squats if your goal is hypertrophy?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Day 1. Never did barbell squats. Not a powershitter.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't understand this question, everyone knows that low reps are for strength and high reps are for hypertrophy, if you don't know this a quick Google search tells you that much.

      Post legs

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    a couple of years ago

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anything works when you're roiding

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Natty cope

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not a cope at all
        No natty has gotten big legs by solely doing machine work

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          except the ones that have. people have been getting swole since long before roids were a thing

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Isn’t…that the reason you roid? Because it’s easier? Where’s the cope?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How about pistol squats?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's fine for developing leg definition and if you have the flexibility to do it (not a lot of people can). But if you want leg mass, bodyweight leg exercises in general are bad for it and you need machines/barbells to get it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Split squats are superior, because on a pistol squat you round up your lower back to balance yourself more easily, this makes the activation in the glutes lower and on split squats you actually able to use your glutes effectively.
      Regardless if your goal is strength or hypertrophy or some functional strength meme, split squats are better.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      enjoy destroying your knees

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I honestly quit squatting and I could care less

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. Sissy sqauats also good too

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Tom Platz would beat the shit out of every one of you

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The exception is people like him with tiny legs who can squat up and down with a high back angle.

      Not many people are built like that.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically low weight high rep leg extensions have made my quads blow up even though IST thinks it'll explode your knees.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What is "high rep"?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >isolations are more suited to hypertrophy than compounds
    thanks for the revelation you fucking retard

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      2 of the 3 movements OP mentioned are compound movements

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    skipping leg day and just not wearing shorts in public is the superior choice for looking big

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >r/bodybuilding

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I did the rippletits routine for my first 8 months and my legs grew to 24.5 inches. While losing weight. I think you just have loser genetics. I still do a big 3 focused routine and gained another 1+ inch to my legs. Kek aesthetic cucks getting cucked so hard by their vagina mentality.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    High rep for legs is great even if you're not lifting weights. Couple years back I injured my leg and for a year or so all I could do was bodyweight leg work like squats and lunges and as my rep count increased so did the size of my legs. By the end of the year none of my old pants fit me anymore and I was training legs 5 days a week doing more than 500 reps every session

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >lunges
      Such a great fuckig exercise

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Girls don't like quads like this

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >doing it for anyone but yourself

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >implying I don't lift for Hitler

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wow shocking that replacing a compound lift that uses almost your entire body besides your arms vs an isolation exercise that only hits quads will make your quads grow more.

    Amazing. People who do squats would mog this guy in actual athletic performance

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Hack squats are compound movements

      Leg press is compound movement

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >not freeweight, requires no full body stabilization

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >actual athletic performance
      lmao fucking NERD
      who gives a fuck about "actual athletic performance"

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Athletes you stupid fucking virgin
        There's a reason people who participate in actual sports squat while mirror-masturbating incels leg press

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >t. mad at leg press chads for mogging you with their massive legs

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >leg press "chads"
            >massive legs
            Everyone I've ever seen irl leg pressing was fat or dyel

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              hack squats are the way. leg press is stupid

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >thread about leg size
    >21 replies discussing it seriously
    You gays seem to have forgotten what type of business we’re in

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Good, one less person hogging a squat rack

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I switched over to doing hack squats after I got tired of waiting for people to vacate the squat racks. The benefits of the hack squats is that you're not limited by your back, which allows you to train the legs harder. However, the only down side is the lower back becomes untrained so usually I do hack squats and RDLs together on leg day.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I do

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why do barbell back squats filter so many people? I've never seen an exercise create so much seethe

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'd say deadlifts do that more

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's because they're retarded pussies who don't even approach depth then cry about how squatting doesn't work for them and then they resort to cope exercises

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There is literally no reason to do heavy squats multiple times a week for most people. Stop falling for SS propaganda before it's too late.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's bullshit, but I believe it.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The guy with the most developed legs at my gym is a Hack-Squat Machine autist, never seen him do a Barbell Squat, but always see him on the Hack-Squat

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    didn't drop squats, but dropped low reps. high reps is key for hypertrophy, doesn't matter the exercise. I'd say exercise is very personal and you have to find what works for you, but again, high reps are non-negotiable.
    (also, I highly recommend trying some high rep deadlifts, just saying, a month or 2 trying would hurt you)

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hack squat is better than squats if you only care about size. leg press isn't. i don't have a hacksquat and have only done leg presses for a few months because my hip was messed up and squats were irritating it. even doing 10 pps x10 and 7 pps x18 in the hardest way possible (seat inclined all the way, feet on bottom of platform and full rom) my quads have shrunk compared to when i could highbar 405.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just want stronger legs, not bigger, which exercise is better then?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      resistance bands

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is not the exercise is how you do them.
      Any exercise is fine if you do them heavy enough to be on a low rep range.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Squats and deadlifts are king for strength exercises. After that, it's all about figuring out what your limiting factors are and strengthening them. Hamstrings and forearms are common failure points for deadlifts. Core is a common failure point for squats

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A year into it, reddit sure love the squat but I started making progress after dropping it for hack squats

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The same day I realized that five sets of five just ain't enough

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You realized that strength training wasn't good for hypertrophy? Whoa big brain right here.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >builds leg strength and work capacity doing squats
    >switches to isolations that would be impossible to be strong at without having done squats
    >legs grow from being isolated at a new level of intensity

    wow

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wish my gym had a hack squat machine so I can finally drop barbell squats

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I didn’t because the men with the biggest thighs in the world swear by squatting. You are a gay cuck

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If only someone had told Tom Platz.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This thread will decide if I buy a leg press/hack squat machine for my homegym tomorrow.

    Is it worth it ?

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    when squats raped my elbows and lower back to the point where I had to stop

    I wish I had stopped a decade ago

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    okay but doing 20 rep squats 3x a week put half an inch on my quads in a month, and not as a novice either

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