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Old 03-05-2012, 04:26 PM   #11
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I have really puny legs. Do you think front squats are better for quads?
Yes, they are much better. Front squats also have a reputation for massive core development and increased athletic function.

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First off, not too sure of your training level or experience but I see nothing wrong with doing leg press before squats.
The exercise performed first will usually almost always reap more benefits from a progressive resistance standpoint. Performing leg presses before squats would be like doing flies before bench presses. You would just simply pre-exhaust the quads before squatting.

I know that squats are not quad dominant, but they are still important in the function of a deep squat. There's no really no reason leg presses would be done before squats from a functional standpoint.
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If your post was in reply to mine I was referring to a proper back squat.
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reminder, im speaking strictly from a bodybuilder point of view here, im about shape, size, and overall appearance...

sometimes its beneficial to do the most difficult exercises exhausted.
my last leg day went something like this (minus the intricate details that made it so horribly difficult and yack-a-licious)

1. hamstring curls
2. leg press
3. lunges
4. squats
5. db deadlifts
6. hyper extensions

my legs were useless and still are. they were also on fire when i went to bed.

so i disagree that always starting with the hardest exercise is always the most beneficial. in fact, i usually start my leg workouts with my hamstrings pre-exhausted. Also doing something like a leg press or hamstring curls, or whatever before squats actually helps loosen you up and warm up the muscles for the big compound squat movement.
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