Are squats enough?
- 08-10-2013, 09:23 AM
May be kind of a dumb question but to keep it short, many times on leg days I just hammer out a ton of squats. Whether it be heavy/low rep or otherwise. I love squats but I simply don't enjoy many other leg exercises.
So am I going to run into a serious strength imbalance here soon?
Note: If I do anything else it's typically a posterior chain type work (good mornings/SLDL)
- 08-10-2013, 11:47 AM
08-10-2013, 02:17 PM
08-10-2013, 02:20 PM
08-10-2013, 03:58 PM
08-10-2013, 04:21 PM
IMO if you only did squats for legs week in and week out, your leg routine would be well above average, even among serious trainers. Stick to the big, basic, compound movements and use isolation movements to fix postural/muscular imbalances and you're ahead of the game, no matter your goals.
08-10-2013, 04:25 PM
Depends on posture, bar positioning and also in goals IMO. I would recommend doing that, keeping the Posterior work like Good Morning and SLDLs and trying to keep balance between thighs, and also between the quadricep and hamsting development. Every 2-3 weeks if your hips get too tight, unilateral thigh work helps a lot in a high volume, like Bulgarian Split Squats, Step ups and/or Lunges/Walking Lunges to help with hip flexor strengthening so it doesn't cause problems anymore.
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08-10-2013, 04:29 PM
08-11-2013, 05:15 AM
Switch up the type of squats; front, back, 1 & a 1/2 squats, heel raised, 3 sec negatives, pause squats, power squats, constant tension squats etc.
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