Tag Archives: leg training

Will Heavy Leg Presses Give You Big Legs?

| August 25, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

It was a leg day. I went to the gym, said a dead “hello” to the manager and paid for one workout. He stared at me with his hanging dog face and exclaimed, “You come here frequently. A membership would be a cheaper solution.” I didn’t make a sound and just looked at the refrigerator […]

GETTING PSYCHED BEFORE HEAVY SQUATS

| July 20, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

I woke up with the type of heavy pressure that only a brainwashed addict can feel on a squat day. I took one of my squat T-shirts, lifting chalk to prevent the bar from sliding, cotton shorts, my good old mp3 player, a digital camera and left the apartment. I needed the last one to […]

In Defense Of The Leg Press: Reasons NOT To Squat

| June 13, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

In Defense Of The Leg Press: Reasons NOT To Squat When I started visiting an actual gym, I was already under the heavy influence of the so-called functional lifting community. Most of the information that I found was promoting free weights as the best way to train. Exercises done on machines were described as a […]

Why Upper Body Workouts Are More Popular Than Leg Training

| June 4, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

It takes about one or two gym visits to meet a captain upper body – a lifter devoting most of his time and effort to the arms, chest, and back. The usual excuse of the biceps warriors for not training the legs is a history of volleyball or basketball. “I used to do a lot […]

Why Olympic Weightlifters Don’t Do Low Bar Squats

| February 26, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

The popularity of the low bar squat has reached epic proportions. In many commercial gyms, Starting Strength zealots occupy the squat rack for 45 minutes in order to do weird bar bends with the back almost horizontal to the ground. I am very familiar with similar training because once upon a time, I was one […]

Is The Back Squat Enough To Develop Big Hamstrings?

| December 27, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

The quadriceps and the glutes do most of the work during back squats, but if you squat below parallel, your hamstrings also have their fair share of fun. Are back squats enough to develop big hamstrings? Not really. If your goal is to build the best hamstrings you can have, exercises like deadlifts, good mornings […]