Tag Archives: leg training

Do You Need Heavy Squats To Build Huge Legs?

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You don’t need a 405lbs squat to build big legs. You can ”get away” with a much lower number. Truth be told, most recreational bodybuilder/gym rats/lifters don’t have to go beyond 350lbs. Past that point, you enter The Land of Diminishing Returns as far as leg hypertrophy is concerned. Unless you are a powerlifter, there’s […]

The Biggest Squat Mistakes That People Make

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1.Squatting too heavy In every gym, there are at least a few guys who perform knee bends and call them real squats. This is wrong. The only thing that you will get from this practice is knee pain. It’s better to squat with less weight and do full range of motion repetitions than play around […]

Are ATG Squats For Everyone?

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ATG (Ass To Grass) squats are so deep that the hamstrings of the lifter touch the calves. It doesn’t get any deeper than that. Well, it does, but it’s dangerous. Truth be told, most people don’t have the flexibility required for proper ATG squats. Chances are that you don’t have it either unless you are […]

Why is the squat more popular than the deadlift?

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1.The squat allows you to train more frequently The squat has an eccentric (negative) portion while the deadlift doesn’t. As a result, the deadlift is hard to recover from, and people hate it for that. You can’t do heavy deadlifts every day. It’s impossible. Meanwhile, you can squat relatively heavy very frequently. 2.The squat builds big […]

The Best Hamstring Exercises

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Here’s a list of exercises that will build strong and thick hamstrings. 1.Romanian deadlifts The Romanian deadlift is an effective and convenient hamstring exercise. It uses the hamstring end attaching at the hip and stretches the muscle really well. Ultimately, this stretch results in a great contraction on the way up. You can do Romanian […]

Is The Dumbbell Deadlift Effective?

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In general, the deadlift is a barbell exercise. However, many people who train at home and don’t have access to a bar wonder whether dumbbell deadlifts are an effective way to train. The exercise offers some value but comes with a set of limitations too. Dumbbell Deadlifts Are Too ”Light” and Feel Awkward The dumbbell […]

6 Benefits Of The Bulgarian Split Squat

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1.Unilateral strength The Bulgarian split squat develops unilateral leg strength because each side works independently. This property makes the movement useful for preventing imbalances. When you squat with a barbell, one side could easily do more work than the other. Eventually, this could lead to an improper technique and injuries. The Bulgarian split squat could […]

Never Squat After Deadlifts

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Squats require a perfect spinal alignment when done with a meaningful weight. Improper posture and a flexed back should not be tolerated. If your spine is not aligned properly, it’s in a weak position, and the heavy barbell on top may cause strains. Of course, if you are doing the exercise with light weights, dumbbells or […]

Should You Squat Everyday?

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Over the last few years, the popularity of everyday squat sessions has increased tremendously thanks to the weightlifting coach John Broz who promotes the so-called Bulgarian training method. However, is squatting every day a good idea when you are an amateur? It doesn’t look like it. 1.Squatting every day is expensive and time-consuming Unless you […]

Dennis Wolf’s Calves – Why Aren’t They Huge?

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Dennis Wolf is a gifted bodybuilder. He is wide, tall and has the so-called X-frame. His biggest weakness are his calves. Many people wonder why Wolf’s calves are not as big as the rest of him. Today, I will tell you. 1.Genetics If you don’t have the right genes, you are not going to have […]

Will Squats Make My Butt Too Big?

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Squats are a very effective exercise for your posterior chain. The movement is basically a hip extension and requires a large involvement of the hip musculature. You cannot squat heavy weights with weak hamstrings and glutes. If you squat deep… When you perform deep squats, the glutes and the hamstrings are involved to a higher […]

Front Squat: Build Your Upper Back

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Surprisingly, one of the best ways to build a strong upper back is to get good at front squats. The front squat forces you to stay upright during the whole movement. The minute you bend over, the barbell falls on the ground like a rock from a plane. What keeps you upright? Your upper back […]