Why Leg extensions before squats?

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  1. Mr. Pelham

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    why any isolation movement prior to a compound movement? Especially one that is such a building block like squats?


    Just curious because I'm seeing it everywhere as of late.
     
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    Pre-exhaust
     
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    Because a bodybuilder's main goal is hypertrophy, not strength. And pre-exhausting means more muscle fiber damage with a smaller load when squatting. And when you are as strong as a house, the gigantic loads on your back year in and year out take their toll on you.
     
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    Same principle from this can apply to legs w/ ext's being first.
     
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    cos typically you leg press more than squat.. so you start your heavier exercsies first
     
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    :hsugh:
     
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  9. Mr. Pelham

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    understood, thanks
     
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    also pre exhaust works well with squats with people who have minor lower back/disk injury and can't squat heavy anymore, but still want to build quads. Same thing for ham curls and SLDLs/RDLs
     
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    she used to fight with her moms, so i sat em' both down, now she tight with her moms. BOSS.
     
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    pre exhaust, warm up etc. I like to do them medium high rep for first thing then hit the compounds then go back to em for a few sets heavy.
     
  14. Mr. Pelham

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    I remember that you gave me your routine a few years back for chest. It consisted of 3 or 5 sets of 15 on the pec deck. It fried out my chest before I could get to the incline which followed.

    I believe I called you after it was done too :rofl:
     
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    so flys at the start of chest day from now on. thx.
     
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    I do the same thing with lateral raises before military press...

    Isolated movement before compound movement.
     
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    pre-exhaust is the new hotness after one thread
     
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    i'll at least give it a shot
     
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    you are correct, i got it from when i trained with him as kids. We always did it that way, i switch it up though
     
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    What Pur said and this too...

     
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    yeah but personally i dont think squats are an end all requirement to build big legs. i think you can do ok with lunges, leg pressing, etc..
     
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    The key is to go light on those pre-exhaust sets. I did it last week and went heavy for 3-4 sets. It cut my numbers in half at least for the rest of the workout.
     
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  25. Mr. Pelham

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    yah my fault was going balls out on it which was the worst possible thing I could have done. After that i nearly knocked my teeth out on the incline with 135, my chest and shoulders were on fire.
     
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