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Back Squats or Front?

Hey guys been doin regular back squats for a while now and the weight goes up nicely but i cant seem to add size to my quads, just my posterior chain. I was wondering if front squats would solve this? ill be switching to high rep squats either way since my legs respond better to high reps than low because of slow twitch fibers.

thanks

How wide is your stance? I have to go super narrow and ass to grass for high reps.
(sometimes 20 for grins) The weight I use is pathetic compared to my regular back squat but I leave my ego on the shelf.

I’ve also done a narrow stance Zercher squat where my arms were on the outside of my legs at the bottom. This hammered my quads. Then there’s good ol parking lot lunges. they will blow up the quads too.

[quote]baseballstud2010 wrote:
Hey guys been doin regular back squats for a while now and the weight goes up nicely but i cant seem to add size to my quads, just my posterior chain. I was wondering if front squats would solve this? ill be switching to high rep squats either way since my legs respond better to high reps than low because of slow twitch fibers.

thanks[/quote]

How much have you gained? How can you tell where you are adding size? Are you just talking about where you are feeling the burn? I think you’d have to be pretty damn developed to verify you were adding to your lower back/butt/hams and not the quads. And judging by the question, you’re probably not there.

Why not do both? Why not go to a high bar narrow stance back squat?

[quote]DoubleDuce wrote:
baseballstud2010 wrote:
Hey guys been doin regular back squats for a while now and the weight goes up nicely but i cant seem to add size to my quads, just my posterior chain. I was wondering if front squats would solve this? ill be switching to high rep squats either way since my legs respond better to high reps than low because of slow twitch fibers.

thanks

How much have you gained? How can you tell where you are adding size? Are you just talking about where you are feeling the burn? I think you’d have to be pretty damn developed to verify you were adding to your lower back/butt/hams and not the quads. And judging by the question, you’re probably not there.

Why not do both? Why not go to a high bar narrow stance back squat?[/quote]

will do…20 reppers for back, front, and lunges. Starting that next week…right now im taking a week off after a few months of training

I’ve found single leg work really helps my quad strength. Lunges, step ups, Bulgarian split squats and the like.

Also, unilateral training seems to work out some of the aches and pains. I’ve never had any serious knee problems, but when I start having pain, single leg work seems to get everything back to normal.