I don’t have chicken legs. I squat and deadlift. I don’t do leg extensions.
But… you must be lying… Jay and Kai and… respected coaches like Tony Gentilcore and DeFranco… and…[/quote]
u dont need to kidding , there are ppl who understand less than u :S
dont forget thet when u started bb u was the same [/quote]
Just so you know, that wasn’t completely directed toward you.
Everything you’re asking is fine, but pretty much everyone is telling you the same thing.
Every pro bodybuilder has been doing this for many many years, so what you see them doing in the videos isn’t necessarily what got them to where they are now. They spent years building up their size, now, they’re just working on the details.
Leg extensions and leg curls help fill out the details, but you need to put on size first.
When you’re starting out, to put the most size on your legs as quickly as possible, you start out with back squats. Then, once you see how your body grows… whether the growth is more on the front of your legs or the back of your legs, or whether it’s even [and everyone is different]… you can start looking at different variations that target your legs, such as front squats and romanian deadlifts. Then, once you have a good basis of size, and you want to target this or that specific muscle in your legs (not just “the quads”, but an actual, specific muscle within the quads), then you use other variations and tools such as leg extensions or leg curls.
All the tools work, but some are better for overall growth, and some are better for filling in the details.
Right now, you need to focus on overall growth… and that’s going to come from doing heavy compound movements that target your legs: squats and deadlifts; your back: deadlifts, pullups and rows; your chest, shoulders and arms: bench press and overhead press.
Once you have a foundation, then you can start “sculpting” that muscle with more specialized movements.
But you need the foundation first.