Isn’t ‘Glutes’ in the title redundant? Joking aside, perhaps pre-exhausting with leg extensions could help target your quads in the squatting movements. I’ve also heard folks getting good results from a hack squat machine.
If you don’t have the hack squat, you could try using the leg press with a higher foot placement.[/quote]
I know, I’m hilarious. But yeah, these are the sort of things I think I should probably try.
At those weights, I would continue working your legs/glutes regularly along with everything else.
Once you get to the point where you are squatting more than anyone in the gym, but your other lifts are only average, you might try focusing more time on your weaker muscles and only doing legs for maintenance.
I spend far more time on my chest/back than on legs these days, for that reason.[/quote]
I’m not intending to stop squatting completely really ever, I’d always like to have a variation in there, so I will always be trying to work up (300lb+ front squat sets, 400lb+ back squat sets are of course the goal). I’m just trying to ensure when I reach whatever weight I end my “gradual bulk” on, I’ve chosen wisely with exercises that work muscles to their full aesthetic potential and come out in decent shape rather then with a huge ass, no upper chest, no arms… whatever.
Basically, my idea of progression is the weights used is #1 method until you are at a pretty advanced level, BUT since there are a lot of strong ass guys who look like crap (bodybuilding wise), I believe I’d be fool to (completely) avoid thinking about form/pump and what exactly it is I’m hitting. I’m just looking to train smart as well as hard.
Even once you hit your squat goals, it’s always good to keep pushing for more weight. But at higher loads, if you’re finding that your legs significantly outstrip your other muscles, you can cut back (not eliminate) leg work and spend more of your workout bringing up the other muscles.