This soreness has been for about a year. Always sore glutes and calves, never legs. Now they are quite big compared to my thighs, though I don’t mind huge calves, they are nice
I have always done wide stance back squats (powerlifting style) and with unilateral exercises have hitted more hams and glutes. I also did a lot of stiff-legged deadlifts, conventional deadlifts (and deadlift is my strongestlift). Seems I have neglected quad work by doing some exercises wrong.
I recently started doing front squats and I love them now. I will try to isolate quads as much as possible on unilateral exercises and I’ll try hacks. Thank you for your help.[/quote]
One suggestion is to SLOW your tempo for quad training. Like 5 seconds eccentric, pause for 2 count and 3 seconds concentric (or more). This will force you to reduce the weight but concentrate on quad activation. Count out loud if you need to because most people still move too fast even when they are told to slow down.