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Substitute for Leg Extention?


#1

first, sorry for my bad english (now using google translate)

i think that there's nothing to substitue for machine leg extention

is there any exercise for quadricep ? (barbell free weight or gymnastic)


Legs: Sets & Time Under Tension
#2

Try a squat. Any kind of squat.


#3

[quote]dagill2 wrote:
Try a squat. Any kind of squat.[/quote]

yes of curse squat is great but i mean that do quadricep intensively like machine leg extention


#4

I think you’re confusing isolation with intensity. A lot of guys get plenty of quad stimulation w/o extensions. Front squats emphasize the quads a bit more, at least for me.


#5

Sissy squats are excellent for isolating the quad in a manner analogous to the extension machine, and requires no equipment except something to hold onto for balance purposes. Should work perfectly for you.


#6

[quote]EyeDentist wrote:
Sissy squats are excellent for isolating the quad in a manner analogous to the extension machine, and requires no equipment except something to hold onto for balance purposes. Should work perfectly for you.[/quote]

agreed, or front squats if you want to load on some weight.


#7

FRONT SQUAT


#8

Front squat and lunges


#9

Hack squats, leg presses, bulgarian split squats

Also, squatting with a 1-2 second pause at the bottom seems to hit the quads harder than usual, at least for me.


#10

Deadman Raise


#11

Sled work. Reverse drags especially, but any pushes/pulls with heavy weight. Front squats are great too though, as mentioned, they just seem more of a main lift than an isolation/accessory one to me.
Some people seem to love hack squats, although I haven’t used them a lot myself.