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ronl
12-20-2001, 10:29 AM
hi
i understand that for quadriceps the best work is squat, and that it is better than Leg Extensions, why is that?

is it because the origin of the muscle is attached to one area in the bone and the squat allows is more "action space"?

jreynolds_4
12-20-2001, 11:38 AM
In short, Compound Exercise vs. Isolation exercise.

Fresch
12-21-2001, 03:25 AM
Squat - closed kinetic chain exercise, quads required to act over 2 joints, hip and knee

Knee extensions - open kinetic chain exercise, quads works over 1 joint only, knee

The MYTH
12-21-2001, 01:01 PM
squats are good for the whole quad leg extensions work the area of the quad that ties into the knee the most i think...