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    Teardrop muscle

    Other than squats, lunges, and leg press, What are some good excercises to develop the teardrop muscle in the legs. My quads are progressing ,but the teardrop area is lagging.

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    Leg Extensions.

    Hack squats.
    CSCS, ACSM cPT.
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    I got asked this a few days ago in the gym and didn't have a clue. I told the guy deep slow squats (since he was squatting in a quick not so deep fashion) and leg extensions.
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    Originally Posted by Defiant1 View Post
    Leg Extensions.

    Hack squats.
    these ^^^

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    Hacks it is. I do leg extensions.

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    Originally Posted by dan-007 View Post
    leg extensions with toes in
    toes in is more for sweep
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    Originally Posted by ThickAsABrick View Post
    these ^^^

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    I've been told that Hack Squats work the tear drop well. There's a Charles Glass video in the FitShow Archives where he talks about that. I think he suggest a narrow and low foot placement on leg press to hit that.

    I've tried both and have felt the teardrop being worked.
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    Originally Posted by Herbalizer View Post
    I've been told that Hack Squats work the tear drop well. There's a Charles Glass video in the FitShow Archives where he talks about that. I think he suggest a narrow and low foot placement on leg press to hit that.

    I've tried both and have felt the teardrop being worked.
    btw, Ben F. never actually said that

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    Excuse my ignorance but I thought only genetics plays a role in how your muscles are formed? Not by manipulation... other wise wouldn't different placements of hands on bench press be a way to manipulate your muscle growth?
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    Originally Posted by Danny23 View Post
    Excuse my ignorance but I thought only genetics plays a role in how your muscles are formed? Not by manipulation... other wise wouldn't different placements of hands on bench press be a way to manipulate your muscle growth?
    The quadriceps femoris has 4 heads, hence the name quad, so by varying exercises, foot positioning etc you can increase the emphasis on a given head thus resulting in a greater development of the given head.
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    Aside from the exercises, I think the length of the muscle belly of the vastus medialis plays a big role in how good a teardrop you can develop.

    Even before I started training I had that teardrop shape, and it started filling out with leg work when I began lifting. A few of my friends clearly have shorter muscle bellies and longer tendons there, making it more of a streamlined look into the knee as opposed to a nice big fat teardrop.

    Same way that my biceps start about an inch/1.5 inches above my elbow, therefore I will never fully have that cut from the elbow, but should get a good peak in time.
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    Originally Posted by iSkinny View Post
    The quadriceps femoris has 4 heads, hence the name quad, so by varying exercises, foot positioning etc you can increase the emphasis on a given head thus resulting in a greater development of the given head.
    Ah beautiful, thank you sir.
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    Originally Posted by ThickAsABrick View Post
    btw, Ben F. never actually said that

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    Originally Posted by Herbalizer View Post
    Really? Whether he did or not I believe it to be true. Beer has to be a gift from GOD.
    Haven't read his book yet, but he debunks a lot of stuff:

    http://www.examiner.com/x-383-Southe...74-Bob-Skilnik

    http://www.beerinfood.com/Franklin.html

    No arguments there.

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