Did both of these about equal sets in the past (like 4-5 working sets each) but I think I did too much legs that way; curious if anyone thinks you can do just hack squats by themselves supplemented with Leg curls or SLDL for hamstrings? Or SHOULD you do leg press too ideally, and if so should you split sets equally between them and hack?
The goal is proportional leg development.
Thread: Hack Squat vs Leg Press or both?
06-26-2012, 04:23 PM #1
Hack Squat vs Leg Press or both?
Last edited by steyrsp; 06-26-2012 at 04:30 PM.
06-26-2012, 05:28 PM #2
How about good ol' fashion bb squats supplemented with either hacks or leg press plus 1-2 hamstring dominant moves like leg curl and/or rdls (rdls are a better move for hamstrings then sldls because, when done properly, sldls are more of a lower back exercise, at least that's what i have always found from experience)
06-26-2012, 05:31 PM #3
06-26-2012, 06:30 PM #4
I think you have it backwards on the SLDL's, if you do them improperly they are more of a lower back exercise, i.e. bend your knees - then its lower back. If your knees are near locked its mostly hamstrings, lower back is a secondary muscle.
06-26-2012, 06:33 PM #5
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i actually do them both every single leg workout. the only thing is i change my foot placing every week. from wide stance to closed stance to a wide toes pointed out stance. i try to switch things up every week to keep hitting the quads in different angles to really hit all the fibers. also, depending on how i'm feeling i may skip one of those exercises and just switch it for another. i never have a set plan, i just go in there and train.NGA Natural bodybuilder
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