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Lester Earl
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re: Squatting advice for chicken legs: Update
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man, you just gotta argue with everyone don't you?


Naw, just that a lot of times people who have been working out for years do not know how to properly relate to beginners

I see a lot of info thrown out here that is good info, but it makes me cringe knowing that most beginners cannot apply it.


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jennyjones
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re: Squatting advice for chicken legs: Update
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I'd focus in the 5 rep range. It is low enough to effectively build strength and will build muscle for a beginner.


This is the best advice in this thread for a beginner.

After getting form and a strength base built up, nothing puts size on legs like heavy high rep squats and leg presses. That's what will provide the best growth (muscle size) eventually but not where a beginner needs to start with


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Dellybelly82
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re: Squatting advice for chicken legs: Update

Update: I’m squatting 225 for 5 sets of 5 and my calves are growing like my thighs without doing calf raises, just squats. I’ve got veins all over calf and legs.


Rep520
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re: Squatting advice for chicken legs: Update
Good for you, man. Always props for people making progress.


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LSUAlum2001
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re: Squatting advice for chicken legs: Update
My once per week leg routines back in the day usually looked this this:

Warmups
Back Squat: 3x5
Front Squat: 3x5
Leg Press: 3x8
Hack Squat: 3x8
Leg Curls: 3x8

If I was pressed for time, I’d drop front squat from the weekly workout.


Dellybelly82
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re: Squatting advice for chicken legs: Update
That would kill me. I’ve got a home gym with a squat rack but I’m beat after 5 sets of heavy squats. I’m getting old I guess but there’s no way I could do 12 sets, maybe 8 if I pushed it.

Oh, and no bull shite half reps. I’m going arse to grass with 225.
This post was edited on 6/11 at 8:05 pm


LSUAlum2001
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re: Squatting advice for chicken legs: Update
Eventually, your body will adapt and you will have to add more sets or an additional alternate movement to your routine to continue seeing gains.

Until then, no need to change it up if you’re still gaining.

This post was edited on 6/11 at 8:16 pm


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Rep520
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re: Squatting advice for chicken legs: Update
Damn, that's a lot of quads and not much hams.

I try to get roughly 1-1 posterior chain to quad work.


LSUAlum2001
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re: Squatting advice for chicken legs: Update
I had a different day for deadlifts to blow out the hamstrings.
This post was edited on 6/11 at 8:19 pm


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