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Old 02-10-2017, 11:37 PM   #1
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Quad "Teardrop" Help

Hello all.
I've been doing fortitude for a while now ( maybe a year and a half) and it seems to fit me well.
However I've recently realized i need to bring up the quad "teardrop".
Can you all help point me to some exercise i can plug into my next fortitude blast that will be starting Monday.
I appreciate any help.
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Old 02-11-2017, 05:59 PM   #2
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Anyone got any ideals
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Old 02-11-2017, 09:06 PM   #3
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I have been doing the top 1/4 of the leg Ext for high reps prior to squats and leg presses and also bringing my feet lower on the leg press so my knees go over my toes for slow controlled reps with a pause at the bottom. Seems like it's helping, I definitely feel it more in the tear drop
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Old 02-11-2017, 10:45 PM   #4
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I'll give it a try.
Thank you!

Anyone else have any methods/exercises?
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Old 02-12-2017, 08:11 PM   #5
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Try blood flow restriction on the leg extension machine, 30 reps, then 3x15, with :30 rest. This will have a similar effect to pulsing the last quarter of the ROM. I did this before a squat workout and I felt my VMO (teardrop) hours after my workout was over. Typically I do BFR at the end of a session if at all, but implementing it first really got the VMOs firing and I felt them really well.
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Old 02-12-2017, 08:47 PM   #6
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My vastus medialis is usually the first to fire on any leg exercise. The feet together leg press works mine really well.


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Old 02-15-2017, 12:54 AM   #7
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I think it comes down to a few things:

1. How your stance in exercises affects you. I notice my legs further apart recruits more VMO (teardrop).

2. Range of motion and control of the exercise. If you notice a particular part of an exercise that really activates the vmo for you - a certain range of motion on leg press for example, try to really grind things out in that ROM and keep it controlled in there. More tension in that range may potentially help kick the VMO up a bit.

I believe everyone likely feels the exercises just a little differently so what works for me may not be perfect for you (I was vmo dominant for a long time and ended up trying to bring up my vastus lateralis for a few years and then caused myself some knee pain by doing so).

Do you notice any exercises that tend to make that area more sore than others?
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:51 AM   #8
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For me stance wide on pressing with more of the front of the foot versus heals. Feet low on a platform on leg press or hacks. I feel it activate the most at the beginning of the rep when going deep. Bulgarian split squats are a favorite. Stopping just short of lockout and performing a static hold in that position at the end sets my vm on fire.
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Old 02-24-2017, 05:05 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Jared Ragsdale View Post
I think it comes down to a few things:

1. How your stance in exercises affects you. I notice my legs further apart recruits more VMO (teardrop).

2. Range of motion and control of the exercise. If you notice a particular part of an exercise that really activates the vmo for you - a certain range of motion on leg press for example, try to really grind things out in that ROM and keep it controlled in there. More tension in that range may potentially help kick the VMO up a bit.

I believe everyone likely feels the exercises just a little differently so what works for me may not be perfect for you (I was vmo dominant for a long time and ended up trying to bring up my vastus lateralis for a few years and then caused myself some knee pain by doing so).

Do you notice any exercises that tend to make that area more sore than others?
Hmmm, that's interesting, I find the exact opposite. lol
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Old 02-26-2017, 05:19 PM   #11
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Like Jared said, generally a wider stance and more through the balls of your feet.
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