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    Hey guys, quick question,

    Can split squats be incorporated as a quad movement, whether smith or dumbbell? Thanks in advance

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    Sure!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MadLaw4 View Post
      Hey guys, quick question,

      Can split squats be incorporated as a quad movement, whether smith or dumbbell? Thanks in advance
      I wouldn’t for DC. You’re not going to be able to use an extremely heavy load and by the time you got finished doing a WM with one leg if you did it correctly you’re not going to have anything left. You really want to use movements where you can push the most weight.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ds3317 View Post

        I wouldn’t for DC. You’re not going to be able to use an extremely heavy load and by the time you got finished doing a WM with one leg if you did it correctly you’re not going to have anything left. You really want to use movements where you can push the most weight.
        That's why I was wondering. Given the fact I don't have leg press, it gets harder to choose 3 comfortable quad movements. From my own experience I know that split squats feel nice on the quads and can be overloaded, compared to lunges, and these are the reasons why I was wondering. Thanks for your input!

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        • #5
          I have no problem with anyone on leg training switching the exercises they do from the 6-8 heavy set to the 20 reppers on as long as the 20 repper gets done.
          -Dante
          He went on to specify super large guys, but he led with "anyone" so I'm gonna do split squats followed by a normal squat widowmaker unless corrected.

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          • #6
            I've used them in the past and had good results. I just did a slow negative and paused at the bottom. 20 reps per set, no matter what. Once I was able to complete more than 20 reps, I bumped up the weight a little. Now that I've had to switch to a 3 day split due to age and recovery, I have been thinking about adding them back in for a single set.
            Its not the size of the hammer, its the size of the man holding the hammer.

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            • #7
              How are you liking the split squats?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ds3317 View Post
                How are you liking the split squats?
                With a dumbbell, the rear leg is not that high in the air.

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                • #9
                  You can do on a smith machine to better balance yourself and for safety as well and you can overload and progress very nicely on those..
                  i m able to use up to 285 for 10 reps per leg on those

                  pretty effective exersice imo

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MadLaw4 View Post

                    With a dumbbell, the rear leg is not that high in the air.
                    Are you doing them for WM? If so are you able to keep the same intensity for both legs?

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