variety on leg work outs

  • Artesin

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    May 29, 2010 9:11 AM GMT
    Squats are getting just a bit monotonous and I dont know what I should really do about it. I have a change in mind but not sure if it will help me acheive the current goal in place. Currently living moderately heavy for 3 sets and 8-12 reps. Been switching it up with pyramids and the like but wanted to see what you guys thought of a different approach.

    Do jump squats work to build more muscle? I was thinking it might be more strenuous and activate more muscles thus releasing more HGH. Basically I was thinking of lowering my weight a little bit (maybe just to accustom myself to balancing) and after I reach the squat position shoot back up to a small jump.

    The idea sparked when I saw a guy doing the same thing for lunges but wasnt too sure if it was strength or build orientated.
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    May 29, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    Artesin saidSquats are getting just a bit monotonous and I dont know what I should really do about it. I have a change in mind but not sure if it will help me acheive the current goal in place. Currently living moderately heavy for 3 sets and 8-12 reps. Been switching it up with pyramids and the like but wanted to see what you guys thought of a different approach.

    Do jump squats work to build more muscle? I was thinking it might be more strenuous and activate more muscles thus releasing more HGH. Basically I was thinking of lowering my weight a little bit (maybe just to accustom myself to balancing) and after I reach the squat position shoot back up to a small jump.

    The idea sparked when I saw a guy doing the same thing for lunges but wasnt too sure if it was strength or build orientated.


    If you are not a pro athlete like a football player you dont need to do jump squats and you also probably shouldnt. very good way to fuck up your knees
  • calibro

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    May 29, 2010 5:25 PM GMT
    chungo44 said
    Artesin saidSquats are getting just a bit monotonous and I dont know what I should really do about it. I have a change in mind but not sure if it will help me acheive the current goal in place. Currently living moderately heavy for 3 sets and 8-12 reps. Been switching it up with pyramids and the like but wanted to see what you guys thought of a different approach.

    Do jump squats work to build more muscle? I was thinking it might be more strenuous and activate more muscles thus releasing more HGH. Basically I was thinking of lowering my weight a little bit (maybe just to accustom myself to balancing) and after I reach the squat position shoot back up to a small jump.

    The idea sparked when I saw a guy doing the same thing for lunges but wasnt too sure if it was strength or build orientated.


    If you are not a pro athlete like a football player you dont need to do jump squats and you also probably shouldnt. very good way to fuck up your knees


    If you're landing correctly plyometrics shouldn't be damaging your knees (running is far worse for you than a few reps of jump squats.

    To the OP, I do jump squats, but mainly for cardio purposes. I do feel it afterwards, but I think lunges are a better way to go with legs. Regular, lunges with curls, sneaky lunges, step back lunges, elevated lunges, etc... Dead lifts are also great. Are you doing leg presses, hack squats, super skaters, or calf raises already?
  • Artesin

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    May 29, 2010 5:54 PM GMT
    squats, leg press, deadlift, leg extension, leg curl, calf raise,
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    May 29, 2010 5:56 PM GMT
    lunges, ste ups (or whatever they are called). Also try some random cross training sometimes, like cycling or stair climbing, sprints etc.
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    May 29, 2010 6:00 PM GMT
    Artesin saidsquats, leg press, deadlift, leg extension, leg curl, calf raise,


    Throw in some single leg leg press and some glute extentions too icon_smile.gif