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Old 10-27-16, 02:35 PM
Deadlifts for leg growth
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Ok so I want bigger legs and I train legs once a week well this guy in the gym who I have a lot of respect for simply because he has a goal and he's in there busting his a$$ every time I see him. He's telling me if I want bigger legs to add deadlifts into my workout. I worked out a lot in the 90s for many years took many years off and started back a year or so ago but n the 90's guy's hardly ever did deadlifts at least in the gym I was at but I guess my question is are deadlifts that effective for leg growth? Don't get me wrong I know legs are involved with deadlifts but how effective are they for growth?
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Old 10-27-16, 03:49 PM
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It'll help with hamstrings but it's more a back/core exercise IMO.

Do you have a hack squat machine? Single best leg exercise IMO.
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Old 10-27-16, 03:53 PM
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Well a deadlift primarily targets your hamstrings, lower back, quadriceps and glutes.

I do them once a week with back.
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Old 10-27-16, 04:56 PM
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There are multiple ways to do deads. Stiff leg deads tend to target the legs a bit more.
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Old 10-27-16, 09:04 PM
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Seemed to help mine https://youtu.be/y11kxuaq1qo
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Old 10-27-16, 09:11 PM
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Seemed to help mine https://youtu.be/y11kxuaq1qo
The moment you snapped your spine I presume?
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Old 10-27-16, 09:12 PM
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Spine is fine lol
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Old 10-27-16, 09:20 PM
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Deadlifts absolutely help with your leg strength and size. However, since you're trying to get bigger legs, I would focus on volume work. Reps and sets for days. I would also train legs twice a week
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Spine is fine lol
you still doing deads like that since you've healed up?
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Old 10-27-16, 09:57 PM
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you still doing deads like that since you've healed up?
I can deadlift, bent row and squat, but I do other stuff mainly and then do those basic exceecises with a lighter weight in a rotar fashion so not all the time. I do hyper extensions every week.

Honestly though I'm just taking it easy and having fun. Last Saturday I was shoulder pressing 130s dumbbells again.

Its all there brother but I'm just not pushing the envelope until May 2017.
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Old 10-27-16, 09:59 PM
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I can deadlift, bent row and squat, but I do other stuff mainly and then do those basic exceecises with a lighter weight in a rotar fashion so not all the time. I do hyper extensions every week.

Honestly though I'm just taking it easy and having fun. Last Saturday I was shoulder pressing 130s dumbbells again.

Its all there brother but I'm just not pushing the envelope until May 2017.
i dont doubt you 1 bit brother. just be careful.
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Old 10-27-16, 10:04 PM
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Old 10-28-16, 05:49 AM
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It'll help with hamstrings but it's more a back/core exercise IMO.

Do you have a hack squat machine? Single best leg exercise IMO.
Yes I do hacks sometimes if the squat rack is tied up.
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Old 10-28-16, 05:57 AM
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Deadlifts absolutely help with your leg strength and size. However, since you're trying to get bigger legs, I would focus on volume work. Reps and sets for days. I would also train legs twice a week
Legs twice a week is a great idea. I'm also focusing more on ass to grass squats. I've read where guy's have had great success on growth by doing so instead of the standard squats.
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Seemed to help mine https://youtu.be/y11kxuaq1qo
Ok well yeah that's the size I'm after. lol
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Old 10-28-16, 06:24 AM
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Legs twice a week is a great idea. I'm also focusing more on ass to grass squats. I've read where guy's have had great success on growth by doing so instead of the standard squats.
Ass to grass squats present a lot of pressure and stress on your hip flexors. I would stretch them out before and not focus on going too heavy on the bar. Try experimenting with the sissy squat bar as well.
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Old 10-28-16, 09:17 AM
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It'll help with hamstrings but it's more a back/core exercise IMO.

Do you have a hack squat machine? Single best leg exercise IMO.
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A2G squats fuck my knees up but I think it is my long femur length compared to my lower leg and spine so I avoid them.
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Old 10-28-16, 12:20 PM
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A2G squats fuck my knees up but I think it is my long femur length compared to my lower leg and spine so I avoid them.
I've tried a2g in the past and I liked doing them. I don't know why I quit but will be starting back tomorrow. I feel like I come out of the hole quicker & stronger doing a2g compared to average squats.
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Old 10-30-16, 07:34 PM
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The thing about range of motion is, everyone has a different range of motion.

Whatever the exercise and whether it be machine or freeweight, you should go by feel and not force yourself to follow someone else. Learn your own body and think about the muscle you are trying to train.
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Old 11-02-16, 02:08 PM
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It'll help with hamstrings but it's more a back/core exercise IMO.

Do you have a hack squat machine? Single best leg exercise IMO.
Bouncer I started out with hacks yesterday going deep & pretty heavy then moved to leg presses but yeah that was my first time starting with hacks and man do I feel it..Thanks for the tip. For now on I've got to have hacks in my workout.:thumb:
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