One Simple Tweak To Build Bigger Quads With Leg Extensions

And how the same tweak can be translated to other muscles

Zachary Walston, PT, DPT, OCS
In Fitness And In Health


Photo by Alora Griffiths on Unsplash

If you want to build muscle and get strong, you need to put in a lot of hard work. No simple tricks will replace training with sufficient volume and intensity.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t small adjustments you can make that will make a noticeable difference.

A recent study provides a prime example. If you are interested in building bigger quads, you may get better results by simply leaning back.

Lean back during leg extension

Full disclosure, this new study is in the preprint stage. It still needs to go through the peer review process which will lead to some changes. The research design and results won’t change, however.

The authors are published, researchers and professors. There is nothing to suggest this research has fabricated results or that it will not pass the peer review process. The peer review process will ensure all relevant information is included methods, that there is sufficient supporting material in the introduction and discussion, and that the researchers do not make unsubstantiated claims.