Romanian Deadlift vs. Squat vs. Hip Thrust: Comparison of Muscle Activity

Romanian deadlift muscle activity

Which exercise is more effective for activating your glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps: The squat, the Romanian deadlift, or the barbell hip thrust? This was examined in a study from 2018. Eight men with at least one year of strength training experience were recruited to perform the aforementioned exercises while electrodes were attached to their vastus … Read more

Squats vs. Leg Extensions For Quad Growth: New Study

Squat training for quadriceps

Key Points: A new study compared quad muscle growth from five weeks of squat vs. leg extension training. Leg extensions were found to provide superior muscle growth in the rectus femoris compared to squat training. Vastus lateralis tended to grow more in the distal parts (25% and 50% of femur length) from squat training but … Read more

How to Train Your Quad Muscles: Exercises & Workout

Quad muscle exercises

Your quad muscles, or quadriceps, are by far the largest muscle groups in your body. They’re the prize of your legs, making up the front of your thigh. And, if you’ve been training them diligently: they’re the muscles bulging out under your pants or shorts. Since your leg muscles are so important for sports, and … Read more