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Lucas Frahm
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What I would do (for the uni-lateral movements) is start off working the smaller/weaker quad. Lets say you do leg extensions. Start off doing leg extensions on your weak leg. Let’s then say you get 10 reps with 30 kg. Then you switch to your bigger/stronger leg. Here you should do exactly the same amount of reps with exactly the same amount of weight, even if you could do twice as much. This means you still work both legs, and while the weight remains the same the smaller leg will be stimulated much better due to it actually being taken to momentary muscular failure. This you should repeat on other exercises also untill strength/size is the same.