Leg Extension vs Sissy Squat (Machine)

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    Josh Landers
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    If I have a leg extension machine is a sissy squat going to give a significantly different stimulus? Seems kinda redundant.

    #170914
    Simo Matikainen
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    Yes. Sissy squats trains quads in lenghtened position and leg extensions in shortened position generally. Leg extensions are easier on recovery for that reason. Wether you should do them or not depends on other exercises you are doing. Generally training muscles in lenghtened position grows more muscle but training the shortened might have some benefit too (recovery, injuries, additional volume, etc)

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    BryceBahm
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    #171472
    Josh Landers
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    Thanks guys. Makes sense now that you explained it.

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