I have noticed that in most of your programs on lower body days for quads, you normaly pick a safey bar knee dominant squat or front squat before a machine exercise such as the hack squat.
I was wondering whether there is any particular reason why you choose to them in that order and not the other way round?
As normally for example on pull days, you state that you prefer exercises that give you more stability first such as a t-bar row machine and ending the workout with exercises that provide less stability such as doing DB bentover rows (as ordered in some of your programs).
Therefore, since exercise order is an important factor for quad stimulus, i just thought that I would go ahead and ask why in order to improve my knowledge about structuring programs.
Thanks Joe. Everything makes sense now. However, after your answer, i came up with another question. Lets say the squat racks are occupied and therefore decide to start your first quad exercise with the hack squat. Since as you said the squat pattern has a very high skill set, would you still consider doing a knee dominant squat as a second exercise after the hack squat? Or would you rather move on to an ‘easier’ movement? (Such as leg extensions or leg press).