It also allows most lifters to more easily squat deeply. Pause briefly on the box before standing up. Personally, I keep my low bar squats as is for hams, glutes, and abductors and cycle in Leg Press and Machine Hacks for quads. squats seem to kill my glutes and hams but i dont feel much in my quads, i go quite low..not quite ATG but below parrallel any advice on hitting my quads? squats not hitting quads? Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last. Here's how to do it right. Thread Tools. The Bulgarian split squat is a great way to build your glutes, hamstrings, and quads, but it can be tough to keep your balance. I like Leg Press and Machine Hacks better from quad development as I don't need to incorporate my entire body and I can put total focus into my quads and take the reps very high to **near** muscular failure. 10-08-2008, 02:06 PM #2. Weighted lunges, split squats, and Bulgarian squats are incredible exercises for the glutes. View Profile View Forum Posts Registered User Join … Jump to page: Results 1 to 30 of 41 Thread: Glutes not quads??! Since you don't have access to a leg press at the … 3 common mistakes when doing squats for bigger buttocks # 1 do not squat deep enough. Female Bodybuilding » Glutes not quads??! It also increases the range of motion compared to a wide-stance squat. If the hips aren't in the appropriate position on lunges and similar variations, these movements actually do very little for targeting the glutes and actually do more harm to the knees. Ive always thought of the front squats as the most quad dominant squat so I feel its wierd im getting sore in my posterior chain. Probably the most common and most critical mistake is not to dig deep enough into the squat. Show Printable Version; Email this Page… Subscribe to this Thread… Search Thread . Ive been doing front squates recently and afterwards my glutes feel shredded; I feel it in my quads too but the DOMS isnt as great. View Profile View Forum Posts Registered User Join Date: Mar 2013 Age: 35 Posts: 12 Rep Power: 0. This shifts tension to the quadriceps and off the glutes and hamstrings. Results 1 to 15 of 15 Thread: squats ... Join Date: Sep 2007 Age: 33 Posts: 63 Rep Power: 0. squats not hitting quads? 03-27-2013, 03:21 PM #1. wantatonedbutt. Squat in the same manner, but squat down to a sturdy box or platform that will not collapse under the weight of your squat. First let’s review some common mistakes you may be making so we can recruit more gluteal activation for this exercise and fewer quads. It's a narrow stance. Lencho. My question is does this indicate that I'm doing something incorrectly or are my glutes just weak and getting up to speed? Advanced Search. Unfortunately, this is contingent on one very important factor – the ability to set the hips back. This forces the muscles of your hips to work harder to drive you up off of the box, instead of relying on the elastic reflex of your muscles.

This allows you some security when pushing your hips back. The front squat position allows you to keep the torso as upright as possible, and that's crucial for zeroing in on the quads.