SQUAT VARIATIONS AND TACTICS TO BUILD BIGGER, STRONGER QUADS
Being able to identify and correct weaknesses in powerlifting is a critical aspect of long term progress. But one of the issues that some athletes run into is selecting the exercise best suited to fix their deficiency. In this article we’ll explore some fundamental concepts of biomechanics to elucidate what exercise(s) should be used to address this weak point and build more muscle and strength in your quads.
First we need to introduce the term Torque which is defined as a twisting force that tends to cause rotation (1). To express torque we use the equation T = F * r * sin(theta)
T = torque
F = linear force
r = distance measured from the axis of rotation to where the linear force is applied
theta = the angle between F and r