Tip 207: A simple method, yet grueling method to develop functional hypertrophy in the legs.
If you want to break a plateau in functional hypertrophy/maximal strength in the thighs, do the following.
After a good warm-up, select a weight that will make your spleen come out of the left eye (not the right eye, no substitutions please) after 4 reps, put the bar on the racks and count until 10. During that 10 second pause, set yourself up under the bar to begin back squats. With the same load you did your front squats, now do as many reps as possible in the back squats. Rest 3 minutes, and repeat the whole process four more times. What will end up happening is that you will do 4 +2-4 reps every single set, which will extend the time under tension for the leg musculature. It's awesome for breaking plateau in leg strength development.
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