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    Default Quad Sweeps?

    What do people mean when they mention Quad Sweeps?

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    I believe it's just the way the thigh looks overall in terms of muscular size and definition. I couldn't find any solid article or definitions but most of what I found were in reference to routines that will shock legs and stimulate "muscle growth and definition".

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    I'll post the pic again...I believe this is what they mean...

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    Haha ok thanks guys!

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    I'm going to go all out here and post something SOME people probably won't agree with, but it's my thoughts and other's too.

    First you need the mass (heavy squats, leg press etc)
    Then you need low Bf, dependant upon individual 6-11%?
    Then if not apparant you probably either don't have enough mass or haven't focussed on the quad dominant exersises enough - leg extensions, partial squats, leg press.

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    quad sweep is the outside quad appearance when it sweeps out and back in like the guy in the pictures left leg for an example. So basically the big lump on the outside of the thigh (vastus lateralis) as opposed to the 'teardrop' which is the lump on the inside by the knees. The quad is supposed to 'sweep' round on the outside. It is all about the mass on the leg, you can get down to 4% bf if you have no mass then you still wont have a quad sweep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carl1174 View Post
    quad sweep is the outside quad appearance when it sweeps out and back in like the guy in the pictures left leg for an example. So basically the big lump on the outside of the thigh (vastus lateralis) as opposed to the 'teardrop' which is the lump on the inside by the knees. The quad is supposed to 'sweep' round on the outside. It is all about the mass on the leg, you can get down to 4% bf if you have no mass then you still wont have a quad sweep.

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    Great info - thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MC View Post
    Right. And you can have incredible quad sweep and not be very lean.
    like you have *MC*

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    Quote Originally Posted by carl1174 View Post
    like you have *MC*

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    Haha. I was actually thinking of both you and Mighty Matt. Jealous of that timber you guys walk on...

    But I do have that "not lean" thing DOWN. LOL
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    And dont forget the role genetics plays. Some people will always be capable of better "sweep" than others...

 

 

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