Not getting any results doing leg presses or hamstring curls? BB Squats not enough? If you're stuck in a leg plateau, or looking to gain some leg strength, I suggest adding these two lifts to your leg day: Front squats and OverHead Squats. First, let's discuss the front squat.
Front Squat (Weightlifting Style)
"The barbell front squat is a phenomenal, yet seldom performed version of the regular barbell squat. This exercise directs a great deal of focus onto the front part of the thigh, especially the vastus medalis, which is the part of the lower thigh above the knee that looks like a teardrop, the rectus femoris, or center thigh, and the hamstrings. There is also an effect on the hips, lower back and to some extent, the abdominal wall. The front squat is not a replacement for the back squat, but if done effectively, can be a tremendous boost to overall lower body strength, development and flexibility." -Keith Wassung
Front Squats & The Hise Shrug
= Good article on front squats.
Overhead squats are an awesome way to really push your legs, vastly increase your balance, and strengthen your core. I suggest starting off very light(just the bar) and really get the form down.
Here's a good article on OH Squats:
The Overhead Squat: A Strength Training and Powerlifting article from Dragon Door Publications
Throw both of these exercises in after doing BB squats, and I promise your legs/ass will be hurting the following the day. Hope this sways some people to start trying these exercises. Suggestions, questions, and experiences with these lifts are appreciated