Are squats an absolute meme if I have long femurs? Seems like the only people who do well with them are manlets with tiny femurs. Pic related

Are squats an absolute meme if I have long femurs?
Seems like the only people who do well with them are manlets with tiny femurs

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Quit making excuses.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Elevate your heels

      This guys wearing weightlifting shoes (as in elevated heels)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Elevate your heels
        I've got long thighs and after quite a bit of experimentation I've found flat to be better for squatting. Elevated heels make it harder to hit depth

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This.
      It's amazing how the whiney morones will find any fucking reason to pussy out of fucking putting in some hard work.
      Just stop lifting with that fucking 4yr old girl mentality.
      Your never gonna fucking make it gay.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    yuriks another lifter that has very long femurs.
    Working on a wider stance and ankle dorsiflexion will definitely help lifters with long femurs squat better.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i have long femurs and wide stan e actually made me hate squats
      it was fucking painful when i went below parallel.
      narrow stance is way more comftable.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        see thats the thing. Everyone has different leverages, muscle imbalances, and strengths.

        You really need to play with stances, and different cues. Record yourself with a camera, even work with a coach.

        Form and technique is everything.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    with long femurs back squats are a more hip and glute dominant exercise. squats will make your deadlift skyrocket. any kind of front squat will increase the quad dominance. however, with longer movement arms, asymmetries develop more easily. thus, rear-leg-elevated single leg squats can be very helpful for the long-femured, as they are a quad-dominated compound that doesn't allow asymmetric forms to develop.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 6'3 with a long femur.
    I like doing low bar squats because they let me lean my chest forward for a good counter balance while not having to stick my knees as far out, which I find hurts my knees to let them do.
    So yeah, my advice is putting the bar lower on your back so it doesn't dig into your neck when you lean forward and to just lean into the squat as much as you need to do it comfortably.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >who do well
    they're just doing their best and you should too

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      holy fuck, cut off a morons dick and rape my asshole, is that real?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I didn't read your post or OP's, I'm just coming into the thread to say this is a very cute pig and I hope they have a nice life.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's clearly a bee.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it is cute..

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If I have big femurs and what to build big quads what exercises are better?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      with long femurs back squats are a more hip and glute dominant exercise. squats will make your deadlift skyrocket. any kind of front squat will increase the quad dominance. however, with longer movement arms, asymmetries develop more easily. thus, rear-leg-elevated single leg squats can be very helpful for the long-femured, as they are a quad-dominated compound that doesn't allow asymmetric forms to develop.

      I like his advice.
      You could also just do stuff like hack squats even though it's a machine thing.
      If you're lifting for muscularity it's about what gives you a burn in the right muscles so no need to be a purist.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        God I wish I learned this sooner and didn't waste a few years using the wrong tools for the job and getting fuck all in results

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes low bar squats are a meme for building quad hypertrophy. I could be at 5-6 RIR in my quads 0 RIR for my lower back performing them. If you only care about muscle size and not functional strength, do machine hack squats. Leave the squats to the manlets, they need something to be proud of.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Leave the squats to the manlets, they need something to be proud of.
      It's got nothing to do with your height and everything to do with your proportions.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Tall people generally have disproportionately long femurs though exceptions exist.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are dumbell Bulgarian split squats IST approved?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, they're fucking based for building quads

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a manlet with tiny femurs and my body can't squat.
    I have great dorsiflexion, i can get knees over toes very easily, but my torso/trunk is quite large proportionately. I have to go super wide in order to get A2G.
    Tom Platz has large femurs and short tibias, proportionately speaking.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Skipping leg day again, Potter?

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    do atg front squats
    with your proportions you will get an insane quad stretch -> sick quad gains

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I cant hit depth because of XZY

    widen your stance gay

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Are squats an absolute meme if I have long femurs?
    Yes:

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      the first two videos you posted disagree with that, though. the guy goes through ways to adapt your form to long femurs.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      the first two videos you posted disagree with that, though. the guy goes through ways to adapt your form to long femurs.

      the guy who did the first two videos has a big library of excellent personal training videos.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am 6’ 2.” I have long legs and recently hit 495x7 reps. The issue is not your short femurs. You are a bitch, squatting is fun and women love my big legs and giant gorilla glutes.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    how do i even tell if i have long femurs or long torso or whatever? what is the reference?

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Zack telander is a long boi with a nice looking squat

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it has nothing to do with height and everything to do with body proportions and ankle flexion to a smaller degree

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Squats are the foundational exercise. if you aren't squatting, you aren't lifting.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dorian Yates won 6 Mr Os without doing a single squat. No exercise is necessary.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yates was a freak of nature either way, not a standard you should hold as common.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        you are not dorian yates anon...

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >t. never played a sport in your life
        you are unironically NGMI

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Long femurs aren't what you should be focusing on, torso length is. Long torso with relatively short legs means you can stay relatively more upright when you squat, whereas a shorter torso means you have to bend over further to keep the right balanced over your mid foot. This is why taller people tend to have more trouble with squats, as they are more likely to have proportionally longer legs than shorter people, though short people can have this problem as well if they have a short torso.
    Short torso means squats become hip hinges. If you want to negate this, you can do front squats with something elevating your heels to artificially give you more dorsiflexion at the ankle, which allows you to stay more upright. Just focus on bending over slightly, and shooting your knees forward as far as possible, actively pulling your feet towards your shins at the bottom even.
    t. Wears Olympic shoes and puts plate under herls

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    stick to the machines you gay.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Front or zercher squat then, lanklet. You got this. Find a form that works with your levers.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what are lowbar squats even

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do zercher squats.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No, squats are easily the best leg exercise.
    If you're having issues, figure out why. You probably don't have enough hip or ankle mobility.
    I have short torso long legs and can squat atg comfortably.

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