At what point did you grow out of this pointless ego lift?

At what point did you grow out of this pointless ego lift?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when I grew 27 inch quads and none of my pants or underwear fit anymore

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Last week, switched over to hack squats.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Never

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Post legs

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you grew out of the squat??

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I never did good mornings anyway..

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1 year into it i hit 3pl8 squat and still no 1pl8 ohp 2pl8 bench. now i do 2pl8 squat with more vertical torso, so my proportions are better. still no 1/2/3/3

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why do people do squats without a safety bar? i cant imagine doing an exercise where its hard to bail out if you fail a rep

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >why do people do squats without a safety bar?
      >It could never happen to me
      That.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In WL almost nobody uses safety bars since you can just dump the weight backwards

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i dont do a fat powerlifter squat
      if you squat like a Man you don't need safety bars. I've bailed injury free from 1RMs. learn to high bar.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because rippetoe's advice on how to bail the bar when you're failing is "don't, finish the rep"

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's harder to fail a safety squat than a regular squat you just don't know what you're doing.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He means rack spotters, not an SSB.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've never liked good mornings

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got a hernia from leg raises and now I just do hack squats and they're better.
    >muh total posterior chain
    So thick waist and a giant ass? That's your goal?

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Squats are fantastic if used right. You're not going to get much of a hypertrophy response by going really high weight and low volume. You will get really strong though. If hypertrophy is your main goal, squats with a lighter weight and high volume will be incredible while being a lot safer than going balls to the walls with pl8s.
    What I don't like about always going for higher numbers on the squat is that, while it looks fucking badass, it has no practical benefits in the real world and eventually loading up ridiculous amounts of weight on your back is going to catch up with you if you're not careful.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it has no practical benefits in the real world
      having strong legs, spinal erectors and every other muscle a squat stimulates is probably much more important in the real world than havin a big bench press, my retarded brother.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, you have strong legs. You can squat 400+ pounds. In what situation would being able to squat 400 have an advantage over being to squat 250? There comes a point where having stronger legs and spinal erectors doesn't make a difference anymore in the real world because literally nothing is going to be a challenge for your body in either cases

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          thats also true to every lift in the book. your argument doesnt make any sense

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            My point is that loading huge amounts of weight on your back regularly just to squat heavier will eventually have consequences on your spine and joints. There's a big difference in stress between lifts, and squats as well as deadlifts are the most stressful and prone to long term damage since they're by far everyone's heaviest lifts.
            I'm not saying to be scared of them and train like a pussy, I'm saying to be mindful for the sake of your future self

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              yeah, that's true, but most of the time the weight is not necessarily the issue, rather tryin to lift way heavier than you could handle. An idiot can get fucked up with weights that you and I probably could rep out easily. I never try 1RMs because I just dont see the point.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They're fun

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Will eventually have consequences for your spine and joints
              Except this is wrong. The human body isn't a machine it adapts to demands and joints and your spine will get stronger as they adapt to lifting more and more weight. There's no evidence that high level resistance training increases your rid of developing OA and evidence it decreases it. https://www.barbellmedicine.com/blog/the-barbell-medicine-guide-to-osteoarthritis/
              Your post is classic dyel fear mongering

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >if you take all the injuries out of the dataset everyone is fine!

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Lol? Being able to squat 400 means you can squat 250 explosively, with ease. If I was a coach, I wouldn't program big weight often, but I sure as hell want to know how strong my athletes maxes are

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            We're talking real world applications of being able to squat heavy, not in an athletic environment. Of course if you're training an athlete then lifting always heavier will be the end goal. But for the average gym bro just looking to pack on mass and be healthy on a day to day basis, heavy squats are iffy at best.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Looking to pack on mass and be healthy
              so why the fuck would you not be doing squats? are you a pussy?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Because lifting furniture when moving is much easier with a 400 squat than a 250 squat

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          A few years back, the towed buoy on the submarine I was underway on got caught in a fishing net. We surfaced, and tried to cut as much off as we could, didn't work. I was able to get into the well, and got a really great squat position, and got it up off the cradle well enough the other dudes could clear the fouling out. This wouldn't have been possible without a 3plate + squat. We were only mod-alert at the time, so the effect to national security would have been negligible. But had I not been able to do that, quite literally the president would have gotten a phonecall.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            why would you lie on the internet anon

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Why would I make up some super oddly specific scenario that is nearly nonsensical to anyone else? On the extremely off chance there's another bubblehead here, he would surely know enough to know that it's a true story.

              (Pic related, it's the hyman g. rickover shirt I'm currently wearing)

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >risking life and limb for ZOG

            ngmi

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Sorry my dude, it's already been made. I've been retired with a full pension since age 38, parlayed my experience in a comfy consulting gig where I earn low six figures from home in my underwear just giving people my opinion a few times a day when they ask.

              I traded some freedom in my 20s, for a chill 40+ year golden sunset.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >retired with full pension
                >earn six figures passive income
                >decides to post on IST
                >decides to post on IST
                >neet.png
                kek.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's not passive, it's just virtual, and very simple.
                I've been posting on IST since like 2004, why stop now? I happened to get fortunate and pick a community in the military that meshed well with my brand of autism (submarines). It's really very simple to advance in the military. Show up on time, do your job, it's all written at the 8th grade level. It's also quite common, once you've reached your twilight tour to network and set yourself up with a cushy job working in defense contracting. Which I did. It's 100% luck and nepotism. I'm not better or smarter than any other average guy. I just made a few lucky choices, which through apathy, I stayed loyal to and it's now paid off.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >being in a sinking submarine and dying without a fight to spite the zog

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >In what situation would being able to squat 400 have an advantage over being to squat 250?
          When I have to overpower the guy squatting 250.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ever walked with a heavy item (backpack, box, what ever) up any slope? A simple task that gets immensely easier with a strong squat/deadlift.

      Yeah, you have strong legs. You can squat 400+ pounds. In what situation would being able to squat 400 have an advantage over being to squat 250? There comes a point where having stronger legs and spinal erectors doesn't make a difference anymore in the real world because literally nothing is going to be a challenge for your body in either cases

      The stronger you are now the stronger and usefull you will be for the rest of your life. Meaning in your 40s and 50s still being able to work a physical job or carry anything heavy without injury and not needing a nursing home in your +80s.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have, it's fun but I thought the hardest part was the burn in my calves and not quads

        I think for old age, simply maintaining muscle mass will be better. I'm not sure if having really high strength translates that linearly with age, that more strength now equals a better time when you're 80. It's probably a bit more complex than that but that's just me making suppositions at this point

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I have, it's fun but I thought the hardest part was the burn in my calves and not quads

          Rely less on your quads and calves, more on your hips and hamstrings. Lean forward a bit and and extend your legs forward. Then pull on with your heel. Obviously you will need proper boots with good profile with that for enough grip.

          >I think for old age, simply maintaining muscle mass will be better. I'm not sure if having really high strength translates that linearly with age, that more strength now equals a better time when you're 80. It's probably a bit more complex than that but that's just me making suppositions at this point.

          When you are old it is definetly about maintaining your muscle mass and strength. But how much you can maintain in absolut terms depends on how much will gain and have gained right now.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I’d bet money a 145lb thru hiker would do better hiking 20mi with 60lbs on his back than a bloatlord power shitter.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >A hiker is better at hiking than a powerlifter
          No shit, espeically if the powerlifter ignores cardio. But you know Powerlifters aren't the only group that trains back squats right? You think pro football players have measly 3pl8 squats?

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Any lift I am bad at is an ego lift!

    I can smell your weak chicken legs from here.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My best squat was 135kgx8 and yes I still have chicken legs

      Meme lift for hypertrophy

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Are you saying this like 135kg is not weak? A sub 300lb squat? No shit you have chicken legs, that's not much weight. Do your squats, you aren't going to get better by not doing them.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's not total novice territory but it's not particularly strong.

          If that's not strong then what's the point when I can just do lighter leg press, split squats and get the same hypertrophy without crippling myself with 3+ plates on my back

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Why would you cripple yourself by making yourself stronger? Is your spine made of glass? You don't have to do squats if you don't want too but don't make up stupid reasons like you're going to "cripple yourself". Maybe if you have retarded load management

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >If I'm not strong why shouldn't I do lighter lifts?
            So that you will eventually get strong.

            >get the same hypertrophy
            You have stick legs. What hypertrophy do you think you're getting?

            >crippling myself with 3+ plates on my back
            So many people have squatted over 3 plates without getting crippled. I'm one of them. If you tried it today you'd get hurt because you are weak. If you work up to it, the way training works, you'll be fine.

            The reason you don't like squats is because they are hard, and you are bad at them. The only way to get better at them is to do them. They will always be hard. That's why they work.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              He can do over 3 plates for at least a single if he was squatting 297lbs for 8 reps.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's not total novice territory but it's not particularly strong.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        frequency helps
        do its 3x a week even if most workouts are light

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I reduced the weight and stopped counting. Would just rinse my legs until they died. Then I practised ankle dorsiflexion and hip flexibility so I could do proper russian squat sitting. Now I'm ramping up the weight doing barbell squats with my new VERY deep posture. Hitting muscles I didnt know I had, shits dope. Proper slav squatting at every chance I get sitting about, crazy how uncomfortable this shit was 5 months ago

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      very interesting, anon. could you please share your routine for improving ankle/hip flexibility? i'd like to improve my flexibility too

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      very interesting, anon. could you please share your routine for improving ankle/hip flexibility? i'd like to improve my flexibility too

      second

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do front squats

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me it's the zercher squat

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Perfect way to snap city

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not everyone has a spine made of glass like you

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        SNAP THE CITY EN ROCK AND ROLLLLLL

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I too am a zercher enjoyer. What should I put down on symmetrical strength as the nearest equivalent? I feel like it's easier than a front squat.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I dunno, it's between Highbar and front squat for me.

        Perfect way to snap city

        Lmao, try lifting a sandbag or atlas stones. No real safe technique, just get strong first and it should work itself out.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ....but why

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's a based old timey strongman lift from before lifters had racks

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >memesquatting 4 plates
      >legs look like sticks

      is this shit just genetics

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Pretty much, having big legs is mostly luck

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Never performed something like picrel, what do you call this lift?

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This year unironically. Squatting really is kind of pointless. The biggest redpill for me was when I was repping out 20 for sets for 225 and I thought I was fit as fuck. I went snow skiing that winter and I felt sluggish and slow and I couldn’t keep up with my 50 something year old dad. It just doesn’t translate to athletic ability and stamina like you think.

    t. college soccer player and lifelong skiier

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >local retard shocked to find out that light squats did NOT improve his cardio
      More news at 11

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I spent a year working up, deloading, working back up, deloading, working back up again, deloading again because I could not ever get it to feel right and could not hold my form together.

    After a year of making zero progress I decided to cut my losses and now I just do legpress and machine accessories, as well as other things. It takes longer but at least I can progress them.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So, is bending over a little when you squat bad? I’ve gotten 405 on multiple occasions

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