FUCK SQUATS

Squats are fucking gay, there's ALWAYS that feeling of slightly breaking your body afterwards (light sciatica pain, or knee pain during sets, or random shoulder pain sometimes during sets for no fucking reason) and with high reps it's basically cardio hell and I wanna collapse and die for 15 mins afterwards.
If I replace squats with leg press, will it fuck me up with muscle imbalances? I only do deadlift and leg press for legs now. I'm 100% pain free, it feels good. But am I really missing out on le magical squat gains?
>t. fell for the squat meme

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    l + ratio

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do you have long femurs? I fucked up my knees squatting because I was watching fitness youtubers without realising they were actually 5'3 with tiny legs. I had to take a long break from squatting and now I'm doing it again with raised heels and it's comfortable.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I have short jacked little manlet legs lol

      compound lifts are a meme that will destroy your joints, if youre not a competitive athlete there is no tradeoff worth it

      beach lifting for aesthetics and joint tendon health is the way

      Squats are too hard to be worth the gains you get. There is however a point to be made about doing them precisely because they are unneccessarily hard. I guess the "train legs for t" thing should work stronger because of that.
      also, rib cage expansion if you care for that

      Here is the confirmation I was looking for. Thanks and fuck squats

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    compound lifts are a meme that will destroy your joints, if youre not a competitive athlete there is no tradeoff worth it

    beach lifting for aesthetics and joint tendon health is the way

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. Even most competitive athletes find them useless.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Squats are too hard to be worth the gains you get. There is however a point to be made about doing them precisely because they are unneccessarily hard. I guess the "train legs for t" thing should work stronger because of that.
    also, rib cage expansion if you care for that

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I only do leg press and deadlifts
    that is redundant
    >fuck squats
    >I won't do squats
    not that you were going to make it before, you are definitely not going to make it now

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Squats aren't a "leg" exercise, they are a full body compound movement and they make the entire organism stronger. If you just want a decent amount of strength Leg press is fine. If you want total body maximal strength and mass, squatting is non negotiable

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      t. bench pr of 180lbs

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Squats are not worth it. You just want build big and strong legs. You don’t need squats. Bulgarian split squats give your more gains with nearly zero injury risk. Imagine more gains without possible life changing back injury.
    Train smart

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wow, what a bunch of weak fucking pussies in this thread.

    "Ooohhh muh tendons" "Ouchie my knees" "Not my heckin backerinoooo"

    Yes, without squats you are missing big time.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Squats are fucking gay, there's ALWAYS that feeling of slightly breaking your body afterwards (light sciatica pain, or knee pain during sets, or random shoulder pain sometimes during sets for no fucking reason) and with high reps it's basically cardio hell and I wanna collapse and die for 15 mins afterwards.
    If I replace squats with leg press, will it fuck me up with muscle imbalances? I only do deadlift and leg press for legs now. I'm 100% pain free, it feels good. But am I really missing out on le magical squat gains?

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds like you are bad at recovering. Fix your diet, get blood work, supplement whatever your lacking.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >shoulders
    Fix your bar position and train your external rotators, or switch to high bar/front/ssb
    >sciatica
    Stretching/strengthening the piriformis fixes this iirc
    >back pain
    Mess around with stance (for me personally, wide stance squats always give me back pain no matter what), make sure you have no lower back rounding at the bottom of a squat, do high bar back extensions, dead hangs, and maybe jefferson curls if you want to go the extra mile. Extra ab work and in some cases oblique work (lateral flexion specifically) might help too.
    >knee pain
    Get bloodflow to your knees; make sure your technique is pristine; make sure you have at least one movement in your training that allows you to hit maximal knee flexion to fully develop the tendons of the knee; perform squats with a slow eccentric, pause in the hole, and minimal rest time at lockout to reduce the load on the knee tendons.
    >groins pulls
    Anything that isolates the adductors (adductor machine if gym, weighted tailor's pose or weighted copenhagen planks if home gym)
    >cardio
    get better cardio lmao
    >t. got back pain, knee pain, and groin pulls from squatting in the past, pain is entirely gone now and I get insane quad, glute, and adductor pumps from squatting.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't like squats either plus they make the quads too wide.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You are probably misaligned. Go see a physio, chiro and a podiatrist and get straightened out.

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