I hate normal squats so much it's unreal

Can't I just replace them with hack squats + Bulgarian split squats and call it a day?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You should do whatever is sustainable. You want to challenge yourself of course, but the lift you do is better than the lift you'll never do.

    Some lifts are more efficient than others but you could make it moving rocks and logs if you really had the motivation.

    Don't hurt yourself, stay consistent, and you'll make it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Squats are very dangerous (as anything that puts a shitload of pressure on your spine), don't force yourself to do stupid shit just because some tryhards on the internet tell you so. Basically an incredibly shitty risk:reward ratio. Just do things that feel safe and sustainable, like this guy says:

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        not squatting is more dangerous than squatting

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >le loading your spine is dangerous meme
          Walking out and squatting 400kg, sure.
          Your shitty 1-2pl8 squats? No.
          Nothing is inherently dangerous insofar as it's always a question of load management and adaptation. On the contrary, you make yourself much more resilient to injury if you do this right.
          However it requires some degree of intelligence, autonomous decision making and common sense to execute, so it's a win-win to suggest to everyone that they should squat and deadlift.
          (smart people figure it out and get much stronger, dumb "people" get injured which they deserve)

          just as I predicted, some internet tryhards will always jump in and try to call you stupid for advising against doing a risky movement that will inevitably wear and degrade your spine doing basically what any other safer exercise could do just as well
          there's no form perfect enough to fully mitigate the risks of snapping your most crucial shit up, ask yourself if it's worth it
          most of the guys I trained powerlifting with have herniated/bulging discs and chronic pains in the lower back and the knees
          deluded fricks who think they're smarter than anybody else are the reason this stupidity carries on and people think training your legs in the most extreme way possible is something you absolutely have to do - why? dunno, this is what everybody says

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            this. I realized soon enough how dumb that shit is (36 yo). Some of us plan to do this shit for more than just a few years. My goal is to lift into my 60's. Cant do that with risky exercises.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ...so why can't you just squat with lower weights instead? You make it sound like it's hard to not powerlift or use safeties to prevent injuries. You could always do machine exercises to supplement it, but it'll never be as effective as normal squats. Just don't go ass to grass and ego lift. It's simple.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >le loading your spine is dangerous meme
        Walking out and squatting 400kg, sure.
        Your shitty 1-2pl8 squats? No.
        Nothing is inherently dangerous insofar as it's always a question of load management and adaptation. On the contrary, you make yourself much more resilient to injury if you do this right.
        However it requires some degree of intelligence, autonomous decision making and common sense to execute, so it's a win-win to suggest to everyone that they should squat and deadlift.
        (smart people figure it out and get much stronger, dumb "people" get injured which they deserve)

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Walking out and squatting 400kg, sure.
          >Your shitty 1-2pl8 squats? No.
          Its the exact same danfer if both are over 90% of your 1RM. The 1-2pl8 squatter is more likely to injure themselves than the 400kg squater. You don't raw squat that heavy without knowing how to do it and gauging daily performance

          [...]
          just as I predicted, some internet tryhards will always jump in and try to call you stupid for advising against doing a risky movement that will inevitably wear and degrade your spine doing basically what any other safer exercise could do just as well
          there's no form perfect enough to fully mitigate the risks of snapping your most crucial shit up, ask yourself if it's worth it
          most of the guys I trained powerlifting with have herniated/bulging discs and chronic pains in the lower back and the knees
          deluded fricks who think they're smarter than anybody else are the reason this stupidity carries on and people think training your legs in the most extreme way possible is something you absolutely have to do - why? dunno, this is what everybody says

          >of the guys I trained powerlifting with have herniated/bulging discs and chronic pains in the lower back and the knees
          >deluded fricks who think they're smarter than anybody
          thats from being stupid not the weight itself

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it's just the exercise being stupid, or rather you're stupid for attempting it
            sure, you could spend time on mastering the form, then doing extensive form checks and correcting every flaw of your technique, that would probably lower the risk of damaging your spine or kness, but definitely not eliminate it
            you could just as well stop doing the exercise that requires so much legwork to just prevent lifetime injuries
            nothing big will happen if your form on bench or pullups deteriorates, in the worst case your gains will be slower, but frick up squats and you might end up debilitated for years
            what's the fricking point

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Its the exact same danfer if both are over 90% of your 1RM
            Nah, it isn't. Both cases assume some level of technical knowledge and common sense. The 2pl8 squatter isn't using enough absolute load to the point where getting catastrophically snapped up is likely despite how badly he fricks up the rep unless what I wrote first doesn't apply and it's his third session squatting ever and he decided to do a +1pl8 jump or something equally moronic. Again, it's all about load management and adaptation.
            400kg on your back is objectively risky in every context.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >enough absolute load to
              >catastrophically snapped up
              That only happens with roids.
              You can see lightweight "experienced" powerlifters breaking their arms with under 4pl8 (cant recall if ive seem a male snap at 2pl8, have seen female). Two pl8 can still kill a dyel
              other side, theres like a dozen other guys besides me squatting +400kg natty right now. none of us have been injured from outright squatting that i know of.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >theres like a dozen other guys besides me squatting +400kg natty right now
                kek, I'll concede to this subtle mog hominem frank

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you could. why do you hate normal squats though?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          meant for

          https://i.imgur.com/jaOPNZD.jpg

          Can't I just replace them with hack squats + Bulgarian split squats and call it a day?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes but that would make you a homosexual

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yeah it's better than nothing. but you really should learn to highbar squat. if for some reason i could only do lowbar squatmornings, i'd rather just do hacksquats though.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do leg press instead of squats.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ive never squatted in my life

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        when you sit on a toilet you squat

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >when you sit
          ?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ahh haha yeah I've sat on a toilet derp forgot (I have never sat on anything else in my life)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The lower back destroyer

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What a gay

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/Jnhsisv.png

      ive never squatted in my life

      Big legs make your penis small.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not a proper substitute.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. Just load heavy and go to failure.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whatever brings you to the gym. If that’s the price of consistency, then do it. Do you need validation from social morons on a website famously know for sharing child pornography and spreading hate?

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nobody cares if you squat or not
    squats aren't the end of all
    if you want to powerlift you need to squat
    if you bodybuild or train for anything else you might not squat
    i literally didnt squat for years now and my knees and back never felt better

    i found squatting is way to fatiguing so i couldnt give all in my main field of interest
    maybe just squat once a week

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hack squats and leg press. to the leg press with the feet high to hit posterior chain better

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes you can. I replaced them with leg extenions abd bulgarian split squats.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I never do a single squat in the gym ever, doesn't do anything from me, even tho I do stuff with the hex bar and so on with a relatively upright position but I just can't be bothered to do squats. Or horizontal pressing for that matter, my shoulders thank me for only doing vertical pressing. Any squat movements just plateau on me quickly and require immense mental and physical exhaustion or if I do funny sets with them, I might just be doing cardio because it gives me nothing.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i hate the feeling of the regular squat. i do belt squats instead, they feel fantastic and don't damage your spine.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hack squats feel just as shit tbh i hate them too
    I just hate doing legs in general. I am geting them big enough to where I can stop caring

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can do whatever you want boo-boo.

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