>is the greatest most manly exercise in existence

>is the greatest most manly exercise in existence
Name an exercise that comes close to the glory of the squat. You can't.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Deadlift

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/bBfraG5.jpg

      >is the greatest most manly exercise in existence
      Name an exercise that comes close to the glory of the squat. You can't.

      Problem is, most zoomers and “aesthetics” lifters ignore these lifts because they’re gays who would rather do bicep curls in the mirror. All showpony muscles, no actual strength.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Deadlift

        https://i.imgur.com/bBfraG5.jpg

        >is the greatest most manly exercise in existence
        Name an exercise that comes close to the glory of the squat. You can't.

        Samefag

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous
        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nope

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, god damn sex-havers need to cut that shit out and start lifting heavy to build a more t-Rex like physique.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >no actual strength.
        You are only getting better at picking up heavy rocks. Powershitter training isn't going to make you a better fighter. Fighters train high rep, high volume

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          nobody said strength is the same as fighting skill, and having both is better than one or the other anyway. I seriously don't understand the "HAHAHA bodybuilders/powerlifters/weightlifters/calisthenics athletes/strongmen etc can't fight" crap, it'd be like asking marathon runners how much they bench or asking swimmers how much they can deadlift. Of course they're going to be shit at those things because they don't train for them, powerlifters will be shit at fighting just like fighters will be shit at powerlifting.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        GOAT lower body movement but lower body is pretty irrelevant for men as long as you don't have chicken legs.

        In my experience, it's the opposite. Zoomers clutter the racks to film themselves doing 10 sets with 135 lbs.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          all the zoomers seem to be weirdly obsessed with back squats and sumo deadlifts. Seems like the lower body obsession that IST had in the early 2010s has reached the normiesphere

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Youth culture is downstream from IST

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Meh

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not the same because unlike on squats you can let go of the weight at any time, on squats you're going down and you may or may not come back up.

      One-arm towel pullup.

      kek

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    One-arm towel pullup.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Squats are best because they build your entire posture chain and they trigger the release of testosterone and HGH.
    I Currently have mad Doms from squats. Also I find it hard to find the shelf for the barbell sometimes cause I'm retarded, also I struggle to balance it correctly sometimes, I guess something with my settup is off.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Posterior means back side. Quads are on the anterior. Deadlifts work your entire posterior chain.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah maybe he does really wide squats.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not him but wider stance works that typically.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hi anon, I had the same problem - for me I just had to gain mass on my back. It's easy to find the shelf and balance the bar if your traps and delts are pronounced. (No offence, you're going to make it if you're squatting)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I do rippetoes queue with the scapula of the back but could never really figure out where this fucking bone was so I just get under the bar and place it under my traps. Then I wedge the ever living shit out of myself under the bar until it its tighter than a virgin anus. The harder I wedge and the harder I pinch and squeeze my back the more stable the squat is

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Overhead press, pull ups and barbell rows

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good options but they're not the same. OHP and pullups aren't particularly difficult and while barbell rows are a bit harder due to how out of breath they can make you if you're doing high reps and the mental effort required to stop body english, they still don't compare to squats.

      https://i.imgur.com/pox3OLy.gif

      >pain shot through my right knee months ago while doing squats, barely got the barbell back on the rack
      >can't do squats since then without feeling pain, worried if I try to push it I'll just fuck it up even worse

      Some of the stuff in this thread from earlier might help you

      [...]

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Some of the stuff in this thread from earlier might help you
        Thanks

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >pain shot through my right knee months ago while doing squats, barely got the barbell back on the rack
    >can't do squats since then without feeling pain, worried if I try to push it I'll just fuck it up even worse

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >go to physio
      >find alternative exercises that work for you in the meantime
      >wear knee sleeves

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >muh squats
    God I hate powershitters

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No one said anything about powerlifting. You're being about as obnoxious as the Ketoschizo poster.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >mogs you just with his brute strength alone
      Go do some more bicep curls, fag

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm literally a bodybuilder and I still do 12 sets of squats a week. Cope more

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not even impressive. I can literally squat that 8x at 210lb body weight. This fat fuck outs his entire identity into these strength lifts when he looks like shit and the numbers aren't even that impressive.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >*blocks your path*
    >*throws you aside*
    >"go home kid"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Zercher squats are just a different variation of squats so they rank the same as the other variations (low bar high bar front ssb etc).

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Leaves you with cool bruises, works most of your body, feels good and is impressive to women (makes you seem like a crazy person) what is not to love

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I like those but I use the classic oly lifting front rack position

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The drawing for this is funny. Front squats are some of the most forward knee squats there are

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        anon.... it says zercher squat.

        Bros I suck at squatting. I can front squat 60-65kgs and high bar back squat 75-80kgs parallel for a few reps. Progressing by weight is hard as I end up half squatting and that is very cringe. Meanwhile my DL is around 120kgs. Should I start using a belt while squatting?

        Brace, brace, do more squats, brace more.
        Oh, and fire your glutes.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I noticed it afterwards, regardless it's still so weird having the mf spread his legs like that. I thought he was doing the weird cross arm front squats at first because the arms are so short

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's the difference between zercher and front squats? In terms of muscle activation

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    muh knees hurt, might be doing it worng.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good options but they're not the same. OHP and pullups aren't particularly difficult and while barbell rows are a bit harder due to how out of breath they can make you if you're doing high reps and the mental effort required to stop body english, they still don't compare to squats.
      [...]
      Some of the stuff in this thread from earlier might help you [...]

      >Some of the stuff in this thread from earlier might help you

      [...]

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Squats are gay
    >Haha I put my BUTT close to the ground!
    Pull-ups are the manliest. There's nothing manlier than lifting yourself off the ground with all your strength.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/rys7dde.jpg

      Too easy, there's no risk with going to failure (which isn't particularly difficult anyway on these movements) unlike with squats, and they are much easier exercises and they don't hit as much muscle compared to squats.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >muh risk
        Doesn't matter. The fact is squats will never get you pussy, women don't want to watch you do that shit. On the other hand, put on a weight belt and start pounding out pull-ups and girls stop what they're doing and watch because you're instantly 100x manlier than everyone else.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >muh women
          go back to LULZ
          we lift for the bros here

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Are you really manly if you can't get a gf though?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >120lb dyel thinks his set of 10 pullups is better than a 180lb chad squatting 4 plates for reps
          Also
          >muh pussy

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm 200lbs and I do 10 pullups to my sternum

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I can do 25 pull-ups at 210lbs gay

              I can still do 25 with a level 3+ full plate vest on.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                post vid, I wanna see your 1/8th reps
                you're not doing deadhang guaranteed

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            see

            Are you really manly if you can't get a gf though?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You forgot
          >if you’re not a manlet
          If you weigh 140 pounds and have to jump to the bar it definitely loses some of its luster

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          LMAO this is cope: the post

          A barbell squat with multiple plates is impressive and women love a strong man, trust me. Pull-ups are overrated, and don’t look impressive at all to the average person, they’re one of the most common exercises known to man. No woman is watching you do your autistic pull-ups.
          Woman love men who lift heavy weights.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The only mogs I get in the gym are girls while I'm squatting twice their bodyweight. You think they care that some dyel Indian is doing pullups while some other guy with thighs they mirr is squatting her and her friends' weight on his back?
          Also girls love a guy with an ass

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You must be weak, it doesn’t take all my strength to do a pull-up

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to be a bench first brolifter type in my younger days, at some point I read an article basically advocating for the Squat being the best compound movement to do and should be the #1 focus of every strength program. I don't remember all the authors points but one he made was basically how Squatting isn't a "leg exercise" it is a full body compound exercise that makes the organism stronger. Something about wording that way it just clicked in my head, squatting makes your whole body powerful, just turns you into a tank. I've been Squat first ever since. You should obviously do other movements, but not embracing the squat is a mistake

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The only people who care about how much you squat are going to be fat people and other pretend powerlifters.
    Bench press is still the coolest, most alpha exercise.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw 188 cm
      >wingspan is 196 cm
      Bench is the hardest to progress in.
      t. lmao1.75pl8

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine being me, I'm 178 cm tall but my wingspan is 188.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fellow 75kgger

        I'm going to smash that 100kg bench if it cripples me.. It's not like I use my shoulders in real life anyway

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i dont care what people care about you moron

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Too bad fat powerlifters dominate there too so you played yourself.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He probably means the real bench press, not the gay 2 inch ROM shit powerfatties do.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i prefer zercher squats because i can go a lot deeper on zerchers over back squats but back squats are cool too

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >i prefer zercher squats because i can go a lot deeper on zerchers over back squats but back squats are cool too
      I prefer your mom because i can go a lot deeper in your mom over your girlfriend, but your girlfriend is cool too

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Squat enthusiasts rarely seem to have great physiques. Not always but that seems to typically be the case. It’s not so much the squat itself as the ethos that makes somebody emphasize squats means they usually tend to underemphasize the muscles that actually make you look good: arms upper chest side delts abs etc.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd reckon that this is more of a powerlifter issue than anything, because anything that doesn't directly contribute to the big 3 is a "waste of time", because apparently doing 3 sets of curls at the end of a workout will interfere with recovery somehow and ruin their strength gains. Any other demographic that does a lot of squatting looks good because they actually train the rest of their body.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ye I remember crippletoes afwul program and how he says novices will be tempted to add some curls at the end but NO NO NO DON'T DO IT YOU'LL INTERFERE WITH THE IMMACULATE PROGRAMMING

        a fucking powershitting program with no base phase just peaking strength for novices and don't forget your gomad lmao

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Funnily enough this means that because rippetoe shits on rows there is zero bicep work at all for a good portion of the program (though I think he lets you add chinups later, but I don't know how many people actually do this and chinups are not as good as curls for biceps anyway), I'm not sure why he thinks power cleans are better (also LMAO at making novices learn power cleans) since they aren't remotely the same as rows and will certainly not build the same upper back size and strength or the ability for the lower body to lock into place while the upper body moves a heavy load.

          Going on a bit of a tangent here but I wouldn't make novices do barbell rows immediately either, I would actually make the novice do RDLs first because I believe that RDLs are a prerequisite to barbell rows since they give you the strength, mobility, and kinesthetic awareness to use your lower body to hold the positioning needed for barbell rows.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I would have novices do cable rows or dumbell rows lol

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah, those aren't bad choices. I'd also add inverted rows and machine rows. Really, I think that barbell rows, while they're a fine exercise, should be for later when you actually have some hamstrings and erectors to speak of so you can do the exercise properly. They work really well as an overall back builder since although they don't hit any part of the back particularly well, there isn't a single part of the back a barbell row doesn't hit, so it's a great way to throw a ton of work at the back as a whole.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/bBfraG5.jpg

            >is the greatest most manly exercise in existence
            Name an exercise that comes close to the glory of the squat. You can't.

            i just do 2-3 sets of barbell curls at the end of every workout. i literally do it in the squat rack cuz i dont care

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I'm not sure why he thinks power cleans are better
            They're better for full body engagement, coordination, and power. Holding the bent body still is a lot less applicable to sports performance than generating power with the entire body at once, from toes to traps.
            >also LMAO at making novices learn power cleans
            True lmao
            >RDLs are a prerequisite to barbell rows since they give you the strength, mobility, and kinesthetic awareness to use your lower body to hold the positioning needed for barbell rows
            Strong agree

            SS is intended to build strength in young athletes that will aid their sports performance. Just because it has squats and programs with a different intention (bodybuilding, general strength, power building, whatever) also have squats doesn't mean SS is at all useful to those other ends.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Its not even really a powerlifting issue its more just a beginner strength training fat retard noob issue
        most serious powerlifters i know do curls, pullups, tricep isolation, so on so forth

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    do people here unironically think women care about this past some passing novelty factor?

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    do people here care about women so much they only do exercises that improve shown muscles?
    Like shoulder, neck, trap, and arms only guy?

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    front squat
    overhead squat
    Deadlift
    ohp

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Farmers Walk

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >if it's the greatest most manly exercise.
    Why am I always watching women do them?

    Nice try gay, but I didn't just pick up a cute new pair of pumps and want to show of my legs.

    Benching is the epitome of weightlifting, and the true measure of a man.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're watching women do squats at RPE -20, aka moving for the sake of moving. I don't see how bench is the true measure of a man when it's three times easier than squats (seriously, I actually look forward to bench variations in my program because I get to relax despite the fact that I go to failure frequently on them), involves less muscle mass, and is less "functional" (I hate that fucking term but you never lie on your back to do anything in the real world, while squat/hinge motions are much more common). I'd honestly argue that barbell rows would rank higher than bench in this regard since you're hitting more muscle mass (lats, teres major, traps, rhomboids, rear delts, thoracic and lumbar erectors, biceps, brachialis, brachioradialis, finger flexors, glutes, hamstrings) than bench (chest, front delts, lateral and medial heads of the tricep) and they're considerably harder since they're much harder on your cardio and also much more mentally straining due to the urge to cheat with your hips and legs.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bros I suck at squatting. I can front squat 60-65kgs and high bar back squat 75-80kgs parallel for a few reps. Progressing by weight is hard as I end up half squatting and that is very cringe. Meanwhile my DL is around 120kgs. Should I start using a belt while squatting?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe try pause squats

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A knife? A pistol a katana?

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >muscle-up
    >clean&jerk
    >snatch
    At least all of those. Unlike squat, what I just mentioned are full body movements, and while squat is great, it will never build as aesthetic and overall strong body as c&j for example.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      C&j and snatch are not particularly good developmental exercises because you will get limited by technique far before you hit muscular failure. Plus anyone who isn't an Olympic weightlifter will butcher the fuck out of both of those. Muscleups are a bit better but even then the pullup portion is much harder than the dip so you'll hit failure on the pulling portion well before the pressing portion.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No one will get a good clean and jerk without squatting. The accessories that weightlifters do is what makes them strong and aesthetic not the other way around. They don't snatch and c&j to get strong, they do tons of squats, heavy pulls, rdls, pressing movements and core exercises.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Jealous

    >being able to go to the gym without being raped and poisoned

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OHP and weighted pull-ups since it filters out wannabe powerlifters and DYELS.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    overhead press are the most manliest lift because women suck at it. If you can strict press 2pl8 you have the women's world record, that's why it's such a based lift
    after that, weighted pullups come second. Same explanation, women can't really become proficient in the lift, so it's another archetypical male exercise.
    In Squats/Deadlifts women can reach ~2/3rds of male strength, so they're not really manly exercises. That and they give you womanly proportions

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >In Squats/Deadlifts women can reach ~2/3rds of male strength
      So get a 330kg squat and deadlift then kek. Also I don't know what world you're from but there aren't many women that are walking around with enormous quads, adductors, and hamstrings (besides the ones on anavar anyway)

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hip thrusting fat chicks

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    deadlift >squat>bp>curls>ohp

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >squats
    works quads, glutes, core
    >deadlift
    works hamstrings, glutes, back, core, traps, forearms and some quads

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can't.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    penis in vagina

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Squats are for fags and make you spidermode

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Squats don't cause you to have small arms, not training your arms causes you to have small arms. Plus spidermode could also be small arms AND legs with a big torso, so squats actually counter that part of spidermode.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any of the Strongman exclusives

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Front squat

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i prefer front squat

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