Mike Boyle says not to do barbell squats, but instead just do deadlifts and bulgarian split squats with dumbbells

Mike Boyle says not to do barbell squats, but instead just do deadlifts and bulgarian split squats with dumbbells

is he right, squats are shit ?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Still gonna squat. Idk about some 12 year old video

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No. It's obvious he's just trying to gain attention by being controversial, it's a common ploy and people fall for it every time.

    If squats were bad or "inefficient" it would have been noticed in past few decades. Even if they are slightly "inefficient" in some ways, it's all about what you like doing and will continue to do.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      well my man he has "noticed"
      mma guys used to give themselves concussions to try to build up tolerance, took them a while to notice too

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

      Mike Boyle says not to do barbell squats, but instead just do deadlifts and bulgarian split squats with dumbbells

      is he right, squats are shit ?

      its always gonna depend on your sport. if its just physique or something you can get away with a lot, but if he pitched this to a basketball strength coach he would probably get laughed out of the room
      nevertheless exercise variation is underrated probably as a product of the heavy powerlifting emphasis in some parts of the strength coaching market

      im not saying you *need* to do them. im saying that they are not overrated. and the squat as a movement is necessary, but if you dont do squats proper then you have to do some other variation that puts you in similar body positions. basic kineseiology. ther arent strictly necessary yes. but in terms of how good of an excercise they are, unless you have some sort of other reason not to do them they are the fucking king of leg excercises.

      I think there just some different on where the rating that is "over" is coming from. if you just do Louie Simmons squat variations all day and try to pitch that to a track team (which I'm sure some very vocal very minor segment does on here) that is probably overrating squats. but that doesn't even have to do with squats at a certain point right but the one size fits all approach fanatics from all corners will have. that's what I think the anon you replied to was getting at

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I switched to bulgarians a long time ago for two reasons. One, they simply hit my legs harder. Like so hard I think I'm going to vomit, and they don't involve my back at all. Two, I've seen too many people BTFO out their backs doing squats and diddlies both IRL and online. The stories are legion. I refuse to end one of those people, I intend to lift forever so with 50+ years in mind the choice was easy, BSS>squats.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He's talking sense, it's just the pseudo powerlifting SS crowd refuse to accept that squats are overrated and unnecessary of you aren't a powerlifter

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Simultaneously works the largest muscles in your body
      >Overrated and unnecessary
      Post legs.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why do you think you can't grow legs without squats, genuine question?

        You don't need deadlifts for a big back
        You don't need bench for a big chest
        Etc

        No single exercise is necessary when it comes to bodybuilding

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Why do you think you can't grow legs without squats, genuine question?
          You obviously can, but squats are a fantastic exercise and you'd be daft not to include them to some degree

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          im not saying you *need* to do them. im saying that they are not overrated. and the squat as a movement is necessary, but if you dont do squats proper then you have to do some other variation that puts you in similar body positions. basic kineseiology. ther arent strictly necessary yes. but in terms of how good of an excercise they are, unless you have some sort of other reason not to do them they are the fucking king of leg excercises.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >screenshots reddit
          i said post legs. timestamp. now.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >why don't we trust Mike Boyle?
    see Mike Boyle

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    have you ever seen a football player's squat? yeah, there really is no point

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would cut deadlifts before I cut squats

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why would I listen to some DYEL?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >the king of exercises is inefficient
    Lol, lmao

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They are inefficient as a pure quad exercise to be fair

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        If you wanr quad centric squats do front squats

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I do squats, I feel squats
    What is a better way to work your legs than squatting? You're literally flexing your quads

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >another dyel, skinnyfat boomer falling for Pavel's self-marketing larp
    Yeah man, squats don't build legs, deadlifts do. The lift that uses legs for the first 1/3 of the movement only is the true builder of leg mass.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Who is that?

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah the best athletes in the world are wrong, let's listen to the fat old man

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, the squats have persisted as a mainstay exercise for over a century. If it was truly an inferior exercise it wouldnt be a mainstay and instead be cyclic.

    Case and point, floor press and vertical leg press. They come in and out od vogue, the first one because its limited ROM yields it drastically inferior to other pressing exercises. The second because it is actually bad for your back.

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