Squatting

Is it overrated?
imo the GOAT lifts for men are the bench press and standing shoulder press.

It is also not very realistic either, I've never had to squat with something heavy on my shoulders and I have done plenty physical labour in my life. Deadlifts seem much more useful for everyday life.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Barbell work is only still around because of tradition, for aesthetics it's deliberately taking the less efficient and more injury prone route.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >less efficient and more injury prone
      Source

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        True, for aesthetics you need some machines at a gym, chin up bar, dip bar and heavy enough dumbbells to make arm gains. The aesthetics are all about the abs, backs, arms and some legs.

        STFU

        Spine gets herniated from barbell related injuries especially during clean & jerk, squats and deadlifts the most through excessive loads.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      STFU

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Squats aren't the only exercises to work legs

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lunge Walks are probably the most based leg exercises especially when loaded with barbells.

      Inb4
      "That's a type of a squat!" no its not, a knee drop isn't always a freaking squat you fucking retard, in a squat you try to go down aimed with your hips in a lunge you step to the front, the back or the side and try to lower yourself down to a kneeled stance, totally different dynamic.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's okay op you don't have to squat if you don't want too

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just do what you like. Even if you try to force yourself to do something you don't like, if you plan on lifting till you die, you won't keep at it.
    For longevity I agree that deadlifts are king, but not necessarily maxing out.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing can replace barbells, machines do not add appreciable amounts of muscle mass
    No one has ever gotten big from just machines

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Post physique

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        thats not the point, dude...
        I LITERALLY said that benching (a barbell exercise) should replace squatting as your priority lift.

        Let's see some bodies posted
        But you're a dyel skinny kid, and we won't see shit

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You realize machines imitate the same movement and handle form for you?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Actually, Phil Heath does not do barbell shit.

          He does mostly machines...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      thats not the point, dude...
      I LITERALLY said that benching (a barbell exercise) should replace squatting as your priority lift.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What does that even mean replace squat for bench?
        You do both + deadlift + OHP. Anything less and you're DYEL forever unless you roid

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You know you can focus multiple lifts at the same time right?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It will never give you gains like singular focus on one lift will. Ask the Bugez.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What? Nothing in the gym is designed to exactly emulate a real life situation. In real life your body is placed in really disadvantageous positions that weakens you substantially. The point of lifting in the gym is so that you condition so that you have more raw strength and possibly power if you train specifically for a sport like WL or gymnastics.

    Having more raw strength is more like increasing your raw horsepower on a car. Just because I have a 575HP LS3 in a Miata doesn't make it inherently better at rock crawling than a 190HP 4.0L I6 in a Wrangler. But if you throw the LS3 into a custom rock bouncer and a manual TH400 or something it'd crush just as well. Conditioning is going to help you in varying degrees based on what the task is, ping pong is not exactly shot put.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Standing shoulder press is pretty much the first lift to be dropped when it's time to drop lifts from beating your bidy up. Not a good examole

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Squatting for leg gains
    Meh. Works, kinda.
    >Squatting for Testosterone boost, therefore improving your other gains
    Based and redpilled.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Squatting so you can deadlift heavier
      FUCK YEAH

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    machines and dumbbells mog barbells for hypertrophy, simple as
    i do use barbells for curls (i do this in the squat rack)

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