>There is simply no other exercise, and certainly no machine, that provides the level of central nervous activity, improved balance and coordinatio...

>There is simply no other exercise, and certainly no machine, that provides the level of central nervous activity, improved balance and coordination, skeletal loading and bone density enhancement, muscular stimulation and growth, connective tissue stress and strength, psychological demand and toughness, and overall systemic conditioning than the correctly performed full squat.

Is he right?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >There is simply no other exercise, and certainly no machine, that provides the level of central nervous activity, improved balance and coordination, skeletal loading and bone density enhancement, muscular stimulation and growth, connective tissue stress and strength, psychological demand and toughness, and overall systemic conditioning than the correctly performed full squat.
    >
    >Is he right?

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, mogging is literally as easy as squatting heavy, eating tons of slop, and taking roids. Congrats now you can stop shaving your back, start shaving your head, become a bloated tradie linebacker dad, and drive a lifted dodge pickup.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >shaving your head, become a bloated tradie linebacker dad, and drive a lifted dodge pickup.
      Life goals, senpai.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nope. It's the clean and jerk.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes

      Too technique dependent and also heavily limited by what you can clean, which the squat is not. You're not going to be developing much in the way of strength by doing clean and jerks as the bulk of your training. You'll still have to squat, do floor pulls, etc.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fine. Take the unathletic approach. An SS specialty.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The amount of effort required to learn a c&j is completely unnecessary for anyone who isn't an olympic weightlifter. And before you go off about muh athleticisim, you can do other lifts that are just as good for athleticism that don't have such a high technical rating, for example snatch grip high pulls would be just as good but the technical rating is much lower to the point where the average gym bro can justify learning them, and would probably get more athletic from them anyway because they won't completely butcher the lift like the c&j.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You’ve drifted from the point. I’m not advocating everyone do clean and jerks, but if you look at Rips criteria for the best lift, which goes way beyond just strength, the clean and jerk is better than the squat.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The problem is that if you add the criterion of practicality, the squat wins by an immense margin simply because no one is going to invest the time and energy into practicing the c&j most days of the week when you can get similar general benefits from other movements, with the only benefit you lose being the ability to do a c&j which means nothing on its own unless you compete in olympic weightlifting. If you assume that everyone will perform every lift with perfect technique then yeah the c&j might win but this simply isn't the case, normalfags already butcher squats and deadlifts enough as it is, so in the real world the squat wins out.

              >central nervous activity
              Meme
              >improved balance and coordination
              Yeah he's known for his athletics and gymnastics
              >skeletal loading
              Yeah, crush your spine great idea
              >bone density enhancement
              That's any lifting that does that. Fucking jjump rope does that. Anything slightly intense does that.
              >muscular stimulation and growth
              As shown by the wonderful physiques of SS trainees of course
              >connective tissue stress and strength
              The lift that most consistently destroys your low back and knees is surely great for your low back and knees
              >psychological demand and toughness
              Here's the fake manliness shit. Women love squatting, thus it's not manly. It's gender neutral there is nothing "tough" about it.
              >overall systemic conditioning
              No cardio.

              I mean just look at him.

              >The lift that most consistently destroys your low back and knees is surely great for your low back and knees
              Idiots who injure themselves with their shit load management are the problem, not the exercise itself (Not that I have any love for rippletits-style squats either, they still eat far too much out of your spinal erector recovery for what they're worth)
              >Here's the fake manliness shit. Women love squatting, thus it's not manly. It's gender neutral there is nothing "tough" about it.
              Doing squats 20 reps from failure hardly counts, do you ever see women running super squats or smolov? The vast majority of people who actually push their squat with lots of volume and intensity are men, and if you go back 20-30 years or more pretty much the vast majority of people squatting at all were men
              >No cardio.
              I would disagree here if we were talking about squats in general since high rep squats are nasty on your cardio but rippletits' fahves are not going to do anything for cardio at all so I agree.
              I agree to varying extents with your other points

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I dislike rippletits but he's right on this one, except for the fact that he's talking about his lower bar powershitter-esque squats. If he was talking about squats in general this quote would be better since high bar, front, ssb, zercher etc squats still carry those same benefits and more/less in certain areas. The squat is the king of all exercises.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rippetoe is a roid chud

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    JEFFERSON DEADLIFT

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah. Squats are what filters gym goers. I see so many guys that are permanently in baggy long trousers, even in sweltering weather, only train arms and back, talk big game, but never squat. OHP and squat filter dyels, pull ups filter fatties. Aim for the best of both worlds. Odd how nobody ever posts young rippetoe, they only post pictures of him as a 60+ year old man.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's not Rip. Young Rip looks like a fucking nerd. That's Roger Estep.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I mean rip had a total a bit over 1600 when he quit and you can just look at this image and know this guy's got a much higher one

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It was single ply, but yes, valid point for sure

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I squat in baggy long trousers, fuck you

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why are fat ugly americans obsessed with squatting?
    >Im gonna....oh lawda...oh dem jayzaaas...I will...IMMA SKWOOOOOT

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Yuroturd
      >Contrarian
      Trash tier post

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The deadlift is at least close

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >central nervous activity
    Meme
    >improved balance and coordination
    Yeah he's known for his athletics and gymnastics
    >skeletal loading
    Yeah, crush your spine great idea
    >bone density enhancement
    That's any lifting that does that. Fucking jjump rope does that. Anything slightly intense does that.
    >muscular stimulation and growth
    As shown by the wonderful physiques of SS trainees of course
    >connective tissue stress and strength
    The lift that most consistently destroys your low back and knees is surely great for your low back and knees
    >psychological demand and toughness
    Here's the fake manliness shit. Women love squatting, thus it's not manly. It's gender neutral there is nothing "tough" about it.
    >overall systemic conditioning
    No cardio.

    I mean just look at him.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you
      Weak, unathletic

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >psychological demand
    Huh?

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