Why don't more people do the zercher versions of squats and deadlifts?

Why don't more people do the zercher versions of squats and deadlifts? Seems like you work more muscle through deeper end ranges of motion while still being able to load them heavy.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you look like an butthole doing these in a public gym

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      a) worse than back squat as main movement
      b) worse than good morning for posterior chain assistance, worse than highbar heels elevated atg for quad assistance, worse than front squat for upper back assistance
      c) I can't curl after them, my biceps are somehow tired

      It's good as a final burnout exercise since you can start out with an upright torso and then cheat relentlessly once you fatigue and end up doing gms. And you can just take a rest at the bottom for a couple seconds then hammer out a few more reps.

      You actually don't since you don't take up a rack with them. And who gives a shit.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That looks like the single most uncomfortable thing in the world. May as well hold the bar in your teeth or balance it on the bridge of your nose. Fricking stupid just for the sake of being so snd reinventing the wheel.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The reasons why people dont attempt zercher squats is because the back squat has more clout. The reason why people who attempt them don't keep doing them is because of the pain to the inside of the elbows and it takes time to get conditioned to it. Personally I like doing it because it's doable without a squat rack and the squat rack in my gym sucks and also always occupied. It's also does not require a very strict form compared to the back squat and anyone can perform zercher squats properly as soon as they pick up the weight and start performing the action. Other people that perform zerchers also mention that it is easier on the lower back, however I personally still get plagued by low back issues similar to when I did back squats, but it may be because I lift 50% more with my zercher squats than I do my back squats.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I lift 50% more with my zercher squats than I do my back squats.
      ngmi

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do zerchers but I can't even do half the weight compared to back squats. They are still the only squat I can do with my herniated disc though and I don't have the mobility for front squats.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dude I hate my elbows too, thanks for the advice!

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they're not as effective as the squat and deadlift for building strength to anyone who isn't a late-stage intermediate / advanced lifter, which is 99+% of the population.

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