Squats and deadlifts - ESSENTIAL? Aid in debate
- 11-14-2009, 11:29 AM
- 11-14-2009, 11:32 AM
11-14-2009, 11:35 AM
Instead you chose to talk in absolutes, as if everyone is exactly the same.
And again, if you think I've changed my argument then please prove how by quoting me instead of talking out of your arse.
11-14-2009, 11:43 AM
didn't say anyone was the same, i stated squats and deadlifts are essential to a workout that wants to maximize growth potential.. i am right.
i'm not gunna go copy and paste, i'm not proving myself to anyone here, you know what was said, and your still wrong now, even with all your little revisions
me and all my tall friends are gunna continue to squat and deadlift and get huge.. you can preach whatever you'd like, but i wont stop believing in the squat or deadlift.
11-14-2009, 11:48 AM
Nobody suggested you stop squatting and deadlifting. Nobody even said that squatting and deadlifting won't be extremely helpful in maximising growth potential, that's just something for whatever reason you think I said. What I ACTUALLY said is that for a minority of people back squats and conventional deadlifts aren't the best exercise choices, and for an even smaller minority (very small minority) such as those with injuries or extremely disproportionate limb lengths or muscles dominances, no squats or deads would be best, and I also said they're not essential to grow, since they're not.
Where you got "you shouldn't squat and deadlift" from I really have no idea since I've said repeatedly now that if you can, you should.
11-14-2009, 01:49 PM
If you can't squat to parallel you should start with a tall box squat, extra posterior-chain work, core work, flexibility/mobility and continue with it until you can hit at least parallel. If your low back isn't "strong enough" to squat work your damn core. Then leg press/hack squat to your little hearts content after you squat. If you "can't" deadlift conventional then sumo deadlift or hex-bar deadlift. But deadlift. Maybe you start with partials and continue to progress to full range as you flexibility, mobility, and core strength get up to par. But if you have legs you should be doing them.
ONLY WAY?? No, but incredibly stupid not to. Like trying to get big biceps when you can't even do pullups. Or triceps but I don't do dips.
11-14-2009, 02:49 PM
Really? What about a Hobbit crossed with a duck-Billed Platypus, who does not have any arms and strangely webbed feet fixed at a 87.668 degree angle? Surely that would fit the criteria.
You are not Socrates in Plato's Euthyphro my friend, and the squat/dead lift dynamic is not a version of DCM morality. You have made several adaptations even from the first post on this forum. Give it up. Seriously. Physically deranged persons as well as those with the misfortune to be without lower extremities, cannot do said maneuvers. Got it. Drop it. Not to be a **** but you did make this your first thread broham.
11-14-2009, 06:01 PM
funny stuff kids.
I was genetically screwed as far as legs go. But you know what, I gots some. Finally.
My legs slash twigs came from doing squats and deads.........You can see my fat azz and twigs in my Glycobol Log in my sig.
Not from the leg press, leg extensions, quad curls, or anything else..........F-in squats and deads until i get purple and dizzy.
11-14-2009, 06:15 PM
11-14-2009, 08:10 PM
i find it very hard to believe that dorian never squatted or deadlifted. mabye later on in his carreer he quit doing them but i cant imagine it wasnt a part of his training at some point.
11-14-2009, 09:05 PM
1 Be objective in analyzing which exercises are best for you. Some conventional movements might not be suited for your physique. In my case, it was squats. After many years of being faithful to them, I realized that the relative lengths of my bodyparts restricted the range of motion for squats. When I switched to the leg press, I made much faster gains in quad size and sweep.
11-15-2009, 03:13 AM
The funny thing is you're not actually disagreeing with anything I've said. You may not think my points are particularly worthwhile, but you're not disagreeing with them.
Also, many thanks to the guy who provided the Dorian Yates info proving my point about how some people will get better results from movements other than squatting. But then what does a 6 time Olympia winner know, right?
11-15-2009, 03:27 AM
11-15-2009, 03:32 AM
Do any of us here genuinely think that we would know more about how to train Dorian Yates' body than he knew himself? I mean, honestly? The guy won 6 Olympias and was HUGE. Don't we think he would've been doing the exercises he knew from experience were giving him the best results?
People here seem to be going off and responding to things they think I have said instead of what I'm actually saying, and I have no idea why. Perhaps this is a provocative thread but even so, when people have responded to what I have ACTUALLY said then not one person has as yet disagreed with me.
And if someone DOES disagree then I would ask they quote the point they disagree with and explain why they disagree with it, instead of responding to things I haven't said.
11-15-2009, 04:26 AM
"There is simply no other exercise and certainly no machine that produces the level of central nervous system activity, improved balance and coordination, skeletal loading and bone density enhancement, muscular stimulation and growth, connective tissue stress and strengthening, psychological demand and toughness, and overall systemic conditioning, than the correctly performed FULL SQUAT."
There is really no debate here. Squat and Deadlift demand the most from your body. Both mentally and physically. You will grow, boost your test. Breathing Squats are known to increase upper body mass also from holding such heavy weights on your back for such long periods at a time and taking deep breaths. Yates may not have squatted (which i wanna see those articles) but maybe he's the genetic freak (that he is) that didn't need it, but that doesn't mean most average joe's can get away with being Yates.
11-15-2009, 04:38 AM
Yes, MOST people will get excellent benefits from back squats and would be better off with them. This is not the case for EVERYBODY, and some people would be better suited to different exercises. This is a simple point. A simple yes or no disagreement and an explanation of why is all that's needed.
11-15-2009, 05:18 AM
11-15-2009, 05:36 AM
Ultimately though, so much of lifting IS pure circumstantial "brotelligence" and trial and error though. How often to train muscles, how to organise how you train them, the volume you train them with, what exercises you use, etc. Surely you will acknowledge that ALL of this will vary on an individual by individual basis, and will even change within the circumstances of an individual as he or she becomes more advanced?
I mean, would you still train muscles with the exact same volume, frequency and exercises at 240lbs as you did at 140lbs?
This is one of my points. There are no 'rules.' That's why people train in different ways, particularly those intelligent enough to become more advanced, because there is no one right way to do things, there is only the way that is right FOR YOU. I mean, if Yates was getting results from leg press he wasn't from squats, wouldn't you agree it would have been stupid of him to discontinue leg press and stick with squats just because it's considered to be 'the thing to do?'
Just something to bear in mind.
11-15-2009, 10:01 AM
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11-15-2009, 10:13 AM
11-15-2009, 10:14 AM
11-15-2009, 10:23 AM
11-15-2009, 10:29 AM
Again, I challenge anyone to directly disagree with what I'm saying. Not comment on how relevant it is, but provide a quotation of something I have said they believe to be wrong and explain why they think it's wrong.
11-15-2009, 10:32 AM
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