Reminder of the effectiveness of squats
08-30-2008 11:55 AM
Reminder of the effectiveness of squats
Hey everybody. I had quit doing squats for about 2 1/2 months. During that time, I have done plenty of running and cut some fat. Today I decided to do some lightweight squats. My legs have shrunk considerably. Well, they were brutal (in a good way). It's amazing how intense this exercise really is. I think once you get used to squatting, you tend to forget just how effective squats are. I am absolutely hobbled after this mornings workout.
The thing about running is that is seems to strengthen some of the leg muscles while excluding other groups. Squats hit all leg muscles. Just thought I'd remind everyone about the king of exercises. Train hard!
08-30-2008 05:02 PM
Wtf?! you didnt do squats for one day and your legs deflated?
08-30-2008 08:37 PM
2 1/2 months. where do you see 1 day
Originally Posted by NerdFlexd
08-30-2008 10:33 PM
I can believe you sometimes it is hard for me to stick that leg day while cutting. After running so much my body is drained for an intense leg workout haha.
Nice thing about legs is that they pick back up fast one time of feeling weak and the next they with feel much better.
08-31-2008 11:21 PM
Yeah man. I'm ready to get em back in good shape again. My plan is to keep running but make sure I'm not neglecting valuable weight training exercises.
09-01-2008 01:59 AM
Originally Posted by Frequency
^ it came across as a one day time span
Originally Posted by JohnnyBGood
09-01-2008 06:05 PM
You have to read the entire passage to comprehend it. Remember that next time you're in English class.
09-02-2008 09:56 PM
learn to love the squat! if you get stale or do not feel like doing heavy squatting there are many variations you can try out. this is one exercise that should never leave your training program(barring injury of course
09-10-2008 09:32 PM
SQUAT OR DIE!!!!
Just be careful.....
09-10-2008 11:35 PM
and keep the form tight. less weight with a complete range of motion equals less laughing under the breath of people like me. i love the guys that rack up 315+ and move it a few inches....why bother
09-10-2008 11:37 PM
09-15-2008 02:10 PM
Ive gotten to the point where i love squatting. Had to make myself love them in a sick sort of way. I am to the point where i can do 225x4-6reps. Mostly rep out 210x6....3 sets. If you think that sounds light, strap it on and try it out.
Originally Posted by EasternLEGEND
09-15-2008 02:14 PM
Originally Posted by msucurt
its not light bro........... some guys are just friggin stupid strong.
I love squats and deads for that matter.
I am at 185 with squats......But I really do go ATG. There is a difference in saying it, and doing it.
09-15-2008 02:31 PM
wish i could squat bad knee though so squats arent in my future
09-15-2008 02:48 PM
09-15-2008 03:31 PM
My favorite is "that guy" who loads the Smith with about 4 plates on each side and moved it a few inches.
Originally Posted by fast1
Here's the thing about squats: you will never hit the weight of the big squater in your gym unless you start light, do it correctly and move up slow. I'm working with 185 on the front squat right now (front box squats). may not sound like much but it's a fine example of how hard it is when done correctly.
09-15-2008 03:41 PM
it not what you lift but how you lift it...message from god!
09-15-2008 06:03 PM
Every leg workout, I get a bit depressed that I have not been able to include squats into my workouts... I injured my lower back on the job about 7-8 years ago during college, and have been in pain ever since. It's amazing how you can learn to live with it (except for the flare-ups), but I've been working my core slowly and am 4 weeks into stiff-legged deadlifts and pulling pretty heavy without additional pain beyond the normal ache.
This week I add in some light squats in order to test my ability to handle the compression. Been working some dumbbell squats but nothing can really prepare my back for some good deep barbell squats. Planning on some light 15 rep busters to start, and will listen closely to my body. This is something I want in my workouts, but will not push it as it isn't worth a back injury.
Wish me luck, lol.
09-15-2008 07:28 PM
that is so important.....
Originally Posted by raginfcktard
Tonight spotting a guy doing 3 inch bench presses....... I mean they have there purpose, but come on.
Go DEEP or Go HOME!
09-15-2008 08:33 PM
Have you tried doing trap bar deads or belt squats? They both will take a lot of pressure off of your back and may be a good exercise to transition with before you go all out into squatting again. Be smart though and don't hurt yourself more...
Originally Posted by SokVichet
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