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    100 Reasons to Squat..


    Squats: 100 reasons why YOU do them
    By Rachel Cassano

    For EliteFTS - Powerlifting and Strength Training Products and Knowledge for Lifters, Athletes, Coaches, and Trainers


    1.) “It's hard to puke doing curls.” – Dave Tate

    2.) “It's a great excuse to wear a big ass belt that makes you look less fat.” - Dave Tate

    3.) “I love hearing ‘head up’ and it NOT being from a teacher.” – Dave Tate

    4.) “Bashing your head on the bar is totally okay.” – Dave Tate

    5.) “Internal rage.” – Dave Tate

    6.) “You can gear whore up more than any other lift.” – Dave Tate

    7.) “Very few movements require the same degree of dedication, desire and determination as heavy squats. Squats are more than a physical strength builder and may be the only movement that builds a person’s character. Life is about standing up AFTER a heavy load takes you down.” – Dave Tate

    8.) “Light squats need to be treated as though they are heavy and heavy squats as if they are light.” – Dave Tate

    9.) “No other exercise requires the same degree of total body tightness as the squat.” – Dave Tate

    10.) “Any movement that uses cues ‘head up’ and ‘chest up’ is providing more positive reinforcement in ONE workout than most people get in a month.” – Dave Tate

    11.) “ ‘Tweeds’ never squat.” – Dave Tate

    12.) “One of the few lifts that can cause blood, sweat and tears to leave the body at the same time - without you knowing.” – Dave Tate

    13.) “Increases bone density.” – Dave Tate

    14.) “I can’t stand to see a rack alone.” – Dave Tate

    15.) “ ‘Scrop’ – nothing better!” – Dave Tate

    16.) “Because you told me to!” – Chris Bell

    17.) “Great assistance work for the deadlift.” – Jeff

    18.) "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 strength, psychological demand and toughness, and overall systemic conditioning than the correctly performed full squat." –Mark Rippetoe

    19.) “After breaking my ankle twice and destroying my knee wrestling, my doctor said I shouldn't squat or deadlift anymore. That was 5 years ago. No one tells me I can't.” – Roman

    20.) “To prevent other people from doing curls in the squat rack.” – Nick

    21.) “There's nothing like throwing 300+ pounds on my back at 5AM, right?” – Sam

    22.) “It’s sadomasochism in its finest. The endorphins released by not getting crushed by a weight and completing the lift is immense. I also like the joy of being sore after a great session, as well as the complete stress release it has. After a hard squat session, I can’t be stressed because I don’t have enough energy.” – Curtis

    23.) “For performance and the fact it makes me feel strong(er)!!!” - Luka

    24.) “I wouldn't ask the kids I coach to do something I wouldn't do myself. Plus, they cure cancer.” – Chad

    25.) “Because I can. Ok, so I also kind of like hearing the guys whisper ‘damn’ under their breath when they watch.” – Charlotte

    26.) “They cure cancer. AND they make you one STRONG old lady pushing 60!!” – Elaine

    27.) “I love the belt taking a few inches off my waist. No need for cardio!” – Curtis

    28.) “If you don’t squat, you’re officially an arsehole!” – Sean

    29.) “The squat just builds overall body power... no exercise like it.” – John

    30.) “Nothing else gives that same sense of being a F*CKING man.” – Tone

    31.) “If you go heavy enough you can see twinkling lights all year round instead of just waiting for Christmas.” – Steve

    32.) “Because if I don't, I get cranky.” –Ben

    33.) “I like breaking capillaries and blowing blood vessels in my eyes just so people look at me like I’m crazy.” – Peter

    34.) “I like to see just how far I can push my body.” – Mike

    35.) “I'm addicted to squatting. I don't even like it.” – Dan

    36.) “They make me happy. And they give me something to look forward to all day on Mondays.” – Josh

    37.) “They make my ass look good.” – Jane

    38.) “They cure EVERYTHING!” – Joel

    39.) “The only thing that feels better than squats are deadlifts, and because it makes me feel good for ages afterwards.” – Brian

    40.) “I enjoy the pain and the misery of the hard work that it requires.” – Ken

    41.) “To prove that it can be done even though I have a bad back, bad knee and messed up shoulder.” – Jim

    42.) “Easy to do, long time to master.” – Timothy

    43.) “It is HARD and I think it takes years off of your life when you use bands.” – John

    44.) “It is great way to utilize the curling rack... Oh, and it is the GREATEST LIFT OF ALL TIME!” – Jerome

    45.) “It’s better than a leg press.” – Mike

    46.) “What else would I do on Sundays?” – Bill

    47.) “Because cowards won't.” – Larry

    48.) “More muscular bulk equals more muscular power. Squats are the best exercise to gain muscular weight, so squats are the most important lift.” – Todd

    49.) “Squats build back strength contributing to other lifts. Even a bench press person can benefit the bench through squatting. I like the squat because it has a rebound motion making it different from the one-way pull-from-a-dead-stop of the deadlift.” – Hans

    50.) “It makes me uncontrollably slap ignorant people… the whole day.” - Larry

    51.) “I named my website deepsquatter.com…kind of stupid if I don't squat.” – Jason

    52.) “I love squatting and occasionally puking from them. I thought I was really getting in great shape and the mad scientist Joe McCoy told me to do all my squat sets a couple weeks ago for 2 minutes straight, yeah I'm in great shape- puked everywhere. Whether it's speed reps, max effort or conditioning squats, they are ass-kickers for your whole entire body no matter what level you are..........if done right!” – Darryl

    53.) “You don’t have to wait for the squat rack on Monday. Plus, squatting heavy validates your man card.” – Sam

    54.) “It gives me a 'squat butt' that my husband loves!” – Kori

    55.) “I am a sadist and it's the only piece of equipment in the chrome and fern gym that I train in that isn't always full of pumpers.” – Robert

    56.) “I love the way a barbell feels and looks across my shoulders. It is also a great rehab for an ‘effed’ up knee/leg.” - Jerome

    57.) “Same reason I deadlift. I like to go to failure and then have the weight drop off my back onto the racks so it makes a huge noise and interrupts everyone's set, so they can see how strong and awesome I am.” – Louis

    58.) “Nothing drops panties faster than a heavy, deep back squat.” – Mike

    59.) “It's an exercise that is rarely done properly amongst the general population, and I need to be good at something (because I suck at everything else).” – Brian

    60.) “Develop more power in my legs to kick down doors.” – Bill

    61.) “As soon as you sit back you can call your own depth...” – Ryan

    62.) “My gym is full off sissies that do biceps and abs every workout.” – Brant

    63.) “People who are smaller and weaker than me tell me not to squat and I choose not to listen.” – Andy

    64.) “I love to squat. When I started lifting at age 13 I had one of those cement filled weight sets. There were a few iron plates that my dad let me have. I had no squat rack so I had to clean and press the weight overhead to squat. ****, I did floor presses before anyone, including me, knew what they were because I had no bench either. When I was around 18, I went to a friend’s gym and wanted to do a Tom Platz squat workout. I hit 315 for 15 and 225 for 25. Then I staggered outside and went down on all fours puking for at least a half hour. I couldn't walk right for a week and had to crawl up the stairs to my bedroom while my Mom heckled me from the bottom of the stairs.” – Paul

    65.) “I believe the squat to be a very functional movement in life. If a lot of people learned how to do it properly, there would be a lot less lower back injuries.” – Jason

    66.) “I like it when I squat to a box and people tell me I squat too low.” – Matthew

    67.) “It is just plain fun!” - Jesse

    68.) “When your squat goes up EVERYTHING goes up!”- Bobby

    69.) “I don't want to be one of those guys in the gym with a big ass upper body and chicken legs.” – Brandon

    70.) “Chicks dig big legs.” – Jon

    71.) “Balance between the upper and lower.”- Richard

    72.) “They hurt so good.” – Jordan

    73.) “So that I can be the only one on my football team that actually squats.” – Morgan

    74.) “I squat mainly because it makes me feel strong. I don't know, for some reason when I squat all my other lifts improve. Also, it impresses the **** out of the Average Joe.” – Charles Bailey

    75.) “A guy who squats and has an iPod on, while wearing a ‘**** you, pay me’ look on his face, doesn't get messed with.” – Jay

    76.) “All the losers and dweebs are always hogging the leg press!” – Gordon

    77.) “I want to see how far I’m willing to push my body. If you don’t squat, you’re gay.” – Matt

    78.) “I love the challenge of it.” –Vince

    79.) “Because no one else will!” – Sam

    80.) “I love the feeling of not being able to walk or sit down for the entire week!” – John

    80.) “I love the feeling of not being able to walk or sit down for the entire week!” – John

    81.) “Running out the door to puke because it's closer than the bathroom is wicked cool.” – Dan

    82.) “Because bars need to be bent.” – Adnan

    83.) “It gives me a reason to drink more milk.” – Tyler

    84.) “Squatting makes me want to eat more!” – Josh

    85.) “I hate and fear them! Who in their right mind would want to put a weighted bar across their shoulders and possibly get crushed? Talk about facing your fears! I guess I’m not in my right mind.” – Kelly

    86.) “I was told if I didn't squat I would go to Hell.” – Justin

    87.) “I squat because God told me to.” – Howard

    88.) “I squat because it is what I was built to do, plus my bench is weak!” - Dustin

    89.) “Squatting is my anti-drug.” – Corrigan

    90.) “Squats made hair explode out of my chest and face.” – Brian

    91.) “The best way to gain overall strength is to squat. And squat heavy my friends - rumor has it that squats can raise test levels!” - Matt

    92.) “Squats cure cancer.”- Ben

    93.) “Chicks dig a big back squat.” – Michael

    94.) “It’s one of the 3 lifts I compete in, and if you don't squat, you are a *****.” – Chris

    95.) “It’s more fun than benching!” – Jeremy

    96.) “Keeps the hips and core strong and healthy.” – Dewey

    97.) “To build leg mass.” – Charles

    98.) “To keep the junk in the trunk tight.” – Kimberly

    99.) “I like doing the stanky leg around the gym!” – Francy

    100.) “So I can’t wear ‘skinny’ jeans” - Carl

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    what's a squat?
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    Something you do with your hands I'm guessing..
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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiianPride View Post
    Something you do with your hands I'm guessing..
    word. ok... why should i do it again? haha

    (very nice motivational read btw!)
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    Do it with your hands to increase the strength in your legs duh.. Lol

    Thanks bro, which part of Texas are you in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiianPride View Post
    Do it with your hands to increase the strength in your legs duh.. Lol

    Thanks bro, which part of Texas are you in.
    Southern. The tropics of texas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasLifter89 View Post
    what's a squat?
    It's a form of feces porn.Kinda like 2 girls one cup but worse.
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    Thought it was 4 girls with 2 cups!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiianPride View Post
    Thought it was 4 girls with 2 cups!
    Ahhh that's what it was!!!!
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    this is awesome, i printed 5 copies, gotta tape this around the gym
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    Graffiti that crap all over bro lol.
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    85.) “I hate and fear them! Who in their right mind would want to put a weighted bar across their shoulders and possibly get crushed? Talk about facing your fears! I guess I’m not in my right mind.” – Kelly


    I kind of agree with her...especially when I get up past 300 pounds. Shid gets freaky then. But, I do them anyways.

    NOBODY does deep squats at my gym and hardly anybody even uses the leg press. I see dudes way bigger than me using the same weight I do and only doing partial squats. I just smirk and act like I don't notice them gaping at me leg pressing 1000 plus pounds.
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    Same here. I currently switched gyms from MetroFlex to this "family" gym where nothing but high school kids come in and train biceps and chest everyday. Had to find something more local and cheaper though :/
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    Haha Thank you, I read this at work and everyone was wondering why I was laughing to myself. Mooch posted a video "the truth about squats" if you look that up its very entertaining! Reps...
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    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nppzGV1U8y8"]YouTube- Broadcast Yourself.[/nomedia]

    Found that video
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    Fuuunny!
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    Oh yes, I remember that video. I laughed my ass off the first time I saw it.
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    I want that list on a poster.

    I love squats!

    reps coming your way OP.
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    squatting has given me a bigger body (no longer a pissweak poindexter) and bigger, hairier balls.
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    And Just remember:

    Arnold Classic: 2009 - 2014
    Comments by this person are their own personal opinion and should be taken as that. Unless quoted from a different source.
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    "Squats cure cancer"

    I love it bro......This going ALL over my schools weight room.
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    Haha this is awesome. Totally get this on a poster, it'd be perfect. Plus that picture of the girl thats even better!
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