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    I liked training them for the freak factor but they didnt really build my legs that much. Gave me a thicker back and posterior chain. I think they are very draining and can compromise your other lifts if you go too hard on em. Its seriously weighted towards the short lifter,i think its tougher for a tall guy to be a good squatter.





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    Squat if you can
    if you can’t?
    don’t

    squatting to parallel for rep’s is not really ideal and I’m time will root you knees and other bits


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    Not necessary at all.

    But probably one of the best overall exercises IMO apart from may be dead lifts.

    But you can live perfectly without either one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrek View Post
    Even 100kg feels farrking heavy these days.
    Feels heavy squatting it? Or on your shoulders?

    Feels like an empty bar on my back. Hahha.

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    On my shoulders. Plenty of power through the quads.
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    What Timeah said


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrek View Post
    On my shoulders. Plenty of power through the quads.
    Old age. What about doing just walkouts with a heavier weight, just to force an adaptive response in thickening the Bones and everything else.
    Perhaps lessen machine training and do more free weights to thicken the Bones and strengthen the Core etc.


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    I don't think it makes a big different if you didn't do squats but worked out hard in other areas.

    If you are able to squat then maybe do it once in a while just to change things up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiff 2G View Post
    Old age. What about doing just walkouts with a heavier weight, just to force an adaptive response in thickening the Bones and everything else.
    Perhaps lessen machine training and do more free weights to thicken the Bones and strengthen the Core etc.
    Yeah I could try walkouts.

    Also I train at home, no machines other than leg Press.
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    100%. I think as we age the bar training becomes more important. Not just for bone and muscle strength retention, but also proprioception and general balance.

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