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    Somebody else doing squats and deadlifts?

    Nearly everyone who I know does not do squats or deadlifts, they say "the risk of injury is too high". Nonsense!

    I did squats and deadlifts after I heared about them. I did not question them. Now I deadlift 120kg and I squat a 100kg. (Deadlifting for 1 month now, just started squatting properly).

    I am an ESTJ (most likely) if somebody wants to know!

    So, does anybody else do squats and deadlifts also in their exercise?

    I have exercises which I include in every proper workout (unless I go two days in a row). They are squats, deadlifts and bench-presses.

    I do a brutal, but simple workout, it is called "super-squats". It is simple, but not easy! It is brutal, I can tell you that. It requires insane willpower and faith - which I have. Yesterday I finished my first super-squat workout with 100kg.


    How it works: You take the weight to do normally 10 reps with. But you do not do it 10 times, you do it 20 times instead.

    After the 5th rep I wanted to stop. I kept going. After the 10th rep people started looking to me. After the 15th rep they all turned to me. I had to scream and yell that I was gonna do it, yell the numbers out from the 15th rep. At the last rep, I got all confidence, and yelled that I was gonna make it, and finished my last rep. I never did such an intense and hard workout in my entire life. I was out of breath for minutes, and sweat dropped from me like a waterfall.

    But I did it, and next time I am gonna do it again. Soon I will raise it to 105kg!
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    Odd, those used to be called "breathing squats" when Hise did them. I've done them before in my 20s, Olympic-style. I've squatted 500 lbs. before though I weighed 300 at the time. I moved home after uni and lost 20 lbs, and that was end of that. I casually deadlifted 500 for reps for a bit there, mostly due to snatch grip deadlifting slightly less. I got sick a bit later and lost 40 more; then, Mother cut my gym membership for a year, while I was recovering, so I dropped back down, and bad things festered. I only recently managed to join another gym after getting it through her thick skull that medication would cost FAR more and ironically do less than my workout had been doing. I think she thought I'd magically keep the muscle I'd got back (and probably didn't bother doing ANY math regarding medical costs).

    This time I'm doing Rippetoe's low bar version, which I never previously did any low-bar. I only did them once last week at 180 plus bar, but they actually feel pretty effective compared to attempting a few Olympics when I first started again. I got some visible ass back already... Now, my heavy days are rest-pause style, and my light days are widowmaker style. I don't do a normal deadlift, just Jeffersons, currently at 270, and I do Bulgarian squats, with my back foot on another barbell across the bottom of the rack, after the low-bars. All my big lifts are the same heavy/light alternation, broken into pull/push days, though I do some higher rep assistance stuff after any of the primary stuff, like reverse grip preacher curls to prevent tendinitis from my primary triceps exercise of Blakely presses or barbell rollouts and push-situps for abs. Not feeling so hot, but it beats the sinking hole I was in.

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    I do both.

    Hell, there's a risk of injury walking across a road.

    I vary rep ranges but I prefer to lift heavy most days. I'm not against belts but I never use one...lifting straps are necessary because my grip will give out at the weights that I deadlift. I keep lifting simple and I never follow a "program". Consistency is the most important thing for me personally.

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    They are the ultimate compound exercises for mass and strength. I think what people really fear is looking stupid mastering the technique in the beginning.

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    If you do squats and dead lifts with proper form then you probably don't have to worry about injuring yourself. I like squats and dead lifts because they work so many muscles and just really feel good when you get through them.
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    this thread made me realize how lazy i am ;-;

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    Quote Originally Posted by fartface View Post
    They are the ultimate compound exercises for mass and strength. I think what people really fear is looking stupid mastering the technique in the beginning.
    I think they're just afraid of the "pain", though I have noticed some bro types getting really hung up on appearance. Seemed arbitrary though, considering how ridiculous most lifts would look to the completely uninitiated.
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    The real risk comes from poor form and doing too much too soon.

    I only do squats lately. Looking for a new PT.

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    I have shitty form when it comes to squats.

    But see me on dead lifts bro. See me.
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    true

    Quote Originally Posted by fartface View Post
    They are the ultimate compound exercises for mass and strength. I think what people really fear is looking stupid mastering the technique in the beginning.
    yep..

    I had this fear, also I sometimes get a bit dizzy working out and the thought of fainting while squatting is abit off putting to say the least haha


     
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