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Old 11-01-2009, 08:24 AM   #11
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Do you really need to squat? I leg press, and do that until my legs are sore and it feels just as hard as a squat workout. I'm not telling just asking if I need to squat?
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Do you really need to squat? I leg press, and do that until my legs are sore and it feels just as hard as a squat workout. I'm not telling just asking if I need to squat?
Watch video for your answer.

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Do you really need to squat? I leg press, and do that until my legs are sore and it feels just as hard as a squat workout. I'm not telling just asking if I need to squat?
I never thought I'd say this, but no, I don't think you NEED to squat. In my opinion, is squatting prefered? Yes, by a long shot, but (I think Stuart McRobert said something like this) if there is some sort of physical limitation or lack of equipment, then leg presses are a very reasonable substitute. I use them in my own routine (which also includes squats).
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Do you really need to squat? I leg press, and do that until my legs are sore and it feels just as hard as a squat workout. I'm not telling just asking if I need to squat?
Is there any physical limitation as why you don't squat?

If not, why chose an inferior movement? It would be like choosing a geo metro to race a camaro when a corvette is a available. Ok, that might be exagerating, but I think we will all agree a squat is better if you can do them.
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-Diet is just as important as training program

-Over-training is thrown around to much

-As Muscleandbrawn said higher reps do not "Tone" you up(I hate that word!)

-Not one exercise is essential

-High Intensity Cardio is NOT catabolic

-Creatine does not cause you to hold tons of water(My biggest pet peeve)
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Heck Yes!!!!!

If you don't squat, you are wasting time and movements(unless you are physically limited).

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As far as the thread:

Proper Stimulus+Proper Recovery and Nutrition=Growth

Everything works, but nothing works forever
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-Creatine does not cause you to hold tons of water(My biggest pet peeve)
I would like to see some supporting evidence on this one.

I've used several different creatine brands/variations over the years and every single time with every single brand, I have retained 5lb. of water weight.

How do I judge this? Well, as soon as I'm done with a loading phase, I'm magically 5lb. heavier. When I decide to cycle off for a little bit, I magically lose 5lb.
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