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Old 07-23-2010, 12:15 PM   #41
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I am not willing to do squats either but I make myself do them anyway, kicking and screaming! What does that make me? LOL
Well you still do them. I don't want to do them either.

The difference is that there are masses of trainees who make every excuse under the sun, and won't admit that they flat out just don't want to do them.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:41 AM   #42
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Well you still do them. I don't want to do them either.

The difference is that there are masses of trainees who make every excuse under the sun, and won't admit that they flat out just don't want to do them.
1970's upon release from the hospital was told the following:
Do not stand or sit for more than 20 minutes at one time.
Lift nothing over your head and never lift more than 50#'s.

From that day until the late 1990's I followed that advice and the results were predictable - I got weak, the body got stiff and I suffered with the back constantly.

Late 1990's I started doing some body weight exercises. I began to progress into using a bowflex. In 2003 I was at 35% body fat but started working out with free weights and dropped 50 pounds. Enter the Squat. Things went well until I squatted with 145 or so pounds, and down I went from muscle spasms. Cutting to the chase.

I love squats and I still do squats weekly. I have worked on strengthening my upper and lower back. I began doing stretching exercises. I have now squatted 210 and slowly working up. When my back acts up, I lower the weight and do 20 rep squats with a weight I can do 15 reps with and slowly increase the weight from there.

The point is - If you want to squat, there is a way you can do it - Squats are hard and squats are technical, so most people just do not want to do them.
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Good story DM. Even moderately heavy squats work wonders.
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Good story DM. Even moderately heavy squats work wonders.
Amen! I'm doing that with high reps and I love what I'm seeing!
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