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    Default Question on Sqauts & Deadlifts?

    If I choose Squats over doing Deadlifts and not both will this be bad? If so why e.c.t...

    As I really do not enjoy doing deadlifts?

    Also Squats are meant to target upper back is this correct? As I do not see this happening? any advice or anything on this?

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    No, that's not correct. Squats are a lower body exercise. They'll work your whole body in truth, but they mainly target your Quads, Hamstrings and Glutes.

    They will work your back, but they're certainly not just an upper back exercise.

    Deadlifts are more targeted at your lower back, but again they'll work your whole body.

    In honesty, both squats AND deadlifts should be a staple of your workout. if youcould only do 2 exercises, I think a lot of people would tell you to do those two.
    Don't exclude Deadlifts because you don't enjoy it. That's probably just a sign that you should be doing it more than anything else.
    But make sure you study form and ensure you're doing it correctly.
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    as a noob, you would be doing yourself a disservice by omitting either.

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    I feel like, and this is just my honest opinion, you should enjoy your workouts. Not everyone wants to be the next Mr. Olympia. It is also about feeling good about yourself and what you are doing. Working out and eating right should be something you do because you want to, and it gives you something extra. A little inner motivation if you know what I mean.

    If you don't like doing deadlifts, but like doing squats, then just do squats! You don't "have to do" deadlifts. If your form is bad on deads, you're out. Learned that the hard way, and wasn't lifting anything near heavy either. Squats are an excellent exercise that you can use to build your legs!

    You don't have to do anything!

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    who told you that squats build upper back? the same who are out there telling that squats build biceps? lol
    I do not count reps, I make every rep count !!

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    This should answer your question OP:

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsn8o View Post
    This should answer your question OP:

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    I used to hate squats but I couldn't ignore how everyone called it the king of all exercises so I sucked it up and did them anyway. After a while, I got used to them and I don't hate them anymore. Keep doing both and maybe you'll get used to them and like them eventually. You really should do both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsn8o View Post
    This should answer your question OP:

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    If you don't like doing deadlifts so much you don't need to lift really heavy or to utter failure to begin with.

    Just start out by doing some light deadlifts, test out your strength, do 10 reps with a comfortable weight and work up from there.

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    Most people don't recommend just to start out doing deadlifts. It's probably better to start out building your lower back strength and erector spinae through other methods - does your gym have a back extension machine? Once you have some experience building your lower back, then start with deadlifts at the minimum weight and practice FORM FORM FORM.

    But do you have to do both? Of course not. You don't HAVE to do anything. It all depends on what your goals are. I would suggest working on your deadlift form, as most of my friends I train with hate doing deadlifts at first, but as they get stronger and have better form they start to enjoy them.

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    Argh, i LOVE both deadlifts and squats, when being ill or injured, its those you miss the most!

    They are both really really good for you.

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    you could also do rack pulls instead of dead lifts since the legs are already getting worked with squats. Rack pulls will work the back really well with less chance of injury.

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    Do them both ! Both are the kings of the exercises, there's no point in avoiding any one of them !

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    im not particularly fussed on either but I feel great after I do them, esp if I better my heaviest

 

 

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