The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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  1. #1
    Lifting addict powerboy93's Avatar
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    Jun 2008

    squat vs Deadlift

    I was working out with 2 friends yesterday. One of them say deadlifts are the best mass building, is it true? I alwas thought squats were better but idk. So my question is which exericse is better to get bigger/stronger with?


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  3. #2
    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Both of them are excellent and should be included in any serious lifter's training.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

  4. #3
    goal 800lb deadlift fatass's Avatar
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    Sep 2007
    El Paso Tx.
    both are great.. just one will emphasize better lower body development while the other will emphasize better upper body development....i.m.o.

  5. #4
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    BC, Canada
    Deadlifts = All of the back, glutes, as well as hamstrings and forearms (from gripping the bar)
    Squats = Waist down, it all gets worked. Calves maybe not so much, but they work as a stabilizer.

    This is just from personal experience.
    Both squats and deadlifts are awesome lifts. Learn to love them both, for there is no subsitute for them.
    Age: 20 / Height: 6' 1" / Weight: 200lbs / Squat: 315lbs / Deadlift: 325lbs / Bench: 225lbs

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  6. #5
    Lifting addict powerboy93's Avatar
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    kk thx guyz i wana start DL/S now. these past 5 months all i have been is doing is hardcore benching
    Last edited by powerboy93; 06-22-2008 at 09:11 PM.

  7. #6
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    Kansas City, MO
    ^^ Squats work your back pretty hard too.
    Both hit calves and both hit abs.

    Basically, neither will get your tris or pecs. Deadlifting will get your grip and bis a little. All back and all legs are worked with both lifts, just in different proportions.
    Last edited by Reko; 06-22-2008 at 09:11 PM.

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