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    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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    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

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    both are great.. just one will emphasize better lower body development while the other will emphasize better upper body development....i.m.o.

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    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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    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.

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    ^^ 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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