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Thread: How do squats get you bigger? Aren't they only for legs?

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    Wannabebig Member Medford's Avatar
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    ya don't squat, ya ain't squat
    and, the squat 'machines' were invented to keep the pencil necks outta the sqaut rack!

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    Wannabebig New Member
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    would it be less efficient if you use the dumbbell vers. of the squat instead of the barbell vers.?

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    Just watch me ... Built's Avatar
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    You won't be able to squat as much with the dumbbells as you will with a barbell. Plus, it won't help work your core stabilizers the same way. It's a good way to start if you aren't strong enough to squat the bar (many women start lower than 45 lbs. I was one of 'em - started with 8 lb dumbbells). But if you can squat at least 45 lbs, squat the bar and move up.

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    the bar is better resting on your traps than your neck, and if you haven't got traps big enough for this then ya better get some shrugs in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jilla82
    just you all use those cusions that go in the middle of the bar so that it doesnt hurt your shoulders/upper back??? or do you not use anything??
    Shrugs and shoulder work are your friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tholian8
    Yeah...nothing like some bozo insisting on giving you the "hug" spot when you neither need nor want it. The last guy who spotted me on squats deliberately grabbed my boobs when I was down in the hole. I could have KILLED him.
    i SWEAR, it was an accident... i thought u were falling over

    regarding the pad thingie, i dont use it because it bothers me; I feel like the bar is too far back of my traps. also, i worry that the pad is gonna roll off or something. you get used to the weight pretty quickly

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    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

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    Senior Member Howard 9's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by davetha1 View Post
    The gym i go to does not have a power rack. Anyother possible solutions?
    Wow what a terrible gym!
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    Senior Member McVein's Avatar
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    i dont have a power rack either, but my legs are my strongest feature...

    i beleive you americanos would say "no biggy"
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    I agree with McVein

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    Ah I had a problem doing hack squats, how do you get it to not hurt your shoulder when doing it. Is there a way to keep the pressure off of it? Is my shoulder just to weak?
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