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    What exercise to do if I can't do squats.

    Which exercise is just as effective as squats? I'm unable to do squats do to a number of injuries. I need help. Thanks guys

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    As effective as squats? Nothing that I know of.
    But there are other exercises that are very good like deadlifts paired with leg press.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    As effective as squats? Nothing that I know of.
    But there are other exercises that are very good like deadlifts paired with leg press.
    I currently do both those exercises. Well that kinda sucks.

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    What about hack squats? Are they very effective?

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    db lunges are great

    how are you doing deads but cant squat

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    Quote Originally Posted by f=ma View Post
    db lunges are great

    how are you doing deads but cant squat
    I do lunges also. I can't do squats because I have a fractured T1 vertabre and a a/c seperation in my left shoulder that was kinda fixed with surgery. My collar bone still sticks up so I don't want to put a lot of weight on those two spots.

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    maybe RDLs...step ups with DBs.

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    What exactly are your injuries as they may preclude other movements as well?


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    Quote Originally Posted by chris mason View Post
    What exactly are your injuries as they may preclude other movements as well?
    The main one is I had a grade 3 a/c seperation in my left shoulder but had it repaired with surgery but it ended up seperating again a little bit so my collar bone sticks up a little bit. Im just worried about putting a lot of weight on it. So far no other exercises I do have caused any problems.

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    You could try adding Pistols into your workout. There are various ways to make them harder if you can do a decent amount of them with a full range of motion at body weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by f=ma View Post
    db lunges are great
    X2. Really any lunges are great but DB are definitively more convenient in most gyms. My personal opinion is that heavy ass walking lunges are superior to squats for overall leg development.
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    run sprints

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-RAS03 View Post
    Which exercise is just as effective as squats? I'm unable to do squats do to a number of injuries. I need help. Thanks guys
    - Trap Bar Deadlifts
    - Lunges (walking or standing)
    - Stiff Leg Deadlifts
    - Front Squats
    - Leg Press
    - Leg Extensions / Leg Curls
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