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    Deadlift in place of Squatting???

    Im the fool who has big problems trying to squat. Now can deadlifting take place of the squat? I am on the WBB routine, and basically my question is should I just forget the squat and add more deadlifting to my routine, or should I keep the squat but only do very light weight. I try squatting all the time, and once I put on any little considerable amount of poundage, I do not squat properly which is worthless. What do you guys think?

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    As I Am Paul Stagg's Avatar
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    Don't totally give up on squatting yet.

    Yes, deadlifts are a wonderful substitute. Focus on them, use leg presses, and practice light squats.
    Squats work better than supplements.
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    I'd have to disagree with both Latman and Paul. I don't think deadlifts "attack" the quads and hams nearly as well as squats do. I think deadlifts work the back and glutes more than anything.

    If you have trouble with squats with weight; don't worry about it.
    You have to start somewhere. I learned how to do squats with only 95 pounds. I felt like a puss, but it doesn't really matter. It killed my quads.

    ( A lot has to do with the way you perform your deadlifts as well; there are so many different variations. )

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    I never said that. Paul said not to give up on squatting, but for someone not suqtting, doing deads and leg press will build good legs.
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    Originally posted by LATMAN
    I never said that. Paul said not to give up on squatting, but for someone not suqtting, doing deads and leg press will build good legs.
    latty is correct. I would add leg extensions for direct work. So for someone not squatting do leg presses and leg extensions.

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    A deadlift is like doing a half squat. Add in leg press and you'll have some trunks on your legs.
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    Alot of that depends on your form. You can make deadlifts hit your legs very nicely, it's a matter of your stance and how low you bend your back.
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