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Old 09-29-2007, 07:20 PM
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Default squat VS deadlift

what benefits, if any do squats have over deadlift asuming someone only does one of the lifts with perfect form. ie: i hate squats, all the pressure on my shoulders. however i love deadlift becasue of the amount of weight i can push compared to many of the people around me.
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:18 AM
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Gday HS,

Have you tried the Low Bar Squat?, this takes the weight off your shoulders and makes it safer to handle heavy weights. In a deep Squat the Hamstrings are fully stretched, so the leg muscles work over a full range of motion. Deadlifts are far more taxing on the body because of the greater weights one can use. I know with my program I wouldnt do more than 1 heavy set of Deadlifts per week.

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