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    Can't Squat

    I have no way of doing squats right now. Would deadlifts be a good substitue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUBBA74
    I have no way of doing squats right now. Would deadlifts be a good substitue?
    Leg press would be better. Deads are a compound movement not too focused on quads like squats. They are more of a back target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 511220
    Leg press would be better. Deads are a compound movement not to focused on quads like squats. There more of a back target.

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    yup!


    do the sled, hacksquats &/or extensions

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    hacksquats for sure is the only thing that can compare but truly squats are the best excerzice you can do for your legs as you probably already know!! but if u dont mind me asking what is it that is preventing you from doing squats.!

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    Im not injured or anything. I just bought an old multi-station nautilus home gym and a bench with olympic weights because I want to start lifting at home. It'll be a month or two before I can get the cash for a squat rack. The bench I bought is suppost to adjust into a squat rack but you would have to be about 4'9 to use it. Im 6'4 and would have to start in the bottom position of a squat if I used it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUBBA74
    Im not injured or anything. I just bought an old multi-station nautilus home gym and a bench with olympic weights because I want to start lifting at home. It'll be a month or two before I can get the cash for a squat rack. The bench I bought is suppost to adjust into a squat rack but you would have to be about 4'9 to use it. Im 6'4 and would have to start in the bottom position of a squat if I used it.
    Maybe you could just do less weight and more reps until you got some cash to get another one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fitnessguy
    Maybe you could just do less weight and more reps until you got some cash to get another one...

    good idea

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    Try sumo squats until you get the rack.

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    You can do zercher squats off the bench.

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    I had to look that one up (zercher) we just call them front squats. That looks like a good alternative for now. Has anyone ever tried kneeling squats I just discovered those for myself a few minutes ago. That looks like some hardcore shti!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.shanepower.com/kneeling1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by fitnessguy
    Maybe you could just do less weight and more reps until you got some cash to get another one...
    Yep, and one-legged squats with the other leg placed on the bench behind you. Barbell or dumbell lunges are another option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fitnessguy
    Maybe you could just do less weight and more reps until you got some cash to get another one...
    I think I might go with this or the zercher squats.

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    Very good squat variations but I still think, conventional barbell squats should be included in any leg workout . Use the different types to add variety. Simply start very light and get the form right and then progress from there. I strongly advise you to squat.

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