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    What is a good leg routine without squats?

    I'd love to do squats, but its impossible for me to do them. I fked up my back the other day and that drew the line. I am done trying to squat.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7MhX...embedded#at=55

    i lean forward so my knee does not go past my toe. even tho it does a little. without this, it will go like litterally a foot or 2 over my toe.


    i cant have chest out or i wont be able to go all the way down or have my knees not go past my toe.


    even when just doing the bar. i just cant do it. f*ck it.



    3 sets of leg extension,
    3 sets of leg press
    3 sets of calf raises
    3 sets of leg curls
    3 sets of seated calf raises

    sound like a good enough leg routine?

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    Do sumo stance squats instead. Nothing replaces squats what so ever mate, its part of the big 3 and so many muscles are utilized all at once.

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    Adductor/Abductor: 3 sets x 20 reps ea.
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    I would also mention, throw down a couple of 5lb plates. Place your heels on them and try that. Also, good advice above. Sumo squats, I add them in after squats normally. Also, maybe try front squats too.
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    in your other thread i told you to look up goblet squats and do them, they will teach you proper form and bridge the gap, and honestly if your going to give up squats that easily i doubt you will ever achieve anything more than average, if youve havent been able to do a proper squat and have been trying for years, then maybe i could understand your frustration, but any less than that and your lacking the mentality to get big or strong, the program you layed out is bad, the only compound exercise in there is the leg press and even then, that doesnt compare to squats or their variations, which you should also research, dont give up yet and RESEARCH! dont believe everything you see in muscle mags alot is trash

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    look at my body.

    i have small body and long legs. just cant do it. im only 5 foot 9 to... but my long legs make me appear taller.
    video is uploading on youtube. was jsut trying to squat the bar. and when u c the video. u will c... i cant do it. my body wont bend unless i bring my back forward=back injury waiting to happen.... legs to long for body. =/


    edit: heres vid
    ^ tried sumo squats..

    i cant do proper squat form. my body auto bends.. as i go down.


    but i will keep practicing.

    but untill then i will try out that leg routine Narkissos.

    thx for the responses guys..

    and i found out i have this



    i just need to face reality..
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    im not saying that i agree with him. but im just saying, but if he can get a good body while natty without squats, then surely i can get a body WHILE ON A FEW CYCLES IN 10+ YEARS WHEN I HAVE A BASE WITHOUT squats. so whatever. just so pissed off. really am. got home shadow boxed till i had no energy left to let my anger out. i really try. i feel like a handicapped retard. so mad...
    but it is what it is.




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    Nice post/video....

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    something else you could try is squatting with your shoes off

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    It looks to me like you just need to check your ego. The first rep looked good (decent), but as you tired your form started to fall apart.

    Knees going past toes is bullshit and doesn't indicate anything if form is correct. It is used as a general cue to help people sit back into their squat and keep the weight more towards their heels.

    I think you should drop 50lbs off your squat and start with box squats (just above parallel). To progress don't add weight. Every week or two drop the box by 1 or 2 inches (or the smallest increment you can). This will teach you to sit back into the squat which you seem to stop doing as your set progresses.

    And look up. Looking down or straight forward is only helping you pitch forward.
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