Discussion in 'Gator Country Health and Fitness' started by ATL_Gator, Apr 2, 2013.
That was pretty entertaining... Especially since I just finished with my "leg" day.
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Apr 01, 2013
haha, yep. I was skimming it and shaking my head. Until I got to the bottom. They got me, hook line and sinker.
Then started reading the whole thing, obvious at that point... Such as:
according to my doctorate in Mathology from the Correspondence College of Nigeria
Actually, most of the points were either true or contained a grain of truth probably.
Yeah I suppose every April Fool's Day joke has some grain of truth.
(1) Squats hurt your knees: it certainly does hurt a lot of peoples' knees. And it's not always evident that this is because they are doing them wrong. Squats ain't for everyone.
(2) Squats require that you stack a heavy load on your spine: how could anyone dispute this ?
(3) Don't need squats to build muscular legs: undoubtedly true. There is no such thing as "an exercise you can't do without."
(4) Squats are more of a low back exercise than a leg exercise: according to Bret Contreras, they are certainly more of a low back exercise than deadlifts are.
(5) Won't help sports performance: probably not clear cut. Some S&C guys maintain they hinder performance.
(6) A Navy Seal says squats suck: probably true.
(7) Squats will slow you down: This may be untrue. But soft tissue trauma will slow you down. So, back to (1).
(8) Too hard on CNS: done judiciously, probably not true. S&C types quarrel over whether volume or intensity or manner of exercise hammer CNS.
(9) Old timers didn't squat: Did they ? I don't know. They were mighty strong though.
I never do squats it's the one thing I stopped doing...
whole thing was a joke, though
From someone that used to squat 550+, yeah it will eventually kick your ass
I got that. But not sufficiently refuted (on most points) to be anything close to Onion material.
A chiropractor told me squats is the second leading reason he sees patients, far behind the #1 reason - deadlifts.
I don't do deadlifts at all anymore. I do a set of 20 squats to end my leg workout with around 100-120 pounds. Not enough to hurt my back, but perfect to end the program I'm doing now.
This is the program I've been doing and I really dig it..
Close, it's people that do those with improper form, generally choosing to eschew safety to put one more plate on the bar.
Some of this is true and the rest is a joke. Squats are the single best exorcise I've ever done in my life. But I do get a very strong lower back and thighs out of doing deep knee squats.
My knees have never ever hurt in the process.
Squats without stretching might slow you down, but if you stretch and do squats you can get faster.
Ass to the grass baby
Yup ATG or it doesn't count.
Just a small pet peeve of mine, but I've never seen anyone squat ass to grass.
My ass touches my heals. I also do deep knee squats on a 2" x 6" x 3' board.