Hi guys I'm in my 3rd week of a hardgainer weight gain plan, using a version of stronglifts.com 5x5 system which is basically gym 3 times a week, the first session I do 5 sets of bench press, squats and curls (I added those in cause I want guns) and 1 set of deadlifts (he says to do 1 instead of 5 not sure why). The next session I do shoulder press, barbell rows and squats.
The idea as I understand it is basically to do mostly compound exercises to work on everything but to not do the same exercise every session to get some rest (although I'm not sure why you can do squats every session).
Anyway I have found that my legs are getting some weird pains when trying the squats sometimes and I feel like I need to give them a bigger rest than 2 days. Also find I don't really enjoy the squats and it's a bit de-motivating. So for those reasons I want to replace the squat on one of the sessions with something else. I have replaced it for now with barbell extensions which I think just do triceps mainly but does anyone have any suggestions on a better exercise to replace them with? I'm really not concerned about my legs so I would prefer something that does the upper body if possible.
I work out at home, with a Power Rack.
Thanks in advance.
Thread: Alternatives to squats