I know... everybody is gonna shout at me. I'm really not happy about this. I had a serious injury in my lower back and I can't squat or deadlift anymore.
I don't know If it's going to heal with time or not. I wanna compete in the future so, Will this be a problem for me?
Do you think It's possible to build massive legs without squats and compete against others who squat?
I'm giving it the best treatment and rest... but that issue is really concerning me.
Thanks in advance.
01-20-2013, 01:28 AM #1
Do you think it's possible to build massive legs without squats or deadlifts?
01-20-2013, 01:57 AM #2
Doesn't mean that you don't squat/deadlift means you can't have massive legs. It's like saying you can't have a big chest without doing benches.
You can try lunges, GHR or leg presses. Whether this exercises affect your lower back, I'm not sure.
Don't think just because you can't squat/deadlift means you can't have big legs. You can, but the process will probably take a longer while.
I can't bench (no equipment, no spotter since I train at home) but I don't complain that I can't have a big chest. I do dips and weighted push ups instead.
Just remember to go heavy!
Good luck on your journey.
01-20-2013, 02:05 AM #3Let me give you a bit of warning: just because you get very good at your training it should not go to your head that you are an expert.
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01-20-2013, 04:25 AM #6
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It's very possible to get big legs without squats or deadlifts. They're just efficient ways to do the job.SQ 172.5kg. BP 105kg. DL 200kg. OHP 62.5kg @ 67.3kg
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yes you can get massive legs without squatting and deadlifts.Retired Marine
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01-21-2013, 01:00 AM #15
I gave it all the rest it needed and kept working out on machines. I added squats and deadlifts again on my routine with really light weights, but every time I try to go a little heavier "Not even heavy" It hurts like a mother****er the next day. I can't tell you the details of the injury, I don't know exactly how to describe it in English.
Did you have something similar in the past? What did you do to get over it?
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ok well i'm sure you've heard the term, squats are the king of quad exercises. and in my opinion, this is definitely the truth. although, i do believe you can build big legs without having to do squats. actually, theres an ifbb who has never done squats or doesnt do squats any more and has got huge legs. i cant think of who it is now but i'm sure of it. now obviously you're not able to squat for injury purposes and not just being a wimp about it. but definitely try to get back into squatting if and when your injury does heal, maybe do them every other week or something like that. and even then, be very careful and dont go crazy heavy on them. do them properly and they'll work just fine.NGA Natural bodybuilder
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Have you seen a physician? If not, I really can't see how you'd think it's a wise idea to be training at all until you've gotten an x-ray and a diagnosis."Nice TAPOUT shirt, you must kick so much ass."
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01-21-2013, 03:16 PM #25
every exercise you risk injury, its just how you perform it. if youre not a derpass squats and deadlifts shouldnt cause too much of a problem.
if thats you in your avi, thats all i need to know about you to disregard your opinion lol
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01-21-2013, 03:46 PM #26
And for the record you twisted sick delusional individual. Extending @ the back and having it take most of the brunt of holding 300+ lbs on your shoulders while u squat, or dead WILL cause an injury. its never EVER a case of if. just WHEN. I have yet to meet a single person that didn't end up with some sort of back pain from squats or deads. and those who havnt typically just started doing them, or only ever go very light.
Speaking of avis, sick one phagg0t. Glad your already red, but I got some bad newz for u bro, im about to neg you back into the stoneage.
Also I forgot to mention have ****ing LOL pathetic it is to watch ppl load up 315lbs on squats, **** their backs up, knees up, let alone most only getting 1/2 ROM. When these people cant even do a SINGLE, yes a measely SINGLE REP for a bodyweight pistol squat. Let alone have the balance to attempt half a rep without falling over. Only to see those same people come on here and be like no man u have to bench squat and dead heavy its the only way to grow.
Get your priorities straight.
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01-21-2013, 04:47 PM #28
yeah it is possible, just look at the hodgetwins on youtube or twinmuscleworkout. They dont squat because they say thay have bad lower backs. I think when they bench there back is flat on the bench too im not too sure but i remember watching a video when they said when they arch it, it gives them slight pain but dont quote me on that
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