Reply
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Registered User WhatifI's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2014
    Age: 31
    Posts: 298
    Rep Power: 0
    WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10)
    WhatifI is offline

    Question I haven't lost strength in my squat, or size in my legs, despite no longer squatting.

    I haven't squatted, truly squatted, in at least a year. Not split squats, not anything. But I remember what my squat for reps was when I did do squats. And I recently had an opportunity to try it again. I can still do it. Despite basically giving up on squats, I've kept my progress, both in the size of my legs and in the strength/endurance of my squat.

    Is there any reason why this might be? Again, I don't do leg exercises, save for my usual 3.5-4 mph run/walk to and from work every weekday. I do have anterior pelvic tilt, could it be creating such an imbalance that certain accessory muscles are being worked that would make a squat easier to do?
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User WolfRose7's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2016
    Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    Age: 27
    Posts: 9,568
    Rep Power: 46485
    WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    WolfRose7 is offline
    how much weight are you squatting and is it to depth
    2018 Log
    https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=175232661

    FMH Crew, Sandbagging Mike Tuscherer Wannabee
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Registered User WhatifI's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2014
    Age: 31
    Posts: 298
    Rep Power: 0
    WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10)
    WhatifI is offline
    Originally Posted by WolfRose7 View Post
    how much weight are you squatting and is it to depth
    200 pounds for 5 sets of 5. How deep is deep? My ass is definitely below my knees.
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User WolfRose7's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2016
    Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    Age: 27
    Posts: 9,568
    Rep Power: 46485
    WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) WolfRose7 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    WolfRose7 is offline
    Originally Posted by WhatifI View Post
    200 pounds for 5 sets of 5. How deep is deep? My ass is definitely below my knees.
    top of hip crease below knee is generally what we call depth. I only asked because half squats might explain it.

    That's a fairly solid base to be squatting from after a year off legs.

    maybe just a natural build for squats, would be interesting to see what you could get in a year of consistent training
    2018 Log
    https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=175232661

    FMH Crew, Sandbagging Mike Tuscherer Wannabee
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User radrd's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2018
    Age: 38
    Posts: 3,317
    Rep Power: 28788
    radrd has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) radrd has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) radrd has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) radrd has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) radrd has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) radrd has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) radrd has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) radrd has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) radrd has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) radrd has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) radrd has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    radrd is offline
    Do you do other training, even just upper body, or is walking it? If you're muscular in general, it could help, especially if you're doing core work or deadlifts, though I think you would have mentioned that as a leg exercise.
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Registered User WhatifI's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2014
    Age: 31
    Posts: 298
    Rep Power: 0
    WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10) WhatifI has a little shameless behaviour in the past. (-10)
    WhatifI is offline
    Originally Posted by radrd View Post
    Do you do other training, even just upper body, or is walking it? If you're muscular in general, it could help, especially if you're doing core work or deadlifts, though I think you would have mentioned that as a leg exercise.
    No deadlifts, just pull ups, dumbbell bench press, overhead press, bicep curls, tricep extensions, lateral raises, and dumbbell shrugs.
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Registered User CommitmentRulz's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2017
    Location: United States
    Age: 61
    Posts: 6,968
    Rep Power: 69639
    CommitmentRulz has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) CommitmentRulz has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) CommitmentRulz has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) CommitmentRulz has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) CommitmentRulz has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) CommitmentRulz has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) CommitmentRulz has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) CommitmentRulz has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) CommitmentRulz has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) CommitmentRulz has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) CommitmentRulz has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    CommitmentRulz is offline
    Originally Posted by WhatifI View Post
    No deadlifts, just pull ups, dumbbell bench press, overhead press, bicep curls, tricep extensions, lateral raises, and dumbbell shrugs.
    What about your post in April of 2020 where you talk about doing squats with APT?
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Registered User air2fakie's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2019
    Age: 50
    Posts: 2,152
    Rep Power: 4040
    air2fakie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) air2fakie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) air2fakie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) air2fakie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) air2fakie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) air2fakie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) air2fakie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) air2fakie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) air2fakie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) air2fakie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) air2fakie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    air2fakie is offline
    Originally Posted by WhatifI View Post
    No deadlifts, just pull ups, dumbbell bench press, overhead press, bicep curls, tricep extensions, lateral raises, and dumbbell shrugs.
    Guess you really can skip leg day.
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    Registered User MarcusFitPro's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2019
    Age: 50
    Posts: 28
    Rep Power: 0
    MarcusFitPro will become famous soon enough. (+50) MarcusFitPro will become famous soon enough. (+50) MarcusFitPro will become famous soon enough. (+50) MarcusFitPro will become famous soon enough. (+50) MarcusFitPro will become famous soon enough. (+50) MarcusFitPro will become famous soon enough. (+50) MarcusFitPro will become famous soon enough. (+50) MarcusFitPro will become famous soon enough. (+50) MarcusFitPro will become famous soon enough. (+50) MarcusFitPro will become famous soon enough. (+50) MarcusFitPro will become famous soon enough. (+50)
    MarcusFitPro is offline
    Of course regular daily activities help maintain muscle volume, while your strength can be maintained due to fast twitch movements that you could be doing during your daily tasks.The results sound good though.
    Marcus Morgan M.Ed, Exercise Science, Physiology

    Owner of Home Fitness Galore
    Fitness Equipment , Workout Plans , & Fitness Supplements

    Website: https://homefitnessgalore.wixsite.com/home
    E-mail: homefitnessgalore@gmail.com
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Registered User AlexSays's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2017
    Age: 26
    Posts: 283
    Rep Power: 2683
    AlexSays is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) AlexSays is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) AlexSays is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) AlexSays is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) AlexSays is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) AlexSays is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) AlexSays is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) AlexSays is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) AlexSays is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) AlexSays is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) AlexSays is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    AlexSays is offline
    Have a very loose theory about this

    I tend to lose strength on my squat and deadlift much more slowly when I abstain than I do on something like my bench

    I've concluded that it may partly be due to the fact that I just use my legs much more in day to day activity than my chest. Short of pushing open a door I do not specifically use my pectoral muscles for much. However walking, running, squatting down, standing up, climbing stairs etc etc all involve the use of my legs, core, lower back. I would imagine that all of these activities help prolong any existing strength in my legs whereas my chest strength just drops off through lack of use.
    Reply With Quote

  11. #11
    Registered User DCSpartan's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Age: 48
    Posts: 11,176
    Rep Power: 20216
    DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    DCSpartan is offline
    Originally Posted by WhatifI View Post
    200 pounds for 5 sets of 5. How deep is deep? My ass is definitely below my knees.
    Thats a beginner level strength standard for a teenager. You arent losing strength because that is probably your untrained baseline level.
    Reply With Quote

  12. #12
    Unregistered User MyEgoProblem's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2015
    Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    Posts: 5,599
    Rep Power: 52623
    MyEgoProblem has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MyEgoProblem has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MyEgoProblem has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MyEgoProblem has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MyEgoProblem has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MyEgoProblem has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MyEgoProblem has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MyEgoProblem has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MyEgoProblem has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MyEgoProblem has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MyEgoProblem has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    MyEgoProblem is offline
    Originally Posted by DCSpartan View Post
    Thats a beginner level strength standard for a teenager. You arent losing strength because that is probably your untrained baseline level.
    Yup. I'm. With DC here.

    200 5x5 is likely an essentially an almost untrained
    State for you.

    Sounds harsh but you probably never really made much leg gains 'training' and what you did make was easy to hold with normal life and food

    I have very little trouble building legs and keeping it when lazy, just but riding my bike 😂
    FHM T-Rex.
    Reply With Quote

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts