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    can i just replace squats with deadlifts?

    i wanna replace squats cuz it feels dangerous because i have to put the bar on my shoulders and wen im done my set i hav to throw over my head. would deadlifts be a good replacement for good cuz it feels alot safer.
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    definitely not.
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    since you dont have a squat rack and you are squatting more then you can lift up and over, try hack squats.

    http://www.shapefit.com/quadriceps-e...ck-squats.html

    try to add in deadlifts also though
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    thx. the only prob i had with the hack squat is i keep faling on my ass.
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    Agreed that deadlifts can be in there but they cannot replace squats. Squats are a quad dominant, lower body push which deadlifts are not thus why they wouldn't be a replacement. Other quad dominant, lower body pushes like front squats, hack squats, or leg press would be however.
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    Originally Posted by jannsalonga View Post
    thx. the only prob i had with the hack squat is i keep faling on my ass.
    First off, do you have access to a gym at all? -If so, you could try the smith machine. If not, and you're lifting in your garage you might just need to practice the movement/motion. At first even just a broom handle will do, then the bar etc.

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    If you want to replace squats with deadlifts, I suggest snatch grip deadlifts on a platform
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    good mornings replacing squats? i dont see how the mechanics of either relate that much...
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    Originally Posted by v4lu3s View Post
    good mornings replacing squats? i dont see how the mechanics of either relate that much...
    too early in the morning...they train GM's for deads.

    id do pulls from the floor and catch the bar low, thus front squatting
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    aren't 'good mornings' when you wake up having sex with your GF?

    i would say to train a front squat. I've seen a few guys do them at the gym - they look hard, and I'm sure they are hard - but you wouldn't have to lift them up.

    The other option, of course, as previously mentioned is to get a squat rack.
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    Originally Posted by jannsalonga View Post
    thx. the only prob i had with the hack squat is i keep faling on my ass.
    ummmmm... use less weight & fix your form, common sense FTW!!!
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    Zercher squats would be good too
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    Originally Posted by jannsalonga View Post
    i wanna replace squats cuz it feels dangerous because i have to put the bar on my shoulders and wen im done my set i hav to throw over my head. would deadlifts be a good replacement for good cuz it feels alot safer.
    The answer is "No". You should try to do both of them, as long as you can do them safely.

    Either learn how to squat correctly, or use a good leg press machine (which are few and far between - Hammer is the only one I'll use).
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    Originally Posted by v4lu3s View Post
    good mornings replacing squats? i dont see how the mechanics of either relate that much...
    They do... and a strong posterior chain is critical for squatting like a powerlifter. The carry over is much greater than you might imagine. There are enough anecdotes about powerlifters using GM's alone to improve their squats to sell me on this approach. I don't follow it, but I also tend to squat in more of a quad dominant fashion (knee break).
    Originally Posted by kbdub View Post
    too early in the morning...they train GM's for deads.

    id do pulls from the floor and catch the bar low, thus front squatting
    You got it right the first time... and someone that can't lift the bar over his head to get into a squat position doesn't need to be learning olympic style lifts. Bad call.
    Originally Posted by kbdub View Post
    Zercher squats would be good too
    Interesting suggestion, and certainly one of the more inspired among this thread. Reps to you.
    Originally Posted by bania View Post
    The answer is "No". You should try to do both of them, as long as you can do them safely.

    Either learn how to squat correctly, or use a good leg press machine (which are few and far between - Hammer is the only one I'll use).
    You started off ok. Deads+squats is going to be the best answer overall. You lost me at trying to draw a straight line between leg presses and squats. Just because it has four legs and horns doesn't make it a cow (if you catch my drift).
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