Squats


#1

hey guys whats up. I like doing squats but i have a question on how i can add more weight. Right now i do dumbell squats with 50lbs in each hand and then 50lbs in a back pack. I don’t like using the backpack because it hurts my back sometimes. I was hoping that i could use the whole bar. But its impossible for me to even put 100lbs on a bar and hold it up because it hurts my neck/ trapezoids. I don’t have anyone to help me put it over my head either. Still i need at least 160-180lbs to even get a workout because my legs are really strong.

Is their a more effective exercise other than the squat or could someone else help me out with this problem

Thx


#2

Stay away from squats unless you are using a cambered bar. A better choice would be deadlifts.

http://ericcressey.com/back-squats-and-overhead-throwers


#3

Here is another gem from Cressey.

http://ericcressey.com/strength-training-for-pitchers-2


#4

thanks dude. Ya before i was doing calf raises, deadlifts, walking lunges, and then i would try to do squats. But ya i am not going to do them anymore. Thanks again. Also dude i thought that deadlift targets your lower back. Does it also target the same muscles that the squat does. and does it also have the same effectivity as squats.


#5

Deadlifts work just about everything although they do hit the hanstrings and glutes more than the quads.