Tag Archives: squats

Are Squats Enough for Quads?

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Short answer: In most cases, the classic barbell squat is a very adequate quadriceps builder that can get you to your maximal quad potential. The strongest points of the squat are its closed-chain nature and the convenience that it offers in terms of programming.  The squat allows you to overload the quads with very heavy […]

Natural Bodybuilding: Are Pistol Squats Enough for Legs?

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I learned about pistol squats over ten years ago. I read about them in the blog of a dude following the training principles of Pavel Tsatsouline. To this day, I remember a quote from that blogger: “I do 5×5 pistol squats and have no complaints about how my legs look.” Was he right, though? Are […]

5 Reasons Why Squats Are Stopping You from Getting BIG Arms

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The bar was loaded. My back was covered in chalk. The belt was squeezing my waist like a pair of pliers. A rhythm that could make a dead heart beat again, and a guitar escorting your soul to the place where deities live, were coming out of my headphones. I got under the bar – […]

Squats Made My Legs So Huge That I Can’t Find Jeans Anymore

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Dedicated to those who ”can’t find pants” that fit after squatting for 3 months. You’ve read about it on the Internet. You’ve read about it in the sacred muscle books. You’ve heard others talk about it. You were told there are alive witnesses. You wanted to be one of them and signed the contract. You […]