Deadlifts only and no squats?

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  1. Howie Feltersnatch

    Howie Feltersnatch New Member

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    My knee has been killing me. I quit doing squats, but can still do deadlifts. Anybody else do something similar? Looking for ideas to keep the routine fresh and not stale.
     
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    Can you do anything with your legs?
    you don't NEED to do squats, just supplement other exercises
     
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    I can do cleans, snatches, light thrusters and kettlebell work, but I do squats and front squats and I can't walk the next day. I can do squats really light, but any time I add anything over 365 I can't walk on it the next day (can barely manage stairs.) I could try overhead squats, I'm sure I can't manage enough weight to hurt it. Oh and lunges suck too, with one leg I'm good to go, but the other one I can't get off the floor.
     
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    I have no other input other than to say I believe you have an amazing username :)
     
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    Heywood Jablowme was already taken, so was Phil McKcacken. So i settled on this.
     
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    sounds like a good quality leg workout.
     
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    So what you're saying is that your knee isnt "hurt"...you just can't walk the next day because you're sore?
     
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    I don't squat and I have a pretty decent deadlift
     
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    For a while my shoulders were so jammed up that I chose not to squat, as it was hurting my bench work, which was (is) my primary goal. I just did a bunch of deads for a while. My deads went up like 75lbs, and when I got back to squatting it took my about 4 weeks to be back about where I was before. If you're a super long armed guy it may not be sufficient work for the legs; one of the guys at my gym who trains with us sometimes is a long armed 18 year old who just pulled 510 in comp, and weighs about 195lbs, but there is no way he could squat 225 to parallel. He's not getting much leg work doing deads. I think he benches around 150.
     
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    Blade Time to swolercize

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    I have crepitus in my knees and I still skwat, dl, and ride a road bike 1600+ miles a year

    fuck pain
     
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    No. I'm saying I have arthitis/bursitis in my left knee and I can't walk on it after training it heavy. Sometimes I can't even recover out of depth with squats because it just can't take the weight/pain anymore.
     
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    Anyone have a rip of bulletproof knees or pdf of the manual? :o
     
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    in for this if someone has it
     
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    Why not just squat lighter instead of dropping squats altogether
     
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    How i fixed my knee's was i threw out squats/cleans/lunges for 4 months and i did barbell step-ups and light jogging on grass and sometimes sand (good if you have some sort of beach around your area). After a while i quit step-ups and jogging and started to run/sprint on concrete and gym floors, this year my knee had no problems when i played football
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Was you form on squats proper?
     
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    Probably not it was a couple years ago but i know my feet were not shoulder width apart
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    You could have been putting the weight on your toes instead of your heels.
     
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    Could of been, it was 10th grade
     
  22. Howie Feltersnatch

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    Well my goal was to squat 600 in a powerlifting competition. Might just compete in bench and dead only. I think my problem comes down to form. I have terrible flexibility and flat feet (no arch whatsoever) and come up on my toes. I am 33 now and have been squating heavy since I was 15, time just caught up with me on that I guess. I think if i shift to front squats and go lighter it will help me with form issues later when i can begin back squatting (skwatting) again.
     
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    Why not also work on improving your flexibility as well.
     
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