Squats, /fits biggest troll
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Telling beginners to squat is trolling them into injury and let me tell you why
The reason squat is so praised is because it involves the biggest muscles of the body through a large ROM, the quads and glutes. Because of this it will build more muscle than any other lift.
But it is also one of the most Dangerous exercises you can do. Therfore, telling someone to squat if all they want is bigger legs, is like telling them to take a very Dangerous road to Reach a destination that a much safer road leads to as well, and both will take the same time.
Because lets be real here, squats will not offer you gains that you cannot obtain through other exercises. Lunges and leg press will hypertrophy the quads just as good as a squat. They dont involve the glutes as much, but squats are a quad dominant exercise as well. So you can just do another exercise for the glutes anyway.
So there aren't really any benefits to squats other than they involve a lot of muscle, so if you have very little time in the gym you can just do squats and get finished quickly.
There is no reason to tell anyone who doesen't want to become a powerlifter or become good at squats, to do squats. Simply because there are WAY safer options out there that will get the same job done. Same With deadlifts.
And that is why squats are a troll.
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