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elecjet

New York, USA

is doing squats and stiff leg deadlifts in the same workout a bad idea? I work out at home and i finally got to the point where i am doing calf raises for 15 reps and now its getting easy.

So i am kind of out of leg exercises to do besides the squat. I am not sure if doing one back to back would be too much for the system to handle and i wouldnt want my other exercises to suffer from it.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated
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TigerFighter VS

New Jersey, USA

Dr. Darden's beginners 3 workout includes both deadlifts and squats. I am just starting week 2 on it myself, so I would say no its not much. Just start a little lighter and work on the form at first. You should be fine.
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ron33

I always supersetted squats and stiff legged deadlifts with great results,just eased into them after a layoff if i had to take one.i felt it gave me better endurance and greater strength ,training that way plus took less time when it was a factor.
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

If you notice problems with your back giving out on the DLs (always do squats first), you could try some different quad exercises:

BB Hack Squats - Start with the BB behind you and stand up, keep your torso totally erect. Balance is key. Steve Reeves did these with a borad under his heels.

Straddle Squats - You straddle the BB with one arm behind you and one in front (alternate which is whcih each time you do it).

Lunges - With BB or DBs
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QmAn

simon-hecubus wrote:
If you notice problems with your back giving out on the DLs (always do squats first), you could try some different quad exercises:

BB Hack Squats - Start with the BB behind you and stand up, keep your torso totally erect. Balance is key. Steve Reeves did these with a borad under his heels.

Straddle Squats - You straddle the BB with one arm behind you and one in front (alternate which is whcih each time you do it).

Lunges - With BB or DBs


Hi Scott,

Those hack squats are pretty difficult to do, I always end up loosing form on the last couple of reps and whack the bar into my leggs.

Don't do Straddle squats if youv'e got short arms and leggs!
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

QmAn wrote:
Hi Scott,

Those hack squats are pretty difficult to do, I always end up loosing form on the last couple of reps and whack the bar into my leggs.

Don't do Straddle squats if youv'e got short arms and leggs!


At least with the straddles, you have some extra incentive to keep your reps slow and not lockout at the top! ;-)
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