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    Exclamation Barbell Squats Are Not Primal?

    I came across this interesting blog post on why barbell squats are not paleo. (i was searching for alternatives to squats..).

    I thought it made sense. What do you think?

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    I think he has a right to his opinion but nothing on this gods green earth is paleo anymore. It's an idealized way of living that makes you feel good and is good for you

    If hed said barbell squats arent natural evolution-direct movements based on his kids never having done rhem then itd be a whole different ball game
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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodorchid View Post
    I think he has a right to his opinion but nothing on this gods green earth is paleo anymore. It's an idealized way of living that makes you feel good and is good for you

    If hed said barbell squats arent natural evolution-direct movements based on his kids never having done rhem then itd be a whole different ball game
    Wait didn't he say exactly that ?

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    Ok, but if I want to carry a dead body over the shoulders is the way to go, I'm gonna get it over while low down then stand up.
    You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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    The whole concept of "training" isn't Paleo. Squats are a favourite among many of the top trainers in the world, and arguing with them based on the concept of whether it is Paleo or not is rather silly.

    Weighted squats can be done safely with proper technique.
    "It's a great life, if you don't weaken.". John Buchan

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    Quote Originally Posted by itchy166 View Post
    The whole concept of "training" isn't Paleo. Squats are a favourite among many of the top trainers in the world, and arguing with them based on the concept of whether it is Paleo or not is rather silly.

    Weighted squats can be done safely with proper technique.
    Nope. I'm convinced. I'm done with squats and going to take up wooly mammoth hunting instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    Nope. I'm convinced. I'm done with squats and going to take up wooly mammoth hunting instead.
    just checked the regs. mammoth season opens february 23rd. don't forget to sharpen your spear

    on a slightly more serious note, these threads really have to stop. squats aren't "paleo" but typing on a computer is. what about the car you drove to work today, or the fridge keeping your grassfed beef cold? i should start a "did cavemen really eat beef" thread. that ought to really throw the softheads into a tizzy
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    Quote Originally Posted by not on the rug View Post
    on a slightly more sersios note, these threads really have to stop. Squats aren't "paleo" but typing on a computer is. What about the car you drove to work today, or the fridge keeping your grassfed beef cold? I'll should start a "did cavemen really eat beef" thread. That ought to really throw the softheads into a tizzy
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    You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by not on the rug View Post
    just checked the regs. mammoth season opens february 23rd. don't forget to sharpen your spear

    on a slightly more serious note, these threads really have to stop. squats aren't "paleo" but typing on a computer is. what about the car you drove to work today, or the fridge keeping your grassfed beef cold? i should start a "did cavemen really eat beef" thread. that ought to really throw the softheads into a tizzy
    Far as exercise is concerned I think an evolutionary lens of biomechanics is a useful tool. Don't get too put off by the "is it paleo" question. I really could care less if anything is Paleo tm.... but I do recognize that many people studying things from an evolutionary and ancestral perspective are in the Paleo community. Really the squats issue is an age old battle and not likely to be resolved here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    Far as exercise is concerned I think an evolutionary lens of biomechanics is a useful tool. Don't get too put off by the "is it paleo" question. I really could care less if anything is Paleo tm.... but I do recognize that many people studying things from an evolutionary and ancestral perspective are in the Paleo community. Really the squats issue is an age old battle and not likely to be resolved here.
    i actually agree with you 100%. i stopped squatting heavy about 8 years ago. then i herniated some discs in a car accident, and decided to never do it again. i do deadlift still, but not heavy, and not usually in the less than 6-8 rep range. and i never squat heavy anymore. i do tons of bodyweight squats, some mildly heavy back squats, and mildly heavy front squats. when i was 24, i was out to prove something, in my olrde, wiser age (33), i've decided that the health of my spine is far more important than the amount of plates i can stack on a bar.

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