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    If I could do only one exercise it would be to squat ...Here's why

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    Great video on the science behind the benefits of the squat...always an essential cornerstone of any fitness program.

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    Keep your squat, lol. I'll take sprinting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    Keep your squat, lol. I'll take sprinting.
    Squats > Sprints

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    There is simply no exercise, and certainly no machine, that produces the level of central nervous system activity, imrpoved balance and coordination, skeletal loading and bone density enhancement, muscular stimulation and growth, connective tissue stress and strength, psychological demand and toughness, and overall systemic conditioning than the correctly performed full squat.
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    Ha Ha...Yes sprinting is a close second, but if I had only one option it would be the squat.

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    Squats are more important to long-term health than sprints. If you're old and have trouble walking up the stairs, it's not your conditioning, it's your lack of strength. Squats keep a person strong. Strength is the fountain of youth.

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    If I could choose only 1 exercise to do ever...it would be the overhead squat. Squatting is wonderful, but you need to work the upper body as well. That being said, I'm terrible at overhead squatting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    Keep your squat, lol. I'll take sprinting.
    I agree, with the opportunity to load with different degrees of steepness including hill sprints and weighted west, back packs, etc. will give a better overall training impact and possibilities than squats for general fitness! But why choose one exercise only…

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    I prefer deadlift.

    Nothing against squat, but if its ONLY one exercise the deadlift has the capacity to load the arms, shoulders, traps and upper back and lower back for development as well as that posterior chain. While the squat may put a load ON these areas its more of a static hold sort of work compared to what you see in the deadlift.

    But this is an age old battle with no winner or loser.

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    Think it would be Dips or Pull ups for me. I watch video's such as the one linked and it just makes me wonder if squats are worth it....don't do this, don't do that, don't lean this way, don't lean that way.......fricken nightmare !

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