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Deadlift for bigger legs???


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I would start a bear program and specialy wants to have my legs to grow.
Pavel recommend deadlift for legs and not squat, is deadlift just as good???

chris m.

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Re: the bottom line is no

Bottom line, squats will make your legs grow more than the deadlift. The deadlift is recommended over the squat because it is easier to learn--therefore safer.

If you feel confident in your squatting technique, then the squat is better for increasing the mass of your legs. I highly recommend Rob Lawrence's article How and Why I Squat. If you are not familiar with the squat, but are reasonably coordinated expect about a month learning curve to safe proficiency and a lifetime of improving technique.


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Trap Bar Deadlift for bigger legs???

Trap Bar Deadlift works the legs more than regular Deadlifts and possibly more than squats. But squats are better for total body.


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Chris is right in that the squats will affect growth more than deads, but you absolutely must, try deadlifts from a platform. Also, follow Pavels instructions in PTP for the "duck" style deadlift.
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