Thanks to the advice from this forum last time I inquired I think I finally have my diet straightened out and Im losing weight and more importantly I feel like Im losing fat and not muscle and Im eating real food not just supps.
My next question:
Im just shy of 6'6" and I just dropped under 240lbs Ive been working out steady for about a year now. I'm happy with my gains Ive been really working on body weight exercises over the last 3 months (Pull-ups,chin-ups,push-ups,dips) and they have greatly improved. On to my question I have been avoiding big compound lifts like squats, dead lifts, and overhead presses because I feel like my form is bad, maybe due to my height and lack of experience, and every time I do them I end up with a sore back. Are these exercises critical enough for someone who is training only for looks (Im not competing in anything right now and have no future plans to) that Im shortchanging myself by not doing them? Is there any other thins that are effective enough to replace them? (Im doing high resistance bike to hit my quads and various rows and pull-ups/pulldowns for my back).
I would appreciate any direction you guys could give