i think starting stregnth had you squat 3 times a week becasue the move is harder to learn to do properly then deadlifts.
I think mr.apples and orangesup there was right. theres not much of a comparison to be maid.
and goals are a big thing too.
i know great bodybuilders who never deadlift but squat a ton, and visa versa.
But if your a strongman competitor Id venture to say the dead is a tad bit more important.
Im not really sure which is more importnant to a Mixed martial artists and other combat sports like wrestling and ju jitsu.
the strongest people in the world do both 9 times out of 10 in SOME form or another, be it front squats, back squat, sumo dead, conventianal, machine, (ive seen it i swear)
I think it would have been better for me to ask which is more important for X type of people.
I’m a currently non-competitive mixed martial artist. Not training to much outside the weight room becasue of school right this sec. I wrestled for 5 years and got a TKD blackbelt.
so im not sure which is. I know i get to squat more often as i recover faster.[/quote]
Well i think, a Squat would help with your throwing power/strength and a DL would be better for your grabbing/grappling strength. Am i wrong?! AM I??!
I think i have to review my vote earlier, i voted squat. I think it is magical the way it can add meat to my quads in a matter of weeks, and when doing heavy supports, it really is strengthening all my ligaments and tendons as i resist the enormous weight pushing me into the floor…
But if i could choose 1 exercise and 1 only… then DL. It gets the quads to a lesser degree, but hammies more, glutes, FULL back, arms, traps, neck muscles, EVERYTHING bar your nob.