I just read the article by Coach Mike Boyle - 25 Years, 25 Mistakes.
I’m confused on how I should keep my training going for legs. I’ve been doing squats, deadlifts, leg presses for years and always felt the most comfortable with leg presses for quads. Squats have always felt awkward for me because my femurs are so long. I’m about 6’3 and feel that it is next to impossible to go further down than my thighs being parallel with the floor.
Read this from his article -
Mistake #4: Putting square pegs in round holes
The bottom line is that not everyone is made to squat or to clean. I rarely squatted with my basketball players as many found squatting uncomfortable for their backs and knees.
It killed me to stop because the squat is a lift I fundamentally believed in, but athletes with long femurs will be poor squatters. It’s physics. It took me a while to realize that a good lift isn’t good for everybody.
This is where I am confused. Is he saying that I shouldn’t do squats at all or that squats shouldn’t be my primary focus in my leg training? If so, what should be my primary focus? Any advise would be appreciated guys. Thank you.