You’ve supposedly been lifting for YEARS yet you still don’t know whether you should squat? This makes no sense. Really, it doesn’t.
I don’t bench. Most guys do. Why don’t I bench? Because after years of lifting, I learned what builds and what tears up my body. Benching kills me, though I can do weighted dips all day long.
According to “convensional wisdom,” dips are harder on your shoulders than benching. So what? I know what works for me. I know what hurts my shoulder and what doesn’t.
Some “guru” could publish an article today saying everyone should bench and no one should do dips. Guess what? I still won’t bench, and I’ll still do dips.
I also won’t need to ask on the forum whether I should bench. AFter all, I’ve been lifting for years.
You people need to actually lift weights and listen to your bodies. If all you do is read articles and “think” about what you should do, you’ll never get bigger or stronger – which, I assume (perhaps foolishly?) is the reason you’re reading this site.[/quote]
Very well said. And a little funny/sad that you even had to say it.