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Squats vs deadlift, difference?
Do squats and deadlift workout the same muscles? Does squat or deadlift workout a certain muscle more than the other. Doesn't squat workout back aswell? Just an arguement with my friend and his deadlifts.
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
Squats and deadlifts do indeed work the same muscles but not in the same way. Squats primarily work the quads, hamstrings, glutes, lower back and to a lesser degree the upper back.Depending what type of squats you do it will work different muscles groups. For instance, wide stance squats will work the hams, glutes and lower back more and not the quads, but a close stance or Olympic squat will work the quads a lot more and the hamstrings less.
Deadlifts quite similar to the squats will primarily work the hamstrings, upper and lower back and glutes, and to a lesser degree the traps and lats. Deadlifts do however work more muscles than squats. The same applies to conventional and sumo (wide stance) deadlifts as with squats. Sumo deadlifts work the hip flexors, glutes and groin muscles more and the conventional deadlifts.Source(s): http://strengthandmuscle.net/
- Anonymous5 years ago
There is a huge difference because you don't have to worry about technique, leverage or stabilizing the load with machines. It's much easier to bench on a smith machine than with a barbell. The best for developing strength are compound exercises with free weights like deadlift, squat, power cleans, hang cleans, flat bench press, standing overhead press.