Sabeeee asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 8 years ago

Squat questions?? Do you need weights to do squats?

I'm working out at home. I only have 2 lb weights lol will the squats still work?? Do plié squats or sumo squats work as well as regular squats??? Are jump squats good?

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    Jeez.... The disinformation... Where do people come up with this stuff.

    No exercise will "stunt your growth". In fact, about the only thing that will stunt your growth is starvation.

    Here's the deal. Your legs are very strong. Most people, with a couple of months of training, can easily do hundreds of squats. This moves the exercise from a "resistance" exercise to a mere calisthenic one. It certainly won't be bad, but it won't do you too much good either. Also, doing large numbers of full squats is really hard on your knees. You may regret this later in life.

    For a harder, and safer body-weight exercise, try "step-ups". In this, you find a step of suitable heght, and alternate stepping on top of it to full height... Alternating legs.

    Generally, we want to avoid bending the knee all the way... It's safer for your knees to do a "half" squat, where your thigh just goes parallel with the floor.

    You can also try one-legged squats. You might have to hold onto a chair for balance, but it's tougher if you don't. Again, don't go all the way down, just the point your upper thigh is parallel to the floor.

    The most effective means of building strength in the legs remains weight-lifting. Most people, with relatively little training, can handle really heavy weights. Weights that are much too heavy to handle unassisted, so you need a gym with a squat-rack, machines, or other lifters to spot you.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Weighted Squats At Home

  • 8 years ago

    If you are still growing, like a teenager or even up to age 21 then don't use weights and definitely do not do jump squats as it will stunt your growth. It is ok to do any exercises as long as you are using your own body weight, but the added weight and the pressure from jumping mashes your cartilage down and you can't replace or regrow your cartilage - that is why gymnasts and horse jockeys and young weight lifters are short.

    If you are an adult you can, light weights are good but it's always a good idea to talk to a certified trainer. If you have a Workout Anytime 24/7 near you, you can get a free pass online to use their gym and you can get a free trial workout with a professional trainer.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    With weight that light, do jump squats (builds power and explosion) and bodyweight squats and lunges.

    But you should alternate in weighted squats on other days. (front squats are best, more core strength required and less spine pressure).

    1 day on, one day off.

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    5 years ago

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    Whether is 80kg is a good amount of weight depends on your goals. That you worked your way up to that amount would mean that next time you could start out rested at 80kg and, because you were fresh, end up lifting more. I'm sure with training you could get to 160.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    The deadlift is an excellent compound exercise that targets the quads, hamstrings, gluteal muscles, lower back, traps, and forearms--not to mention it will make you feel like a beast when you do it. However, if not done properly, serious injury such as a herniated disc can occur. Follow these steps for the proper way to deadlift and turn into a modern day Hercules https://shorturl.im/s/do-a-deadlift

  • 8 years ago

    You can do wall squats

  • 8 years ago

    No, I'm pretty sure you don't NEED weights... lol. XD But it could help you balance better. Hope I helped! Good luck! :)

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    work for what .. of course it will be good to exercise the leg muscles .. legs build up pretty quick though so getting weight involved soon will help build if thats the goal ..

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