Originally Posted by viru§™
Squats are bad, they'll **** you up.
Bodyweight is the best way to go. You'll find that out one day.
You can get strong with tension and pistol squats.
Listen man, I haven't deadlifted for a year, yet I went to the gym not too long ago, and I found I was only about 40 lbs off my max, but I weigh about 10 lbs less than I did previously also.
But, I feel more fluid, my joints feel better, and I haven't even mastered my own bodyweight yet.
How do you explain that?
There is a guy on bodybuilding.com that only did bodyweight and squated 365 his first time squatting.
You can be stronger with weights, although you won't be as balanced nor able to do the things a bodyweight guy can do unless you train specifically for that, but you won't be that much stronger, and it's at the cost of your joints over time.
Man, look at all those stiff ass weight lifters that are older.