Rachit Dua

The Battle Deadlifts V/S Squats

October, 2018
The Master Responds

If you are into lifting, you would agree to the fact that squats and deadlifts are the prototype of compound movements. The significance of compound movements in boosting strength, functionality and testosterone production, has been universally accepted. Nevertheless, it is also the best way to target several muscle groups with a single exercise. Though both squats and deadlifts fire almost similar muscle groups, they do have their respective importance in your workout routines.

Apparently, there is no comparison between the two lifts; however, if we still need to pick the superior one, it has to be the deadlift. What gives the deadlift an upper hand over squats? Let's find out.

Joint Movements and Muscles Targeted

Joint Action:
In Squats: Knee Extension and Hip Extension.
In Deadlifts: Knee Extension and Hip Extension

Muscles Targeted:
In Squats: Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Glutes, Erector Spinae and Calves.
In Deadlifts: Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Glutes, Erector Spinae, Calves, Trapezius, Forearms and Latissimus Dorsi.

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