They are 100% more taxing than other exercises. You're recruiting more muscles than any other exercises, so more energy and blood is needed, which is why people sometimes feel dizzy after finishing their reps since their head doesn't get enough blood. Eventually you get more used to the workload and you're able to push yourself harder(Original post by Implication)
I've always found some exercises (such as squats, deadlifts and pull ups) to be far more physically taxing and psychologically intimidating than others (e.g. bench, ohp, rows). Is this because those 'hard' lifts are actually intrinsically more taxing - for example because they use more muscle groups - or is it simply that my bench, press and row are still weak enough that I don't find them so hard?
This might sound kinda like a dumb question but I don't think it is. For example, when you get to the point that you can squat 100kg for reps, it's still not really 'comfortable', easy or light - it still feels flippin heavy, it's just that you can lift it now.
i definitely didn't know you could tag people how i've just tagged some people
sry anyone i forgot
Are deadlifts and squats intrinsically harder, or just heavier?
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