Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Are deadlifts and squats intrinsically harder, or just heavier? Watch

    Online

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (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.
    Spoiler:
    Show

    i definitely didn't know you could tag people how i've just tagged some people

    sry anyone i forgot
    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
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: August 28, 2016
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you like to hibernate through the winter months?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.