swanso5 wrote:how come lunges do and squats don't?
squats can if you want to do them that way
SCPrl wrote:I think I can feel what you're talking about. Lunges definitely feel like a more fluent and strenuous motion, like there's less easing and stopping. I've done exercise videos that have you come back up from a squat into a kick, alternating sides without pausing, and that felt similar, but not as strenuous.
I've started doing both, more lunges than squats, to cover my bases and add some variety. I also do Romanian deadlifts and bent over rows, and I feel like I'm getting a much more effective workout for specific muscles now that the difference is clear and I'm not mixing the exercises or using improper form.
swanso5 wrote:powerlifters do squats for speed all the time 8 sets of 2 @ 40 - 60%
swanso5 wrote:fast tewitch muscle fibre doesn't require actual speed of movement, so long as the intent is to move as quick as possible
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