When lifters discuss the most basic and fundamental compound exercises, the barbell squat is almost always at the forefront of the conversation. And this is for good reason, as there are few movements as effective for building mass, strength and power. However, because squats are also extremely exhausting and difficult, many trainees skip it, and instead choose to substitute far inferior exercises on leg day.

Well, I am here to provide five compelling reasons why this is a huge mistake if you’re truly serious about making progress in the gym.

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