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      07-01-2016, 01:38 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by ScottSinger View Post
Know a top NFL kicker and he doesn't do weighted squats and you might think to strengthen legs the squat would be a requirement. Just read Meb Keflezighi's book on running and he not surprisingly doesn't do heavy squats. My novice opinion that for many sports squats aren't that important. I stopped doing squats for a few reasons, after having done them for many years.
I do like a large calf and large vastus medialis on the quad and able to do it without squats or concentrating on squats
My primary goal with leg strength is to improve my stride/explosiveness for playing hockey. I've noticed a huge improvement on how quickly I can get up to full speed since putting in more work on my leg/core strength.