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    Default Questions from the Lovers - The Positive Experience Episode | Starting Strength Radio

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    Why do I need a platform for squats?

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    Well, you need a platform for deadlifts and cleans, and you might as well do your squats on it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost and Found View Post
    Why do I need a platform for squats?
    You don't need to do squats or even lift weights, but if you're going to do something, you should do it right and well. A platform makes for a flat and rigid surface to squat against.

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    My concrete floor is both flat and rigid for squats.

    I made a reduced-area platform for deadlifts and cleans that works fine.

    I just wondered if there was something inherently bad about concrete only for squats.

    I still might upgrade my platform to 8'x8' some day.

    Thanks

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