Bodybuilding veteran Lee Priest knows how to push it to the limits in the gym even in retirement. In a recent YouTube video, Priest discussed whether or not it’s a good idea to squat daily, providing insight following years of competing at the highest level.
Lee Priest became a standout figure in the bodybuilding world with his impressive muscular development, particularly in the arms and chest. Priest is known for his dedication to a rigorous training regimen that combines weightlifting and cardio, allowing him to sculpt his muscles to perfection.
In addition to working out regularly, Lee Priest practiced an unconventional dieting philosophy. When preparing for a competition, Priest would go from eating whatever he wanted to a strict nutritional regimen. He would begin doing this at least 16 weeks before the event.
Bodybuilding Veteran Lee Priest Gives Advice On If You Should Squat Daily
Priest is no stranger to insane leg days, especially when guided by bodybuilding legend Tom Platz. Lee Priest recalls experiencing such an intense leg day that later he believed he was having a heart attack. When asked if bodybuilders could squat every day, Priest gave fans his thoughts.
“You probably could but I’ve never done it. Really, you know depending on what you are doing, if you’re going light you could. If you go into your max and you really tire your legs out, muscle only grows when you’re resting.”
Priest gives a hypothetical routine for attempting to squat every day. While it can be done, Lee Priest acknowledges that it could have varying results for each person.
“Once in a blue moon you could just to shock the body and then if you were to do it in the morning, squat heavy for like an hour, go home rest and eat all day, get a massage, come back tomorrow, and squat again. Plus you want to be on a bit of gear to help recover, who knows?”
“Has anyone ever done it to say it doesn’t work? I’m sure there is probably someone who could do it and grow. There will be other people who do it and tear muscles. There will be people who do and lose size, so” Lee Priest said.
At 51 years old and retired, Lee Priest remains dedicated to maintaining a fit and active lifestyle. Little has changed in regards to training since his 20s. However, Priest has made some small adjustments in the amount of weights he lifts to help accommodate the neck injury he sustained in a car accident.
Lee Priest’s approach to exercise and fitness makes him uniquely qualified to offer advice on squatting movements. He also underlined the importance of taking necessary rest to optimize recovery.