Updated: Dec 9, 2020
Myth: Everyone should deadlift and squat.
This stems from the thought that full-body exercises are the best thing for you, and they do indeed burn more calories due to larger numbers of big muscles being used. These two exercises are very complex and not everyone has the joint mobility or strength to complete these lifts safely and effectively. For a lot of people, a leg press for quads or Romanian deadlift for hamstrings is a much better bet.