sry but can u explain this?
I don't think this debate is really settled, it probably does effect the waist size in some people(genetics), once you have cut the fat off. I used to have a thin waist, but after years of squatting and adding muscle everywhere, my waist is much thicker. It doesn't just stay the same despite having to do heavy exercise
For some people having a small waist with huge upper and lower body is hard, even in the gym only a small fraction of people have that combination.
I dont think either will put enough size on your legs to make it worth while. Like I just said in my last post, the size increase in your waist will be proportional to what you gain everywhere else, dont stress it
go to a PLing meet and look at the guys puttin up big niumbers and look at thier wastes. look at coleman's. I am squatting over 8, pullin 7 or so and benching high 5s and over the years my waste has continued to grow as has the rest of my body. just cause a guy has a small waste doesnt mean anything cept for thats his genetics. it would be smaller if he didnt squat or pull deads. I dont know needsize or what his training looks like. I am a personal trainer as well as a holder of many master's state, national and world records in PLing. do some research and dont base everything on one guy.
Squats will cause a much wider waist than deadlifts because of your center of gravity. With the weight balanced on your shoulders your center of gravity is moved way up requiring your midsection to perform alot more stabilization, therefore leading to a thicker waist. With Deadlifts on the other hand, the weight remains relatively low requiring much less stabilization from your core muscles.
well said , But without squat and dead-lift one can never achieve ultimate level of muscularity / mass.