As a former wannabe bodybuilder I still was always was more fasinated with the lower body, squats and deads (free-weights) because they are so challenging, right now I could care less about shoulder and arm training, afterall there is a reason why they say high rep squatting is king because all that other stuff truely is a walk in park. All I'm doing now is high rep squat and deads as I have the rest of my life to train arms and shoulders.
(a set and weighted chins here and there!)
saturday I tried something differant with deads, I always reset every rep, well it gets way too hard to get the bar moving, so I did a light tap and go and when resting for another rep I rest at lockout holding bar (without straps).
I started with 320x10 this fried my lower back better than ever, plus it did not work my legs. (FULL DEADS to the floor)
goal is 20+reps over 300!
last month I squatted 226x21, exactly 1-month later (tuesday) I did 228.5x26
I believe in taking all the time I need with the bar on my back, I took my good 'ol time on the first 20reps, after that it was much more productive getting the last 6!!!
to keep this 35 related my goal is squat 335x35 (by age 35) (few years) with bar on back the whole time, but don't hold me to it because yes there are more important things in life.
the best high reps I see (on vids) are by over age 30.
to keep it bodybuilding related I don't think theres any reason to think someone under 200 that even squats 300x30 shouldn't have awsome "wheels".
it's been a heck of a fight sofar, but with a "method" and finally getting mentally strong, I'm breaking though it!!!!
it's quite an experiance to feel the "power" of high rep squats sofar, I did not sleep much after that 26reps, and I felt amazing energy levels all the next day.
it's gonna be AWSOME!!!!
Thread: high rep squat and deadlift!