To increase my squat max, would it be better if I do low weight, but go very far down for 5-10 reps, or just like medium weight, medium down, heavy weight, medium-not that far distance down? Lately I've been going pretty light very far down, such as 135-155, and a set of 185 to like medium... thanks.
Thread: Best way to increase Squat Max?
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op, for now the best thing to increase your squat. that's it.
doesn't matter what rep scheme you do, 3x8, 5x5, 2x10, 3x12, whatever. doesn't matter.
as long as you are consistent, know proper form, and eating right, you will add pound after pound to your squat at this level.Forum Representative
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If you want to squat heavy, train heavy - it's pretty straightforward.
(Without sacraficing form, that is. Many people advocate perfect form yet still fail to live up to it.)
Over the summer I tried an interesting routine, particularly emphasizing my squats. On Day 1 I would begin with back squats (standard squats) and proceed to work my hamstrings and on Day 4 I would begin with front squats and then continue working my quads. All squats were done ATG, heavy, and with perfect/controlled form:
Day 1 (Monday): Back Squats + Hamstrings
Day 4 (Thursday): Front Squats + Quads
(I ended up adding nearly 50 lbs. to my parallel squat and a good deal of mass to my legs. It worked well for me and may also be another method worth considering.)Waging war against misinformation!
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