Ok this summer im going to be doing the opposite of pretty much everyone else, bulking. I'm doing this because its optimal for me-- no school, so i can get in pretty much all my meals. I'm playing soccer in the fall, and since im an ecto and very hard gainer, i most likely won't be doing cardio the entire summer until a few weeks before soccer starts. My question: Will squats (and other leg exercies for that matter) make me faster, slower, or the same?
Thread: Will squats make you faster?
04-09-2005, 09:24 AM #1
Will squats make you faster?For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
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04-09-2005, 09:44 AM #4Originally Posted by tim1477
04-09-2005, 09:47 AM #5
Squats are an olympic-type lift. The key element to squats is that it builds explosive power, especially if you train doing power/jump squats. Squats, power cleans, and snatches all incorperate the element of explosivity. In turn, squats will make you faster, in the way that it can help with block starting in sprints. Along with better overall leg developement, squats will make you faster, when incorperating other leg exercises, it can definitely improve your running capabilities. Good luck!-I'm the man in the box
Weight:130 (145) goal 150 at least
-Squat- 185 goal 200
-Deadlift- 230 goal 275 (THAT'S gonna take awhile)
-Bench- 115 goal 135
If it's easy, it's pointless. That goes for eating too. KEEP EATING
04-09-2005, 09:48 AM #6
Originally Posted by Uriel_da_man
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you can squat heavy weights all the time, you can still get incredibly fast, olympic sprints squart hard and heavy, very many athletes do. squatting light weight quick wont make you fast, and squatting them normally wont make you stay the same...come on dude, this post sucked. oh, and i would LOVE to see someone squat a heavy weight slowly, they would get ****ing crushed. on any squat, no matter what they weight, you explode as much as you can."Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom."
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04-09-2005, 09:55 AM #7Originally Posted by AmateurWrestler
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04-09-2005, 10:18 AM #9Originally Posted by Uriel_da_manBench - 115 kg
squat - 150 kg
deadlift - 210 kg
clean- 110 kg
Body weight - 95kg
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