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weightroomguy
06-17-2009, 08:36 PM
Hey guys,
I squatted 225 lbs for 19 reps the other day and thought I'd share it with you all. I thought I got 20, but later when I counted I guess I got 19 reps.

I put it up on my blog here:http://weightroomtalk.blogspot.com/2009/06/super-squats.html

limited
06-17-2009, 08:39 PM
nice work man. should've done 20 though. that would've made all the difference ;)

bdubs1
06-18-2009, 03:03 PM
Impressive!
I kind of wanna try that now....but last week I could only manage 7 reps at 225 before calling it quits :(

xc_mtb
06-18-2009, 03:12 PM
good job, whats your 1 rep max?

chmbs1
06-18-2009, 03:24 PM
I have a question: I always do squats on the Smith machine, because I am afraid of injuring myself on free-standing squats. Which is better for overall growth: free-standing or Smith machine?

Xler8d
06-18-2009, 05:16 PM
No atg?

That's more than I can do (for now anyway). Thanks for posting.

Do you think you had another one in you?

weightroomguy
06-18-2009, 05:29 PM
I definitely had one more in me!! About the "ass to grass" thing, I used to go lower, but I find it hard to do that sometimes when my lower back is pumped. I was going parallel to the floor or close to it, so I'm not too unhappy about my form.

weightroomguy
06-18-2009, 05:31 PM
I have a question: I always do squats on the Smith machine, because I am afraid of injuring myself on free-standing squats. Which is better for overall growth: free-standing or Smith machine?

Free weights are always better. As you move through your set, the curve in which you come up changes from repetition to repetition and when using free weights, the body's natural curve is not hindered.
When you train with the smith machine, you're locked in one line of motion and that puts tremendous pressure on the joints in the long run. I suggest you switch over to free weights even if it temporarily means u work with lower weights.

weightroomguy
06-18-2009, 05:34 PM
good job, whats your 1 rep max?

Not sure about 1 rep max, but last saturday I got 6 reps with 315 lbs.

chmbs1
06-18-2009, 06:00 PM
Free weights are always better. As you move through your set, the curve in which you come up changes from repetition to repetition and when using free weights, the body's natural curve is not hindered.
When you train with the smith machine, you're locked in one line of motion and that puts tremendous pressure on the joints in the long run. I suggest you switch over to free weights even if it temporarily means u work with lower weights.

Cool. Thanks.

Xler8d
06-18-2009, 06:03 PM
I definitely had one more in me!! About the "ass to grass" thing, I used to go lower, but I find it hard to do that sometimes when my lower back is pumped. I was going parallel to the floor or close to it, so I'm not too unhappy about my form.

Not questioning the form, just said that in jest.


Not sure about 1 rep max, but last saturday I got 6 reps with 315 lbs.

Very nice.

-Lucifer
06-18-2009, 08:47 PM
Not sure about 1 rep max, but last saturday I got 6 reps with 315 lbs.
Good job, brosef.

entropy1
06-18-2009, 08:52 PM
umm, did anyone else actually watch the vid? squats look like 1/2 squats to me

HCRX311
06-18-2009, 09:13 PM
umm, did anyone else actually watch the vid? squats look like 1/2 squats to me

Yeah thats what i was thinking....3/4 at most...but far from parallel or ATG..

weightroomguy
06-18-2009, 09:35 PM
Ah, well I'm not going to try and defend myself. I just thought I'd share what I did.

limited
06-18-2009, 09:43 PM
hehe, come on guys. those aren't 1/2 squats. they're deeper than 90% of the guys at my gym. and the wider your feet, the harder it is to go deep. i mean, i go ATG, but those are still quality. :D

-Lucifer
06-18-2009, 09:48 PM
umm, did anyone else actually watch the vid? squats look like 1/2 squats to me
I did. Just didn't want to say anything negative in this section lol.

kiwimac
06-18-2009, 09:58 PM
umm, did anyone else actually watch the vid? squats look like 1/2 squats to me

I agree, not anywhere near parallel, and what is with pausing at the top every few reps?

limited
06-18-2009, 10:00 PM
well on a positive note, OP, i read through your blog. there's a lot of quality articles in there. looks like you've put a lot of time into it and i found reading it more motivational than criticizing your form. keep up the good work.

limited
06-18-2009, 10:01 PM
I agree, not anywhere near parallel, and what is with pausing at the top every few reps?

you've never caught your breath on a 20 rep set? is this the misc section? wow.

kiwimac
06-18-2009, 10:29 PM
you've never caught your breath on a 20 rep set? is this the misc section? wow.

Yeah, but he pauses after just 6 reps. If you are breathing properly you should be able to go longer than that.

-Lucifer
06-18-2009, 10:45 PM
Yeah, but he pauses after just 6 reps. If you are breathing properly you should be able to go longer than that.
This.

Widowmakers are taxing but you really start struggling after the 8th rep or so because they are to be done with your 10 RM.

DE.TAPER
06-19-2009, 12:12 AM
Good jop op

weightroomguy
06-19-2009, 12:53 AM
well on a positive note, OP, i read through your blog. there's a lot of quality articles in there. looks like you've put a lot of time into it and i found reading it more motivational than criticizing your form. keep up the good work.

Thanks bro.
As for the pausing every few reps, its taxing on the cardiovascular system, so I paused like a second every few reps, and I think anyone else here who tries a 20 rep set with a heavy enough set will do the same.

shaun1lindfield
06-19-2009, 01:24 AM
hehe, come on guys. those aren't 1/2 squats. they're deeper than 90% of the guys at my gym. and the wider your feet, the harder it is to go deep. i mean, i go ATG, but those are still quality. :D

errrr? is that right? i though the wider the feet the easier it is to go deep. atleast for me anyway

xtreme919
06-20-2009, 04:43 AM
Strong OP, good job on the 19 reps squats. keep it up.

and agree with the poster above me, i also think that the wider the stance the easier it is to go deep.

Ironlife
06-20-2009, 09:24 AM
strong rep to post ratio OP

also congrats on the achievement, i am going to try that and i bet DaRk LuCiFeR is also looking forward to doing them.

patkoch
06-20-2009, 09:39 AM
your form isnt that impressive. Dont even get parallel

230plus
06-20-2009, 01:34 PM
Nice....I used to do these. If you want a challenge, do these!

TheSheepdog
06-20-2009, 01:51 PM
Thanks bro.
As for the pausing every few reps, its taxing on the cardiovascular system, so I paused like a second every few reps, and I think anyone else here who tries a 20 rep set with a heavy enough set will do the same.

as oppose to counting reps try doing them for time (like 5 minutes), you'll go over 19 reps without even realizing it

DAVEZILLA
06-23-2009, 02:48 AM
hehe, come on guys. those aren't 1/2 squats. they're deeper than 90% of the guys at my gym. and the wider your feet, the harder it is to go deep. i mean, i go ATG, but those are still quality. :D

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