Punk Ass Newbie
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: between your mothers legs
When I did squat(years ago) I was using a bench sideways instead of a box. Good tool for guaging your depth. IF you dont actually touch it...just use it as a ref point. But I was in yuma and this huge ass animal asked me for a spot. He had no shit ike 6 plates a side...turns out he was a former Marine from the 70's. This guy looked like one of those european worlds strongest men types. Just a freaking house. Anyway, I asked him for advice on legs. Here is something for you....dont do the box squats....he explained about compressing your spine instead go wuth a lighter weight and go all the way down. EXPLODE back up. No bouncing. just a smooth movement from deep deep down to back up to the top. He said always go that dep for 20 reps. once you get your 20 add 5-10 lbs and stay with that until 20 reps again. This is how most powerlifters train. He said their knees and lower back cant hold up to heavy weight for 4 reps all the time. He said you will get size and shape but your strength will really sore. Then the days you want t o tain for straight bulk or a 6 weeks out from a deadlift match you can do the heavy ass weight low rep routine I did this for about 2 months and holy shit. went from one 35 on each side to at the end of 2 months 60 lbs per side for 20 deep reps...it really helped my strength. Trust me you will have to drop the weight from whatever you are doing now but it works. going deep really compensates for the lack of weight. FORM a strict smooth form is most important. So give you back a rest for a week and try this. Again this is just an opinion but I know it helped me out!!! Good luck!
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