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275x20 low box squats, any idea on a max?

I just finished up a leg day and got 20 reps at 275lbs. This is on a very low box (about 3-4 inches lower then my knee), I just barely feel it and then I explode back up, no decompression.

My workout partner does not work legs due to some injury , so I have no spot and I dont like doing real heavy sets without one. That is why I do these sets of 20.

Anyone got any idea on a max? I did 275x20 then 300x10 (was tired from the 20 rep set). I know it wont be accurate, but it'd be nice to have some idea of what I am capable of.

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maybe 500. Reps and 1 rep max arent same for everyone. I suck at reps but put up some nice 1 rep maxes for my size.

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woah, 500 , maybe i should man up and get in the cage and try some higher weight/lower reps. by the end of my 20 reps i feel like i have died twice

i have heard from some pretty reputable sources that the higher rep sets are not bad for legs, any input on that?
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woah, 500 , maybe i should man up and get in the cage and try some higher weight/lower reps. by the end of my 20 reps i feel like i have died twice

i have heard from some pretty reputable sources that the higher rep sets are not bad for legs, any input on that?

Yeah, it's not bad at all. Works good for legs. I just dont do much high reps on anything.

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Just cause your partner doesn't do any leg stuff doesn't mean he can't spot you...
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I would ramp up slowly. While you might have the numbers to push 500, pushing it is another story. You need to build up the stabalizers and get you body used to the load. 275 x 20 is very different to pushing 500 once.

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I would ramp up slowly. While you might have the numbers to push 500, pushing it is another story. You need to build up the stabalizers and get you body used to the load. 275 x 20 is very different to pushing 500 once.
Ya, I really should start to lower the reps and up the weight. Each week I have been putting on another 10lbs on my 20 rep max and it has worked well. I have to really motivate myself for the 20 rep sets, but it is a totally different motivation then super heavy sets. I almost want to stay with this until I can squat 315x20 then start moving up the weights and lowering the reps.

I appreciate all the advice, and I know that I cant get under 500lbs right now (well I could, but shortly there after I'd be a pancake. I was really happy with my 275x20, and the 20 rep sets are a good way to make 100% sure you hit your legs, rep 16-20 are so hard because no way in hell am I going to give up, but my body is telling me to do just that!

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PS- anyone want to post thier leg day routine? mine goes like this.

warm up with leg curls/extensions (heavy x 16 reps x 3 sets each), squats 20 x 275 then 10 x 300, front squats, leg press, then calfs. any suggestions/input?
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warm up with leg curls/extensions (heavy x 16 reps x 3 sets each), squats 20 x 275 then 10 x 300, front squats, leg press, then calfs. any suggestions/input?
My leg workout is kinda crazy to say the least(I will be throwing some dumbbell lunges in here soon)…

5 sets of 10 with 220lb leg extensions for warm up with holds up top
5 sets of 10 with 200lb leg flexions for warm up with holds up top
4 sets of 10-15 with 120lb dumbbells in each hand, knees slightly bent deadlifts(targeting hams) for warm up

5-7 sets of 6-10 with 720lbs on the free motion squat machine(one of my absolute fav machines)
4-5 sets of 10-12 with 990lbs on the leg press(all the damn sled will hold)
3-4 sets of 6-8 with 450lbs on the hack sled(touching ass to shoes, no bouncing)

7 sets of 6-10 with 220lb leg extensions with holds up top
4 sets of 6-10 with 200lb leg flexions
5 sets of 10 with 185lbs on the seated calf machine
5 sets of 10-12 with 450lbs on the sled(calve raises)
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