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Thread: Ben's Max Squat

  1. #11
    Thanks Martn

    I've been using a periodization for my main four lifts like this:

    W1: Figure out 3 rep max + assistant lifts (4 days)

    W2: 6x3 + assistant lifts (4 days)

    W3: 4x5 + assistant lifts (4 days)

    W4: 3x8 + assistant lifts (4 days)

    W5: re-test 3RM, NO assistant lifts (2 days)


    The only problem is I've been ending up testing 1RM on my fifth week, and I end up with cracking joints afterwards for a week (definately a bad sign).

    I've decided to have a reps at: 6x4, 4x6, 3x8. I'm also going to stick to testing 4RM instead of going lower. I've gotten carried away with numbers, and I've got to stop.

    Does this sound like I'll get enough max strength without the higher chance of injuries?

    Thanks again

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by utfootball4
    stop avoiding hard work - lift the weights.
    I love this!! You, my man, are on your way!!

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Kellen
    if you have a power rack at your gym, use it!
    Love this, too!!

  4. #14
    utfootball4 -
    stop avoiding hard work - lift the weights.


    I don't understand. Who says I'm not working hard?


    Kellen -
    if you have a power rack at your gym, use it!


    No, I don't have a power rack. + thats not even the reason why I'm questioning lower reps.

  5. #15
    How long have you been squatting for?

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Luca
    How long have you been squatting for?
    About a year

  7. #17
    what was bens vertical jump ?

  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silencer
    what was bens vertical jump ?
    We never looked at it so I don't know.

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Francis
    We never looked at it so I don't know.
    I think we all know what performance indicators mattered when it came to Ben!! I could tell you what his 100 was!!

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by vision1
    ...but if he could get that fast without ever using reps below 6...

    Who says he NEVER used reps lower than 6?

    If you're form is solid, there isn't really any "safer" rep range. More strength at lower reps. My squats usually range between 3-5.

    PR 315x3. Working on going lower today.

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