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    What do you guys think of partial reps for squats. I have been trying them but being getting funny looks.

    For squats id generally do; 1x25,1x15,1x12,1x10pr,1x10pr

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    I dont like doing partial squats... i look at them as being lazy... and I'd give you looks in the gym 2 for doing them

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    For strength I love them, but not as a replacement to full squats. If I do them, I do them after squats. But I usually only do them for a few weeks then drop them for a few months. More of a plateau breaker than anything.

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    i dont understand here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigol'legs
    I dont like doing partial squats... i look at them as being lazy... and I'd give you looks in the gym 2 for doing them

    ditto.....lighten up the weight and do full ones.....

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    I am a proponent of partial squats, I do them always as I have bad knee's. I will do on the smith machine ultilizing the safety catches at a certain height so if I crumble I will be safe. Partials are only going heavy. I do 425-450lb partials using a belt & knee raps. Many times right after I go straight into db squats with 40-45lbs performing deep seated squats for reps. My legs are not huge but they are very strong and remember I am only between 175-180lbs on a small bone frame 5'6". I bench partials of 405lbs for reps too.

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    Also, they are great for strengthening the connective tissues,tendons & ligaments thus reducing injuries. Partial -reps are advanced so if you are a beginner leave them alone.

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    If you don't have knee problems partials are alright. But if you can use a smith machine going low with your feet out in front a little more than they would be in a power rack, your knees would not go over your feet, so your knees shouldn't hurt that bad.

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    Partial squats on the power rack are great for increasing back and leg strength and thickness, but do them AFTER you have done your full squats. Heavy partial squats, (100-200 lbs more than your full squat 1RM), are not something you want to do every leg workout unless you like being overtrained. Also I think I get better results doing them 3x6 at around 120-130% of my full gear 1RM.

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    I've never done them. I do plenty variations of the squat but all are full. I do, however, perform Walk Out's every couple of weeks. These I find help my body get used to much heavier weights.

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    I never do partials, never use the smith machine. There is no replacement for good old free weight squats. If you have bad knees use a weight you are comfortable with and slowly work your weight up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigol'legs
    I dont like doing partial squats... i look at them as being lazy... and I'd give you looks in the gym 2 for doing them
    What the hell do you know about legs!!!

    I say squat and squat right... if you do them do them with 21's and that's it.

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