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    how many times per week can I do squats?

    Hey bros,
    I have really neglected my legs til recently and wanted to know how many times a week I can hit the squats? Can I do this 2x per week or can I do it more?

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    I think this depends on how heavy you are lifting. If you are lifting very heavy then probably just once a week. If you are lifting lighter you can probably do it twice a week.

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    Usually only once a week, but it depends on the person and their recovery time. If you hit your legs hard enough they should be sore for quite a few days anyways. Once a week is good imo.

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    I too prefer once per week. You "can" do them twice, but I'd refrain from training them more than 2 times in 7 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoleCat
    I too prefer once per week. You "can" do them twice, but I'd refrain from training them more than 2 times in 7 days.

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    well put. I would stick to one heavy day a week.

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    Once is all you need of you are trining legs which to me should include more than just squats.

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    Once a week would be a good starting point. As you become more advanced, the intensity will be so high that you might not be able to recover in 7 days. When this occurs, you will not be able to squat every week. Choose quality over quantity.

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    ok, thanks everyone for the responses. I plan to do squats in reps of 20. Til I get used to them. Also I do incorporate other workouts for my legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by promiscio
    I plan to do squats in reps of 20. Til I get used to them
    maybe you should get use to squats BEFORE you try 20 rep squarts. good luck getting more than one or two sets of 20 reps

    start out with low rep, heavy squats and than when you feel good with you squat than try for 20 reps on your last set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juiceball44
    maybe you should get use to squats BEFORE you try 20 rep squarts. good luck getting more than one or two sets of 20 reps

    start out with low rep, heavy squats and than when you feel good with you squat than try for 20 reps on your last set.
    I guess I wanted to do lighter weight more reps in order to get my body used to them. Lower weight would mean less injuries and more time for other muscles to adjust to the movements. Correct or am I off base here?

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    if you hit them hard I can't see doing them more than once.

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    One ME day, and one DE day within 7days is common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blown_SC
    One ME day, and one DE day within 7days is common.
    yes with westside it is, however, a westside leg day max/dynamic effort day is different than a straight up leg day. Usually they include some type of squat/goodmorning, hamstring, then usually some type of back. In that case it would be ok because there would less emphasis on just training legs.

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    i use do them twice a week last year and they got huge...my legs were at 30"


    i use to do heavy squats on friday and on monday I would do the Bill Kaz leg workout which was awesome for size

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    kaz workout....

    3sets of 8
    3sets of 5
    5 sets of 3

    rest 1-1.5 minutes between sets

    finish off with high rep curls and extensions

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.shred
    yes with westside it is, however, a westside leg day max/dynamic effort day is different than a straight up leg day. Usually they include some type of squat/goodmorning, hamstring, then usually some type of back. In that case it would be ok because there would less emphasis on just training legs.
    Yes, however, some do box squats for both ME and DE days...

    You're absolutely right though, most incorporate GM's for ME days....

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