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    And here's my 2nd one today:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluidic Kimbo View Post
    And here's my 2nd one today:

    Why don't you try to go heavier or for more reps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honkey_Kong View Post
    Why don't you try to go heavier or for more reps?
    I want to go a good 6 months of doing 100kg before I even consider going higher. Even if I get to a point where I can do 3 reps with 100kg, I still want to remain at 100kg for a while, as it's a whole new world of downard force for my entire frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluidic Kimbo View Post
    I suppose I want my body to get better at taking the strain of 100kg. It's not my leg muscles that are sore the next day, it's mostly my lower back and the top of my ass, also my shoulders a little bit.

    So in keeping the weight at 100kg, I'm letting the rest of my body catch up with my quads.
    This will improve from your workout structure. Sets of 20 is the gold standard. If you can do 100kg then what i would do (off cycle) is ...

    Drop to 145 and work to get a set of 20 . You might start at 8 and add 2 reps each workout until you get a set of 20.
    Now move to 3 sets of 20 for your workout M and Friday
    Bump by 5 pounds weekly.
    15 weeks and you will be doing 3x20x100kg
    Use a belt

    You need reps. This will get you there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicagotarsier View Post
    This will improve from your workout structure. Sets of 20 is the gold standard. If you can do 100kg then what i would do (off cycle) is ...

    Drop to 145 and work to get a set of 20 . You might start at 8 and add 2 reps each workout until you get a set of 20.
    Now move to 3 sets of 20 for your workout M and Friday
    Bump by 5 pounds weekly.
    15 weeks and you will be doing 3x20x100kg
    Use a belt

    You need reps. This will get you there.
    Does anyone else agree that this is a good tactic to improve my squat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluidic Kimbo View Post
    Does anyone else agree that this is a good tactic to improve my squat?
    Yeah, I like that plan. 20 reps is lofty but I like it. You are likely to be huffing and puffing on those 20 rep sets, and you should listen to your body, but yeah, I think the advice is solid. I am assuming of course that you want to improve your squat, not just maintain.

    The surest way to remain the same is to keep doing exactly the same thing that you always have. If you don't want to improve, then continue with your current plan.
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    Three days ago I loaded the bar to 50kg and I could do 9 reps. When I loaded it to 60kg, I could do 6 reps.

    I alternated back and forth between 50kg and 60kg for about 6 or 7 sets. I felt a horrible kind of exhaustion in my leg muscles that I haven't felt in a couple of years. Legs are still a little sore today but I was able to do a 5km run

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deadlifting Dog View Post
    If your back hurts from squatting then your form is off.
    Or you have an issue like compressed spine or spur (having the latter removed this year)

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    As far as you returning and it was easy as when before it was hard...those are signs of overtraining, inadequate diet, lack of reps. Lack of reps is the biggest issue with lifters today in my opinion. There is so much focus on the primary muscle and almost 0 focus on supporting muscles. When I focus on a muscle there is a 5 week pre event that I do. I lower the weight down and do 10 sets of 20 and work that for 5 weeks progressing the weight. When I do focus on the muscle the extra reps have me in a position where supporting muscles are developed and primary muscle can progress. Just something I do. Your running most likely progressed your supporting muscle which has you in good position to progress the primary musles of the squat.

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