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Old 12-07-2009, 08:31 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by glwanabe View Post
Whether or not Olympic lifters use back squats varies. Several countries do use back squats as part of there training programs to increase strength. Several Countries primarily just do the lifts. Within Olympic lifting there is as big a divide on how to train, as there is in BB, between splits, and wholebody training.
I was going to mention this point. Many Russian lifters use the back squat.

Vasili Alexeyev did. And he mentions in interviews that other Russians did. Vasili Alexeyev focused less on super heavy squatting then other Russians, but still used 600 pounds in training regularly.
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