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Old 10-29-2011, 08:22 AM   #3
BendtheBar
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Louisiana
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One of my big challenges is the squat. While I seem to have found a personal key to adding deadlift strength, squats still challenge me. 375 on my back feels heavy, despite having put in probably a thousand reps with it on my back the last several years.

I spent nearly 8 months doing the Hepburn 405 x 8 sets x 2 reps approach but it didn't help me at all. I have also tried frequent good mornings (5 days a week), speed work and higher frequency (as of late).

Nothing I do seems to budge my squat 1RM. My max is up only 29 pounds ion 2 years. So I am looking at new options.

1) Partial box squats. Perhaps 6 x 3 reps high box squats with 90% 1RM.
2) Heavy singles @ 90%.
3) Chains. Allow for heavier weight on my back, but making the overall rep slightly less taxing than a regular 90% rep.
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