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Old 05-03-2012, 12:53 PM   #17
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Honestly I think extended periodization like that isn't needed. In addition, you've added up 5 total 20 rep sets of squats. You won't be able to walk for a month after those, if you survive.

I could barely get past 55% with one set of 20 reppers. Perhaps I could have hit two. I never worked up to 60% of my 1RM on 20 reppers because I lost the intestinal fortitude. I think it certainly can be done, but I don't think 5 sets of 20 reps at 60% is a reasonable goal. That's superhuman.

Right now you don't need complication. I would stick to simple progression, possibly periodizing if you feel it's necessary. 10-12 sets of squats really isn't necessary. While noble, you could get your squat up to 450 if you wanted to doing far more refined and straightforward work.

I bet you could do 3 sets of squats each workout, and add weight 2-3 weeks out of 4.
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