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Old 08-14-2012, 12:18 AM   #2
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Max Aita on frequent squatting, when questioned about a 6 day per week template for a lifter who currently has a max of 550 pounds, as is considering transitioning to frequent squatting:

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I would take it in three steps

1. Start just like Glenn said don't try to organize it so much and don't do down sets until you can hit near maximum weights, meaning 25lbs or less from 550, on your maximum days. Keep your lighter days 50lbs less than the heavy days and work on closing the gap between the heavy and light days by adding weight to the light day each week or so.

2. Once you can hit maximum weights on your heavy days and the light days are basically the same then you usually hit some PR weights so try frequently until get really tired and you start to fail on the off days with weights you used to make regularly.

3. Once you fail a lot more on the off days then start pushing the maximum days but do some down sets like 5-10 singles or 5-10 doubles. Once a week I would do some kind of hard repetition type workout like 5x5 or something that adds up to 30ish reps or more.

This is what I would do if you squat 1-2 times a day 6-7 times a week.

If you squat more than that like 6-8 times a day 7 days a week you'll only be able to do maximum and sub-maximum lifts for 1-3 singles per workout. This is very effective but VERY hard.

I have squatted with both of these "templates" before and they work well but you need to have someone pushing you especially when you get really tired.
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