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Old 04-16-2010, 11:44 AM   #11
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I could see trying an active recovery day if I was younger, had I known about them. If I had to do it over again I would probably squat every third day, alternating heavy and light. or something like that. Maybe every 4th day.

I sure wish I knew back then what I know now.
that may be a valuable way to do it, but id screw it up, simply because when i think active recovery i go straight to complexes and stuff like that
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another idea might be to try and switch the type of squats, like say do back squats on day 1 as the heavy day, overhead squats on day 2 as the light day, and front squats on day 3 for a medium session
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that may be a valuable way to do it, but id screw it up, simply because when i think active recovery i go straight to complexes and stuff like that
I have a hard time doing a workout and not killing myself. If it's not challenging, I lose focus. Maybe if I would have mentally trained myself differently from the get go.

Back to SS...I'm sure if you stick with it the DOMs/conditioning get better. GL is a living testimony to that. If you want to see old school in action, I think GL hits most of his squat sets over 75%. GL is Chaos & Pain without the Chaos.
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:56 AM   #14
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I have a hard time doing a workout and not killing myself. If it's not challenging, I lose focus. Maybe if I would have mentally trained myself differently from the get go.

Back to SS...I'm sure if you stick with it the DOMs/conditioning get better. GL is a living testimony to that. If you want to see old school in action, I think GL hits most of his squat sets over 75%. GL is Chaos & Pain without the Chaos.
i agree gl is probably the most classical among us, and if hes pain i must be chaos lol
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:58 AM   #15
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i agree gl is probably the most classical among us, and if hes pain i must be chaos lol
Kit is hardcore old school.

I'm an old school wannabe with an old body that likes new school better.
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Kit is hardcore old school.

I'm an old school wannabe with an old body that likes new school better.
i like to stay in the same area as the classic guys, but i have fun experimenting with stuff
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oh and by the way this thread has officially been DERAILED!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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oh and by the way this thread has officially been DERAILED!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fine by me. Not much I think can be added to IA, GP and MR. They all have varying opinions which pretty much stresses that there are many paths that point in the same direction.
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I've wanted to get into this thread, but haven't had enought time today.

I can squat 3x a week, but midweek needs to be lighter. Basically an active recovery day. This will allow me to go heavy Monday and Friday.

I've done 3x equal sessions but they are just a bit much, and Fridays session was harder than it needed to be, and it even impacted the following Monday session.

A more mature lifter, (muscle maturity) would be able to do it, but it takes time to build up to that level. Depending on the individual it could be a few years before they are ready to squat with equal intensity 3X a week.

Casey Butt talks about this in the interviews that BTB has posted in the link.

http://muscleandbrawn.com/forums/13690-post13.html


Squat technique is another issue, and with that we can also add squat depth into the mix. There's a lot you can do with the squat. No time right now.
What weights do you use to squat 3x a week?
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What weights do you use to squat 3x a week?
I've gone as high as 260 on a 5x5 program. That was both utilizing a pryamid to the top set and a Reg Park style program where the worksets all use the same weight.

Right now I'm working back up having changed my squat style. I'm at 225 for my workset, but going ATG which is much harder than parallel.

If your going to squat 2 or 3x a week, you are not going to go as heavy as if you were squatting once a week. My goal right now is get to 300 on my worksets 2 to 3x a week. Thats utilizing a 3x10 scheme.

Once I'm where I want with the 3x10, then it will get pushed to a 4x10.

While I want decent strength, I also want to keep my weights a bit more moderate. I'd like to keep my joints feeling healthy, and work into even higher weights slowly. I'm not 20 anymore, and injuries take a long time to come back from.
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