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Matt Kroc Kroczaleski 12 Week Squat Program

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Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski alternates between heavy, explosive weeks and higher volume squat weeks.

Here is his 12 week squat cycle. Percentages are based on his current one rep max.

  • Week 1: 5 x 75%, 5 x 80%, 5 x 85%
  • Week 2: 10 sets of 5 reps @ 70%
  • Week 3: 4 x 77.5%, 4 x 82.5%, 4 x 87.5%
  • Week 4: 10 sets of 4 reps @ 72.5%
  • Week 5: 3 x 80%, 3 x 85%, 3 x 90%
  • Week 6: 10 sets of 3 reps @ 75%
  • Week 7: 5 x 80%, 5 x 85%, 5 x 90%
  • Week 8: 10 sets of 5 reps @ 75%
  • Week 9: 4 x 82.5%, 4 x 87.5%, 4 x 92.5%
  • Week 10: 10 sets of 4 reps @ 77.5%
  • Week 11: 3 x 85%, 3 x 90%, 3 x 95%
  • Week 12: 10 sets of 3 reps @ 80%

Program notes:

Rest. Rest 3 to 5 minutes between sets, or until fully recovered.

Assistance Exercises. On heavy training days Matt Kroc follows squats with:

  • Leg Press – 3 sets x 10, 8, 6 reps (pyramid up in weight)
  • Walking Lunge – 3 sets x 20 reps
  • Leg Curl – 3 sets x 8 reps
  • Stiff Leg Deadlift – 3 sets x 8 reps

On light training days, Matt uses the following protocol:

  • Leg Press – 4 sets x 25 reps
  • Leg Extension – 3 sets x 30 reps
  • Leg Curl – 3 sets x 15 reps
  • Dumbbell Stiff Leg Deadlift – 3 sets x 15 reps
Matt Kroc Kroczaleski 12 Week Squat Program, 3.3 out of 5 based on 22 ratings

3 comments

  1. As far as percentages, do you use the starting max percentages throughout the workout? Or would they elevate as you go?

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  2. How to calculate the percentages? 77.5 – 82.5 – 87.5…

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    • Just multiple 77.5% by your one rep max…and likewise for 82.5% andf 87.5%

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