set of squats????

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  1. junior360

    junior360 New Member

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    How many working sets does everyone do for Squats alone? I hear people say "squat to you drop", etc. Right now I'm doing 4 sets but I feel like I should do more...seems too little for such a major lift. Assume you're on cycle.
     
  2. Gms585

    Gms585 VIP Member

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    Goals?
    If I want to work on strength I wont "squat till I drop" I'll have a pre-prescribed strength program set up that will normally peak out at some point.
    For bodybuilding, Squat till you drop IF you can handle that. A inexperienced to mid level lifter should err on the side of caution. It's very easy to hurt your self or worse yet end up walking around like a gay cowboy fresh from a stears and queers convention for a half week.
     
  3. PillarofBalance

    PillarofBalance Strength Pimp Staff Member

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    Depends on intensity/%1rm

    Look up prilipins chart
     
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  4. JR Ewing

    JR Ewing VIP Member

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    I typically do several warmup sets - 135, 185, 225, 275... I start counting at 315, then do several sets in the 365-425 range... At least 6 reps, as many as 10 reps if stopping at 365.

    I will usually finish by stripping 90 pounds off the bar after my last heavy set, then grind out at least 12-15 reps - maybe 20 reps if I'm up to it.

    From there, it's several sets each of machine squats, leg presses, and hack squats. I try to keep it to under an hour.
     

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