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    Dano is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: 20 rep squats

    Gotcha! I would stick w/ low reps, but just increase the volume. This worked wonders for me years and years before I heard of Pavel. I would do 8-10 sets of squats with a fixed weight for only 2-3 reps, not going to failure. Man, it worked! You probably know more about how often to perform squats but I don't think you can go wrong. Best of luck and keep us posted!
    Dano

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    Yeah, when I am training for powerlifting i train Westside exclusively, gained about 200 pounds on my deadlift, 100 on my squat, and 50 on my bench in about 6 months, drug-free, when I switched to Westside. i love it! All that heavy low back training was a new thing for me and it really paid off.
    Rick Walker

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    Default Increase the number of sets (10-20) on your big 3 and

    add some high rep snatches. High-rep one arm snatch will drop the bodyfat (due to high GH release) and help improve your squats and deads since you probably are not doing any ballistic exercises right now.

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    Default Re: 20 rep squats

    I had a 2 year flirtation with 20 and 30 rep sets of breathing squats - they were the hardest workouts I've ever done, and I would generally either heave into the nearest wastebasket or burst into tears after I finally racked the weight. I gained some mass this way, but the workouts left me so wiped out that I wasn't able to do anything else (except for some walking). I finally had to stop when the tendons above my right knee gave out (a minor 'quad strain') and I couldn't squat to the correct depth for 2 years after that without pain.

    Personlly, I think you'd be better off with a 'Bear' style approach, increasing the number of low-rep sets. It's easier to keep your body tight and your concentration focused that way.

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