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    For what it's worth (I'm only squatting between the 130kg and 140kg mark so far, depending on squat style, and hence would generally - and rightly - be considered a rank novice, so yeah, take my advice with as much damn salt as you like ) ...

    I've found that the best way to get squats (and other big lifts) heavier - with acceptable form - is to just stick with a basic linear progression squat-push-pull-the-fuck-out-of-it program, squatting heavy at least twice a week, or more likely three times. Keep adding weight to the bar - little bits, is best. And if you stall? Deload by around 10% or so, as of the next session you do that lift, and just resume the small increments as normal. Soon enough, you'll be back up to where you were, and probably over that mark.

    If that doesn't work, when you're squatting less than, at a guess, 120-150kg (maybe depends on body weight and stuff), then it has to be either form, diet, recovery (e.g., sleep) or attitude (i.e., deciding to be weak).

    No expert, like I said, but that's what I've found to be true.

    Then, once the linear progression became really taxing (couldn't go any further, it seemed), I added in some high rep work for all the major lifts, as well as only squatting heavy twice a week. For me, this has worked. Can't guarantee it would for you, at that stage.


    edit: I don't use a belt, so I wouldn't be able to "help" you there, if I can help you at all, lol.
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    Need there be a review of ur technique also?


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    two suggestions:
    1) vary the loading and reps- if you keep doing the same thing week in and week out you'll get stuck. I have got my best improvements by varying loading and reps. For eg- try a week where you work up to triples, another week 5s, another week doubles. Let the rep range determine the loading.
    2) on the matter of how much and when to stop- it depends on your goals. If you keep banging out sets of 5 and you get to 5 sets without drop off- then you are either a robot or its too light. If you are training for endurance then cool train all night. If you train for strength I would say 5 sets at a top weight is enough- possibly too much. The rule of thumb I usually use with my coach is a 5% drop off- which generally equates to around 1 rep for me. I start of feeling like a 5 rep set has two reps in the tank- I'd continue untill it feels like one rep in the tank. Of course thats just me- but hopefully these ideas will offer some guidance.
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    What would you know Steve you only squat more than the OP and our resident expert Oni combined lol
    ps it's Graham - not Graeme


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hamburgler View Post
    What would you know Steve you only squat more than the OP and our resident expert Oni combined lol
    That would be funny IF

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0ni View Post
    With squats you generally have to grab it by the throat and face fuck it into submission
    lol
    LOL. You wont. Ever. Youre done. Be lucky if you lift a weight again.


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    Steve was the best squatter on this forum by miles,did i read that right?when training for strength no more than 5 sets at top weight is neccessary. If u breeze thru it its too light.
    Last edited by littlegerry; 10-03-2019 at 05:38 PM.
    LOL. You wont. Ever. Youre done. Be lucky if you lift a weight again.


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