Body weight squat

How many body weight squats should I be able to do? If I'm just doing calisthenics, whats a good range to aim for and can I just do a ton of volume to build muscle or should cave and get a gym membership?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm treating this like a pushup thread now too, I just did 51

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    infinite. bodyweight exercise is cardio

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      ok, now do infinite muscleups, front levers, one handed pullups

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bodyweight squats are not difficult enough to stimulate growth unless you are
    >a complete beginner
    >morbidly obese
    >recovering from muscular atrophy after being in a coma

    If you must then aim for a set of 200, but it'll test your cardio more than your quads. You can fanny around with one-legged squat variants to make them harder but then flexiblity is the limiting factor. The only way anyone ever got big legs was by squatting a barbell.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >The only way anyone ever got big legs was squatting with a barbell
      Wrong, leg press and hack squat work fine. But have limited functional carry over due to not working the trunk or back as hard

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Bodyweight squats are not difficult enough to stimulate growth
      That's where you are wrong kiddo.

      If you exhaust slow muscle fibers responsible for endurance, the fast muscle fibers responsible for strength and hypertrophy will kick in for last few reps until they are exhausted too.

      This means that you must do 3 to 8 sets to failure, where the last 3 to 5 reps are effective for strength and hypertrophy.

      Doing ~1000 squats for 9 to 40 effective reps? Not very efficient but shit, sometimes you got to do what you got to do.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I used to do 100 every day just for the leg pump, gives an insane quad pump for a set of 100 and also seems to be very beneficial for overall joint health because of the increased blood flow around the knee

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I should add, doing just bodyweight squatting seems to have helped my ATG squat, brought my ATG squat without butt wink from 175 to 225 in a few weeks

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How many body weight squats should I be able to do?
    Too many. I did well over 100 in three sets and it was nothing, the challenging number would be closer to 200 and then eventually 300. It'd make more sense to go for a run.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Bodyweight squats are not difficult enough to stimulate growth unless you are
      >a complete beginner
      >morbidly obese
      >recovering from muscular atrophy after being in a coma

      If you must then aim for a set of 200, but it'll test your cardio more than your quads. You can fanny around with one-legged squat variants to make them harder but then flexiblity is the limiting factor. The only way anyone ever got big legs was by squatting a barbell.

      200 it is, thanks frens lol
      I just want something I can do throughout the day, I'll squat autistically at the trolley station or in line at the grocery.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        just do pistols you fucking retard

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You won't build meaningfully big legs with bodyweight squats. I can do 30 single leg squats and my legs are still tiny.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    ATG not half squats as most here are doing , aim for double the amount of push ups , 100 would be a good number to have as a goal , again atg not what you have in picrel

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I can do more push-ups than bw squats

      Don’t skip leg day like me

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I can do more push-ups than bw squats

        I don't believe you, how the fuck is that possible? I can do a set of 10 push ups at max, but can easily do a set of 200 squats

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          no you can't

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            There's people going like 50,000 reps on YouTube. Literally anyone with an ounce of physical competence can do 200. It's like you're accusing someone of not being able to walk.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I can do more than 200 reps. Unlike with push ups, with bodyweight squats it's more about enduring the pain past a certain point, rather than your muscles failing. I've done high rep sets many times and I've never reached failure.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    do lunges, bulgarian squats, cossack squats

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    1000x or your leg strength is lacking. It's just bodyweight squat, if it isn't a child's play for you, then sorry, but you're fat bitch. Lose some weight, fatso, bodyweight squat is the easiest exercise on earth, you should be able to do 1000 non stop.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're not gonna build muscle unless your body thinks you could die without it. To survive the 1000 squats you'd have to do to actually get a workout, more muscle isn't necessary. So you won't build it.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >inb4 powershitters try to explain how calisthenics is le bad
    basic squats are not optimal for hyperthrophy and strenght, instead do pistol squats, Bulgarian split squats, leg raises...

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      BTW most here who said they can do 1000 they cannot do 3x100 atg bw squats and if they manage to do it , their legs will shake afterwards. It is not the best way to train but for general fitness atg bw squats are is perfectly fine and viable solution.

      Powerlifting squats are half squats, if you mean squats then do them real and do them Olympic style

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Fuck off now.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      These are half squats, no i can't do them for 24h but still they not squats were you squat down, atg is the way

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >world record
      you should be able to do 7000 pull ups too

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        kip-ups
        And no. You should be able to do a fraction of the world record. Which is practically squatting forever.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      he did 0 squats

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine actually arguing rom over weightless squats. How fucking weak are you? He could back up to a ledge and squat ass to grass and a half and still get a couple thousand reps.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    No, but you should be able to run basically indefinitely. Need to keep aerobic pace.

    This is different from inherently anaerobic exercise for which no aerobic pace exists. You can't bench your 1rm all day no matter how slow you go.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe you should try doing it and find out, dipshit.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How do I increase rom so I can do ass to ground? Weighed or bw I get only just past parallel

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      -Warm up
      -mobility drills
      -workout focusing on the muscles involved in the squat
      -static stretching all the muscles involved

      All these are important but the last 2 are the ones that are really going to improve your rom over time, just do the movement to the point where you feel comfortable and try to go down a bit lower every week.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I do all of this already for the last two years and it's not enough. I'm middle aged so I'm not expecting miracles but progress would be nice. Recommend some specific drills? Maybe what I'm doing is shit

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          not that anon, try this vid

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Even if you say that, that's the most effective thing you can do for mobility, if you aren't seeing results maybe you aren't doing enough time or might be doing something wrong.
          The muscles stretched during squats are the spin erectors, glutes, hamstrings, quads and the achiles so you should do stretches for each part.
          Since you said you are old you might see very slow progress but even then is the same thing, you have to do a bit more every time you can.
          Try cat pose stretch, rdl focusing on going lower instead of using more weight (adding more weight over time might be beneficial but focus on the stretch) sitting on your knees, calf raises making sure your heel goes below your toe to actually stretch them and going lower on split squats.
          There are more things you can do but this is general advice.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          you might have proportionally long legs which fucks up the rom. or you have a weak and tight upper back which also dicks with the rom. if your legs are over 49% of your height you might never get a decent form on squat. i fixed my ROM by doing horse stance every day, its really good for hip and leg health

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Even if you do it paused atg you need more for leg gains your leg are too big and powerful to be loaded with bodyweight. If your doing bodyweight only you need to do deep step-ups and lunges (actual hip hinges) aswell

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sit in a chair 16 hours a day for 30 years coding and eating and you'll struggle to do any.
    I can do 30 now at 50 @ 31% but it's been a struggle getting going, still losing the fat, i will fucking make it.

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