Why would anyone do squats below 8 reps
High rep squats
>builds discipline, you literally have to overcome will to quit
Are you all hypnotised by powershitting roiders, wtf is happening? Legs are known to respond best to 15-20 reps, look old masters routines
Why would anyone do squats below 8 reps. High rep squats. >more hypertrophy. >safer
Why would anyone do squats below 8 reps
Tom Platz only squatted every 15 days. It's literally impossible to train in a similar manner as a natural.
why squat at at all if you're not a powerlifter
>why squat at at all if you're not a powerlifter
Idk Im not really in love with squats but Ive switched them with leg press many times for few months and my legs always respond significantly better on squats regime ymmv
High bar ATG squats are THE most aesthetic lift. They fucking suck to do, though
>white New Balances in the gym
Lol'ing at this total dyel
I read somewhere that he squats 2pl8s for 10 mins straight. Not that hard to believe given that he did 525lb for 23 reps
Ok he is extreme example, but that just mean high reps work
Dorian didnt squat at all later in career but he always pointed out that legs need 15-20 reps to grow best
I feel like it.
I didnt say they dont work, its just that 12-20 reps are 100 times safer and even better for hypertrophy
Its fun to see how much you can lift but possible price is ridiculous, life with back problems is torture
you talk about safety as if squats are somehow going to kill you. i've been squating for low reps for 8 months and my knees are finally good
ehh I don't think so.
You can also just do breathing squats where you take your 5 or 10 rep max and do a set of 20.
That shit is not safer.
Life with back problems is bad. I find just doing ab and low back work with less lower body days fixes that issue.
ehhh i think so redditor . if you werent a total dyel youd realize if you can do 8+ squats its much much lighter for you meaning its just easier to keep far better form, less taxing on your body as a whole. People get injured from it being to heavy when they do 5 or below because back rounds etc form break down etc
oh name calling, nice.
You still haven't done breathing squats. Go do those and tell me it has to be much lighter and your form will be much better.
People get injured from severe form breakdown and under recovery. I can do that with high reps, or low reps.
injuries mostly come from the weight and form break down / bad form and bad form isnt going to fuck you up as bad when you can do 8+ reps of it. your argument is shit
>b-but you can still get injured doing light weight
yes just like you can still die from driving sober
drunk driving is still the most responsible from deaths
get schooled reddit
get some logic
learn to debate
NEXT, you absolute 0
>Dyel trying to give training advice
>are 100 times safe
Not really. I get way worse form breakdown when doing high volume compared to intensity.
>12-20 reps are 100 times safer
It depends what your goal is for each movement. If I stay in that rep range I get stupid amounts of inflammation/hypertrophy, which I don't want on squats because I have sciatica and the extra ass meat doesn't help at all. Once I did 20x225 when my max was around 5x315/1x365 and I really set myself back.
Or deadlifts- super high reps of deadlifts at a heavy-ish weight are a really bad idea. Lighter weights, sure, but you're probably better off practicing sets of 3 speed reps so that you can actually work on your form rather than just getting stupidly exhausted and having hypertrophy of the psoas or something real smoothbrained.
12-20 reps for lats, tris, quads are great though. Just not a great idea for huge compound movements.
High bar and high reps. Everything else is a meme.
This is it. High rep squats is where the gold is. Always has been, always will be. Once you've done it, you understand
i do 5x15
the secret is couting your reps in fives
I do sets of 5x5 but follow it up immediately with hack squats sets of 4x8-10 and then leg press for 3x10-12. Just like doing it that way. Don't forget your hammies too.
high rep --> form breakdown --> snap city
keep it in the strength range so you can do every one perfectly. 5s build huge legs
I just do both.
I love Tom Platz but training with such a high intensity may work for him but wont work for most and it's a very inefficient way to train
squat 5 sets of 20 reps using bodyweight or 50% 1rm
3 minute rest
you might see jesus or will be unable to walk for the next week.
But I warm up with 2 plates?
Then move to front squat
>why would anyone squat below 8 reps
To get stronger. Don't think your 125lb 20 rep squat is going to get you more jacked than a 500+ 1 rep squat.
You can get stronger in any rep range tho? Just add more weight/reps
>novice 20 rep weight
>elite 1 rep weight
Nice 1d chess youre playing
>you literally have to overcome will to quit
If you aren't doing this, are you even lifting?
Will to quit grows with time and not weight, in that terms low reps are easier
>Why would anyone do squats below 8 reps
Because I get plenty of work done without going high reps.
When I want to do high reps, I'll do 20 reps again
When I do sets of 5 it sucks for less time than when I do sets of 12.
99% of anyone who does heavy squats for high reps got there by getting a strong squat doing low reps first and then fooling around with high reps. You will NEVER make good progress just doing 20 rep squats and trying to progressively add weights to your 20 rep max. It's a pipe dream for morones who are afraid to lift heavy and actually strain.
i just got redpilled on this. gonna keep doing 5x5 until i get to at least 2pl8 then maybe I'll start trying to crank out sets of 8.
lower body hypertrophy is not my main priority
all rep schemes from 5-30 build roughly equal muscle mass if the intensity is taken a close as possible to failure