Strength Basics

Getting stronger, fitter, and healthier by sticking to the basics. It's not rocket science, it's doing the simple stuff the right way. Strength-Basics updates every Monday, plus extra posts during the week.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Boost Your Squat

Paul Carter put up a nice post on improving your squat.

5 Squatting Programs That Work

This isn't a technique post, it's purely programming. How many reps and sets do you do to improve your squat?

The 20-rep squats and 10 x 10 squats seem utterly brutal. I've done 20-rep trap bar deadlifts and 5 x 10 trap bar deadlifts and they were both rough. It can't be much easier with a heavy bar on your back. Just remember to stay tight and get low.

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