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Max Effort Squat Workout by Nathan D. Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Oct 2009 10:00pm Since you don't want to be outsquated by a girl, especially a hot one, here is some help! The workout we did today to improve our Squat and Deadlift strength is list below. As for a template, rotate different Squat/Deadlift drills each week (squat, front squat, deadlift, good morning, etc.), then pick a supplementary drills that make tho ... Read on »
Max Effort Bench Press and Max Effort Squat Workouts by Nathan D. Patient Expert Posted Sun 06 Sep 2009 10:06pm Saturday and Sunday are Max Effort days for our powerlifting team. On these day's we pick one major lift (the lift is different every time) and work up to a max single, hopefully a PR, then do some assistance workout afterwards. Here are the workouts we did this weekend. Max Effort Bench Day 2 Board Bench Press, start very light with l ... Read on »
Speed Squat Workout by Nathan D. Patient Expert Posted Thu 18 Jun 2009 11:30am Hey guys, here is Wednesday's speed squat workout. Use speed work if you want to improve explosiveness and/or technique in a specific lift. I am preparing for a powerlifting meet so improving speed in the squat, bench and deadlift is a must! Speed Box Squat 10 x 2 x 55-65% raw 1 rep max Speed Sumo Deadlift 10 x 1 x 55-65% raw 1 rep max ... Read on »
Speed Squat Workout of the Day by Nathan D. Patient Expert Posted Wed 21 Oct 2009 10:01pm As usual I started the day with my morning snap, crackle and pop routine. I call it this because that is all I hear from my joints when loosening up. I must be getting old! Here is what I do in the morning: Foam Roller (optional) Joint Mobility Drills (do full range of motion circles with each joint, I recommend Pavel's Super ... Read on »
Max Effort Squat Workout by Nathan D. Patient Expert Posted Sun 13 Dec 2009 12:00am Today we did a simple but brutally hard max effort squat workout. We just kept adding weight until each of us failed in the lift. I think we did about 10 sets total each, with the last two being extremely hard. This type of training will make you strong but is really hard on the nervous system so you have to rotate the drill chosen for your max ... Read on »
Ed Coan - Quads Gym Squat Workout by Mike R. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 9:14am And for the powerlifters out there, a small dose of the master Ed Coan getting diesel. Ed is so efficient it's sick! Stay strong MR BTW, stay tuned for a new article by myself and Geoff Neupert on squatting in the very near future! Read on »
Max Effort Squat Workout by Nathan D. Patient Expert Posted Sun 10 Jan 2010 12:00am Today we tested our straight weight squats to find out just where we are and if we are progressing. Here is the workout we did: Squat, work up to a max single, don't be afraid to fail! 88 lbs kettlebell swings 4 x 20 paired with combat twists 4 x 10 That's it. With the amount of sets and stress it took to work up to a max single, n ... Read on »
Max Effort Squat Workout by Nathan D. Patient Expert Posted Sun 04 Apr 2010 12:00am Sunday is max effort squat day. Here is the workout we did today. squat, work up to a max single don't be afraid to fail if you have good spotters! speed deadlift, 12 x 1 (12 singles) at 50% max weight kettlebell swings 40kg 3 x 20 barbell ab roll outs 3 x 5-10 Read on »
Max Effort Squat Workout by Nathan D. Patient Expert Posted Sun 14 Mar 2010 12:00am Sunday morning is Max Effort Squat time. We pick a lift, usually the squat, and go for a max effort single, hopefully a PR. Here is the workout we did: Squat, work up to a heavy single Reverse band squats, work up to a max single (don't be afraid to fail!) Barbell Glute Bridge 4 x 10 Standing Cable Crunches 4 x 10 ... Read on »
Max Effort Squat Workout by Nathan D. Patient Expert Posted Sun 07 Feb 2010 12:00am Squat, working up to a max single Romanian Deadlift 4 x 8-10 Hanging Leg Lifts 4 x max reps Working up to a max single in the squat can take a while and a lot out of you, so I have a hard time doing more than two assistance exercises. Hitting the posterior chain (calves, hammies, glutes, back) and the abs is the key to improving ... Read on »