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High Rep Squatting
Written By : Scott Bird
Filed In : workouts

Having only recently decided to restrict my squatting to doubles and triples, I was somewhat dubious about returning to higher reps. The warmup sets alone (with just the bar) were tiring enough; in fact, simply standing there with the bar on the shoulders for any length of time is awkward. The lack of shoulder flexibility rears its ugly head again.
After a couple of sets of 12 (both front and back) I was recirculating the room’s air at a rapid rate – no doubt it’ll be a few more sessions before I really feel comfortable with the higher reps.
Calf raise (single leg, each side) 4×10@bw
Squat (high bar, narrow stance) 2×20@20/44, 2×12@40/88
Front squat 2×12@40/88
For a look at some real high rep squatting, have a look at ‘Sarge’ squatting bodyweight 98 times.

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Cheers.

 

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