If you want to squat huge weights, you must be explosive, there is no way around it. Building an explosive squat requires a 4 part approach, consisting of jumping, heavy squats, speed squats and pause squats. These 4 training modalities will develop speed and strength through every portion of the squat and make you like a bomb ready to explode out of the hole with huge weights.
Because in my experience – and I have my share – there’s no way around it. To squat huge weights, you must be explosive.
However, effectively developing this quality is complicated, and also not easy. An explosive squat requires that 4 crucial training aspects be addressed – jumping, heavy squats, speed squats, and pause squats.
Yes, 4 separate training modalities. Skip just one and you won’t reach your full potential as each addresses a different component of the squatting movement. The reward, however, is a tightly wired muscular system that’s primed like a bomb, ready to explode out of the hole with huge weights.
Perform these once a week to radically improve squats- We’ll be doing it on Mondays
|Holding 25-pound dumbbells|
|Ramp up to 80% of 1RM|
|1 min rest periods|
|D||Narrow Stance 7-Second Pause Squat||3||5***|
* 75% of max height, ** 60% 1RM, *** 40% 1RM