Squats are one of my favorite movements. Longer torso, shorter limbs, squats, specifically high bar, just feel so right for me. Do you squat? Why or why not? And what struggles are you having with your squat?
Structured programs helped me improve my squat so much. I remember running 531 for 11 months and it helped me take my 1RM squat up to mid 450's, low bar and knees wrapped. I then switched over to high bar squat after doing my 1st powerlifting meet, to focus more on quad development... and because low bar squats never felt natural to me and they hurt my wrists, knees, everything lol.
Switched over to high bar squats, and found that really soon my strength caught up to my low bar numbers. High bar also feels SOOO good on my knees, not sure how but Low bar really made my knees feel wacky. Most people can lift more with Low Bar, and I might be able to, but for longevity and my goals, I stick to high bar.
In 2014 I set a goal to squat 500, deadlift 600, bench 365+, and OHP 275 all while getting jacked AF. I don't recommend setting too many different lifting goals at once because you run the risk of spreading yourself out too much and not reaching any of them, not to mention not many people like or can afford spending 3+ hours in the gym every session, 4+ days a week (I don't mind tho). I ran @Ogus753 for 6ish months, which helped me reach 3 of those 5 goals, including the getting Jacked AF goal. -
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