View Full Version : Training squats for competiton

05-19-2008, 09:12 PM
I plan on competing this summer and want to do a full meet with the big 3. However, I have no clue how to train my squat for a meet. I've been doing ATF squats for almost 2 years now and I'm so used to it that stopping before full depth now almost feels harder. I usually rotate between Atf back squats one week and atf front squats the next. The most I've ever had on my back is 400 pounds which I feel is pretty pathetic compared to my other lifts.

I did try box squats for the first time last week and played around with 400 for a few. I was sitting down and taking all the weight off my legs before standing back up, I have no clue if that's preferred over just touching the box.

Jason Pegg
05-19-2008, 09:15 PM
These should help get you started! Good luck!


http://www. elitefts. com/documents/Teaching_the_squat. htm

http://www. elitefts. com/documents/posterior_chain. htm

http://www. elitefts. com/documents/a_beginners_guide. htm

http://www. t-nation. com/readTopic. do?id=459744

http://www. westside-barbell. com/Articles%20Top%20Ten/PDF. Files/02PDF/The%20Squat%20Workout. pdf

http://www. westside-barbell. com/Articles%20Top%20Ten/PDF. Files/04PDF/Box%20Squatting. pdf

http://www. westside-barbell. com/Articles%20Top%20Ten/PDF. Files/06PDF/06April_SquatWorkout. pdf

05-19-2008, 10:30 PM
if all else fails you can always go deeper than needed. you will leave weight on the platform but you wont get red lighted for it.

maybe start with boxes to get the hang of it and learn what the depth feels like.

05-20-2008, 04:59 PM
Thanks. For now I did plan on just doing some heavy box squats every other week or so.