View Full Version : cycling squat percents

02-14-2011, 08:43 AM
i was reading an article by louie simmons and he stated that for dynamic squat they cycle 3 weeks starting at 50% and each week increasing by 5 % till week three and then they go back down and start agian should this be done

02-14-2011, 09:18 AM
Depends on your goals....

this is what i am doing

if your into powerlifting,,,Not sure how you could even question anything Louie tells ya to do....LOL

02-14-2011, 09:23 AM
Yes, that's generally how Louie says you should cycle the dynamic training for the squat. Of course, the percentages are a guideline and assume that you have good bar speed at the given percentage. If you are slow, then you should lower the %.

02-14-2011, 09:55 AM
Ok well thanks for the feedback

02-14-2011, 02:21 PM
those % are for geared lifting and too low for raw lifting. If raw i suggest starting at 60% and waving up the same. Why? b/c while bar speed is high when using below 60%, force production is too low. read some fred hatfield stuff on CAT for deeper explanation

02-14-2011, 02:59 PM
Ive often wondered if those numbers were geared or raw. 60% of my best geared squat is about my 3 rep max raw.. I think it makes sense to use the most weight you can while maintaining good speed.

02-14-2011, 03:02 PM
True. I didn't think about him being raw. I've read Dave Tate say to add 10% to Lou's percentages if you are going to train raw.