I searched and there was just way too many threads about squats..
Is it safe to do squats 3x a week? I'm wondering if my legs get enough recovery in a day...
Should I decrease the squat intensity for each workout day?
Increase the amount you are squatting every workout.
Squatting 3 times a week can have some terrible side effects that you must watch out for. You will notice that you start to get freakishly big and strong, much bigger and stronger then you ever were back when you used to do "body part splits".
I just wanted to warn you of these consequences that result in heavy squatting 3 times a week.
For what it's worth I squatted 3x a week for about 4-5 months and developed patellofemoral pain syndrome, which basically sidelined me from all squats for at least 1 month.
Last edited by joey54; 08-06-2008 at 06:22 PM.
what is rippetoe's routine like? I'm buying the book but need a routine asap.
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It's a novice program that will get you ramped up for more, harder stuff in the future. Follow what it says.
Be careful of criticizing "body part splits". Everyone is different and require/respond to different things. I'm currently doing a "body part split" with good results and STILL making gains after 3 months of it.
Give chalk a chance.
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