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    Squat training - up to 750 in squat briefs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paSt1...e=channel_page

    Work up in sets, 645 x 2, 685 x 1, 725 x 1, 750 x 1

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    Nice work Mike. Hard to tell for sure but the 750 looked a tad high. Not by far though.

    LOL if that is your mono sqeaking like that, I'd spray it with a little white grease or something like that and it should go away.


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    Thanks Travis; yeah, I'd say the 750 was a bit high. Definitely time to grease or WD-40 the mono too, I didn't even notice it til I got home and watched the video.

    I know you do bench only Travis, but I have a squat question for you, or anyone else. My best gym squat in briefs, and suit with straps up is 775, and 760 in a meet; yet I hit 750 a touch high in just my squat briefs. I've squatted 800 but it was high by a good 3" or so with full gear.
    What would you reccomend to get more out of my suit; I feel like adding the suit should boost my squat by more than 25 or 30 lbs. I think my weakness is primarily just being able to handle that much more weight on my body, as I start to get into the hole with more weight I feel like I start to just collapse. So far I'm thinking more abs, upper back, and more time with extra heavy weights on my back; sound like I'm on the right track?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesbench View Post
    Thanks Travis; yeah, I'd say the 750 was a bit high. Definitely time to grease or WD-40 the mono too, I didn't even notice it til I got home and watched the video.

    I know you do bench only Travis, but I have a squat question for you, or anyone else. My best gym squat in briefs, and suit with straps up is 775, and 760 in a meet; yet I hit 750 a touch high in just my squat briefs. I've squatted 800 but it was high by a good 3" or so with full gear.
    What would you reccomend to get more out of my suit; I feel like adding the suit should boost my squat by more than 25 or 30 lbs. I think my weakness is primarily just being able to handle that much more weight on my body, as I start to get into the hole with more weight I feel like I start to just collapse. So far I'm thinking more abs, upper back, and more time with extra heavy weights on my back; sound like I'm on the right track?
    That sounds good to me. Maybe band work. We do a lot of band work at cell block and I'd feel fine unracking 800 pounds.
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    Do you guys do similar to like a Circa Max type of band training? I've done a lot for DE training, and occasionally some ME Box Squats with like a blue or green band, but haven't tried a Circa Max phase.

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    Man mike, I totally missed that question. My bad

    It actually sounds like you have a hip weakness, along with a need for some heavier band tension. A circa max would definately help

    Try doing some wider stance box squats on your DE day (wider stance than you would normally go) and then some ultra wide stance deadlifts


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    Thanks Travis and lones; I'll give some havy band tension a try. I've recently worked my stance out some, but I'll plan to do some extra-wide work to build up the hips then.

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    Great lifts! Made them look pretty easy.
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    Looking good Mike! Agreed on the band work. You should be getting more than 30-50 lbs by adding the suit. I get 100-150 when I add mine.

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    Thanks guys all the feedback helps me a lot. I bounce around with a variety of training partners so I really value experienced opinions.

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