Just remember, it took me years to get to those numbers...and I was bulking
Here's a trick that worked for me. I break down the 30 reps into groups of 5. The first 5 reps I pound out one after the other (rep style). The next five, I take one extra breath between reps (two total). the next five I take 3 or 4 breaths between reps. The last 5 reps I take as many breaths as I need to finish them. I think the rythm helps to keep me focussed.
Thanks for the tips. What i have been doing is taking three breaths between every rep, because you mentioned that before. It works pretty well. Actually, i do that even when i do only 5 reps. I take 2-3 breaths in between reps.
DOMS is back with a vengeance. Diet has been pretty good, i went out yesterday and just had one beer and it was low carb. Im also walking for an hour today to get to uni and back.
Was feeling pretty lean this morning. I have a lot of rib action going on and it seems to be going the right way. Great stuff.
I used to do 20 rep squats back in college, when I thought HIT was cool. One day my form broke down toward the end and I pulled out my back pretty bad. No more 20 rep squats for me.
I saw that u said ur new to weight lifting, just stick to ur program and prgress will come man
I missed yesterdays gym session due to lots of uni work. Today will be no different but im planning on hitting the gym tomorrow morning. Diet has been ok, i feel lean and my clothes are getting a lot more room in them.
Cant wait until i have time to go three times a week again.
Felt good to be back in the gym. Felt a bit tired because i havent had a whole lot of sleep due to uni stuff. It was hot in the gym, i guess spring finally kicked in. I was sweating like a whore in church.
1x20x80kg <-- I felt like death afterwards. I tried to use less breaths in between which resulted in a bit of a headache, but the set was over a lot quicker. Wow, just wow. The feeling after this is unbelievable. You wonder why you would do this to yourself, but you are also happy you did it. I found that counting down, really helped.
1x3x50kg <-- Form wasnt strict and i was without a belt so i didnt want to risk an injury. I was moving around to much with my upper body to get the weight up. This was less of a problem with a belt. I guess the weights are just a little too heavy.
3x8x30kg <-- First time i finished all sets. Pump was sore.
I had to cut todays workout a little short because i still had to study for an exam. However, i could have stopped after the squats and still have an awesome work out in. They really kick your ass. I think a new goal of mine is to get 20x100kg. That would be great.
Nice work on the squats. Now you are starting to understand my obsession with them. Nothing works you harder than 20 rep squats. Great job.
How is the carryover from 20 rep squats to your 1RM? Also, what would be the percentage of your 1rm if you have done a 20rm? I guess its less of an indicator of your 1rm than 3rm or 5rm with using percentages. Not sure if you know, but just wondering.
What I've found is 20 rep squats are a whole different animal. You can get really good at carrying the weight on your back for long periods. The rest-pause thing adds another twist to it too. But, it's just like doing high rep bench press (or any other lift), you get good at reps but there isn't a huge gap between that and your 1RM.
Mate good effort on the 20 reps.
20 x 80kg squat.. O_O
Although my legs are currently weakas, I tried 60kg x 20 once, I thought I had crapped my pants and almost blacked out.
Like humping an elephant.. must.. get up... omg.. im going to die.. gasp for air at top... down down...
Note to self: do not eat big meal before squatting