I would like to increase my leg strength, and I figure that squats would be the best way to do this. What is the best way to increase strength for squats? I don't know much about strength training, but it seems like the two most important parts to a strength program are speed workouts and max effort workouts. I plan on working out 3 days a week, 2 days for max effort and 1 day for speed. Is there some sets and reps scheme I should follow? I'm looking for something like this:
Max Effort Day
Do A sets of B reps with C% of my 1 Rep Max followed by...
Do the number of sets and reps and the 1 Rep Max Percentage Change?
So as you can see, I'm kind of lost. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
In case it matters, or if you're just curious, my 1 Rep Max for squats is probably in the low 300s. I've never maxed out on squat, so I don't know for sure. I've done 285 lbs. for five reps, so I would guess that my 1 Rep Max is around 310-320.