For anyone interested in trying 20 rep squats...
Here are the results of my 20 rep squat routine that I started about a month ago. Basically I just did the squats and some other 5 x 5 excercises, pull-ups, sitff legged deads, etc. after awhile I started rotating 20 rep squats with 15 rep deads. I had a seperate day for bench, though I injured my elbow so I haven't done that in a few weeks. Here are my results in terms of size:
1 month ago:
Biceps(flexed): 13 and 3/8
Chest: 38 and 1/8
Legs: 21 and 1/2
Waist: 32 and 3/8
Now (about 1 month later):
Biceps: 13 & 7/8
Legs: 23 and 6/8
Waist: 35 (Woah! I'll blame this on the creatine and meal I just ate.)
All taken cold.
in terms of lifts I haven't taken an maxes yet. My squat went from 195 for 20 to 240. Dead is now also at about 240 for 15.
Honestly I think I could have made much better gains if I had paid much more attention to my diet. I got enough protein and food most of the time but eventually I got lazy, and I don't really think I ate enough for a good bulk. I wondering how much of this size/strength gain can be attributed to creatine and water retention, however.
Now I'm changing up my routine for pure strength. I'll post before/after pics if anyone is interested.