Doing barbell squats and then going to front squats. Is that overkill outnumber for your legs.
1. Barbell Squats 4-5 sets 8-15 reps
2. Front Squats 3-4 sets 8-10 reps
If you're going to do that, I would do one exercise with low reps between the 1-5 range, then move on to the next exercise with reps in the 8-10 range. Otherwise in my opinion it's too much volume.
How often are you going to do this? It's fine if you don't do it more than 2x a week because it's a lot of work.
I do it Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Haven't got any problems from it, and actually seen better results. Here's my workout routine.Originally Posted by Doobs
Legs/Shoulders Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday
Standing Leg Curls (Warm-up)
Day 2 Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday
Standing Over-Head Triceps Ext
Negative Dumbbell Wrist Curls
EZ bar Negatives
Dumbbell Hammer Curls
Day 3 Saturday Back/Biceps/Abs Saturday Evening
One Hand Rows
EZ Bar Curls
Last edited by Iron Bull; 08-14-2006 at 11:33 PM.
Your legs will hate you but I've done both in the same day before. 3x a week might be a bit extreme though.
It might be fine for a few weeks, but if you keep it up you will hit a wall and might lose strength.
Squats + front squats + power cleans is brutal in one workout.
The thing is I only can workout at my house. I only have a power rack, 45 pound barbell with 600 hundred pounds of barbell plates, EZ bar, and dumbbells going up to 60 pounds. Hardcore basic is all I got lol. I don't have any cable system or anything like that. I also have a weight bench too. Thinking about replacing it with one of those benches you can turn into a leg extension exercise and preacher exercise.
Last edited by Iron Bull; 08-14-2006 at 11:56 PM.
That's fine, but you don't have to do all that 3 times a week.
Iv did them both for the same workouts for a couple of months. Like others have said, make one lower heavier sets and the other higher lighter. Like heavy low rep squats then higher rep fronts.
Am I reading this right?
You are doing legs three days a week. (M, W, Sa)
You are doing chest three days a week. (T, Th, Su)
You are doing back once a week. (Sa also)
Only 1 day off. (F)
Is it me, or is this a recipe for disaster? (Or at least over training?)
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(And why back only once?)
Last edited by BG5150; 08-15-2006 at 10:47 AM.
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yeah, I was wondering if I was reading that correctly as wellOriginally Posted by BG5150
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I started doing both. Yesterday I did heavy sets of regular ATF squats 3x6x265 (after warm up sets). Then later in the leg workout I did sets front squats at around 135lbs, with higher reps. Working on getting my front squat form down because I've been doing tabata front squats on off days for HIIT.