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    Single leg squats?

    What weight would I expect to start with for these? 50% of my regular squat weight? Any experiences?
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    Quote Originally Posted by manowar669 View Post
    What weight would I expect to start with for these? 50% of my regular squat weight? Any experiences?

    I'd imagine it is different for everyone. Just mess around til you find what you can do, the right way.

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    Bodyweight will be hard enough. If you can squat 225lbs, I can't see anybody doing ~112lbs single leg squat without falling over.

    Look in the video section for "extremepullups" videos. He's doing single leg squats in there. They're hard.

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    My 1RM for regular back squats is 270. I did one legged with dumbells (other foot up on a bench behind me) and ws using 40 lb dumbells for my working set. I thought it was going to be a warmup

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    Are you doing pistols (free leg is straight in front, not touching ground) or are you doing a lunge type thing like redspikey described?

    If pistols, it's highly unlikely you'll be able to do them without weight, let alone 50% of your back squat weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    Are you doing pistols (free leg is straight in front, not touching ground) or are you doing a lunge type thing like redspikey described?

    If pistols, it's highly unlikely you'll be able to do them without weight, let alone 50% of your back squat weight.
    Not pistols, I was gonna do them with the off toe behind me on a bench or box. I just did Crossfit's WOD ten minutes ago (a 3 round Jackie, subbing SDLHPs for the rowing, plus thrusters), so I doubt my quads will be able to take it tomorrow as I had planned. Maybe Sunday-monday. My ass is whipped right now.
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