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    I always thought that squatting for only 4 sets was a waste of time and effort. If the squat is your primary exercise, why not make the most of it and do more sets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squat Junkie View Post
    I always thought that squatting for only 4 sets was a waste of time and effort. If the squat is your primary exercise, why not make the most of it and do more sets?
    If you train hard after 3 or 4 sets, you not need more squats.
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    I always train hard. But what do most guys do after squatting? They proceed with leg presses or something like that. So instead of doing that, you might wanna consider doing some extra sets of squatting.
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    Most people divide their formation legs, quadriceps day and hamstring day.

    I always like to start with squats, but then, I will look for some more focused on quadriceps or hams.
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    Depends on the goal fellas,

    If strength is the goal you can get away with doing anywhere between 1 and 3 sets on squats and still progress from week to week If it's hypertrophy more sets make sense, however if the lawa of diminishing returns. If you've blootered them already in three or four sets, doing additional sets isn't going to make any difference. At that point it seems sensible to move onto a different exercise and work the muscle at a different angle. I can see where you're coming from though squat junkie. I've done 10 sets of squats for my leg workouts many a time. I see you are from Amsterdam, I was there last weekend. Now there's an interesting place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AChappell View Post
    If you've blootered them already in three or four sets, doing additional sets isn't going to make any difference. At that point it seems sensible to move onto a different exercise and work the muscle at a different angle.
    100% agree!
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    right now i train like that. i squat until i cant do more sets not counting at all . after a short break i do hack squats set after set , increasing weights by 50 kilos until i cant do a full set anymore. if i have still some gas in the tank i do leg raises and leg curls. somethimes i cant do anything at all after my squats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squat Junkie View Post
    I always thought that squatting for only 4 sets was a waste of time and effort. If the squat is your primary exercise, why not make the most of it and do more sets?
    yeah makes sense to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by AChappell View Post
    Depends on the goal fellas,

    If strength is the goal you can get away with doing anywhere between 1 and 3 sets on squats and still progress from week to week If it's hypertrophy more sets make sense, however if the lawa of diminishing returns. If you've blootered them already in three or four sets, doing additional sets isn't going to make any difference. At that point it seems sensible to move onto a different exercise and work the muscle at a different angle. I can see where you're coming from though squat junkie. I've done 10 sets of squats for my leg workouts many a time. I see you are from Amsterdam, I was there last weekend. Now there's an interesting place.
    i dont even feel 3 or 4 sets even if i cant go as heavy i can go with good form but if i do more sets with my heaviest weight my legs are pumped to explode.

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    Increase natural growth hormone levels and trigger hypertrophy throughout the body. Increases lung capacity too. I didn't read the article, how'd I do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AChappell View Post
    I see you are from Amsterdam, I was there last weekend. Now there's an interesting place.
    LOL. Let me guess where you have been...the Red Light District huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaizenro View Post
    Increase natural growth hormone levels and trigger hypertrophy throughout the body. Increases lung capacity too. I didn't read the article, how'd I do?
    You seem to cover it well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by modredtrenton View Post
    right now i train like that. i squat until i cant do more sets not counting at all . .
    It feels great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by modredtrenton View Post
    i dont even feel 3 or 4 sets even if i cant go as heavy i can go with good form but if i do more sets with my heaviest weight my legs are pumped to explode.
    I know this will make me sound like a total pussy, but wtf.

    My sacrum/low back and right shoulder has osteoarthritis.
    I could force myself to squat, but that would do more harm then good.
    So, I do what I can.

    Now, I focus on deep, strict leg presses and hack squats.
    In an attempt to replace a genuine "squat" , do step ups, on to a bench, holding a wt.
    I see plenty of trainers switching legs each rep or making it some plyometric movement.
    I keep using the same leg and keep pumping out full, deep reps.

    For me, it feels like high rep squats without the back issues.
    My entire quad and glute region feel worked/pumped in a way machines don't.
    I saw a star, reached for it...and MISSED

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard View Post
    I know this will make me sound like a total pussy, but wtf.

    My sacrum/low back and right shoulder has osteoarthritis.
    I could force myself to squat, but that would do more harm then good.
    So, I do what I can.



    Now, I focus on deep, strict leg presses and hack squats.
    In an attempt to replace a genuine "squat" , do step ups, on to a bench, holding a wt.
    I see plenty of trainers switching legs each rep or making it some plyometric movement.
    I keep using the same leg and keep pumping out full, deep reps.

    For me, it feels like high rep squats without the back issues.
    My entire quad and glute region feel worked/pumped in a way machines don't.
    you are no pussy! i did legs yesterday, i am so stiff i can hardly move!! everything hurts. my lower back burns like hell the whole time i train legs. leg training day is suffering day.

    high reps dont do anything for me.

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