With all the talk about simplified routines recently, I’ve been searching back into old T-Mag, and other BB website articles, for some takes on the 20-rep breathing squat routines. I have a friend who is wanting my help to gain some LBM quickly for the summer, whilst getting more ripped (I know, this isn’t exactly a novel situation here!).
I’m starting him on the T-Dawg diet, but am still uncertain as to the workout program I’m gonna put him on. I’ve considered GVT (2K), 5x5, OVT, and a 20-rep squat routine a la Strossen.
As he (he admitted this) neglects lower body training generally, I thought a super-squat type routine would be good to try- it would really give him a kick up the a**, and would also I think bring pleasing results wrt definition and LBM fairly quickly.
What I’d like feedback on, is any routines you guys have used based on this technique. I’m not looking for the original super-squat book reprinted. I KNOW he’ll get bored and drop out without at least SOME increased exercise variation.
What I would like to see is some sample routines of how you guys have incorporated the 20 rep squat into a full body workout. e.g. 20 rep squats, then say 1 -2 sets of pullovers, chins, Bpr, shoulders and arms work.
I was probably going to go with a full body 3x per week set up, but am open to suggestions. Also your successes on this type of program over say a 4-week cycle would be interesting reading.
Thanks guys. SRS