It depends. If it’s necessary for me to squat that much to be able to squat 315 pounds for 30 reps, then I’ll resume chasing it.
If you’re wondering why I abandoned my initial goal of squatting 505 pounds, let me tell you this story real quick…
I deloaded, and my squat went from 405 to less than 365. No joke. I was too lazy to work my way up again.
I think that this time would be different. I’ll start at a lower bodyweight so that I won’t have to worry about packing on mass and getting morbidly obese. I plan to start training my squat to big numbers once I hit an all-time low bodyweight of 180 pounds. That way, I can gain 20 pounds freely with lots of food and no restriction of calories.
My goal right now is to lose weight. I fixed my diet and lost 15 pounds already (from 230 to 215) but plateaued, so I started doing some kettlebells in the hopes that it’ll help.
With that said… My goal is to squat 315 for 30 reps. I feel no need to state why that’s my goal. It just is…
So anyway, which is the best route to take? Take my squat up to 500+? Or stop at 450 and do some endurance work?