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Breathing Squats

Always wanted to try breathing squats, but never have.

Quick questions -

  1. How many sets do you do?
    2.Can you do any thing after them?
  2. Has anybody ever tried front breathing squats?

Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks - J

[quote]jackson44 wrote:
Always wanted to try breathing squats, but never have. Quick questions -

  1. How many sets do you do?
    2.Can you do any thing after them?
  2. Has anybody ever tried front breathing squats?

Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks - J[/quote]

#1 = 1 its one extneded set. maybe a few warm up reps just to get the feel

#2 LOL if your able I suppose but give them your ALL.

#3 yes but not greeat idea your shoulders will where out and get sloppy prior to legs the bar on your back will stay there I wouldnt recomend it. If you want to do something similar with front squats do tabata.

Phill

Make sure you have a spot incase you pass out

[quote]blok wrote:
Make sure you have a spot incase you pass out[/quote]

Yeah i did breathing squats once. I barfed like five minutes later.

This is the program I’m currently doing.

Honestly, I’m not always able to do anything after squatting. I just finished day 8 (I’m running it for 14 days - around six weeks) and I’m 9 pounds ahead of schedule.

It’s difficult.

Many people think it doesn’t work. These are usually the same people who haven’t done it.

Some people think it does work. These are usually the ones who have done it.

I, personally, am waiting until I finish the program before I decide whether it’s worth it or not.

  1. yes, usually it’s one all-out set but I suppose you can do more than one if you don’t do 20 rep sets. For instance, 3 sets of 12 using your normal 8-rep max

  2. yes, the original Supersquats protocal, written by Randall Strossen, called for something like

breathing squats
light pullovers or Rader chest pulls
straight leg deadlifts
light pullovers or Rader chest pulls
bench press or weighted dips
bent over rows or weighted chins
military press

  1. Very bad idea. Front squats are best performed with low reps because the shoulders fatighe first. It isn’t possible to hold front squats isometrically in the standing position for a long period of time like you can in the back squat