I thought you were doing Bauer’s routine?
Was that 25 rep thing part of that, or is this something you modified? [/quote]
I am, but I realized his exercise formula was around 25 reps for the first 1-2 exercises, 35 reps for the middle 2, and 55 reps for the last 1-2, so I modified it so that I didn’t have to care about counting reps and sets, just focusing on reaching the total number of reps.
It just makes it easier so I’m not counting rest periods and I can just focus on adding volume every week rather than burning myself out too early in a set.
Smolov for front squats will fix this problem.
What’s breaking down? I find that abs give out before legs when doing them. I had to do ab pulldowns for a while and lower my volume/up the weight to correct the issue.
Could try waves…I sometimes do that when I plateau (i.e. 7,5,3,7,5,3)
There’s an article called “Plateau busters” might want to give that a look.[/quote]
I get stuck midway up. So I’ll drop down to below parallel, get up fine at the bottom, and then midway (probably at a leg angle of 70 degrees) I’ll get stuck and either fall back down into the power rack bars, or I’ll just have to have a “second wind” to lock out that last rep.
I have been doing this for close to 8 weeks anyway, so if not changing to a different workout, at least changing up my exercises is probably my best bet. I’ll take a look at Smolov and the plateau busters article. Thanks.
EDIT: I took a look at the Smolov protocol…are you saying I should do this protocol using the front squat as my exercise? So I do front squats with this protocol for the next 13 weeks? … Eeeh…
Well I guess it’s better than back squats. I just won’t do back squats anymore because I think they were the cause of my knee problems…