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GPP and Squats


#1

@CT,

If you had no access to a prowler but you wanted to increase your leg conditioning once a week would it be a good idea to squat at 60% of your 1 rep max for 12 reps at 6 to 8 sets with little rest (30 secs) like gvt or is this too taxing on your nervous system?

Thanks!


#2

[quote]nickj_777 wrote:
@CT,

If you had no access to a prowler but you wanted to increase your leg conditioning once a week would it be a good idea to squat at 60% of your 1 rep max for 12 reps at 6 to 8 sets with little rest (30 secs) like gvt or is this too taxing on your nervous system?

Thanks![/quote]

I would do:

30 seconds of constant tension effort / 30 seconds of rest x 3 (so 30/30 rest/30/30 rest/30) this is ONE set. Rest 2-3 minutes do another bout, rest 2-3 minutes and do a 3rd bout.

The key is how you do the reps. You want the muscles to be under constant tension. The “allowed” range of motion is from parallel to about 2" before lockout.

What you want to do is spend time in that range… you can do reps over the full allowed range, partials, holds, doesn’t matter as long as you stay in the range for 30 seconds. And the movements should all be under control no momentum. Start lighter than you think.

Or you can do a mechanical drop set like this… sets of 8-8-8 for strength-endurance GPP.


#3

thank you very much! Have a great day