Did anybody see the 60 Minutes piece on Olympic skiier Bode Miller last night? He had a squat rack rigged so he could do high-rep negative only squats and then his training partner could lift the weight back up. At about 1.5 times body weight (320 pounds. He's 6'2", 210.) The stated goal was to build abdominal and core endurance. Seemed very T-Nation in the improvisation category.
Does this make sense from a bio-mechanical standpoint? Or is this just really lazy and the guy should just do lots of full-range squats?