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Russian Squat Program


#1

I just started the russian squat program as outlined in Testosterone Mag. After the 1st day (light day) of 4 work sets of 6 at 75% Of RM I'm so damned sore I can't squat or get up without massive profanities. The heavy day is coming up day after tomorrow. (Scream)! Iam in shape hold state, national records etc. Question - should I back off on the number of reps in the work sets or spread the workouts out?? Oh yes, I'm 65 years old.


#2

dude! ain't got answers for you. Just wanted to say Kudos to you for keeping up the work at your age. Hope I'll be able to do the same.


#3

Dave, I'd simply reduce your frequency...add some extra days between workouts. Should work like a charm...


#4

I was wondering how you determined your max...hopefully you didn't use one of your previous state records!! I always tend to err on the side of caution when doing these types of programs using a set percentage of max. My advice is to do another light day (a REAL light day this time) instead of the first heavy workout. You should be a lot less sore than you are right now and should be able to ease into the program. Also, you may want to re-evaluate your max. I hope that helps out, although I'm always quite cautious about recommending anything to someone who has an impressive resume. Good Luck!