In my mind, I see my current plan, teamed with the gallon of milk, bringing similar results to the SS program. There’s not nearly as much TUT, but my lifts are done at a much higher intensity.
Why don’t you just do the 20 rep squat at the same intensity as your singles or your 3-5 reps? I think that doing your 10rm and then doing 10 extra reps that you normally shouldn’t do would be a much more intense process for you than doing exactly the same thing you’ve been doing on a regular basis for the past few months or so. If you don’t find it intense, I suggest adding more weight until you do.
Intensity is a percentage of 1RM, not a feeling or attitude you put into your work sets. No matter how you slice it, 60% will always be less intense than 90%.
The point is to put as much intensity and force into a set at 60% as you would at 90%, this is called speed work and will up your totals[/quote]
Non-ballistic speed work, such as you are recommending with 60% loading, is far from a productive way to train, unless powerlifting is your thing.
Not only that, but during 20 rep squats, wouldn’t you be glad to just get the bar up for another rep, let alone blast it up?
The only way for 60% loading to be as intense as 90% would be to perform drop and catch movements in which you blew through the ammortization phase instantaneously.
The intramuscular tension generated by an exercise such as this would certainly be much more intense than during a lift @ 90%, though the duration of the stimulis would be more brief.