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Squat Challenge Workout


This is something I did yesterday and today my legs feel like lead so I thought I'd share it.

Start off with 455, since this meant I would have a 25 on either side. This is going to be a drop set where those plates keep coming off and going back on, so scale as necessary.

455 for 5
405 for 6
365 for 5
315 for 7

Etc. Basically, anytime the 25s are on the bar, do 5 reps. Anytime they aren't, add one rep to the previous non-25s set.

Only rest as long as it takes to change plates. I worked down to the bar for a set of 10 this way. It is brutal, but pretty survivable. Scale using 10s or such as needed.