Hey I was just thinking about how hard it is to walk he bar out with heavy weight and get set up. I mean for me its like the hardest part of the lift almost. Must take allot of weight off my squat.
Well I was thinking, sooner or later when you get a big squat 600+lbs that walking the weight out would be really hard and waste allot of strength.
Anyway my reasoning is this
If your squat workout was like this
that you would have hit 33 squat reps, but you would only have walked out 6 times and that wasnt 1 set. That was including the warm ups which arent hard at all and even then, the walkouts are only singles per say.
So looking at those facts, once you get heavy in squat, your walkout could be holding you back from allot of weight.
I was thinking, why havent I ever seen anyone train walkouts like they would normal sets.
Like a 5x5 walk out. Unrack, walk back, position, rack, repeat. And work up to weights much higher than their actual squats.
The heaviest walk out I ever did was for a high box squat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgK51nT3M_4 that walkout was much harder than the lift its self. And no doubt had to have taken close to 50lbs off what I cold have done if I had a stronger walk out.
I just think of how much more power full I would feel if my walkout was always the same foot movement, set up right the first time etc. And how much more I would be able to lift if I could easily walk out and get in position with 200lbs over my squat.
This make any sense?