… the OP is doing a squat specialization program couldnt hurt to have aon for an upper part as well (if he can handle the volume of the two) and as long as in the long run he treats the body as a whole. Hits the other areas as well.
keep volume low but intensity high for upper body work
I’m going to take the oposite stance on this situation. The nitro squat program has 3 squat workouts a week, and is much like it implies a squat specialization program. Now if you throw in some other specialization program are you still really specializing on the squat? And where are the muscle groups your not doing specialization work for suposed to fit?
I say do nitro squats for 3 weeks like outlined, during that time do 2 simple upper body workouts just to maintain strength/mass in those muscles. Something like one day of horizontal push/pull and one day of verticle push/pull. Keep it simple low/moderate volume and moderate intensity.
Oh I can agree 100% with this stance as well. All individual dependednt and very likely doing both will be TOO damn much
Well, I’ll take that into consideration. Really the only exercise I’ll be getting for the next four weeks will be my time at the gym 3x a week, and I’ll have plenty of time to rest, so I thought should go hard and add a lot of upper body stuff to the Nitro program (especially because my squat is pretty weak). But if you guys think otherwise… [/quote]