@lordstorm88, I was thinking that they'd help my lifts; I just want my squat to be right to the point of diminishing returns, from an inclusive view of fitness, so I'm okay with them not progressing fast, as long as they progress. I'll make sure to attempt applying maximal force every rep, thanks!
@NewWorldMan, excellent cause I've grown to love squatting ha. The least amount I have to do to make an adaption is what I'm after, so if I can get out of having to do so many warmup sets, even better. Have you heard of anyone trying a 5/3/1 approach to their squats? Maybe one day do the intensity portion (going for a weight/rep max) for back squat, another do the volume (this case maybe 6x6 instead of 5x10), then doing front squats the same way (across two days). I'd love to do the least damage possible, ha, but I am 19, so I probably will be fine with a few grinders. Thanks!
@alexus, my goals ultimately have to do with competing in the CrossFit Games, but for now I know that I'm not nearly strong enough in the Olympic lifts, that's why I want to focus on them. (don't worry, I'm not a metcon fiend, and I have a purpose for every time I do conditioning, instead of throwing whatever exercises sound fun). I like the concept of 'work on Snatch for 30mins', I can see how that adaptive training is smarter then a set prescription, assuming the one doing it knows where they are ailing that day. Thanks!
@Koing, great analogy. Looks like I'll have to sign up for a few competitions then. Unfortunately, it sounds like it may be longer then a year for me then ha, unless I can get a coach cheaper/make more money. Until my technique is proficient (cause it most likely isn't, though I should be able to get a few videos up today), would it be best to stick with just an empty bar, and try getting ~20 reps as often as recovery allows? I'll do my best to take as long as needed to go mental with the weights, thanks!
At least a video should be up today, probably just the Sn, but I would love as much honest constructive feedback as I can get.