[quote]Ed Ache wrote:
For those who squat every day (namely Koing and GqArtGuy) how do you normally work upto your maxes. Or more to the point am I doing it right…
My max is 160, I tend to go.
Bar x untill I feel ok
40 x untill I feel ok
Then what ever I can manage, normally.
Then 152, or 155, or 160 if it’s a good day.
That seem about right? [/quote]
Thats fine. You want to get to maximum within 4-7 singles. I just warmup with a lot of body weight squats and a little bit of mobility stuff if I need it. Then I Ill do 70 for a triple then singles after with 120, 150, 170, 190 then maybe 200. Ill usually do doubles but its acceptable to do 1-2 more singles with the daily maximum or 5kg less if youre trying to hit through a wall and suck at max singles. For example, I have a friend who can do 90% of his daily max for doubles on end, but if he does 95% he can barely grind out a double unless hes amped and its a good day. So for him, he doesnt do many doubles, but rather 2-3 more singles to get better at lifting at 95%+.