[quote]Doug Adams wrote:
On the DE lower body day, is it possible to sub in back squats for speed (perhaps ATG)? Reason I ask is I’m use to squatting 3x a week with Bill Starr’s 5x5… it feels wrong to only have the bar on my back once a week now!
How much are the split squats and lunges doing for my squat and deadlift?
What are your goals? Are you trying to lift more weight, get bigger, or increase your preparedness for a certain sport?
For now I’ll assume you want to get stronger based on your second question. If you have strength imbalances between legs, then the split squats and lunges will help your main lifts tremendously. If you’re already balanced and are trying to up your total, you may be better off with more practice on your squatting and deadlifting.
You have to experiment yourself and keep detailed records. That way, you know what works best for you.
Thanks. And yes my main goal is to get stronger in the main lifts. I mean size will come as I lift more weight and eat more… but I’m not bodybuilding.
What would a sample DE day look like on WS4SB if I’m incorporating back squats for speed?
And for these squats, would ATG be best? Or just going low enough to pass in a competition (hip crease below knee).
Thanks a lot