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Old 09-06-2011, 04:22 PM   #1
Jack Lord
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Back Squat Problems

I have been doing back squats for quite a while now but have not seen any improvement in several months, my numbers staying at 170x5, 175x3 and 185x1. I am getting frustrated because I do back squats regularly but am not getting any stronger. Does anybody have any advice on what I can do to build up my back squat?
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:41 PM   #2
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Re: Back Squat Problems

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I have been doing back squats for quite a while now but have not seen any improvement in several months, my numbers staying at 170x5, 175x3 and 185x1. I am getting frustrated because I do back squats regularly but am not getting any stronger. Does anybody have any advice on what I can do to build up my back squat?
well we dont know what your back squat training looks like. do a linear progression program for 6 weeks then come back and see what your BS looks like?
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:03 PM   #3
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Re: Back Squat Problems

Also consider videotaping your squat and placing it in the digital coaching section to see if there are any major flaws in your technique.

Stalling on the squat can be a hole bunch of things:
-poor form
-improper nutrition--sometimes not enough food
-poor sleep/not enough rest
-too much training volume
-muscle weaknesses/imbalances
-lack of effort--sometimes when you get to your newest top squat you need to go through some tough effort to feel comfortable at the next step.
And many more possibilities
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