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Old 07-15-2009, 03:41 PM   #1
John Page
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Oly squat form check and question

Hi, I was hoping to get a quick check on my oly squat form and also ask a couple of questions. I'm following the ss program except doing high bar squats instead of low bar squats which were causing shoulder pain. My question is how much weight is added to the high bar squat and when. There's no way I can add 10-15 lbs of weight each workout with the high bar squat. Does anyone know of a good program to follow? I've heard of one that says add 5lbs each week, which would mean basically do 3 sets of 5 reps 3 days out of the week with the same weight, then the next week do the same with 5lbs more. Has anyone heard of this system? Anyone know of a better one? Thanks.

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Old 07-15-2009, 04:44 PM   #2
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Re: Oly squat form check and question

If you can't add 10 lbs. per workout with the high-bar squat, then add 5 lbs. per workout (15 lbs. per week). This is much better than weekly progression; no need to unnecessarily limit yourself.

I did "starting strength" with high-bar squats and after a while, I started to have to add 5 lbs. per workout, and probably sooner than if I was squatting low-bar. If you can get a hold of some 2" washers or micro-plates, then you can eke out some extra linear progression before having to reset.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:58 PM   #3
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Re: Oly squat form check and question

I'm going to try to add 5lbs each workout and see how it goes. I'm just transitioning from low bar to high bar and high bar is definitely harder and heavier. And I've already ordered the fractional plates which were pretty costly. I wish I had known about the washers sooner.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:02 PM   #4
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Re: Oly squat form check and question

I did the same thing, went low bar to high bar (more for curiosity). I think I reset from around 315lbs to 250ish maybe 265lbs and used +5lbs per workout. The combination of taking off a significant amount of weight and +5lbs per workout guarantees you will be able to make linear progression for a while.

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