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Old 05-29-2015, 04:55 AM   #1
Jason Senn
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max back squat question

How much a difference do you guys think a back squat max attempt would differ between going *** to grass or just going to parallel?

When I was just going to parellet I got 355 (year and half ago). Yesterday i got 275 but I go all the way to the ground. I know I didn't feel it yesterday and really have no desire to do heavy back squats anymore which would have lowered it anyway. So am I just making an excuse for myself saying it's lower because I go all the way down or is that a valid reason? I have decided i don't care to have a high back squat max like I used to.
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:47 AM   #2
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Re: max back squat question

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How much a difference do you guys think a back squat max attempt would differ between going *** to grass or just going to parallel?

When I was just going to parellet I got 355 (year and half ago). Yesterday i got 275 but I go all the way to the ground. I know I didn't feel it yesterday and really have no desire to do heavy back squats anymore which would have lowered it anyway. So am I just making an excuse for myself saying it's lower because I go all the way down or is that a valid reason? I have decided i don't care to have a high back squat max like I used to.
some people don't have the flexibility to go A2G - I'm one of them.
if you get a good stretch reflex out of the bottom on your A2G squat it may not be too far off from just below parallel.

if you're stopping short of parallel and just doing 1/4 squats, then yeah it will add about 200# to your 1rm. lol
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Old 06-27-2015, 01:52 PM   #3
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Re: max back squat question

for me like 30% difference
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