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Old 12-06-2006, 07:36 PM   #1
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Just musing, what do you think the real difference is between say doing 300 body weight squats or say 3 sets of 12 rep 250 lb(or heavier weight) squats?
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:42 PM   #2
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264 reps and 250 pounds.
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:52 PM   #3
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Good Answer
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:18 PM   #4
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:41 PM   #5
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Your apparent goals?
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Old 12-07-2006, 04:48 AM   #6
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Like running 1 mile....or 16 x 100 yard sprints.
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:24 AM   #7
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I would assume the BW squats would enhance endurance whereas the heavy squats would develop more explosive strength(power).Which would be tougher on your knees? If as the analogy is true ,relating this question to a mile or sprints, if we want power than we should be doing, sets of heavy squats,weighted pullups and dips,ployometric pushups etc. Just wondering on a cold day while sore after doing 300 BW squats
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Old 12-07-2006, 07:00 AM   #8
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I assume there is an enhanced risk of tendonitis with the body squats as compared to the heavy variation. Just like if you were to curl 5lb dbs a bunch of times as opposed to 50lbs a few times. With the 5lb damage could occur because fatigue would not be an issue.
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:31 AM   #9
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Think of it this way too:

Most likely a guy who can squat 300lbs can do 300 BW squats.....but a guy who can do 300 BW squats may not be able to squat 300lbs.

Fast Twitch fibers (power)can act like slow twitch (endurance) if needed....but slow twitch can not act like fast twitch. Which would you rather have?


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Old 12-07-2006, 11:03 AM   #10
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mike, can you elaborate or/and give me a link to where you got that info about fast twitch fibers acting as slow ones if needed.
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