XXL legs, what weight and reps should I be doing on squats?

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    XXL legs, what weight and reps should I be doing on squats?


    Hoping someone who knows what they are doing could let me know what I should be doing as far as reps and weight in the coming weeks.

    I work legs Monday and Friday with intensive cardio on Wednesday that could be considered a light leg workout as well. On one of the leg days I do auxiliary exercises first and on the other I do squats first. My last 4 squat workouts have been the following:

    Day 1: 315x3x5, 275x5, 225x10

    Day 2: 315x5, 315x5, 315x5, 275x5, 225x10

    Day 3: 225x12, 275x12, 295x10, 315x5, 315x5

    Day 4: 225x20, 225x20, 225x20

    What weight and reps would give me best results? When I squat 315 it feels like there is no way I could do more than 5 but when I squatted 225 for 20 on the first set it felt like there was no way I could do more than 12.

    Thanks for any suggestions.

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    hey just do 20 rep widowmakers look up the workout about 20rep squats big wheels for sure if u follow it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms9 View Post
    Hoping someone who knows what they are doing could let me know what I should be doing as far as reps and weight in the coming weeks.

    I work legs Monday and Friday with intensive cardio on Wednesday that could be considered a light leg workout as well. On one of the leg days I do auxiliary exercises first and on the other I do squats first. My last 4 squat workouts have been the following:

    Day 1: 315x3x5, 275x5, 225x10

    Day 2: 315x5, 315x5, 315x5, 275x5, 225x10

    Day 3: 225x12, 275x12, 295x10, 315x5, 315x5

    Day 4: 225x20, 225x20, 225x20

    What weight and reps would give me best results? When I squat 315 it feels like there is no way I could do more than 5 but when I squatted 225 for 20 on the first set it felt like there was no way I could do more than 12.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
    No one can tell you what weight and reps are going to give YOU the best results for YOU. If you're looking for mass, anything from as low as 3 reps to anything as high as 20 reps will build mass (I would say 5-8 reps is the rep-range to start with), provided that you are EATING for mass. As far as weight, go as heavy as you can for the reps you set yourself. Longer recovery periods, like 2-5 minutes will also help.

    If you're eating and training properly for mass, and getting adequate recovery, there is no reason why your legs shouldn't grow.

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    Have to try both high reps, and low reps to find out what works best. One things for sure you have to push yourself. Put the safeties in and fail (make sure your doing this in a safe and productive matter) the 20rep workout is intense. I know a lot of people dont train their legs with the same intensity as say their chest, specially on squat moves because they are hard, and uncomfortable.
    Leave no doubt in the squat rack my friend. If you "think you can't get another" your not working hard enough. Find out if you can get another.
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    Rotate rep ranges.
    week 1: 10-12reps
    week 2: 6-8 reps
    week 3: 12-15 reps or 20 reps if you dont mind vomitting. haha.
    week 4: repeat cycle
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