Is it OK to squat 3 times a week
Some of the 5x5's have you squatting 3x per week with a heavy, medium and light day. I've ran a couple 9 week 5x5's but my hips didn't appreciate it...Originally Posted by shiggy504
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You'll have to give us some specifics. Volume, stance, intensity, etc.
I've been progressively been able to squat heavier but my quads are not growing. I currently weigh 175 at 5'7 I've gotten to the point where I'm doing 275 for 3 sets of 8-10 reps just no growth. I eat pretty healthy around 3-3500 calories a day at 40/40/20. I also do leg presses leg extensions and Ham curls. Any tips would be appreciated
With higher frequency, you'll generally want less volume in each session and also vary up the days (e.g. heavy, rep, speed).
It is hard to do it for long periods if you keep pushing, but 2x-3x times per week work like this, can build a bigger work capacity base and the volume used helps build foundation mass.
I know some guys don't squat and dead in the same W/O either, but some do varying intensity on either thru the week.
As far as leg size, again if you are getting stronger, you will eventually add mass and slowly might be better. Remember too, that about #5-#7 pounds of muscle gain in 6 months to a year is actually good.
Another question might also be dependent on how deep you are squatting to elicit more fibers!?
That all said, it is hard to just get one muscle to grow overly larger (ala say Tom Platz legs) naturally, as the body will try to always maintain a balance in many areas. At 5'7" and #175, you probalby look a bit more hulky than you think you do guy.
Thanks for the tips. I do good mornings on back day being that I assumed it was a lower back workout. But ill try adding them on leg day. And lunges will be added also. Thanks again guys