10 week 20 rep squat workout

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  1. Lol your right shyguy...I like making my self suffer way too much to stop I definitely think my cns being taxed is why it took me so long to get better, but I am feeling 100% today and will be hitting the gym in a bit...will update later.


  2. Ok so theres definitely a fuking problem, hopefully someone can give me some insight on it please!! The last two times I have done this workout after the squats I have gotten a horrible headache, HORRIBLE HEADACHE...It is really affecting everything after I do the squats because I have a pounding headache and don't want to lift. Here are the supplements I am taking, maybe something I am taking is giving me a headache?

    I'm taking:
    Fish Oil 10 grams/day
    DiArginine Malate 10 grams/day
    Citrulline Malate 3 grams PWO
    Creatine Monohydrate 5 grams PWO
    BCAA's 15-20 grams/day
    Taurine 5 grams/day
    Bulk Super Cissus RX 1200mg/day
    Protein

    Here are my lifts for today, I finished the lift even though I had a terrible headache.

    Squats: 215x20 Up again but not enjoyin the headaches

    Deadlifts: I didn't do them today, they definitely would have made me throw up

    Bench: 135x10, 185x10, 195x10

    Seated Rows: 130x15x15x15

    Pull-overs: 50x20

    Shoulder Press (did the machine today instead of db's)
    70x12, 80x12, 90x12

    I hope someone can PLEASE give me some insight into why I am getting such terrible headaches/nausea after I do squats. Any advice/suggestions are much appreciated!
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  3. How is your breathing during the squat session? Have you checked your blood pressure? The intensity of this w/o can literally cause you to become sick. Do the headaches occur during the squats or after? Proper inhalation and exhalation during the squats may help alleviate this problem.

  4. Nightshift hit on the head. First things I see would be blood pressure and then breathing.
    I hope that you're not holding your breath, this is neccessary for max lifts to keep inter-abdom pressure, but in this case you should be panting through out the sets to really get that oxygen in your system. Otherwise your blood has no oxygen to transport.

  5. Thanks for replies, yeah I'm thinking its my blood pressure. I am always sure to breathe on all lifts, and think that this may be after effects of my M1T cycle because I may have prematurely stopped taking hawthorne berries.
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  6. Well BP checks out fine 130/70, and I think I may have a sinus infection which could easily be the culprit. Today I am going to do the rest of my workout first, and then do squats and deads last. I know the point of this workout is to do squats first, but if I get a terrible headache from doing them again and have to workout the rest of the time with a splitting headache I'm gonna kill small cute animals....will update later...

  7. So today I did everything else first, and squats last. It worked out well, and I also figured out why I have been getting such bad headaches when I lift. It's because my traps are so tight, the insertion where it attaches to my neck/bottom of head is so tight it is giving me a headache. I started to get a headache but rolled out my traps and stretched em' out a little bit and it subsided! Here were my lifts for today:

    Squat: 225x20

    Dead: 320x15

    Bench: 135x10, 200x10, 205x10

    Seated Rows: 140x15x15x15

    Pull-overs: 35x20, 55x20

    Shoulder Press w/ DB's: 45x12, 50x12, 55x12

  8. Now that you see that your traps caused your headaches will you go back to doing squats first?

  9. Quote Originally Posted by shyguy1 View Post
    Now that you see that your traps caused your headaches will you go back to doing squats first?
    I definitely will...I'm gonna try to move it up 10 lbs the next 3 workouts verus 5 lbs. The further I get into this the more I realize that so much of it is mental, you can push through your limits!

  10. Missed my Fu*king workout today ...gonna do it tommorow.

  11. Today went well, I have decided that today was my last time doing it however. My rotators simply cannot take benching 3x a week, and I can definitely tell my CNS is very taxed. I think that this would be a awesome workout to do while on cycle, and may do it when I do my next cycle. Here were my lifts for today:

    Squats: 235x20

    Deads: 325x15

    Bench: 135x10, 205x10, 215x10

    Shoulder Press: 50x12, 60x12, 65x8

    Seated Rows: 150x15x15x13

    didn't do the pull-overs, I need to be careful with my shoulders. Overall I like this workout a lot, but it is very hard on ones body.

  12. I know it has been awhile since someone posted in this log - but I have to ask - besides endurance and cardiovascular, can a person gain size from doing this 20 rep workout?

  13. The best my legs ever grew was around the time that I took up higher rep squats. I think my 1RM went from around 365 - 515. I think I was working at around 16 rep sets.

    There is some research that says greater training volume in the legs yields better results (compared to the rest of the body).

    I'm thinking about trying this kind of thing again someday!

  14. Quote Originally Posted by LSU Gladiator View Post
    The best my legs ever grew was around the time that I took up higher rep squats. I think my 1RM went from around 365 - 515. I think I was working at around 16 rep sets.

    There is some research that says greater training volume in the legs yields better results (compared to the rest of the body).

    I'm thinking about trying this kind of thing again someday!
    I had the same results, best leg power I ever had was on a 20rep squat routine. It felt like I was walking around on car jacks. If you want big strong legs, the best way to do it is to train them several times a week with moderate to high volume.

    I'm probably going to be running a 20 rep squat rountine in September. It's going to be brutal, but I love it.
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