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by Matt Perryman Squat Every Day: Thoughts on Overtraining and Recovery in Strength Training. top-caliber athlete to train every day, multiple times at that. Squat Everyday - Ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read by Matt Perryman Nerves of Steel PART THREE: How to Squat Every Day 6. If I've understood right, the book is based on Matt Perryman's articles To me the title is slightly misleading ("Squat Every Day"); majority of the.
If you want to squat big, raw, you have to think a little differently from the guys that are gearing up to train. Nothing against gear, but I think a lot of times people forget that competing powerlifters are squatting in suits and wraps.
My best raw squatting is done with a narrow stance and reminiscent of how OLers squat, regardless of where the bar sits on my back. A bulkier guy with better levers might find that the wider stance is better. If strength is the main concern then squatting twice a week is an absolute minimum.
You need at the very least a heavy day and a light day. Having three days would be better.
The Bulgarian Method for Powerlifting
I was beat up, sore a lot, but I kept making progress every single week. Squatting more has translated to more gains. The general advice is the same as above — you want to squat big? Then squat.
Squat as heavy as you can as often as you can. The Texas method is a good option, volume on Monday, light on Wednesday, peak set on Friday. Like I said before, somebody built for squatting may be able to get away with one good squat session each week. But I do think practice will benefit most people. Squatting gives you a lot more flexibility as far as what works.
I did that last year for awhile. Or even that old rep squat cycle. Just keep showing up and working a little harder than the last time.
The specifics are secondary to that. MP: Look at the mechanics of the lifts. Not only that, but you glue it to the floor and then introduce grip as the weak link in the chain. My hands feel fine. The bar just feels too heavy. The weight feels heavy in the hands so everything else shuts down. From a neuromuscular standpoint, overcoming a dead weight is a hugely different thing from lowering and reversing a weight, which you do in the squat and bench press.
Anecdotally, you get this with all exercises that start from the overcoming position. Think about a military press compared to a bench press. This goes for chinups, curls, deadlifts, rows, military presses, and anything I left out. They respond best to lots of low-rep sets at moderate percentages, or to One Big Set. The squat and bench get the advantage of a stretch reflex to help them along, which is why these lifts can respond better to higher volume and higher reps on average.
BC: Give us your thoughts on the good morning. There are lots of variations. Does it transfer better to the squat or deadlift?
MP: I have a love-hate relationship with this exercise. You hear a lot of guys that swear by it, but most of those are the guys that are competing in a lot of equipment. Bear in mind I train raw, and my idea of gearing up for a competition is a belt and a pair of knee wraps I bought in A lot of my perspective reflects that.
Years ago, I gave GMs a shot as a main exercise. I got reasonably strong on them, but never saw any carryover to the powerlifts. Doing GMs after squats or especially deadlifts is a solid way to do it.
This is a perfect spot to throw in GMs to get a little extra volume for the hip and low-back muscles. I like using them for modest weights but higher reps and more sets. In training for my last meet, I did sets of reps with only around kg.
As far as the transfer, I really think that depends on the GM and how you squat. Wide-stance squatters will benefit from wider-stance GMs.
If you look at a lot of those low-bar wider stance squats, as soon as the guy gets tired it basically becomes a GM anyway, so you might as well prepare for that. Narrow-stance GMs seem to be a little better for deadlifts. BC: What about the front squat?
MP: The front squat is ridiculously underrated. I tore an adductor muscle in my left leg at the end of and had to spend the next 7 months off back squats. I switched exclusively to front squats for that time.
I rarely went over kg on them. When I brought back squats back in, it took me about a month to get back to squatting kg for 10 reps. That was an eye-opener.
The same held true in the past regarding my OL-style squat. The upper-back development and, possibly, core-strength are probably factors as well. In short, this is a good lift to keep in the mix. Also John Broz has videos of some of his guys using straps to hang on to the bar, which I thought was pretty neat. BC: Are you a fan of box squats? MP: Yes and no. I like them as a teaching tool, and they were invaluable when I blew my quad out last year.
Put a box out there and they get it right away. As far as the style, it really depends on what you want from it. The rocking pause-then-explode style is a great way to build explosion out of the bottom, since it basically turns a squat into a dead-stop kind of movement.
Using it to build the hips and hamstrings is a solid idea, though. BC: Do you ever mess around with Zercher squats or barbell hack squats? MP: Rarely to the point of never. MP: I like them for beginners, I like them for non-strength athletes, and I like them in down phases where I drop out the heavy stuff and focus on being not-beat-up. Those guys are more concerned with muscle balance and stability than with absolute strength, so single leg work can be thought of more as a preparatory and preventative kind of thing.
BC: Do you believe that glute ham raises transfer over much to squatting and deadlifting? The funny thing about GHRs is that you can put somebody on them the first day and that person will rarely be able to do even one. Even after taking a couple of months off I can come back and hit multiple sets of 10, so who knows. In the case of somebody relatively untrained going from zero to lots, then yeah I think it does shore up a weak point. MP: Useful in the right context and in moderation.
It should go without saying by now, but I think that the problems arise when people drop the full lifts in favor of the partials, instead of seeing them as assistance work.
Or as in the case of most gym-squatters, they think the partial is the full lift. I do have a confession though. When I was babying my right shoulder, I relied exclusively on 2-board presses and floor presses for my bench training. Same could be said for quarter squats and rack pulls. The advantage is that you get to handle heavier weights. The problem is that only goes so far. Otherwise, I can take them or leave them. How about the pull-through and kettlebell swing?
I think that if the glutes and hip extensors in general are a weak link, then it would make sense to bring them up the same as any other muscle. The KB swing and pull-through are movements that I enjoy. In other words, I believe that the legs could almost always do more. Do you agree with this statement? MP: Pretty much. The low back is a touchy area, in that I think we get a little overprotective of it as far as our training suggestions. Strengthening the lower back with a lot of higher-rep volume seems to be a sure-fire way to strengthen it without risking injury.
And I know this is controversial as hell, so take this with a grain of salt, but I also credit the bulletproofness of my lower back with years of training it rounded. I also do GMs and back raises that way as well. Even McGill backed that up in that recent paper looking at the practices of competitive strongmen.
BC: Briefly describe the major mistakes that most newbies make in trying to pack on mass and gain strength. MP: Training the wrong way and not eating enough. Newbies are often willing to put in the time and work.
They just want to apply that work ethic to the wrong things. If you want to grow, you will find few things you can do in the gym that help this process better than frequent squatting and other compound lifts.
If you want to grow, you need to focus on heavy sets and getting stronger. Instead of focusing on big lifts and bringing those lifts up, they want to muck around with 5 different bicep curls and 20 different chest exercises. And then leg day is extensions and curls. My biggest mistakes were getting away from the lifts and trying to make assistance work more important than it is.
Years ago I got sick of being stuck at pounds. I started swilling a few calorie shakes per day, eating half a loaf of bread and one of those one-pound trays of beef among other things. Two months later, I weighed lbs. Yeah, I got pretty fat. So what? I also added a good bit of LBM and achieved the goal I wanted. The moral of the story: if you want to grow, being pudgy is the sacrifice you must make. Lean bulking does not work well for ectomorphic guys.
Eat now, worry about dieting it off later. Hey, I was there once. MP: Dumbbell bench for high reps, tricep work for high volume, and some kind of overhead work.
BC: Do you believe that most people could considerably raise their bench press by focusing on rowing strength for a month or two? BC: Do you believe that the power clean can be used effectively as a deadlift builder? MP: Yes, as per above: if you use it as a light or speed kind of training, I think it can work very well. Do you believe that core strength limits many people in squat and deadlift strength?
Squat every day Matt Perryman
Core strength probably does limit a lot of people in the big lifts. The old wisdom is that these lifts tend to build core strength as you train them, and I do find that this is true to a point. Are they low back destroyers? Can you do them safely? Do they help build a strong deadlift? A lot of the old-time lifters were big on these, and Bill Starr in particular suggested to make them a mainstay if you want a strong lower back.
I like them for both high-rep sets and weighted. I like the way it feels when done for high reps. If you want to do the move, you can do it well enough on other equipment at the gym, maybe using bands for resistance. That said, it would be rare for me to drop these exercises because I feel they both offer benefits that are hard to duplicate.
Overhead presses obviously work the triceps and shoulders. I hit about those numbers, spent 20 minutes foam rolling and stretching, then came home and started popping ibuprofen. What did I do? I took off the next day, popped more anti-inflams, and came back this morning to resume the normal program.
And I had a totally great day. The moral of the story: a bad workout is a bad workout. I think being able to program in rest days on the fly is another understated strength of this system. This includes not only what you do within a session, but when sessions happen.
Gauge everything according to what you can do right now. If you need rest, take it. Recently Glenn was over at the weightlifting championships in Bulgaria and he was making regular updates about how some of the other teams were lifting. What stuck out to me in particular were his comments on how the Chinese lifters trained. He talks about one guy that spent at least an hour doing snatches, then snatch pulls, and then power snatches. The guy moved through at a quick pace, with very brief rests, and worked up to a smooth max on each before resetting the weight and starting over with the next version.
I spend at most one hour a day, five days a week, in the gym. I alternate sets of a squat with a press and then finish up with a back exercise. After that, I might end up with backoff sets.
All told, that means the main squat and press will get at most 15 sets in a session. I did a calculation on the tonnage I rack up on squats in a week, using my average weights and NL for three back squat and two front squat sessions, and it was something around kg or around lbs per week of just squatting.
Not so much. Elastic vs. A few things on this. They still trained regularly, with what current orthodoxy would call excessive frequency. Beyond that, old timers still used the slow lifts in the same way. That alone is enough to convince me, but if you need more, read on. You may refer to this as training more elastically, training fast, making my lifts springy, whatever.
Very rarely do you see me truly grind on anything. Does this make me fast-twitch dominant or whatever? Have you seen a picture of me? Which came first, the chicken or the egg?Strength can happen in other ways. The safety margin is there for a reason. These men, regardless of their dimensions, were all outliers among strength athletes. If nothing else, this is an approach to have in your tool-kit for times when you might make use of it. Is 12 years old too young to start training?
And this, despite a grueling work schedule and a busy life in the community. Chapters 6 through 10 suggest guidelines for training.
We can do better than that.
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