If you are like us, you love to go balls to the wall in attempts to pull mad weight like a boss. Being able to rip off 600 lbs like a Germainian gorilla is like the ultimate test of manhoodian.
You know that feeling you get after you fully max out your energy and your at the point of where your soul enters the 5th dimension.
Well that is one of the mysteries of life unsolved; however, the mystery of training for strength & training to build massive muscle is not.
The workout outlined below is like Christmas to those who want to build strength & muscle mass all in one swoop.
That feeling when you were 6 and you first got your N64 system…ya you know what I am referring to.
Max Squats, lighter loads with deadlifts. Begin the workout by adding 10 pounds each week, until you reach the target numbers comfortably.
When you hit those magic numbers, decrease the weight used by 30 pounds, and begin to cycle back up.
Back squats can be substituted with front squats or even box squats or whatever other squats your heart desires.
In this scheme, you start with your 50% of your 1 rep max then perform 5 reps.
Next set, you add a quarter than you do 4 reps, add another 25 and do 3 reps, and so on.
We don’t have one, but that is a little teaser in the making. Anyhoo, back to the workout.
To get a rough idea, let us say your 1 rep max is 330 lbs. The workout would be as followed.
If you can hit your target numbers like a boss, increase by 10 pound increments until you can go no longer.
Continue this scheme for around 4 weeks total, than shave off 10 pounds each week for a total of 4 weeks as well.
Essentially, you increase 10 pounds each week, then second cycle, you decrease. Oh what fun!
With deadlifts, you will be performing straight sets all the way which is light loads. Lighter by 60% of your 1RM.
Much like the squats, the workout scheme is the same.
So if your 1RM is 350 lbs, the layout is as followed:
Max deadlifts and light squats
Workout is same as workout 1 scheme. You perform for 4 weeks with increase in 10 pounds in your lifts, then de-load 10 pounds for the next 4 weeks each week.
Only difference in this workout is you will be going heavier on deadlifts rather than squats. Once again, the layout is roughly the same:
Example, if your 1RM is 500 lbs
Squats Workout Routine
In the squats workout, you will take the same approach as the lighter deadlift day in the workout 1 template which is 60% of your 1RM. Taking an example of a 1RM of 500 lbs, it will go as followed:
For adding this workout routine and making it work, you can go 2 different routes. You can either do a 3 day split routine or you can even do 4 day to reap the benefits and allow for ample recovery.