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Back Squat descending sets

"It's generally harder to kill strong people than weak ones" - coach Rippetoe Absolute strength The maximum force an athlete can exert with his or her whole body, or part of the body, irrespective of body size or muscle size. Today's objective is to train for strength. Back Squat 5-5-5-3-3-3 This is one of the best sets/rep ranges to do just that. It might not be a bad idea for the next four weeks on "Big Man" night to follow this squat program increasing the load 2-5% each week. We had great success with the widow makers, but this is even better for achieving strength. At lower rep ranges you can use heavier weights and with this set/rep combo you are doing slightly more reps in total. More weight X more reps = more strength. Coaches don't crazy on the metcon warm ups today, let those metabolic pathways chill for a day. Warm up with lower reps , and stay out of the high rep range for today. Load the bar as heavy as you can safely manage with good form. Allow 2 1/2- 3 minutes recovery between sets Pick your highest weight you used for the reps of 5 and add it to the highest weight you used for the reps of 3.... highest total wins. Pop