Working back into squats

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    2000GT Active Member

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    I posted a couple months ago about herniated a disc in my back. Well this week I have started to squat lightly again.
    The following program was recommended to me by a buddy, and I have worked on it this week.

    Basically we rack 135 in the cage and go to town as follows:

    me: 1 rep
    him : 1 rep
    me: 2 reps
    him: 2 reps
    me: 3 reps
    him: 3 reps
    ---->
    me: 20 reps
    him: 20 reps

    It works out to over 200 reps with the only break being while my partner does his squats.

    We are using 135, and will move onto 185, then 225 over the next few weeks. Maybe it was because I took 2 months of squatting, but both times this week I have done this and the next 2 days its hurts when I walk and sit on the can moreso than when I was squatting 400+ at 5 reps (not that that means much).
    Once I build up confidence in my back I will slowly work my way down in reps and up in weight.
     
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    Elfling New Member

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    Isn't it fun waking up stiff and knowing it was a good workout?? :coold:

    Good luck!!
     
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    hip hippo Eric Berry, son.

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    How'd you injure your back?
     
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    2000GT Active Member

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    Drop squats at the end of my workout with too much weight and being too tired. I leaned forward on my toes on the catch and brought the bar up awkwardly. There was a sever pain during this.
     
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    shastaisforwinners OT Supporter

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    420 reps of squats per week? good god...
     
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