The 20 Rep Squat Routine For Rapid Size Gains

tom platz flickrOne of the best ways to gain a lot of muscular body weight very quickly is with the 20 rep squat, or “Super Squat” routine.

This is an “old school” method of training that has been around since the 1930’s (although the term “Super Squats” was not coined until much later); and it’s not uncommon for novice lifters to gain 20 – 30lb of muscle in 6 – 8 weeks when they first use it.

The method involves doing just one set of squats for 20 reps (after warm-ups). This is followed by a set of pullovers for 20 reps, plus 2 – 4 additional exercises. And the routine is performed two or three times per week for a period of 6 – 8 weeks.

But it’s the way the squats are performed that’s important. So in this article I’ll describe the 20 rep squat routine and I’ll also give you a couple of sample workouts that you can use to get started with straight away… Continue Reading →

How To Squat Properly For Maximum Benefits And Safety

SquatSquats have been called “The King of Exercises”, and with good reason. They are one of the most important exercises you could ever do. And if you want to build strong muscular legs you have to squat.

But if you want to get the best results from them (as well as avoid injury) you need to know how to do them properly. And most people don’t – and that includes many people who have been training for years.

So in this article I’ll explain how to squat properly…

Why Squat?

The squat is the very best leg developer there is, and properly performed it works both the quads and hamstrings, as well as the glutes. But it’s not just a leg exercise. Squats also strengthen the abs and lower back, and they promote both size and strength gains in the entire body. Continue Reading →