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Stability ball single leg squats and barbell squats

Monday, November 19, 2012

Would stability ball single leg squats strengthen the legs to be able to squat a higher weight? I got stuck at 82.5kgs (181.5lbs) in my squats (5x5). I figure since I weigh 85kgs, the single leg stability ball squats would stress the leg muscles more than the squats that I am doing. Especially if I increase the reps? I have no idea, just a thought.

Incidentally, what other exercise would help improve the weight I could squat?
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  • v GETSTRONGRRR
    I have found de-loading to be helpful. I alternate between 5 reps heavy, then go 80% of that weight for 15 reps next workout. I've found that helps me build strength and stamina as well as working in the proper recovery time.

    Once I get 3 good sets of 5 with a weight, I'll add 5 lbs, then start doing 3 reps per set till I can build back up to 3 sets of 5 reps.

    One you get close to your limit, progress is slow, much slower than the rapid progress you make starting out.

    good luck
    1348 days ago
  • v BOB240
    Usually it's a matter of mixing it.

    Try doing 3... 2.. 1 reps where the 1 is your 1RM. Try to increase 1 RM over 5 sessions

    Then do 5 sessions of 15 reps.

    Then try 5x5....

    1348 days ago
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