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2008/05/14 19:25:52 (permalink)
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Pausing between squat reps

Do you do reps at an even pace or have long-ish pauses between reps? Reason I ask is I found I was waiting too long between squats in order to up my overall number of reps performed on a set. Today I thought I'd try with no pause at all and total reps done went from best of 13 to 3 a set!!!
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    RE: Pausing between squat reps 2008/05/14 19:28:35 (permalink)
    i find as i train heavy anything over four reps and i have to start to puase as i need the oxygen back inside me
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    RE: Pausing between squat reps 2008/05/14 19:34:04 (permalink)
    At the end of every rep, pause at the top, set yourself, big breath and go again.

    A set of five should be like five singles, but without putting the bar down

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    RE: Pausing between squat reps 2008/05/14 19:38:00 (permalink)
    I only do 1 rep, so I wouldn't know
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    RE: Pausing between squat reps 2008/05/14 19:50:46 (permalink)
    lazy sod

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    RE: Pausing between squat reps 2008/05/15 09:34:08 (permalink)
    usually like so after 3-4 reps like scruffy said

    rep

    1 - down, pause, up
    2 - down, pause, up
    3 - down, pause, up
    4 - down, mutter, up
    5 - wobble down, mutter, curse, suck in air, blow out as i go up
    2-3 deep breaths
    6 - wobble down, swear, mutter, curse, suck in more air, blow out as i go up, turn red, feel like passing out
    wonder if i will make it to the rack to re-rack barbell

    collapse on floor, try to avoid conversation with guys at the gym, avoid my stomach doing a purge

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    muscl3s
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    RE: Pausing between squat reps 2008/05/15 10:25:31 (permalink)
    i usually do about 15 reps. i would squat then pause only long enough to make sure everything comes to rest (1 sec) then squat again. at the point where im feeling oxygen deprived, but still have enough strength to keep going, then i will start taking longer breaks between each rep (3/4 sec). this is like the rest pause method
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    RE: Pausing between squat reps 2008/05/15 10:47:56 (permalink)
    Yep squat ..Pause.. Fill the lungs raise the chest then squat again.

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    RE: Pausing between squat reps 2008/05/15 13:28:14 (permalink)
    I am like most of the above.
    regaining the owgen into me.
    I may do this on deads as well. breath may be deeper and longer on last reps.
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    RE: Pausing between squat reps 2008/05/15 17:25:43 (permalink)
    I pause at the top, take a breath, then do the next rep. Similar with Deads, pause - reset, then lift again.
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    RE: Pausing between squat reps 2008/05/15 20:53:19 (permalink)
    when i get out of brath i have a little pause and then rep again
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    RE: Pausing between squat reps 2008/05/15 22:56:37 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: MMA Guy

    1 - down, pause, up
    2 - down, pause, up
    3 - down, pause, up
    4 - down, mutter, up
    5 - wobble down, mutter, curse, suck in air, blow out as i go up
    2-3 deep breaths
    6 - wobble down, swear, mutter, curse, suck in more air, blow out as i go up, turn red, feel like passing out
    wonder if i will make it to the rack to re-rack barbell



    LOL I liked this. This is what it's like for me
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