“High Volume Squat Routines that Build Muscle & Strength” by Chad Wesley Smith

“High Volume Squat Routines that Build Muscle & Strength” by Chad Wesley Smith

This is a guest post from Chad Wesley Smith of Juggernaut Training Systems.  Check out JTSStrength.com for eBooks, articles, seminars, and tons more information on how to become unstoppable.

Increased volume isn’t just better for adding muscle – it’s also a chance to practice and perfect your technique.  Check out these squat routines for a change of pace and some increased volume.

NOTE: these percentages are based on your true 1RM, not a 90% adjusted max…

10/8/5

Week 1-45/55/65%x10+
Week 2-50/60/70%x8+
Week 3-55%x10, 65%x8, 75%x5+

8/5/3

Week 1-50/60/70%x8+
Week 2-55/65/75%x5+
Week 3-60%x8, 70%x5, 80%x3+

High Volume 5/3/1

Week 1-55/60/65/70/75%x5+
Week 2-60/65/70/75/80%x3+
Week 3-65%x5, 70%x4, 75%x3, 80%x2, 85%x1+

3/2/1 (I know this isn’t high volume but just deal with it)

Week 1-60/70/80%x3+
Week 2-65/75/85%x2+
Week 3-70%x3, 80%x2, 90%x1+

High Volume 3/2/1

Week 1-60/65/70/75/80%x3+
Week 2-65/70/75/80/85%x2+
Week 3-70%x3, 75%x3, 80%x2, 85%x2, 90%x1+

“Only the top set of each is done as a “+” set.  All others are just done for the written reps. As always, I advocate leaving 1-2 reps in the tank and never missing reps.  

Have fun!” – CWS