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#1 OFFLINE   Shooter77B50

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:54 PM

I saw a post on here about doing 1000 gripper reps so I decided to do the same with squatting..

I start out with 50 snatches.
Then i do my 1000 rep squats.
Then some singles, doubles, and triples gripper
Homemade wrist roller medley with different diameter handles until i had enough

Doing this 3 days a week alternating snatches and clean & jerks..

Day three is slightly different
I alternate snatches with clean & jerks
Then i split my squats by 250 reps for each of the 4 squat variations i do overhead, back, front, & overhead.
Grip training stays the same

How does this sound?

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:01 PM

wow..  :huh:  your serious?.. if so, :bow  ..cuz i dont even think i could do 250 rep squats with NO weight.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:04 PM

wow..  :huh:  your serious?.. if so, :bow  ..cuz i dont even think i could do 250 rep squats with NO weight.

Ahahaha so do i.



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:26 AM

What is your objective here?  For the vast majority of training goals, 1000 reps seems pointless.  An impressive feat of endurance though - as Tommy said, I'm pretty sure I couldn't do that many reps with bodyweight.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:53 AM

Sounds like an OK weight loss program.  Kind of like doing the stair master.



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:06 AM

If your goal is to vomit, I'd say you're on the right track.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:47 AM

I saw a post on here about doing 1000 gripper reps so I decided to do the same with squatting..

I start out with 50 snatches.
Then i do my 1000 rep squats.
Then some singles, doubles, and triples gripper
Homemade wrist roller medley with different diameter handles until i had enough

Doing this 3 days a week alternating snatches and clean & jerks..

Day three is slightly different
I alternate snatches with clean & jerks
Then i split my squats by 250 reps for each of the 4 squat variations i do overhead, back, front, & overhead.
Grip training stays the same

How does this sound?

How does this sound?  It sounds like a video I'd like to see - I simply don't believe that a) you're going full depth with b) any kind of a load at all.  Please start with 250 continuous overhead squats with just the bar for us. 


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:02 AM

I would do all of your squats while standing on a bosu ball to make them more functional.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:31 PM

I saw a post on here about doing 1000 gripper reps so I decided to do the same with squatting..

I start out with 50 snatches.
Then i do my 1000 rep squats.
Then some singles, doubles, and triples gripper
Homemade wrist roller medley with different diameter handles until i had enough

Doing this 3 days a week alternating snatches and clean & jerks..

Day three is slightly different
I alternate snatches with clean & jerks
Then i split my squats by 250 reps for each of the 4 squat variations i do overhead, back, front, & overhead.
Grip training stays the same

How does this sound?

If your goal is strenght, it sounds really bad



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:10 PM

I saw a post on here about doing 1000 gripper reps so I decided to do the same with squatting..

I start out with 50 snatches.
Then i do my 1000 rep squats.
Then some singles, doubles, and triples gripper
Homemade wrist roller medley with different diameter handles until i had enough

Doing this 3 days a week alternating snatches and clean & jerks..

Day three is slightly different
I alternate snatches with clean & jerks
Then i split my squats by 250 reps for each of the 4 squat variations i do overhead, back, front, & overhead.
Grip training stays the same

How does this sound?

 

If you're seriously going to do weighted squats and attempt 1,000 reps within your workout plan, plus the snatch and c&j lifts, you're going to really set yourself back and injure your body big time, I'm not saying you can't do it, but remember, if you do just the wrong thing, you could put your body at risk and never be able to use it functionally again. Not only that, but, that type of workload is going to be time consuming in every sense; to perform that many reps in one single workout will take hours (4-8 from what I'm guessing)

 

But if you're planning to do 1000 bodyweight only style squats, it could work.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:05 PM

I know most people on here think this kind of workout is crazy, dumb, and ineffective but I would disagree.

 

If you have the time on your hands, and they are bodyweight exercises, go for it.

 

I know a few people who train this way on a DAILY basis with dips, push-ups, sit-ups, and pull-ups thrown in.  They are large men, 220-240 and ripped, surviving on 3 meals a day that are delivered to them through a wicket.  They need 4 or more men to escort them from one place to another at all times and are belly chained, leg shackled, and sometimes hooded.  They aren't much for conversation but I see them every week and we talk through the crack in the door because that is what I get paid to do.

 

And, at least one of them can break regular handcuffs on a regular basis.

 

So don't let people tell you you cant get strong from this type of training.  You can get scary strong.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:57 PM

I know most people on here think this kind of workout is crazy, dumb, and ineffective but I would disagree.

 

If you have the time on your hands, and they are bodyweight exercises, go for it.

 

I know a few people who train this way on a DAILY basis with dips, push-ups, sit-ups, and pull-ups thrown in.  They are large men, 220-240 and ripped, surviving on 3 meals a day that are delivered to them through a wicket.  They need 4 or more men to escort them from one place to another at all times and are belly chained, leg shackled, and sometimes hooded.  They aren't much for conversation but I see them every week and we talk through the crack in the door because that is what I get paid to do.

 

And, at least one of them can break regular handcuffs on a regular basis.

 

So don't let people tell you you cant get strong from this type of training.  You can get scary strong.

 

You work in a prison?  I find the prison dynamic with regards to fitness very fascinating.  I think hormonally you undergo different changes since you are in a environment that requires you to be fit or you will be targeted.  So my theory is the brain adapts to this environment and does its best to protect you.  Very different psychologically to the real world where its not as big of a factor.  I would love for some real studies to be done on prison populations, I think people who get incarcerated in general might have elevated testosterone levels among other factors that might make it harder for them to control aggression. 

 

Genetics play such a massive role with regards to everything so they might just be genetically gifted and can put on muscle easier then average person?  I have met a few people who are naturally really well built who just worked manual labor and didn't have any special diet.  

 

I know that bw training is an amazing tool in general to put on muscle and build strength yet 1000k squats does seem a little ridiculous and I would love to see a video of him doing it just once with the bar even to full depth.   

 

I think your ideal is correct that the body can adapt to stresses extremely well though and it can handle more then most people think. 



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:01 PM

I know most people on here think this kind of workout is crazy, dumb, and ineffective but I would disagree.

 

If you have the time on your hands, and they are bodyweight exercises, go for it.

 

I know a few people who train this way on a DAILY basis with dips, push-ups, sit-ups, and pull-ups thrown in.  They are large men, 220-240 and ripped, surviving on 3 meals a day that are delivered to them through a wicket.  They need 4 or more men to escort them from one place to another at all times and are belly chained, leg shackled, and sometimes hooded.  They aren't much for conversation but I see them every week and we talk through the crack in the door because that is what I get paid to do.

 

And, at least one of them can break regular handcuffs on a regular basis.

 

So don't let people tell you you cant get strong from this type of training.  You can get scary strong.

 

He said "4 squat variations i do overhead, back, front, & overhead" and 250 reps each way  Rick this implies to me at least the use of a barbell of some weight, if only 45#.  I still want to see a video to see what exactly he is calling a squat of these different types - I did not get the impression this is a body weight only routine.  I have never heard of a snatch, C&J, overhead or front squat  without a weight of some kind - be it a DB. BB, KB etc.  I'm not saying he isn't doing it - but I do have doubts he is doing it with the same definitions I normally use. 


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:23 PM

If this is done in one set, hell if this is done in one session, then you're going to need a serious building period to adjust to the volume unless you're already close to those numbers. If you're new to training I'm talking 2-3 years of serious and smart training.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:03 PM

I know most people on here think this kind of workout is crazy, dumb, and ineffective but I would disagree.

 

If you have the time on your hands, and they are bodyweight exercises, go for it.

 

I know a few people who train this way on a DAILY basis with dips, push-ups, sit-ups, and pull-ups thrown in.  They are large men, 220-240 and ripped, surviving on 3 meals a day that are delivered to them through a wicket.  They need 4 or more men to escort them from one place to another at all times and are belly chained, leg shackled, and sometimes hooded.  They aren't much for conversation but I see them every week and we talk through the crack in the door because that is what I get paid to do.

 

And, at least one of them can break regular handcuffs on a regular basis.

 

So don't let people tell you you cant get strong from this type of training.  You can get scary strong.

 

He said "4 squat variations i do overhead, back, front, & overhead" and 250 reps each way  Rick this implies to me at least the use of a barbell of some weight, if only 45#.  I still want to see a video to see what exactly he is calling a squat of these different types - I did not get the impression this is a body weight only routine.  I have never heard of a snatch, C&J, overhead or front squat  without a weight of some kind - be it a DB. BB, KB etc.  I'm not saying he isn't doing it - but I do have doubts he is doing it with the same definitions I normally use. 

 

You are right Chris.  I see 1000 reps I automatically assume unweighted.  I guess he could be using a dowel for the overhead and front squats which would allow him to keep his form but would still be weightless.

 

He could do 1000 bodyweight squats and throw in snatches and C&J prior.  Probably not after, but prior.

 

If this is done in one set, hell if this is done in one session, then you're going to need a serious building period to adjust to the volume unless you're already close to those numbers. If you're new to training I'm talking 2-3 years of serious and smart training.

 

Agreed.  Serious build up.  When you sit in a cage 23 out of 24 hours a day with nothing to do, I guess the obvious thing to keep some sort of sanity is to exercise or read. 

 

My point to even posting in this thread was this: WE seriously underestimate what the human body can do.  If a person can run 50 marathons in 50 days, why does 1000 bodyweight squats seem so crazy?  If you had nothing else to do but train and sleep, what kind of shape would you be in?

 

I don't think working your way up to 1000 bodyweight squats would help you squat 700 pounds, but you would get strong.  The kind of strong that makes you a force when it comes to being hands on.  Add 1000s of push-ups, dips, and pull-ups to the mix, as well as running in place for hours, and you have built an impressive physique.  It doesn't happen overnight, but if you can force yourself to do it, and stick to it like your life was on the line, you are going to develop a ferocious physique.  No doubt about it.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:45 PM

I know numerous athletes that do the high rep squats and it never did help their 1RM squat (SAID principle) but

they have physiques from hell. They look amazing and they are in phenomenal shape!

 

One thing I always consider when I train athletes like this is what energy system they need to be activating and

it always depends on their specific goal(s). Most of the athletes I'm referring to are MMA guys.


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:31 PM

Its actually done with pvc pipe

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:36 PM


I saw a post on here about doing 1000 gripper reps so I decided to do the same with squatting..

Its actually body weight squats with pvc pipe

I start out with 50 snatches.
Then i do my 1000 rep squats.
Then some singles, doubles, and triples gripper
Homemade wrist roller medley with different diameter handles until i had enough

Doing this 3 days a week alternating snatches and clean & jerks..

Day three is slightly different
I alternate snatches with clean & jerks
Then i split my squats by 250 reps for each of the 4 squat variations i do overhead, back, front, & overhead.
Grip training stays the same

How does this sound?

How does this sound?  It sounds like a video I'd like to see - I simply don't believe that a) you're going full depth with b) any kind of a load at all.  Please start with 250 continuous overhead squats with just the bar for us. 


Done with pvc pipe

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:27 AM

Well, it wouldn't work for me... I like using weights. Haha. And if you have access to weights, I think you should use em.
But it doesn't mean that this won't get you strong. It'll get you plenty strong. But it takes a lot of time. Like Rick was saying, a lot of guys in prison do something just like this, and theyre very strong (and really need to be, in that environment). But they have all of the time in the world to workout. Look at Charlie Bronson, for example. The British prisoner. If you don't know who he is, look him up. Dude is super strong, and he is locked in solitary confinement almost every day he is in prison. He doesn't have anything to work out with in that cell. He jogs around it, and does thousands of squats, pushups, sit ups, pullups, and other things all day. In fact, he has nothing else to do! And when he gets out, he generally starts a fight with a whole squad of gaurds, and gets put back in the hole.
So yeah, it'll work, itll make you strong, but it takes a lot time that many people just don't have.

Think I also read about the Great Gama doing something along these lines....

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:33 PM

I read that Gama used to do do to 4000 bw squats a day.. I dont know how to copy the link with my cellphone. But google Give Weightless Squats a Chance By Paul Niemi. Interesting article.