“How much can you squat?”
When posed with that question, wouldn’t it be nice to say “You wouldn’t believe me if I told you”?
Whether you are just into weightlifting and want to improve on your back squat or you are currently competing or plan on competing in the sport of powerlifting, this book is for you. This book will guide you on your quest for a Monster Squat.
There are all kinds of techniques and ways to squat, but the best way to learn is from the experts and those people are the powerlifters. Powerlifters have worked for years to fine-tune techniques that enable them to squat weights that most people in the world couldn’t imagine would be possible.
As a competitive powerlifter for more than thirteen years, the author of this book is no stranger to the monster weights. He has made a name for himself as one of the most powerful squatters in the sport. He is one of the top ranked lifters in the world in three weight classes and still holds numerous national and world squat records. At age 38 he was one of only a few men in the world to squat over 1,000 lbs. at a body weight of 220 lbs. and at age 42, his squat of 1,105 lbs. at 249 lbs. body weight solidified his status as one of the top squatters in the world. He has taken all that experience and put it in this book.
Beginners, don’t be scared! You don’t have to know anything about powerlifting training or powerlifting routines to reap the benefits from this book. There is one whole chapter dedicated to teach you the fundamentals of the squat – to teach you how to squat like a powerlifter. You will learn how to use proper squat form to develop a strong powerful squat while minimizing the risk of injury.
Advanced Lifters, even if you think you know it all, you will get a fresh perspective with insightful knowledge to be able to set up your workouts to maximize your squatting efforts. By adding various specialty squat exercises, described in this book, to your routines you will be able to work your weaknesses and advance your squat to the next level.
For the Competitors, there is a chapter on the most effective powerlifting gear to help you in your gear selection, as well as a chapter dedicated to competition with tips and tricks to help you maximize your squat effort on meet day.
For everyone, squatting monster weights takes more than just brute strength, it takes mental preparation and sometimes inspiration. There is a chapter dedicated to that as well.
To Sum it all up, no matter your squat level, you will learn the following:
– The basics of the squat and how to perfect your form
– Setting up a training schedule and routines to maximize your effort toward your monster squat
– Choosing the proper exercises to build a strong powerful squat
– Powerlifting gear, from single-ply to multi-ply
– Taking your squat to the competitive level
– Mental preparation