What’s your max body weight squat rep in one go?

Curious

Legend
It’s so crucial to lower your center of gravity, keeping knees bent throughout the point. The only way to do that is to have strong legs(mostly quads) and glutes. The best way to achieve that is to do squats regularly.
2 months ago my body weight squat max rep was 60. I since started doing squats 2-3 times a week ( with a weighted vest though-about 45 pounds)3 sets of 25 reps/session.
At the end of 2 months my body weight max rep is 115! Not to exhaustion by the way.
Have you ever tried to see your max rep? (With proper form: maintaining the back angle throughout the motion, thighs down to parallel to the ground and knees not passing the toes)
 

Chadalina

Legend
It’s so crucial to lower your center of gravity, keeping knees bent throughout the point. The only way to do that is to have strong legs(mostly quads) and glutes. The best way to achieve that is to do squats regularly.
2 months ago my body weight squat max rep was 60. I since started doing squats 2-3 times a week ( with a weighted vest though-about 45 pounds)3 sets of 25 reps/session.
At the end of 2 months my body weight max rep is 115! Not to exhaustion by the way.
Have you ever tried to see your max rep? (With proper form: maintaining the back angle throughout the motion, thighs down to parallel to the ground and knees not passing the toes)
The key is doing them every day, ive been doing at least 12 every day (no more than 20) for the past 12yrs. Have to do them daily so dont wanna set the bar too high (get sick or hurt, can still do 12).

Have you tried putting your arms like when serving and hold it while you squat? Hits a nice spot

I could do at least 60, then id want a drink or something. Did do 553 situps when i was younger in one sitting
 

onehandbh

Legend
Not sure what my 1 rep max is. After 2 warmup sets I increase the weight for two work sets.

Did 202.4 lbs for 10 reps last time.
 

onehandbh

Legend
Just realized I misread original post. He meant max bodyweight squat, not max squat.

No idea. I would think an active singles tennis player could do hundreds at a time easily?

What depth?
Ass to the angles/calves?
or just 90 degree knees or top of thighs parallel to the ground?
or partial rep 2-inch depth “squats”?
 

onehandbh

Legend
Can you try? I’m curious.
I'll give a try after I finish my work project in a week or so.

I cannot call myself an active singles player, though. I think I've played singles about 7 times this year and it is the most in over 5+ years.

On the other hand, for the past couple years I have been doing some regular activities like walking and going up stairs while carrying an increasingly heavy weight that started at just over 6 lbs but is now over 20 lbs, but requires less frequent carrying as it gets heavier.
 
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onehandbh

Legend
Just did it until I started really struggling doing it with perfect form. Not too fast or too slow by the way.
I bet there are people who could do 1000s. The world record for a plank is over 4 hours long, which is just unfathomable to me.
 

Curious

Legend
I bet there are people who could do 1000s. The world record for a plank is over 4 hours long, which is just unfathomable to me.
1000s!?
Not sure anyone can do that except pro players, probably not even all of them. Kyrgios comes to mind!
 

onehandbh

Legend
1000s!?
Not sure anyone can do that except pro players, probably not even all of them. Kyrgios comes to mind!
I think you are underestimating pro players.
They can play 3-5 set matches where they are running, bending, loading and unloading off their legs in a way that would tire many amateurs out in 10 minutes.
 

Curious

Legend
I think you are underestimating pro players.
They can play 3-5 set matches where they are running, bending, loading and unloading off their legs in a way that would tire many amateurs out in 10 minutes.
I’m not underestimating pro players but maybe overestimating squats as I have first hand experience how disgusting it feels after a hundred in a row!
 

Chadalina

Legend
I’m not underestimating pro players but maybe overestimating squats as I have first hand experience how disgusting it feels after a hundred in a row!
Stop when your knee's start to hurt, the burn in the quad and lower mid should feel good :) Its alive again

Dont mess with your knee's, you want to str your muscles to support them. Not give them the brunt, ease into it
 

Curious

Legend
Stop when your knee's start to hurt, the burn in the quad and lower mid should feel good :) Its alive again

Dont mess with your knee's, you want to str your muscles to support them. Not give them the brunt, ease into it
Never feel pain in the knees but the muscle soreness and fatigue in the thighs, hips becomes intolerable after a certain number of reps.
 

Chadalina

Legend
Never feel pain in the knees but the muscle soreness and fatigue in the thighs, hips becomes intolerable after a certain number of reps.
Hips are worse than knees. You should be bending to where they rotate only within their natural socket.

"The hip joint is a ball and socket that allows the thigh to move in different directions. It also allows the hips to support the weight of the body."

Putting stress (weight) on an unnatural angle is really bad.

Squats are straight down, the only resistance should be in your muscles. Keep your lower back very straight
 

Curious

Legend
Hips are worse than knees. You should be bending to where they rotate only within their natural socket.

"The hip joint is a ball and socket that allows the thigh to move in different directions. It also allows the hips to support the weight of the body."

Putting stress (weight) on an unnatural angle is really bad.

Squats are straight down, the only resistance should be in your muscles. Keep your lower back very straight
I think my form is fine.

 

Chadalina

Legend
Never seen a video showing squat technique with a vertical back as you describe it.

Try it while keeping the back super strraight, nipples to the wall at all times. Hurts my lower back a little when it do it your way

Its like when you serve (why i like doing them), you go straight down, not bend over. Or off balance on toss
 
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DelPo2016

Professional
Yeah your squats are fine, don't know what this guy is talking about. I think it's much more beneficial to do squats with weights for lower reps. Pros aren't just doing hundred of squats they're moving serious weight.
 

Chadalina

Legend
Yeah your squats are fine, don't know what this guy is talking about. I think it's much more beneficial to do squats with weights for lower reps. Pros aren't just doing hundred of squats they're moving serious weight.

Lol, do you stick your butt out like your twerking when you serve?
 

Chadalina

Legend
I don't see what serving has to do with this. It's an entirely different motion, hence why you hardly go half as low when serving
No its not, you bend your legs straight down when you serve. Look at agassi's motion, booty to the ground, doesnt bend over
 

onehandbh

Legend
When doing squats, try to keep your knees from going forward past your toes too much if at all.

You will never see a powerlifter squatting with their back totally perpendicular to the ground becuase that would mean their knees would have to go way forward = shear forces on knee = bad.

Serving is different.
 

FiReFTW

Legend
Lol 1000s, people severely overestimate athletes and even pro players, they are strong and have alot of fitness exercises, but they are not robots lol.

There was an interview recently when some pros were asked about their plank record and it went from 2 minutes up to 5-6 minutes, which is sure good but nothing insanely superhuman.

As far as this squat thing the OP mentioned, its a good idea, im gonna start doing alot of such things aswell (squats, plank, crunches etc...) with increasing reps as time goes on.

But don't get too caught up how much you do or how much someone else does, for example theres a big difference when a lean girl of 110lbs does it vs a muscular bodybuilder of 230lbs, its much much more difficult for the muscular guy since he has way more extra weight to push up, just compare ur results with urself and keep raising it and improving it.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
I just do barbell squats 3-4 days a week and just do ten. I sometimes do air squats; not sure of the count but I'd guess 30-40.
 

-Kap-

Rookie
A few years back, a girlfriend suggested that we try a "30-Day Squat Challenge", and I ended up topping out at 3 sets of 100 squats (with a minute rest in between). For those who don't regularly do them, that might seem intimidating, but I'm fairly light and also an avid cyclist, so my leg strength and stamina weren't an issue. In my experience, your body adapts to that motion pretty quickly, probably because you're activating your largest muscle groups, and squats start to feel really easy (with the limiting factor being the lactic acid buildup, as well as feeling that it's kind of pointless to be doing so many). It was a fun challenge, but I stopped once I reached it, and in hindsight I probably should have gone straight into weighted squats at that point.

For anyone interested in trying the "challenge" themselves, I followed a calendar similar to this (only mine didn't include pushups). It's not nearly as daunting as you might think, so give it a try!

 

ChaelAZ

Legend
Hmmm...never done a max rep. I do 30 flights of bleacher squats several times in 10 minutes with sprints as part of my HIIT routine. May try a max rep this winter.
 

onehandbh

Legend
So you sprint up the steps, then squat on each step coming down - butt to the seat. The stadium is 30 steps. I do lunges and various body weight exercises too. Good for endurance and speed.
Sounds good. I’ll try it.
No stadium but there is a building near me that has 4 flights of stairs.

btw, ever try running/walking up the stairwell of a tall skyscraper from bottom floor to top? I want to try the Taipei 101 building. Not sure how I can train for it as there are no buildings higher than 4 floors near me.
 

Curious

Legend
Yeah your squats are fine, don't know what this guy is talking about. I think it's much more beneficial to do squats with weights for lower reps. Pros aren't just doing hundred of squats they're moving serious weight.
Yeah I have a weighted vest that can be increased incrementally up to 35 kg which I normally use for squats. I did the max rep thing just out of curiosity.
 

ChaelAZ

Legend
btw, ever try running/walking up the stairwell of a tall skyscraper from bottom floor to top? I want to try the Taipei 101 building. Not sure how I can train for it as there are no buildings higher than 4 floors near me.
One of the down town bank buildings has a charity run each year to do the up and down, but I have never done that one.
ASU does stadium step challenges often for various foundations and I have done a few other those over the years.
Not sure how many total steps I could handle, but being a huge hunter/hiker, I can only imagine the number of steps I have done on some of those mountains around.
 
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