Originally Posted by chuckbomb
To be fair, I have set a personal best on my 1RM deadlift (415) while doing this. I'm just curious if losing lumbar extension is a common complaint during the 20rep squat or if I'm just confusing my body being exhausted with form breaking down.
So i gave the 20 rep set a crack yesterday. I can see why they have the reputation they do. I did 225x20, where I had completed 315x5x3 the previous workout. In hindsight, this was possibly a little too low, but was still a very interesting experience on reps 15+. I was glad I had someone else counting for me, and it was surprisingly hard just trying to stand between reps sucking in as much air as possible with the bar on your back, and then holding your breath tight during the actual rep when your body is telling you to breathe. I was told the form was fine, but I can see how it could break down - it feels basically impossible to concentrate on anything by the last few.
I think it's something i'll try to do every few weeks, and try to video capture the next one.