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1 and a Quarter Squats — TechniqueWOD 148 w/ Doug Larson

One and a quarter squats are a great way to get more time under tension “in your sticking point”.

If you’ve been squatting for a long time and getting bored and/or have hit a strength plateau, then switching it up with a variation of traditional front or back squats is a good idea to stimulate some new growth.

For me, they really help with maintaining my posture during the hardest part of the movement (passing parallel), and I get a stronger glute contraction, than if I was just doing full normal reps. I’m also always more sore the next day than when I just do normal squats.

Try 3-5 sets of 5-8 reps and let us know what you think (keep in mind each rep is more than 1 rep so you’ll need to use less weight than normal).

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-Doug (@douglaselarson)

Doug Larson

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