Gained 15lbs on squat by sprinting?

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  1. OILFIELDTRASH

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    We'll I've been kind of short on time lately so I haven't been doing my lifting as much as I should. Last 3 Weeks I've probably done squats 1 time. So yesterday I was expecting to have lost at least 5 lbs off my squat. Put on 265 which is what I've been using as of late. Felt good the first two sets. Third set I usually do 5 reps and the 5th rep is a struggle. Well got to 5 and I still felt good. So I cranked out another 3-4 reps and my legs weren't even really tired. Only change I can think of is I've started sprinting at least once or twice a week.
     
  2. Cstefan

    Cstefan Golden Member

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    Pretty sure squats and sprinting are well linked as in it's a known factor
     
  3. OILFIELDTRASH

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    Really? I've been lifting quite a while and never heard it. Also have increased my vertical at 31 years of age with the short few Weeks I've been sprinting.
    I am now a big sprinting fan.


    Anyone else get similar results from sprinting?
     
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    Cstefan Golden Member

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    Yep, pretty good history between the two. I had a CF coach who utilized Litvinov sprints pretty effectively (front/back squats, 6-8 reps at a heavy weight, followed by a 50-100m sprint, repeated a few times...that was his variation).
     
  6. SociallyChallenged

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    Sounds like a painful Crossfit Football workout. Lol
     
  7. EvilYoda

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    Heh, I wouldn't be surprised if they utilized this type of workout. It was named after a Russian hammer thrower.
     
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    Box Jumps are another awesome way to bump your squat up a little. Getting those fast twitch muscles trained helped me a ton with explosiveness out of the hole. Just make sure you're using a box that is pushing your abilities.
     
  9. DominionSeraph

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    It was probably the rest.