Want to get stronger?
Want to boost fat loss?
Want to build some muscle?
Want to improve your conditioning?
Want a crazy physical and mental challenge?
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then you may want to include some high rep squats in your strength training program.
It doesn’t really matter what goal you have – high rep squats can help you get there.
Truth be told, I have a love-hate relationship with high rep squats. They’re incredibly tough and demand your utmost focus and concentration, and they can leave you huffing and puffing like a locomotive. Despite their difficulty, they’re one of my favorite strength training tools and can be done in a variety of ways with various equipment (as you’ll see below).
High rep squats are also a terrific way to work your legs (hard!) without putting too much stress on your back. So for those who may be a bit intimidated to lift very heavy weights while squatting but still want a challenge, then high rep squats are a terrific solution.
Below you’ll see some of my favorite high rep squat workouts and progressions and squat variations you can use for your high-rep-squatting-adventures.