Add More Weight to Your Squat: 3 Variations For Bigger, Stronger Legs

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1.5 Rep Squat

1.5 Rep Squat

How to Do It: Set up a regular back squat and descend like normal. When you explode out of the bottom of the position, stop half way up. Descend again to the bottom, then explode all the way up to the top to finish the rep.

The Benefit: By completing an extra half rep, each time you descend, time under tension increases. Just the same as with the pause squat, time under tension can be used to blow up the quads, glutes, lower back, and increase ab strength. This method can be used with any squat stance or variation.

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