Editor’s note: I wanted to take a moment and address a concern that many of you have presented to me (which is totally relevant btw), with regards to your 20 reps. A few of you have pulled me aside and asked how in the world you were going to accomplish 20 reps at “X”, by the final week of this program.
Looking ahead at the final number will seem daunting right now because there is still a lot of work to put in. But I implore you to take this day by day. Set small goals for yourself with this program. Each session focus on the weight you have to do then, not the number you will have to do overall or the how much you have increased since first started. 20 reps is difficult because its 20 reps, not because of a 5# increase in weight each time. Internal voices are certainly part of the game, but I’m willing to bet each 20 rep attempt has always felt heavy from day 1. Tomorrow when you are about attack your last set focus on a number you are confident you can get to slightly before fatigue, then, each rep a time ensuring you get your air (Breath) before attempting to squat. This will help you get back into a rhythm and keep your legs fresh for as long as possible.
Attack it with everything you have every time. Put in the work with this as you have been and continue to be relentless. Small goals, big victory.
Back Squat 2-2-2-20* (85%/90%/90%)
*Add 5lbs from previous session
21 Kb Swings (53/35)
15 Box jumps (24″/20″)