alright question for you so well both of us I guess opinion and thoughts on squatting every day no boy no why I mean coming from strongmen standpoint I only squat heavy probably once or twice a month heavy not so much because my legs but because of my arms my upper body just gets beat up and I know you've been talking about this because you just switch a new program where you're squatting more often and it beats up your elbows and your shoulders pretty badly yeah so I have never when you ask squatting every day I don't know if you literally mean six or seven days a week or if you just mean every training session but I can only shed light on my experience and then what some of the other members of the gym do I have never squatted more than three days a week and that's currently what I'm doing is 23 is week and my legs feel fine my body feels fine the weights don't feel particularly heavy my CNS is not fried but my elbows are killing me and so that's my limiting factor I need to figure something out whether it's adjusting my grip or whatnot but that's really what's bothering me right now is elbows some people have shoulder or wrist problems but let's let's take a look at it because I think this question just asked so much when you look at why someone would squat every day five or six days a week the main reason main two reasons would be to get better at the list if you do something every day you're bound to get better at it so it's a lot of practice with the movement and then also it's a great way to acquire lots of volume at a higher intensity so for example if you're sweating once a week five sets of 10 that's fifty total reps or you can squat five or six days a week spread out those 50 reps throughout the week doing sets of three or maybe set to five and because you're handling threes and fives the tonnage higher than if you're doing five sets of ten so I guess it's a great way to acquire volume and intensity but with that some of the members who do squat five or six days a week I know that one of them had to drop down to three days a week because he was having knee problems one of them tore some connective tissue another guy threw his back out so I don't know if that can be credited to squatting six days a week but the potential for injury the risk of injury definitely goes up when you're squatting at a high intensity multiple times a week so in closing I think that I'm sure Brian can attest this if you are going to swap five or six days a week I think that you need to have you need to be very proficient in the squat usually people who do it with success squatting multiple times a week with success are built a squat they're very proficient at the list and it's kind of effortless if you are learning how to squat if you have ugly squat form I don't suggest squatting heavy five or six days a week because you're going to hurt yourself the way I kind of think about it is like a marathon runner some people genetically are built to handle 100 miles a week if you're 65 285 pounds and you've got you know horrible running mechanics and you've got an ugly gait you're not going to be able to run a marathon multiple times a week that's that there's nothing you can do about it so I hate to go back to genetics but people who can squat six days a week like elite level weight lifters are usually built in a way that allows them to do that and also I think it's really important you you've got to figure it out for yourself man like there's certain people like with a lot of the questions that receive people want to know specifics but it's not a you know cross board answer so there's some people who can squat five six days a week and see amazing result and if that's you I think that's awesome that's not me it's not him like it just is what it so I think it's really really important to try to figure out what your work capacity is what you're capable of work up to that limit kind of go past that limit so that you find out what is too much for you and then drop back to what is manageable and what you'll see games on but being honest a lot of people get involved in something like a squad everyday program and then they uh they'll either take it too far too quickly and then they'll burn out and or get hurt and they'll drop out or they just won't squat enough or they're trying to follow a template to the exact specification of what someone said but honestly it's not that easy everyone's built there but now it's both definitely an eye and we're both built differently than you so what's going to work for me may not necessarily work for him will work for you and you need to spend a lot of time figuring out exactly what works you I know combined we have like 50 years of training experience like it's a considerable amount of time he knows exactly what he can get away with and what he can't get away with and same with me and a lot of people who ask questions like this I've been lifting for maybe a year or two years and the bottom line is man like it doesn't matter what you do you're going to see games right now there is no reason to get too deep into the weeds with any of this right now you really just need to get in get under the bar eat a bunch of food and make sure you get recovery in if you do those things in five years you're going to stand back and look at the person you are and be like wow I can't believe how well squatting everyday work for me or how well thought-through won't work how about whatever a lot of people will attribute that to the program but it wasn't necessarily the program the fact that you just went in and you did the work and really I at the level that both of us are at we need to be a little bit more specific and care about a couple things but the be completely honest it's still not even that specific at least where I'm at you know I mean I actually feel my stuff is very very basics then I think the basics are where basic math and basic strengths are built like if you get too deep into it you end up spending more time thinking about what could happen or should happen and then you get almost the result that you have researched and you think is going to happen so if somebody says squatting every day works great for me and you go in it doesn't work for using you're like no that doesn't work well it doesn't necessarily or doesn't work it didn't work for you and so I think a lot of this just comes down to you figuring out you treating your body like a like a lab rat and figuring out exactly what your best plan is and sometimes that might take you a decade and no one wants the way to decade for things anymore but that's how good things are made it takes time and it's it's a little bit frustrating as coaches to have people come in and be like but I want to squat 600 pounds in six months and I'm like well what's your squat right now if they say 225 I'm like let me get my wife everybody it's it's not conceivable like you just don't have time under the bar in fighting we call it Matt time right so you can't beat Matt time there's certain guys who grew up wrestling since they're five years old and they may not know all the techniques of a person who has been training for 10 years of jiu-jitsu but you can't beat the Matt kind like they've just spent more time on the mat and when it translates over to lifting everything it's just constant under the bar exactly you hit the nail on the head your experience is going to be more valuable than any YouTube video you watch or any article in tea nation so that's it watch our videos that's a place our videos just glass it 600

Thoughts On Squatting EVERYDAY – Alan Thrall & Brian Alsruhe of Neversate Athletics
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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    Squat 3 days with weight and 4 days with body weight only.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    use a safety squat bar qnce a week to give ur elbows a break

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    If i do everyday squats not heavy weight just like the Machines and my goals is to burn fat is ok i need your help thanks

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    that guys blood pressure is through the roof

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    "Can't beat time under the bar." Love that guys, keep doing what you do

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    Squat everyday but don't use weight everyday. Use bodyweight squats instead with high reps.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    Keep your intensity at 7 or 7.5 you can workout every day and build volume.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    So, people might get this idea from Paul Anderson.
    Also, this doesn't answer hypertrophy traing 5-6 days a week. Like, 20 rep sets. 20 reps x2 sets x6 days = 12 sets, 240 reps. (As an example.)

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    Day 5 anderen my calves cry. Rest of the Leg is okay

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    Does this go for high and low bar squat? I can't really do low bar, but have never had elbow issues with squatting every session. What I have had issues with is sternoclavicular strain.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    I wish I would've seen this a few months ago. I tried the 100 day squat program on t nation and while I went from 355 to 405 in less than two months, I had to quit at around day 50 because my hip started bothering me.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    Clarence Kennedy disapproves

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    Alan, if you read this, how do you manage to squat 3 times a week? Do you squat on your bench days as well? And how heavy are your squats when squatting that often?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    best advice by far…thank you

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    Clearence Kennedy squats everyday.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    You have to work up to squatting every day. Slowly adding another squat day per week once you know you can handle it, and you might not reach squatting every day but 4 times a week is a lot better than only 1

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    This why Clemency kennedy could beat y’all asses😂

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    I did high bar squats for most of my life. I could squat 500×5, 405×15, and 315×30 with proper depth and raw (belt only) at a body weight of 215 lb. I then read Starting Strength and was convinced that I could get even stronger if I used the low bar squat. I tried it for five years, which in retrospect was far too long and stupid for a failed experiment. I never squatted more than 425 with a low bar squat. It hurt my wrists and low bar squatting gave me both tennis and golfer's elbow, which took a long time to fix. I could barely elevate my arm to floss my teeth for a couple of months due to tennis elbow pain. If you are young, flexible, and built for them, low bar squats might work for you. I was older (over 40), inflexible, and not built for them, so they did not improve my strength and caused injuries.

    If you want to cure tennis or golfer's elbow, this worked for me:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WBNWVQ/ref=twister_B07C2HPZ36?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
    Do 3×15 eccentrics three times per day for 3-4 months and the pain will slowly subside.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    Most stupid thing to do. Mr.Leg Tom Platz trained every other week so two times per month his legs.
    And he really TRAINED like he just could walk to his car and barely could push gas pedal down.
    But this was his style someone can train more often. Regression before you train them again most important.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING ALLAN

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    Clarence Kennedy will be paying for it later

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    Mark Rippetoe would say if you have any bad pain from squating then you’re doing something wrong. I’m no pro but I listen to Rip.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    How do you feel about safety bar squats and dip belt squats?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    Ive been squatting three days a week for 6 months. I started at 105lbs for a couple of reps. For the first 2 months of none stop training i only got down the squat form. To this day i hit 275lbs for 1 rep. At 151lbs bodyweight. Yes ik im pretty pathetic for the internet standards.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    I lifted weights in high school and my form for bench pressing was bad. Watching Allen's videos keep informing me and these words keep me going. Thanks for the info man.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    I squat once a week and make slow progress LOl

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    If a man who clearly takes a shed load of gear says it isn't a good idea, then maybe it cannot be done

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    is that a stop sign ?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    If you can squat heavy every day then reach to the Red Cross of a
    America. You can.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    All i saw was – watch their video and squat 600lbs in 2 weeks! Guaranteed!
    Fark im subscribing!

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    Lowbar squat does put elbows in a precarious position, which is why form and paying attention to upper back flexion and thoracic extension are so important. Think: proud chest, lats engaged, lower traps & scapulars tight as hell, and don't put weight on the wrists (the weight will transfer to the elbow tendons).

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    If you squat every day, when do you recover? 🤔😉

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    If you squat every day, do hamstrings every day.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    Where do I sign up for the 600 pound guarantee. Oh by the way I have a bum knee and squatted 215 before that

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    love alsruhe, such an inspirational guy.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    my nigga clarence kennedy squats everyday and now his max exceeds 300 kg so……

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    I've been watching the videos for about 1 week now. 600 POUND SQUAT NEXT WEEK BOYYYZZZ!!!

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    Alan is not a small guy.

    That being said he looks untrained sitting next to Brian, holy shit that guy is a tank in a T-shirt.

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