[quote]Further, strictly increasing loads doesn’t really mean shit–why not just do a partial ROM deadlift? You will be activating the glute/hamstring complex quite significantly with much higher weight than you could ever squat under any circumstance.
That is a totally ridiculous statement. Moving heavier and heavier loads is not important? Think before you type, Davan. I’m trying to have an intelligent discussion and elicit thoughtful opinions, not have a pissing contest. Grow up.[/quote]
Random note here. I had a 31″ standing vertical PR in HS before I really started lifting(1998). It hit a 31″ vertical last year with a 450lbs squat max and a 31.5″ vertical last night with a 365lb squat max. The same can be said for my SLJ (~9’5″ at the same 3 snapshots in time). If searching for heavier and heavier loads is so important, why have 85 to 200lb squat max swings had no effect on these jump tests? Why has my 55 gone from ~7.10 to 6.63 during this time? It seems that pushing heavier and heavier loads can help you….push heavier and heavier loads.