Is 100 reps of squats a good idea?
This workout is dead simple. 100 squats. 60 pull-ups. But it’s a grind.
You’ll be able to breeze through the first few sets of squats no problem. They act more like a warm-up. But fear not! The light burn is just the start.
- 10 X 10 Barbell Squat Climb: Recommend starting set #1 with bar (45 lbs), adding 20 lbs each set, ending with 225 lbs.
- 20 in 20: Twenty sets of pull-ups / chin-ups in 20 minutes (1 set every 60 seconds). Recommend targeting 3 chin-ups per set, for a total of 60 reps.
- Reduce weight increases for squats (i.e. 5 lbs increments).
- Use band or chair-assist for pull-ups.
- Reduce reps for pull-ups (i.e. 1 to 2 reps per set).
- Use higher starting weight for squats (i.e. 65 lbs).
- Use larger weight increases for squats.
- Perform loaded pull-ups.
- Increase pull-up reps per set (i.e. 4 per set).
- Utilize more difficult variations (i.e. wide grip pull-up).