Coan Squat Routine



ADDED FRIDAY, August 16, 2002

This is the routine my buddy Ed Coan set me up with about a year ago, it include the Offseason routine and the Meet Cycle. I have gone through each a few times and I have to say its the best squat routine I have ever used and I have made gains on many squat routines!!

There are three parts to this, first I will list the Offseason Routine, then the Meet Cycle. In each part I will list the Accessory work to be done.

PART I--OFFSEASON ROUTINE

There are no percentages to worry about, you pick the weight you think you can hit the EASY SINGLE (not a MAX Single, but too easy as well) with and start backwards going down from Week 10 by 20lbs to get the weight you can use for each week.

THE ONLY EQUIPMENT USED IS A BELT AND LATER IN THE CYLE KNEE WRAPS, NO SUITS OR BRIEFS UNLESS YOU HAVE AN UNBEARABLE HIP SORENESS OR OTHER INJURY.

OFFSEASON PROGRAM

WEEK
WORK SETS(Sets/Reps)
1
2x8
2
2x8
3
2x5
4
2x5
5
2x5
6
2x3
7
2x3
8
2x2
9
1x2
10
1x1

ASSISTANCE WORK

1.) High Bar Close Stance Pause Squats (2 sets x 5 reps for first 5 weeks, then 2x3 for last 5)
2.) Adductor Hip Work(I prefer doing this on sled or with low pulley cable machine)
3.) Hamstrings (IF NEEDED)
4.) ABS
5.) Calves

PART II-MEET CYCLE

Below is the Meet Cycle Routine. The assistance stays the same as above table. I cut out pause squats the last 5 weeks and it worked great. I will also note in the last column when to add each piece of gear. Wear loose wraps on your last 2 or 3 warmups for all weeks as well.

NOTE: The last week of the Meet Cycle calls for a single. This is NOT a max single.

MEET CYCLE PROGRAM

WEEK
WORK SETS(Sets/Reps)
EQUIPMENT TO BE USED
1
1x5
Belt, Suit Straps Down & Loose Knee Wraps
2
1x5
Belt, Suit Straps Down & Loose Knee Wraps
3
1x5
Belt, Suit Straps Down & Loose Knee Wraps
4
1x5
Belt, Suit Straps Down & Loose Knee Wraps
5
1x3
Belt, Suit Straps Down & Loose Knee Wraps
6
1x3
Belt, Suit Straps Up & Medium Knee Wraps
7
1x2
Belt, Suit Straps Up & Tight Knee Wraps
8
1x2
Belt, Suit Straps Up & Meet Tight Knee Wraps
9
1x1(Do heavy Walkout with @70lbs more than this single after Squats, hold for 5 sec)
Belt, Suit Straps Up & Meet Tight Knee Wraps
10
MEET WEEK(2x5 Easy Squats @50-60% of Max for Meet)
Belt


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