Breathing squats are the name for doing a high number, usually 20, of repetitions of barbell back squats.
This was made famous as the mainstay of the routine found in Super Squats by Randall Strossen.
You add weight to the bar each week and gut your way through the set. This is very intense building mental toughness but also requiring a lot of recovery time.
You combine this with a large diet, drinking a gallon of milk each day, and you’ll pack on size super fast. The book promises 30 pounds in 6 weeks.
I never personally did this routine as mass was seldom my goal and milk doesn’t suit my body that well.I’ve done a few sets of breathing squats but never the whole routine. Anyone that has tried it I’d love to hear your comments on it below.
In case you’re trying to take your squat training to the next level, look into the Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Squats and Pistols.