Squat programming for Kickboxing
Hello Rip and folks
I am a 175cm, 75kg, 29yo male and do a form of competitive light contact kickboxing, also known as Savate or french boxing.
I did the SS programs(funny for a german to write that), means keethnab, SS1, Onus Wunsler(only short time) and since I am back on strength training in September, after a basic reset last month caused by stucking in general, the PPST novice program.
I think the PPST is good because it includes more upper body work which should help me with the basic upper body movements since they are weak compared to BS/DL.
As time went by I progressed nicely, competing in spring at 69kg and in summer at 72kg. My Backsquat was 60kg last year and is now at 112,5kg.
As it gets harder to do my 3x5 BS I start thinking about switching to a intermediate squat programming.
Thing is that I do not want to gain more weight because I want to stay in my current weight class(-75kg), because of my height. A second goal is to become faster, quicker ergo more powerful.
I read in PPST that those who are not after increasing muscular bodyweight should stay away from higher volumes, what I understand as 5x5(+) done with heavy weights. Also it is written that those who want to train for power should go for 5 to 10 sets with 1-5 reps, with weights light enough to move fast.
THis causes me of thinking about a programming like that:
Su - BS 5x5x60-75% (done as fast as possible with short and controlled rest periods, < 1min, similar to the speedsets)
Tu - Frontsquat 3x3
Th - BS 1 heavy set of 5
The other lifts will stay at novice programming as already discussed in other threads of the forum.
So what do you guys think about a program like that?
A thankful cheers for your opinion!