12 week workout question -Prisoner squats

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    Nov 09, 2007 3:20 AM GMT
    So i don't exactly have the prisoner squats down yet, Which of the variations, with or without bench, is supposed to be harder to do.
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    Nov 09, 2007 4:15 PM GMT
    I just completed the first week of the Strong and Lean work out. Since I am more used to weighted squats I find these squats pretty easy. I decided to do them without the bench and try and make the movement as explosive as I can on the later part of the movement. For me I find those squats more of a cardio workout than a big leg workout, although I do get a bit of a burn from it.

    Hope this helps.
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    Nov 09, 2007 4:56 PM GMT
    For me personally, I felt the bench was kind of a tool to help with the form of the exercise. To help make sure you are really getting the butt down and back to get the proper form.

    Also, since this is in the Warm Up section of the exercise I was treating it more of a cardio exercise and trying to get my heart rate up, and sweat a little. There is definitely a burn and fatigue when super setting this right after the other exercise. I was trying to do them at a nice pace, perfect form, and do them with as much energy and muscle explosion as I could.

    I just treated them as a leg/body warm up before the real butt kicking exercises began. And boy did the rest of the workout get hard, lol.

    Hope that helps a little.
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    Nov 09, 2007 5:10 PM GMT
    Hey guys,

    The bench version should be the easier version. It's a good way to practice getting down the proper form of the squat while minimizing any risk of injury. For the unsupported version you should do down into a deep squat, which should work the legs (and core) more completely.

    Burninman, from what I know about your fitness level, which I believe is more advanced, I think you can skip the flat bench variety and go into the full squats, assuming you don't have any injuries (bad knees or back) that would prevent you from doing so.

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    Nov 09, 2007 7:24 PM GMT
    i 'll try it without the bench and going lower. I find it kinda easy with the bench but after 60 reps I definitely feel a bit spaced out.