E.M.O.T.M. Squats For Powerful Gains In Muscle and Strength
by: Travis Stoetzel
Everyone who knows a thing or two about building muscle and full body strength knows that SQUATS are king for this.
Load up a bar, put it on your back and squat away.
Maybe you’ve heard the story about Arnold going off into the woods and squatting for hours on end??
Well, Arnold wasn’t crazy when he would go out into the woods with just a barbell and weights and squat for hours on end until he passed out…
While that might have been a bit of overkill, Arnold sure knew that the results he’d achieve in doing something nuts like that would sure pay off.
Now, I’m not telling you that you need to go off into the woods and squat for a few hours on end until you pass out and can’t walk all in order to gain more muscle and strength.
Actually I’m going to share with you now is how you can SAVE TIME while still gaining more muscle and strength while also shredding off some fat as well.
No need to go off into the woods and squat until you can’t walk
However, just note that the method I’m about to share with you is NOT easy.
Far from it actually, but the struggle and pain (all good pain of course) will only lead to more GAINS in powerful muscle head to toe.
And if gains are what you want, then read on.
So, what is this specialized squat method I speak of that will save you time, but still get your fast and explosive gains in return??
It’s my “E.M.O.T.M. Squats Method” and it’s one of the many different go-to methods of use with squatting to gain muscle and strength quick.
This is something I’ve been using for years with amazing results not only with myself, but with my athletes as well.
Now, before I go any further I think I should probably explain to you about what the hell “E.M.O.T.M.” stands for and what it is.
E.M.O.T.M. is an interval training protocol that stands for “Every Minute On The Minute” and basically how it works is simple – Start a clock and at the top of the minute, start your set. Once your set reps are complete, rack the weights and rest for the remaining amount of the minute. Once the top of the minute comes back around, you’d then start your 2nd
For example, let’s say we’re doing 5 reps of squats at around your 70-75% squat max E.M.O.T.M. x 6 minutes.
With this you’d start off by cranking out 5 reps of squats at the top of the minute. Once you’re done you’d rack the weight and wait until the clock hits 1:00. At the top of that minute, you’d start your next set and keep on going until the full 6 minutes were done.
The faster you get your set done within the 60 second time frame, the more rest period you get.
Maybe now you can see where this might get a little gritty especially if you’re using a fairly heavy load
No worries as it’s all apart of the plan.
Now, if you look at the overall set up, you’re getting in 30 reps of squats within just 6 minutes.
That’s some pretty good amount of volume at a fairly heavy load