Do you even lift, bro? Outside of the bench press, the squat is considered to be one of the Kings of Fitness. And I’ve found nothing is more fatiguing than a squat program. I also know this. Just like buying a boat, where the best days come when you buy it and when you sell it, same goes for a tough squat program. The best days of the program are when you start and when you finish. Why? Well, when you start a long 12 week program such as Hatch, everything is new. New rep scheme, a sight on new accomplishments. Just the feel of the overall program, like you’re onto something different. And when you finish the program, it is a heck of a sense of accomplishment to be consistent in squatting for 12 weeks. You’ve come a long way and it is time to test your strength with a max day.
SO WHY SQUATS?
Squats tax the entire body and are an important part to your general health. You will know you’re getting a workout in as soon as you begin. You can’t be a sissy and get involved with squats. For instance, weak back, squats will fix it. Weak legs, you know squats will fix it. Weak mind, squats will fix that too. A program such as Hatch will fix you for the better.
If you’re new to Hatch, here is the premise. Two days a week of squatting for 12 weeks. You will hit back squats first for the prescribed reps/sets. Then you will follow up with front squats for sets/reps in the same workout. You’re hitting back squats and front squats twice a week turning your legs into steel. There’s no way your body can’t get stronger as a whole on this program.
It’s with this being said, that I provide this disclaimer. I completed this program over 12 weeks and though I feel much stronger than when I started, my back squat only went up 5 pounds during this 12 weeks and my front squat never increased. This could have been for a number of reasons but it is where I ended. I realize and you should too, especially after lifting for a while that weights aren’t fair. You have to earn every PR you receive.
Taken from: http://www.jackedandstrong.com/hatch-squat-program-a-review
WOD for 4/17/2018
Hatch 1 - Day 1
3 MIN AMRAP 5 TOES TO BAR 20 UNBROKEN DOUBLE UNDERS
**IF NOT UNBROKEN YOU MUST START OVER**