One of the oldest approaches to building muscle is ‘Squats and Milk’.

This was a method used to great success by some of the biggest old-school natural bodybuilders such as Steve Reeves, John Grimek and Reg Park.

A word of caution however: this workout is not for the faint hearted. You will need a sick bucket at the ready!

What is Squats & Milk?glass of milk

Squats and Milk, also known as Breathing Squats or the 20 Rep Squat Routine, is a brutal training regime which is aimed at piling on as much muscle as quickly as possible.

It primarily involves 20 reps of heavy squats every session in addition to drinking a gallon (8 pints) of milk every day.

Importantly the 20 reps must be performed at your 10RM.

This means that you bust out the first 10 as normal reps, then for the following 10 reps you perform breathing squats, so you are taking 5 deep gulps of air between each agonising rep.
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