Like I said in the journal, I love the way you set up the 4 squat workout.
Anderson squats are pretty much like bread and butter for me.
On a kinda related note I saw the silliest thing in a blog recently. It was about that mystical and legendary combination "milk and squats" as made famous (apparently) by Paul Anderson and of course that paradigm of nutrtion, Mark Rippetoe.
Anyway, the quote was "Milk, it does a bodybuilder good. Take it from Paul Anderson who could squat over 1000 pounds".
What a great example of disordered information, lol.
Do we need to put up a picture of Paul Anderson?
A bodybuilder…not. A great olympic lifter and strongman, yes.
Notice the hand position on the bar though. A LOT of people think this is the way you are "supposed" to do it and also that it is a powerlifting "style" way of doing it. This is not done for any other reason, you can bet, than the lack of shoulder ROM to do it any other way. Specifically the inability to place the shoulders in the kind of external rotation needed to grip the bar closer.
I bring this up because it reminded me of your last post, Ignorance as a Form of Progression and the guy having the shoulder mobility issues and "working around" both injuries and basically lack of mobility.
While we can emulate ideas from the likes of Anderson and use his training techniques do not emulate everything. You'd be VERY lucky to be able to develop the kind of deep knee bend that Paul Anderson had. BUT you do not want to emulate everything you see just because someone squatted 1000 pounds. There are many disadvantages to gripping the bar that way.
Also, don't emulate drinking a gallon of milk everyday, lol unless you want to be a pork pie.
That all reminds me of a guy who can't write or say anything without mentioning his 1000 pound plus squat (which could never compare to Anderson). Fred Hatfield aka "Dr. Squat"..one of the biggest hacks in the history of hacks.
He could squat a thousand pounds but could he get you squatting that much? Or even to your potential? Doubtful. Yet he thought he was smarter than a guy who couldn't lift near as much but probably would be able to help you reach your potential about a thousand times better, Mel Siff.