I remember righting this squat program and it be very effective with general population. It was basically build to a heavy single over the course of a 10 minute EMOM for 3-4 weeks straight. The only guidance weight was RPE, which increased by 1 each week finish at max week 4.
The reason why it was so effective is it gave people a lot of exposure to high instensity squatting, during a short period of time. They were able to@practice it more frequently than in a normal program where your final week or two are the only ones above 90% when your going for a new 1RM.
Lifting maximally requires many thing s submaximal lifting does not.
- staying calm even though the bar is only .3-.4m/s during the ascent
- being comfortable descending at a speed that will allow some bounce out of the bottom
- bracing properly and maintaining positions
This post isn’t to say you should be squatting maximally every week year around, it is saying the squatting maximally is a skill and need time to be developed just like any other skill, if you want to figure out what your potential is.