Program Overview


The Hatch Squat Cycle is a great strength program for intermediate and advanced weightlifters looking to get their squat numbers up. This challenging, 12-week squat cycle was developed by Olympic weightlifting coach Gayle Hatch. Unlike many other squat programs, Hatch Squat utilizes both front- and back squats on training days. Please note that this program is not recommended for beginners as it is physically demanding.

The Hatch Squat program has you squatting twice per week at varying rep schemes and percentages during each session. Note, this program is fairly high volume, lifters that attempt this program should also focus their attention on proper recovery as well. Eager to start? Click here to see how it is done.

Here’s a brief video on Coach Gayle Hatch for those of you that are interested: