A cricket forum probably isnt the best place but hey.
Im a pretty big athletic guy but Im into my 30s and hitting weights for the first time (I always had a pretty low opinion of it, and still do to a certain extent).
Anyway, part of my routine includes 3 sets of 10 squats at somewhere between 120 - 140 kgs (240-280 lbs).
Ive been doing this a couple of months but Im finding myself heavy legged and Im showing a lack of acceleration and agility in soccer practice.
Now before starting I had read a guy going off on how squats dramatically improved his 40 yard sprint time and his va-va-voom.
I was seeing the opposite. I chatted to my boss (a workout freak) and he said he stopped squats years ago for the same reason as they built power and built the upper leg but reduced agility and speed out of the blocks.
So Im at the decision, stop squats or continue? Do squats build speed or slow you down?