Originally Posted by Ian Nigh
i think i will incorporate some lighter squats into my routine, maybe once a week at around 65% (around 80kg).
I did light speed squats once a week for a long time. I still do them occassionally. Done right, they can help your squat weights move up. They are good for practicing form and also for really forcing you to focus on speed and power.
They key is, like you say, using weights in the 55-65% range, and moving them with maximum speed and aggression. I always preferred multiple sets with reps in the range of 2-3.
Actually, if you really want some GPP, do sets of these squats alternated with some box jumps. That will get you breathing.