Ultra Boost Force Reconsider your squat technique. Keep the bar low on the back at a point near the traps center. That will place the work on your hamstrings, glutes and hips and enable you to squat more weight.A good muscle building program should prioritize strength above all else. Being stronger means that you will be lifting increasingly heavier weights. Gains are more dramatic at the start of your program. In the initial stages, you should be able to raise your maximum weight by about five percent after two workouts. If you find that you are not having success, try to figure out what you're doing wrong. If you sense you have not gained strength since your last workout, you may not have allowed yourself sufficient recovery time.