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575lbs squat @ 158.5

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2003/11/28 14:42:44 (permalink)

575lbs squat @ 158.5

This is a vid of a fellow mod over at wannabebig squatting 575 just a few weeks before his meet

http://www.TeamTaylor.net/Videos/CR575sq.wmv

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    JF
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    RE: 575lbs squat @ 158.5 2003/11/28 16:04:32 (permalink)
    Impressive stuff, but what scares me the most is... I was listening at the same Who song when I was watching the vid!
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    RE: 575lbs squat @ 158.5 2003/11/28 17:55:36 (permalink)
    Wow nice lift ...looks like he could have handled a lot more too
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    RE: 575lbs squat @ 158.5 2003/11/30 16:08:14 (permalink)
    He did make it look very easy. the guys 30lbs lighter than me and over twice as good at squatting
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    RE: 575lbs squat @ 158.5 2003/11/30 16:23:44 (permalink)
    Still squat twice what i do

    Every Dogg has it's day and mine will come!
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    RE: 575lbs squat @ 158.5 2003/11/30 22:42:52 (permalink)
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    Nice, wonder what he could do if you took off the canvas suit, knee wraps, and belt.


    agreed to a point, but if every one else is suited up then it makes it a level playing field.
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    RE: 575lbs squat @ 158.5 2003/12/01 02:26:58 (permalink)
    wow that is one WIDE stance he must have super flexible hips hes almost doing the splits

    awesome lift!
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    RE: 575lbs squat @ 158.5 2003/12/01 14:19:26 (permalink)
    Hmmm, that is a rather wide stance. Iv also experimented with this wide stance, and a more narrower shoulder width foot placement. I asked a powerlifter at my gym about this, and he said that with the narrower stance u can utilise more quad power but the range of motion is greater. On the other hand, the wider stance has a shorter range of motion but ur at a "mechanical disadvantage" at the bottom position. Anyone know anything about this?

    Jimbo
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    Scourge_of_God
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    RE: 575lbs squat @ 158.5 2003/12/01 14:44:27 (permalink)
    I dunno - I reckon I squat a little wider than that.

    So far as I know, the narrow stance does allow you to incorporate the quads more, but as the quads aren't the primary movers in the squat, this doesn't do much for you. The wide stance shifts the emphasis onto the hamstrings and the glutes, allowing you to incorporate a more powerful range of muscles into the lift and maintain a massive amount of musclur tension in the hole, provided that you are flexible enough to reach depth. I do believe that this outweighs the mechanical disadvantage the wide stance causes. The other benefit of the wide stance is obviously the reduced ROM. The narrow also forces the squatter to push their glutes much farther behind the bar, making it more difficult to stay upright and maintain optimum torso position.

    In short, wide stance good, narrow stance bad...

    ...the exception to this (according to an article written by Brent Mikesell) is for heavyweight lifters with large quads who can rest their belt on their quads and their abs on the belt, "giving them a launching pad to blast out of the hole and stay upright" if they use the narrow stance.
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    RE: 575lbs squat @ 158.5 2003/12/01 14:51:34 (permalink)
    a wide stance also allows you to bring the stretch reflex into play more
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    RE: 575lbs squat @ 158.5 2003/12/01 15:00:02 (permalink)
    Stretch reflex??? Do u mean that there is more stored elastic energy in the muscle at the bottom position?

    Jimbo
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    RE: 575lbs squat @ 158.5 2003/12/01 18:07:56 (permalink)
    Impressive! There's a guy on my PL team thats 163 and squatting
    525 and totals over 1400. Only lift I can beat him on is Deadlift and I'm 60 pounds heavier!!!
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    RE: 575lbs squat @ 158.5 2003/12/01 23:22:48 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by lil_jimmy

    Stretch reflex??? Do u mean that there is more stored elastic energy in the muscle at the bottom position?



    Yup... Muscular tension.
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    RE: 575lbs squat @ 158.5 2003/12/02 09:49:01 (permalink)
    Need strong hip flexors for squatting that wide. I expect that guy has done plenty of good mornings.

    Nice lift though
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