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Tom Mutaffis
10-16-2009, 06:59 AM
First time doing heavy front squats in a while, probably had another rep or two in the tank. This is just about double bodyweight for me.


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Polish Hammer
10-16-2009, 07:08 AM
Damn Tom, very impressive. Looks like you definitely had more.

Ben Moore
10-16-2009, 08:53 PM
That's seriously rediculous Tom - I've recently started doing fronts again to help with the DL. I'm betting your at a 500 front squat at least...

jp2
10-16-2009, 09:42 PM
lol you made that look easy! Your strong as hell man, good work.

cphafner
10-16-2009, 09:50 PM
that's ridiculous!

fpr
10-16-2009, 11:44 PM
How do you hold the bar? I just started front squats and hold the bar across the shoulder/bicep region, crossing my arms in front. The next day my arms feel sore as hell, almost as if they are bruised although there is never any bruising visually

Southern Beast
10-16-2009, 11:52 PM
That is ridiculous! Impressive.

LuNa
10-17-2009, 01:08 AM
How do you hold the bar? I just started front squats and hold the bar across the shoulder/bicep region, crossing my arms in front. The next day my arms feel sore as hell, almost as if they are bruised although there is never any bruising visually

I think he holds the bar in the end position of a power clean. I sometimes have the same thing and my collar bones often show some bruising. It just means i need to get some more mass on there and ill be fine.

NickAus
10-17-2009, 02:08 AM
Nice one!

Fuzzy
10-17-2009, 03:34 AM
Mother ****er, I just manged to double that. GAH.

Tom Mutaffis
10-17-2009, 06:01 AM
Thanks guys, I will probably try for 500 lbs soon.

It is a "clean grip" where the bar is seated on my hands, deltoids, and collar bone. This grip allows you to lock in tightly. You will still tear up your collar bone a little bit when going heavy but it is not too bad, wearing an extra t-shirt would probably resolve that if it were an issue.

Here are a couple of videos where you can see how I set up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-6b6ZvX5p4 (this was 475, not 450)

Two more camera angles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyNX0NQx1Jc

Chris Rodgers
10-17-2009, 02:59 PM
Awesome lift Tom!! Definitely looked like more in the tank.

chris mason
10-17-2009, 03:11 PM
That is VERY strong! Good work!

J.C.
10-17-2009, 06:43 PM
Impressive as always Tom.

How much do you back squat nowadays?

jAy_Dub
10-17-2009, 09:52 PM
Your strength is amazing Tom. If I had never read your posts on these boards, if someone were to tell me you were all natural I would never believe it. Massive and lean. Inspirational stuff bro.

Brian C
10-18-2009, 02:45 PM
Good god Tom, simply awesome

Tom Mutaffis
10-18-2009, 04:42 PM
Impressive as always Tom.

How much do you back squat nowadays?

Thank you.

I am not really sure on the bak squats, they are not very important for strongman but I would think that my RAW squat should be somewhere in the high 500's or maybe 600. Last time (pretty much the only time) that I went heavy i did 500 for a few with just a belt and it wasn't bad. When I do squat I always go high bar and full depth.


Your strength is amazing Tom. If I had never read your posts on these boards, if someone were to tell me you were all natural I would never believe it. Massive and lean. Inspirational stuff bro.

Thank you, I appreciate the encouragement. The lean part is arguable but I like to think that I at least keep myself relatively aesthetic while focusing on strength. For the winter I will be doing a little bit less strongman events work (mostly conditioning) to focus on gym strength, which also means that I can clean up my diet since I won't need the massive amounts of calories for recovery. Will keep everyone updated on my goals and progress in my training journal here.

vdizenzo
10-18-2009, 07:38 PM
Tom, awesome lifting. Watch that left knee. It seems to turn in a fair amount. Your first rep scared the crap out of me.

Tom Mutaffis
10-18-2009, 08:21 PM
Tom, awesome lifting. Watch that left knee. It seems to turn in a fair amount. Your first rep scared the crap out of me.

Thanks Vincent.

I was not set up correctly on the first rep and ended up moving my foot mid-way through the lift. Usually I wear OLY shoes but unfortunately they were at home that day.

musclemick
10-19-2009, 07:01 AM
Very impressive Tom!

Sidior
10-20-2009, 11:07 AM
Disgusting! Awesome lifting Tom.