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chris mason
06-06-2010, 04:29 PM
Robert is competing at the SPF Nationals as I write this. He has a 975 lbs raw squat and 625 lbs raw bench on the books so far!

AMAZING lifting!

ScottYard
06-06-2010, 05:28 PM
Holy ****!

Lones Green
06-06-2010, 05:37 PM
Saw this with my own two eyes, he manhandled the weight. He is good for 1000

sambone
06-06-2010, 06:38 PM
Unreal, he's a monster of a man that's for sure.

Mark!
06-06-2010, 07:06 PM
This guy is a beast! Love reading up on his journal and watching this guy lift. HUGE man...just huge.

Tom Mutaffis
06-07-2010, 07:31 AM
Those are some huge numbers; I heard that he pulled 605 lbs which gives him a 2,205 RAW total.

Did anyone take video of the lifts?

Lones Green
06-07-2010, 07:38 AM
Those are some huge numbers; I heard that he pulled 605 lbs which gives him a 2,205 RAW total.

Did anyone take video of the lifts?

There were tons of camera there, I'm sure video will show up

Tim K
06-07-2010, 08:21 AM
Those are some huge numbers; I heard that he pulled 605 lbs which gives him a 2,205 RAW total.

Did anyone take video of the lifts?

That is an absolutely astounding total!

Travis Bell
06-07-2010, 08:25 AM
Great work Rob! An absolutely insane total

vdizenzo
06-07-2010, 08:32 AM
Congrat big man. I'm about to throw my diet out the window. Just amazing!

rinse
06-07-2010, 08:41 AM
This is such a crazy squat I almost have to see it to believe it.

Great work!

Brian Hopper
06-07-2010, 10:36 AM
Robert, awesome job on the squat and the big total!!!!!

isaku900
06-07-2010, 12:52 PM
video up on iron scene...

aaaaamazing

http://www.ironscene.com/play_720.php?vid=4363

BloodandThunder
06-07-2010, 12:57 PM
Man is a monster, moving a weight like that. insane

hulk242
06-07-2010, 02:24 PM
It was amazing to see in person. Hell, that made me jump off my chair! Unreal!

Adam Hires

ThomasG
06-07-2010, 03:07 PM
I watched the squat vid and thought damn that's pretty good. Then when I realized it was raw I almost shat myself.

Chris Rodgers
06-07-2010, 04:37 PM
Sick freaking squat big fella!!

3whitelights
06-07-2010, 04:53 PM
great gawd.

joey54
06-07-2010, 08:17 PM
Looks consistent with all his other squatting videos. Close to a grand now!

kingkong51
06-07-2010, 09:15 PM
Thank you Chris and everybody else this is just the beginning. This lift was a shock to me with the lost of my best friend and my only father figure my grand dad but it gave me the motivation to go all out and do what needed to be done. AtLarge is the best supplements and if anyone says different checkout the videos.

rinse
06-07-2010, 11:25 PM
Thank you Chris and everybody else this is just the beginning. This lift was a shock to me with the lost of my best friend and my only father figure my grand dad but it gave me the motivation to go all out and do what needed to be done. AtLarge is the best supplements and if anyone says different checkout the videos.

I'm sorry to hear about your friend and grandfather. But I bet you made them proud this weekend.

Great work once again Rob!

tnathletics2b
06-08-2010, 05:54 AM
Wow, that went up fast...

NASAKYCHAIRMAN
06-08-2010, 06:08 AM
Congratulations King Kong!

AJ Roberts
06-08-2010, 07:26 AM
I was blown away but Robert's speed on his squat and bench, i swear he got faster as it got heavier!

ThomasG
06-08-2010, 08:09 AM
O my hell bb.com is so ridiculous

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=125061241

Brian Hopper
06-08-2010, 08:14 AM
I just watched the video and damn that went up pretty easy!!!!!

Ruff Riff
06-08-2010, 12:01 PM
AWESOME, that is the only word that comes to mind and WOW!!!

mastermonster
06-08-2010, 12:51 PM
Awesome display of strength big Rob!

hulk242
06-08-2010, 02:51 PM
I know I already replied to this once but I am still buzzing about this one. I mean to see it in person was crazy! I had a great view, he hit depth! I am critical of depth, and he hit it where it needed to be period! I will think back and say, I remember the time when I saw Big Wilk squat 975 raw! I just hope I am there for the 1000! Great job once again big man!

Adam Hires

chris mason
06-08-2010, 06:21 PM
I chimed in at Bb.com :).

Clover
06-08-2010, 09:30 PM
That is why I never joined bb.com

To get to their standards, he would have had to go ATG because his quads are so damn big. The bottom of his legs are at least parallel and probably an inch or so below.

SEOINAGE
06-09-2010, 12:04 AM
I'm seriously impressed, and I thought the squat looked really really good, not that anyone cares about my opinion on the matter or anyone else of the internet critiques, but good job on that lift, I am sorely jealous at what you have accomplished. Just awesome!

Xellarz
06-09-2010, 02:25 AM
O my hell bb.com is so ridiculous

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=125061241

Ugh...I gotta stop following links like that. Read the whole thing, makes me ridiculously mad. They're like youtube comments (which I've finally learned to stop reading, lol).

Cuz good god, not only was the squat beyond impressive AND fast...it was pretty damn deep. Why the hell would he have squatted it ANY lower? WHY? HE GOT 3 WHITE LIGHTS. I'm sure if he was lifting in some other fed., he'd have gone lower to meet their depth requirement. (I know I'm just preaching to the choir).

brauny96
06-09-2010, 12:52 PM
Why the hell would he have squatted it ANY lower? WHY? HE GOT 3 WHITE LIGHTS. I'm sure if he was lifting in some other fed., he'd have gone lower to meet their depth requirement. (I know I'm just preaching to the choir).

Your so damn right. If I'm in the SPF I'm not going to squat to USAPL requirements

ehopkins932
06-09-2010, 03:21 PM
WOW!

Tim K
06-09-2010, 04:06 PM
Anything more than two white lights means you're squatting too deep! :D

kingkong51
06-09-2010, 09:38 PM
I love the comments on bb its so funny u got skinny and chubby guys calling me a fat cheater wow cant wait to see what they say when i squat a grand

JK1
06-09-2010, 11:02 PM
I love the comments on bb its so funny u got skinny and chubby guys calling me a fat cheater wow cant wait to see what they say when i squat a grand

You gonna bend my cambered bar before or after that?


I'll tell y ou what I'll say when I see you squat a Grand... "EXCELLENT JOB!!!".

jp2
06-09-2010, 11:52 PM
Wow, I just can't imagine squating that much weight. Truly amazing King Kong!

BloodandThunder
06-10-2010, 08:31 AM
I love the comments on bb its so funny u got skinny and chubby guys calling me a fat cheater wow cant wait to see what they say when i squat a grand

It's unfortunate that many of the people on there are affiliated with a fed I lift with. People need to grow up.

Once again congrats on your training and your accomplishment. Can't wait to see 1000 go down

Kevin K
06-10-2010, 08:34 AM
Here are some photos of his squat

http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/3079/wilkerson.th.jpg (http://img121.imageshack.us/i/wilkerson.jpg/)

And the victory photo!
http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/1127/wilkerson2.th.jpg (http://img688.imageshack.us/i/wilkerson2.jpg/)

formerbencher
06-10-2010, 09:54 AM
first off congrats robert. secondly, i am amazed by forum responses to lifts captured of video. federations all have different standards for each lift,depth, press command, how controlled you let down the bar on a DL,etc. That being said i can not believe how passionate people are for wanting to be the one who anoint a lift good/bad by their own standard,not the standard of federation which the lift was completed in. to say roberts record isnt the largest squat without eqipment because he didnt walk it out is comical considering the website that discussion was on,assuming most join that forum because its the first website they find when first looking up info online,being a real generic name. every sport adapts over time whether its lighter pads,tac on gloves,lighter sticks,lighter bats, swimsuits,monolifts. its ok for sports to progress over time,its evolution, it happens. if you dont like that an all time raw squat was done out of a monolift, do something about it, walk it out yourself, til then chalk it up and chase after it like robert has. lifting is great but step back and look at the big picture sometime, all the time u spend on the net checking all your favorite lifting sites, time at the gym(including drive time), the time away from your family and friends. when you step back and self reflect in afew year i wonder how important roberts squat will mean to you then. end of rant.

LouPac
06-11-2010, 02:48 AM
Holy crap Mr. Wilkerson, I am in awe of your strength and power. With people like you on this earth, my ego will never get out of hand! lol Congrats dude! As far as the haters go, it's always the ones that never accomplish anything that want to tear other people's achievements down. It's not even worth responding to stupidity like that.

Shemz
06-11-2010, 03:43 AM
Exactly! I was 'stupid' enough to check out the BB.com thread and the more replies I read the more I wished I lived near one of those guys so I could just go there and bitchslap them, let them cry for a few seconds and then bitchslap 'em again..

Seriously..Federation standards or not, IMHO you had good depth and I am very impressed. All this crap about side angles and what not..arguments of jealous people I say..You shouldn't worry about them and use it as an extra motivation. I am pretty sure that if you ever meet one of them IRL at a competition, they won't even dare to look at you..

I hate it when people work hard for something and they get ****ty ass comments about it..Trust me, they all envy you, they're just having problems keeping their ego's in check. I bust my ass of every day in the gym which gets me respect from the 'older' generation and friendship from the people my age who want to get somewhere as well..Those are the majority, but there are also people who look at you like: "What you looking at dude?". And then you see they lift only half of what you do so..jealousy.. then there are people who walk around in the gym like a true mister olympia after they just did a lift..not noticing that i'm gaining on them faster than a train that's racing against a bicycle..

Sorry about my rant, but i tend to do that when something irritates me..it's all about who you are and staying true to yourself. Be proud of what you did, stay motivated and keep setting new goals. It's all about what you want.

bojackson
06-11-2010, 09:05 AM
looked like a warm up...crazy

Hazerboy
06-11-2010, 12:36 PM
For every successful person there's always a room full of haters.

Glad there are none here. Good lift Rob, your squat is nuts!