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Sensei
05-23-2006, 07:45 PM
After a thread about overhead squats in the GPP forum: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=79537 , a few of us are planning on doing a max or near-max overhead squat attempt in the next week or so and comparing how we do as a % of bodyweight.

Feel free to join in on the fun and report your results here!

If you win, here's what you get!
http://www.bullseye-saloon.com/images/beer-mug-17.jpg

SkinnySadMan
05-23-2006, 07:47 PM
What does last place get ?

Sensei
05-23-2006, 07:51 PM
Last place gets this:
http://leistergame.com/media/products/RA-18_t.jpg

toki
05-24-2006, 12:38 AM
well I went ahead and gave these a shot today for the first time after some deads (which it appears I am retrogressing on) and did a few at 95, loaded up 115 and could barely keep it stable standing still at that point. soo

95@165bdwt = 57.5%

Clifford Gillmore
05-24-2006, 04:41 AM
I refuse to participate on the grounds of me dying.


Okay, I'll try for at least 100lbs tomorrow.

Guido
05-24-2006, 09:00 AM
It's funny, I was actually trying these yesterday after my last standing military presses. I managed 3 with 155. I almost lost balance on the second one but kept going. They are tough indeed. I could probably do one with 175 or so. Perhaps I'll try in the next few days.

RickTheDestroyer
05-24-2006, 11:56 AM
Oh hell. I'm in.
I'll try to max tonight before I do my real squats.
Hopefully I don't die- my scariest gym moment to date was losing my balance and falling over during a set of OH squats.

Sensei
05-24-2006, 01:40 PM
Oh hell. I'm in.
I'll try to max tonight before I do my real squats.
Hopefully I don't die- my scariest gym moment to date was losing my balance and falling over during a set of OH squats.
Geez, don't go in with thoughts like that! If you lose control of the weight, just drop it in front or behind you and get out of the way!

drew
05-24-2006, 02:47 PM
Yeah, I'm gonna have to pass on that one. Good luck guys. :D

Goodwinm
05-24-2006, 05:17 PM
Will definatley give these a try tomorrow! Will only do OH squats, and nothing else cuz tomoz im supposed to be resting, but im up for a challenge! hehe. Im pretty confident I can get a 90% bodyweight Overhead squat for reps (which would be about 139 - 140lbs depending on what I weigh) . Is the challenge an ATF Overhead Squat? Or just as far as we can go below paralell?

Goodwinm
05-24-2006, 05:20 PM
Yeah, I'm gonna have to pass on that one. Good luck guys. :D
Wimp :D

Sensei
05-24-2006, 05:21 PM
It's an informal contest, so I guess it's as deep as you feel is necessary.

Goodwinm
05-24-2006, 05:27 PM
It's an informal contest, so I guess it's as deep as you feel is necessary.
okie shomkey :) What can you OH squat Sensei? or what do u think u can do

Rex
05-24-2006, 05:38 PM
Yeah, but you only win the picture of the beer if you go ATF.

Sensei
05-24-2006, 05:43 PM
Yeah, but you only win the picture of the beer if you go ATF.
LOL!

I'd have to check old logs, but I'm pretty sure I've done 180ish for a triple. I'd be giddy if I could get bodyweight (right now about 195).

Goodwinm
05-24-2006, 05:46 PM
LOL!

I'd have to check old logs, but I'm pretty sure I've done 180ish for a triple. I'd be giddy if I could get bodyweight (right now about 195).
wow impressive! Was that cleaned up also? Cuz im gonna have to clean the weight up. I Might even Snatch the weight up.

Sensei
05-24-2006, 05:49 PM
No, I take it from the racks and push press it into position usually. Props to you if you are cleaning it too!

toki
05-24-2006, 06:04 PM
day after all I have to say is: holy sore traps batman. I know DOMS isn't a sign of a "good" workout, but I could feel them working double duty when I was doing them too.

Clifford Gillmore
05-25-2006, 12:27 AM
115lbs.

My serratus is too under developed to support the weight once I lock it out and get my ass to grass. I'm sure I could nail 150 within a month.

Goodwinm
05-25-2006, 04:45 AM
wow just this minute tried them and I only put up 50kg (110lbs) Max. (didnt want to try any higher cuz my form would suffer greatly.)
Well first time ive ever done these, Im definately gonna keep them going though. Felt very strange first time. I had to do tonnes of rotater stuff this morning, and stretches and things, so that my arms could actually stay above my head when i bent down. Im gonna try them again later see if I can get 60kg. Definatley a great core builder!
So as it stands my OH Squat max is 70% of my bodyweight. Quite low, I want at leastr a bodyweight pretty damn soon. Try for an 85% of bodyweight OH Squat later on.....

Goodwinm
05-25-2006, 04:52 AM
115lbs.

My serratus is too under developed to support the weight once I lock it out and get my ass to grass. I'm sure I could nail 150 within a month.
Well, im sure if you keep these OH squats up, your serratus will become much more developed. as will mine. Damn i cant get over how hard these ****ers are! lol

Natetaco
05-25-2006, 03:19 PM
I have never done these before until now and WOW they are hard. I got 135, sheesh hard to balance

Guido
05-25-2006, 03:56 PM
Looks like I'm winning so far. Mmmmmmmm....Beeerrrr.

Sensei
05-25-2006, 03:58 PM
How about we give everyone until July 1st to get their numbers in? Is that too long?

Rex
05-25-2006, 05:54 PM
110 @ 160. I missed with 115 and REALLY MISSED with 125. I have no problem extending the contest out to July first, especially since I'm losing :)

Goodwinm
05-26-2006, 12:33 AM
110 @ 160. I missed with 115 and REALLY MISSED with 125. I have no problem extending the contest out to July first, especially since I'm losing :)
hehe
I hink july 1st is a good day.
Gives people teh chance to get sued to them a bit more.
Ive started doing some light stretching on mornings now to try and conqour my stiff shoulders.
And also will be asking my gf very nicely to massage me more often :D

Goodwinm
05-26-2006, 12:45 AM
I have never done these before until now and WOW they are hard. I got 135, sheesh hard to balance
Wow i think your winning dude!
nice going 132 @ 142lbs. super stuff. 93% of your bodyweight!

Jus curious. What do you mil press?

Natetaco
05-26-2006, 05:53 AM
I have never maxed on military, I just did 135x5 and that was pretty hard

Guido
05-26-2006, 02:14 PM
165x3 on OH Squats. I think I've got 185x1 in me which would be almost 93% of bodyweight. By July I think I can be at bodyweight.

Goodwinm
05-26-2006, 04:45 PM
I have never maxed on military, I just did 135x5 and that was pretty hard
nice nice. Ud probs max out around 140 -145lbs possibly higher if u rele pusdhed urself!

Sensei
05-26-2006, 07:32 PM
Wooohoooo! 198@194!

Technique pointer that I sometimes forget: Try to pull the bar apart overhead (just as you would for bench).

You know that some OLer is just laughing readng this and waiting to destroy all of us, right?

Rex
05-26-2006, 07:54 PM
Nice lift Sensei!

I guess its going to come down to you and Guido.

I suspect that Belial is looking at this thread right now, laughing.

Sensei
05-26-2006, 07:57 PM
RESULTS (so far):

Anthony: 95x5x3sets@180
Goodwinner: 110 @ 154lbs
Risk10k: 115 @ 170lbs?
toki: 95 @ 165lbs
Rex: 110 @ 160lbs
xMeat_Headx: 155x2 @ 200lbs
Guido: 165 x 3 @ 200lbs
Nateco: 135 @ 145lbs
Sensei: 198 @ 195lbs

Sensei
05-26-2006, 08:00 PM
Nice lift Sensei!
I guess its going to come down to you and Guido.
I suspect that Belial is looking at this thread right now, laughing.

Thanks Rex! It's all for fun anyway. I'm not sure I'll be able to make another attempt - June will be a horrible month as far as work goes and I'm trying to get ready for a PL meet.

Guido
05-26-2006, 10:47 PM
I may try again on Sunday or Monday once I'm rested from trying it yesterday. I think my technique is what needs the most work so if I get that down I may be able to beat Sensei's mark. :whazzup:

Goodwinm
05-27-2006, 01:45 AM
Wooohoooo! 198@194!

Technique pointer that I sometimes forget: Try to pull the bar apart overhead (just as you would for bench).Sensei you animal!! lol. Thanks for the tip! Ill try it this morning. So pulling the bar apart will help keep it stable and locked out?
awesome lift once again!


You know that some OLer is just laughing readng this and waiting to destroy all of us, right?
Yes im sure there is hehe. Actually come to think of it, I have never seen an OLY lfiter post on these forums whilve ive been a member. But yer, pro OLY lifters who snatch 130-140kg (286 - 308lbs) for a living would be laughing at us. especially me........ :D
I just still cant believe the record snatch is 213kg (468;bs) , I just cant imagine my serratus being put under that much pressure. And cant imagine even pulling that kind of weight from the floor!

Goodwinm
05-27-2006, 04:52 AM
tried again this morning in middle of my workout!
I got 132 x 1 :D im well happy!

so thats 132 @ 154 :) thats 86% of bodyweight. nearly there!

Meat_Head
05-27-2006, 08:29 AM
Damn 3rd place... got some work to do :D

Props sensei, you're the first person I know on wbb to go over bodyweight with OH squats

Natetaco
05-27-2006, 02:37 PM
Yeah man sensi's got the gold for now, im going to try 145 later.

Goodwinm
05-27-2006, 04:39 PM
Got nothing to do at the moment, so I thought id write up the reuslts again so far. With OH Squat to bodyweight percentages ;) In order of highest ratio to lowers ratio. However some of these are not max OH squats, So when maxes do start floating in things may change!, so please bear that in mind ;)


1.Sensei: 198 @ 195 (102%) (Chasing that Pint of Beer!)
2.Nateco: 135 @ 145 (93%)
3.Goodwinner: 132 x 1 @ 154 (86%) Wow! Im on the podium :P lol
4.Guido: 165 x 3 @ 200 (83%)
5.xMeat_Headx: 155 x 2 @ 200 (78%)
6.Rex: 110 @ 160 (69%)
7.Risk10k: 115 @ 170 (68%)
8.toki: 95 @ 165 (58%)
9.Anthony: 95 x 5 x 3 sets @ 180 (53% of BW) But we all know you can do a lot more when maxing! Just had a thought, did Anthony actually agree to take part in this challenge? lol

Also I have done another list of The highest to lowest OH Squat Lifts. See how you fare ;)

1.Sensei: 198 x 1 (Incredible)
2.Guido: 165 x 3
3.xMeat_Headx: 155 x 2
4.Nateco: 135 x 1
5.Goodwinner: 132 x 1 (Meh)
6.Risk10k: 115 x 1
7.Rex: 110 x 1
8.Anthony: 95 x 5 x 3 sets (put Anthony higher than toki because Anthony performed hella reps with the same weight toki put up once. So i think that's fair.
9.toki: 95 x 1

Natetaco
05-30-2006, 03:12 PM
Question, do you arms have to be very wide gripped? Sorta like as wide as wide grip bench press? Or can you have your hands placed anywhere on the bar?

Sensei
05-30-2006, 03:17 PM
Thanks Goodwinner! I think Guido got 185, but I'll have to recheck his journal. (edit: Yes, he got 185lbs x 2!)

Natetaco,
I use a snatch grip. I wouldn't say your hands have to be wide, but I think most people are going to be more stable that way.

Natetaco
05-30-2006, 03:48 PM
alright well i just got 135 easy, im goin for 155 or so

Patz
05-30-2006, 04:29 PM
You guys suck..

I can't even press 205 over my head to try this!

Anthony
05-30-2006, 04:42 PM
I'm probably not going to max on these in the near future, but I do plan to continue working them.

So Toki, that means you need to use more weight so I can win that ribbon!

Goodwinm
05-30-2006, 05:03 PM
Okay. Updated version! Just one Change. Guido's 185 x 2 ;) Knocks me off podium! :(


Lifts to Bodyweight Percentages

1.Sensei: 198 @ 195 (102%) (Chasing that Pint of Beer!)
2.Nateco: 135 @ 145 (93%)
2.Guido: 185 x 2 @ 200 (93%)
4.Goodwinner: 132 x 1 @ 154 (86%)not on podium no more. Actually theres two 2nd places so i cud still be 3rd!
5.xMeat_Headx: 155 x 2 @ 200 (78%)
6.Rex: 110 @ 160 (69%)
7.Risk10k: 115 @ 170 (68%)
8.toki: 95 @ 165 (58%)
9.Anthony: 95 x 5 x 3 sets @ 180 (53% of BW) But we all know you can do a lot more when maxing! Just had a thought, did Anthony actually agree to take part in this challenge? lol

List of The highest to lowest OH Squat Lifts. See how you fare

1.Sensei: 198 x 1 (Incredible)
2.Guido: 185 x 2
3.xMeat_Headx: 155 x 2
4.Nateco: 135 x 1
5.Goodwinner: 132 x 1 (Meh)
6.Risk10k: 115 x 1
7.Rex: 110 x 1
8.Anthony: 95 x 5 x 3 sets (put Anthony higher than toki because Anthony performed hella reps with the same weight toki put up once. So i think that's fair.
9.toki: 95 x 1

Sensei
05-30-2006, 06:33 PM
You guys suck..

I can't even press 205 over my head to try this!
I don't press it - I take it out of the squat racks on my back and then I use a lot of legs to get it into position. Not as hard as you might think.

Guido
05-30-2006, 06:39 PM
I don't press it - I take it out of the squat racks on my back and then I use a lot of legs to get it into position. Not as hard as you might think.Yep. Push press it into position. If you have to you can just set the pins high on the rack and get underneath in the top position, also.

khari
05-30-2006, 10:15 PM
If I weren't coming off a broken wrist I'd try this. Right now I could probably do ~80kg with a clean grip before my wrist bothered me.

Sensei
05-31-2006, 07:03 AM
Sorry about your wrist. What happened? I was hoping that you and others would blow us all away!

khari
05-31-2006, 10:04 AM
I miscaught a clean trying to set a pr and somehow managed to break it. I think I just didn't quite pull it high enough.

Sensei
06-02-2006, 11:01 AM
From BigRic's other thread:

OH Squat
115x6
95x20
95x20!!!!! Good Lord!

Bob
06-02-2006, 12:49 PM
I've been working on these for about a month.. and I'm kinda of proud of my progress... but it's not up to your guys %'s.. I'm too heavy.. LOL

Yesterday:
Bar x 10
95 x 5 (easy)
135 x 4
155 x 3
175 x 2 ... only parallel squatted reps 3 & 4.. just thought I was going to loose the weight
175 x 1

1st Try: Sunday March 19th 95 x 2 reps..
Added to program on weekly basis: April 22nd (135 x1)

I will try a max set next Wed... see if I can hit 175 x4 or maybe 195 x 1..

Goodwinm
06-02-2006, 04:49 PM
Okay then. Results updated once again! With the addition of Bearwolf! Nice OHS'ing man!

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/4847/2ndjune2006perenmctages6ip.jpg
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/5914/2ndjune2006highesttolowest6pf.jpg

Sensei
06-02-2006, 07:47 PM
Wow! I'm glad you've taken it upon yourself to keep this thing up to date! Nice job and thanks!

Goodwinm
06-02-2006, 11:37 PM
Wow! I'm glad you've taken it upon yourself to keep this thing up to date! Nice job and thanks!
No problem man. I thought it would look more clear and more respectable if I did it in this way. Might be a good idea if the images were put into the first post, maybe.

Edit: I wanna see that 225 OHS ;) Cuz i know u have it in u!

bill
06-03-2006, 07:48 AM
how far down do you have to squat?

Goodwinm
06-03-2006, 07:53 AM
how far down do you have to squat?
i think we shud say just to parellel, or any further if you want to.
We should make this more competitve shudnt we? lol.
Like we all chip in a bit of money by Paypal ($4-5), and the winner's and runnersup get cash prizes. By giving a final date to have all stats in for. And we could have proof of squats by video.
Just a thought. To make it a little more interesting. not trying to turn this site into a gambling ring tho :p

Im up for chipping in a bit of money.

Ironman15
06-03-2006, 08:11 AM
You can add me in. I practiced these a couple of weeks ago and decided to try them at home just now. Using my shatty standard weights I put up 106lbsx3(all the weight I have) at a BW of 140. I'll try to get a 1-rep max on monday to make it more accurate.

Goodwinm
06-03-2006, 08:13 AM
You can add me in. I practiced these a couple of weeks ago and decided to try them at home just now. Using my shatty standard weights I put up 106lbsx3(all the weight I have) at a BW of 140. I'll try to get a 1-rep max on monday to make it more accurate.
Ok m8 ill add you to the lsit wen i get back.
nice goign with the OH squats!

Guido
06-03-2006, 01:29 PM
I tried it again at home this time with Lynn spotting me. I worked up to 200x1, and weighed myself at 202. May have been 202 lbs with the collars, though. I went to parallel. Was going to try again with 205 but almost lost it behind me after I push pressed it up (a PR push press) and would have crushed Lynn with it if I'd lost it (or torn my arms out of socket!).

Sensei
06-03-2006, 02:06 PM
GoodWinm,
I don't know about another attempt. Like I said, training time in a decent gym is going to be a precious commodity between now and a PL meet in August, but we'll see - I'm not making excuses.

Guido,
I tell everyone to get away from me when I do overhead squats. It's a pretty tough lift to spot unless the spotter is a giant. Nice job w. the 200!!!!

biggimp
06-03-2006, 02:16 PM
i have never done these before. ill put it on my deck this afternoon. 200 would be nice.

biggimp
06-03-2006, 04:05 PM
okay i did an OH squat workout this afternoon. ha ha

45x10
65x10
95x10
135x5
165x3
185x3
205x1
225xdropped the damn bar

i tried 225 a few times but i lost my balance either before i squatted or during the squat every time. i could OH squat 225 easily if i could balance the bar. i could probably get 250 im willing to bet. i just can not keep the bar steady! lol

so right now 205@210

Goodwinm
06-03-2006, 04:44 PM
GoodWinm,
I don't know about another attempt. Like I said, training time in a decent gym is going to be a precious commodity between now and a PL meet in August, but we'll see - I'm not making excuses.Hey man thats alright. I wudnt wanna jepeordise your PL meet, and especially when Oh squats are injury prone if u make a slight mistake ;)

Biggimp, Guido, Ironman.
great OH Squatting!

Goodwinm
06-03-2006, 05:03 PM
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/9288/ohssquatchallenge4thjune20064a.jpg

damn im rele sorry bout the ****ty quality!!! Dont know what happened in the conversion from Bitmap to Jpeg! But these are the results so far!!!
If anyone else wants a copy of the spreadsheet at this stage here it is.
Just in case I havnt updated it. Just to keep u all in the loop. As im away all day tomorrow watching the World Rugby Sevens Championships. :D and might be away various other days so here you go!

http://depositfiles.com/files/91669/Max_OH_Squat_Challenge.xls.html

Edit: biggimp new current record holder for maximum OHS squat! nice going man!! and at a bodyweight of 210 extremely impressive.

Goodwinm
06-20-2006, 06:46 AM
Just posting to remind you all to get your max OH squat numbers in before 1st of July 2006!! only 11 days left people!

Anthony
06-20-2006, 06:59 AM
I may give this a shot on Thursday, depending on how my hand feels.

Natetaco
06-20-2006, 07:13 AM
I got 145! 150 comes next. Haha sensei im not giving up! Ill get my exact weight and everything on my last try

Bob
06-20-2006, 07:38 AM
Thanks for the reminder Goodwinn... I forgot to post my new PR..
Sunday - June 20th, 2006
Bar x 10
95 x 5
135 x 4
155 x 2
185 x 1 - I thought it went easy.. so I went for:
195 x .75... failed to hit a parallel squat..

So for the fat guy of the bunch.. I almost got myself to 80%.. 185/232=79.74%

One more try next week before July 1st...

Guido
06-20-2006, 10:51 AM
I'm going for 205 today. I've been sick lately so I don't know if I'll do it, but I'm sure I'm under 200 now so if I do that would be over 100% bodyweight!

monotone
06-20-2006, 11:26 AM
i just tried this the other week and i got 135lbs for a set of 10 pretty easily @ 210lbs. I just dont think im comfortable enough with the lift to max out yet. In a couple weeks time with a little work ill see what i can manage though, after last week this may be my new favorite lift though.

Goodwinm
06-20-2006, 04:42 PM
Ooh excellent excellent!! Ill add these numbers tomorrow morning. (too tired at the moment) just got back from knackering bike ride!

Anthony - Would be great to see what numbers u put up! :D

Natateco - Excellent man! well done

bearwolf - really insane that man. nice job!

Guido - Youll get it man! Go for it!

monotone - Thats awesome 135 for 10 reps! damn! Youve got a strong ass serratus (if thats what its called)

karsel
06-20-2006, 05:50 PM
Im doing legs today so out of interest i'll see what i can come up with. Ima weak squatter but we'll see what i can do for abit of fun.

Goodwinm
06-21-2006, 03:39 AM
Im doing legs today so out of interest i'll see what i can come up with. Ima weak squatter but we'll see what i can do for abit of fun.
good to have you on the team my man! :D

Goodwinm
06-21-2006, 04:14 AM
Updated!!! *montone i havnt included you yet, cuz you didnt post a max. So once youve psoted your max then ill stick it in aswel ;)

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/4104/ohssquatchallenge21stjune20065.png

Guido
06-21-2006, 07:45 AM
I decided against trying the OH squats again yesterday to save my energy for my Back day on Thursday. I will probably try them sometime mixed in with that workout. I weighed in at a little under 200 lbs so if I get 205 I'll be right up there in the standings.

Anthony
06-22-2006, 05:14 PM
135x1 (video (http://www.wannabebig.com/vids/Anthony%20-%20OH%20Squat%20-%20135x1.mpg))
185xF

Not the prettiest rep, but decent depth and speed. I just don't have the flexibility right now. 185 was going okay until about 3" from the depth you see in the video and then I had to bail.

Goodwinm
06-22-2006, 05:43 PM
135x1 (video (http://www.wannabebig.com/vids/Anthony%20-%20OH%20Squat%20-%20135x1.mpg))
185xF

Not the prettiest rep, but decent depth and speed. I just don't have the flexibility right now. 185 was going okay until about 3" from the depth you see in the video and then I had to bail.
thats good stuff man! :) dude ur big lol. With a bit more flexibilty u'll get that 185!

Jinkies
06-22-2006, 06:42 PM
Ive been doin alot of shoulder presses trying to condition my body seperately for this lift and right now at 238 I can do 3 245 overhead squats. Balance is key.

Goodwinm
06-23-2006, 03:23 AM
Ive been doin alot of shoulder presses trying to condition my body seperately for this lift and right now at 238 I can do 3 245 overhead squats. Balance is key.
:strong: :strong: W00t! Holy **** dude! That is awesome nice going man!
Your first place now!

Alex.V
06-23-2006, 07:37 AM
240 @ 230.5 lbs BW. Ugly as hell, but I got back up. I think I need some serious re-learning of technique before I kill myself.

Goodwinm
06-23-2006, 07:38 AM
240 @ 230.5 lbs BW. Ugly as hell, but I got back up. I think I need some serious re-learning of technique before I kill myself.
jesus thats awesome man! So did u get to paralelll?
and like Jinkies said. Its alot about balance as it is about strength.

Skinny Fat
06-23-2006, 10:46 AM
BW: 197#
Max: 125# (I actually got 3x125, but couldn't get my balance right for 135)

Weeeeeeeeeeak. ;)

Meat_Head
06-23-2006, 10:57 AM
There are some STRONG SOB's on this site... nice work guys

Anthony, one thing I noticed(you may have too) about your form is that you are keeping your upper body entirely upright. Your knees are compensating by shooting way out in front of your feet. Try activating your glutes more and dropping down while bending your upper body over more... you can definately do ALOT more weight than that with some practice.

Guido
06-23-2006, 11:10 AM
I got 205x1 at exactly 200 bodyweight last night.

So....bodyweight overhead squat accomplished, even is Belial and Jinkies killed me on weight lifted!

Nicoman
06-23-2006, 11:34 AM
OMG...Ok I did one at 185 and tried to do one at 205 and dropped the freaking thing behind my back.....

Course I quickly moved out of the way but it was freaking scary. Everyone looked at me after and I was like.....its a competition I am in....nobody understood.


I will try again Monday....

Bodyweight is 225.

Alex.V
06-25-2006, 06:46 PM
jesus thats awesome man! So did u get to paralelll?
and like Jinkies said. Its alot about balance as it is about strength.

Hard to say, I would wager it was legal, but it was kinda hard to tell what with trying to stay alive and all.

It's absolutely about balance... but for me that was always the point of them.

Yikes. trying them again next sunday.

SEAL4444
06-25-2006, 07:35 PM
Guys Im new to this forum and have been reading it awhile, as, well as rossboxing.com. I stumbled upon this and was suprised at some of these good job guys. All I do is bodyweight exercises with the execption of the overhead squat mainly because it has helped my vertical jump tremendously.
But anyways to the point I decided to try my max overhead because normely all I do is my bodyweight with these which is 120lbs. So I tested myself two days ago and I hit 140lbs@ my wieght of 120lbs. I went for 145 but almost squashed myself underneath it.
A few words of advice
#1. Get a lighter wieght and go ass to grass and sit there with it over your head and from there do military presses. It loosens you up and streghens your shoulders for the heavier OHS.
#2 Try to pull the bar apart and stick your sternum out and drive with you hips and with your feet firmly planted on the ground(I do mine bare footed most of the time)
#3 Work with harder balanced movements to help you improve or more in depth movements. Like do your OHS with a heavy waterball or have the bar in front of you and start in the bottom position (ass to grass) and clean it here over your head while still in the bottom position it will give you some real extreme power if you work both of these.

Jinkies
06-25-2006, 07:44 PM
This lift is pretty good for helping the snatch, when it comes to using heavy weight id reccomend using the snatch to get the weight up ( assuming you cant pushpress and lockout the weight)

Bob
06-25-2006, 09:03 PM
Ive been doin alot of shoulder presses trying to condition my body seperately for this lift and right now at 238 I can do 3 245 overhead squats. Balance is key.
Sorry Jinkies.. Man.. I really hate to do this.. but I think I gotta call you on this one.
You are either a strength Freak @ 15... or posting BS.
When I look at what experienced lifters like Belial, Sensei and Anthony are pulling on OH Squats.. I find it hard to believe yours. Sorry dude.. I've tried to believe some of your other lifts.. where folks have even said that you would be setting records for your age group... but the complexity of this lift, especially above BW and above 200 lbs.. is just not believable for 15 yrs old. I've seen your core - from your photos - I frankly don't think it is strong enough for this lift.

I would think the olympic weightlifting team would be scouting you.. and you would be on your way to Colorado Springs for some serious world-class junior training. The chinese - some of the best in the world - take teenagers who can do BW OH Squats for reps and put them into training camps.

A single post of a picture of a sheet of paper.. just won't do it for me anymore. Show us some video..

This was a fun competition.. and real.. until I saw this post.
Sorry Jinkies.. you lost an almost believer..

Jinkies
06-25-2006, 10:33 PM
Video proof tommorow, dont worry

Meat_Head
06-25-2006, 10:41 PM
Video proof tommorow, dont worry

:lurk:

greathuskie
06-25-2006, 10:48 PM
:lurk:

werd. ill be waiting for this one

Natetaco
06-25-2006, 11:32 PM
Video proof tommorow, dont worry

hell yeah man

Goodwinm
06-26-2006, 04:58 AM
wow some more super numbers beeing put up in here!! well done guys!

Skinny Fat

BW: 197#
Max: 125# (keep it up man! 4 days left to improve that score!)

Guido

205 @ 200 Excellent!!


Nicoman

185 @ 225 (some impressive strength there man! Keep going!!)


SEAL4444

140 @ 120 ( I think we may have a strong contendor for winner here. Super lift SEAL!!!)


Okay, I'll be trying OH Squats again today! Im gonna beat you all on percentages! :p

Goodwinm
06-26-2006, 05:13 AM
Okay. Results updated once again! Up to the 26th June 2006!

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/7754/ohssquatchallenge26thjune20063.png

laxguy1028
06-26-2006, 09:00 AM
Video proof tommorow, dont worry
I would really like to see this

Guido
06-26-2006, 09:21 AM
Somehow I don't think Jinkies was going to parallel. If his video proves me wrong, I'll eat my words.

Goodwinm
06-26-2006, 09:29 AM
Why would Jinkies be lying about his lifts? Why would anyone lie about their lifts? I believe him. and a video would jus totalyy prove it. :)

Anthony
06-26-2006, 09:36 AM
Most people don't know what parallel is, so it's not that they are lying ... they just don't know. I wouldn't be surprised if most of the lifts listed are above parallel.

Meat_Head
06-26-2006, 10:24 AM
Mine's atf... biatches :D

Goodwinm
06-26-2006, 11:25 AM
Mine's atf... biatches :D
Mine 2! thats why its so pathetic! :p

Rex
06-26-2006, 12:00 PM
I've kept my mouth shut because I didn't want to look like a bitchy whiner... But the only lifts that are really valid imo are Sensei and Anthony.

I mean, there's guys in this thread who have never done the lift before and are doing bodyweight or very close to it first time out. I'm not a hater, and I realize that I'm personally not very strong, but come on.

I'm not saying people are lying, that would be pretty ******ed (though I don't put it past people) but what I personally consider a squat might be a bit deeper than most.

Goodwinm
06-26-2006, 12:27 PM
I've kept my mouth shut because I didn't want to look like a bitchy whiner... But the only lifts that are really valid imo are Sensei and Anthony.

I mean, there's guys in this thread who have never done the lift before and are doing bodyweight or very close to it first time out. I'm not a hater, and I realize that I'm personally not very strong, but come on.

I'm not saying people are lying, that would be pretty ******ed (though I don't put it past people) but what I personally consider a squat might be a bit deeper than most.
Wel for this competition/challenge its paralell or lower which counts. I mean if i wanted to be arkward i could say everyone has to post a video to make sure. Which if anyone has a video of their overhead squat, please post it! :)

Last time I did OH Squats I got up to 132 @ 154 max. And that was through really trying to keep balance. I had to start from a measly 22lb bar, and work my way up. Thats the only way to get truly better at this lift. Starting light, then when the flexibilty is good, go a little heavier, and a little heavier once more ;)

Skinny Fat
06-26-2006, 12:48 PM
Mine 2! thats why its so pathetic! :p

:thumbup:

Ass-to-calves... and I don't think mine's that unbelievable a number. :)

If I thought I was putting up numbers that 'needed' video 'proof', I'd do it. But I think it's actually pretty sad that a 200 lb guy can't get 1 pps in an OHS, so I'll just hang my head in shame over here, and keep lifting!

Meat_Head
06-26-2006, 01:26 PM
I've kept my mouth shut because I didn't want to look like a bitchy whiner... But the only lifts that are really valid imo are Sensei and Anthony.


Psh... I've been doing these for a while, check the journal. I believe alot of the other guys too, but I agree no one should be able to get close to bodyweight on their first try... that's just ridiculous.

Sensei
06-26-2006, 02:30 PM
Let's not get all bent out of shape about an internet challenge. You can't have one if you aren't willing to just accept people on their word.

Hell, there's no reward except the honor of being toasted/roasted, so let's just avoid the temptation of being our usual cynical selves for a while and enjoy the contest for what it is.

Guido
06-26-2006, 04:03 PM
Mine was definitely below parallel, as all my squats are. I back squat 405 raw, and I've done a lot of OH pressing stuff in the past (lots of standing millies and push pressing), and I know some other people on here have, as well. So I wouldn't say that most people in here are BS'ing.

Jinkies
06-26-2006, 06:03 PM
Sorry guys no video today of my oh squat, friend bailed on me so had no one to take the shot; shoulders are in 2 days so ill try again then

SEAL4444
06-26-2006, 10:48 PM
Wow, guys Ive seen that plenty of you dont believe you can pick up the barbell and do almost your bodyweight the first time I did 95lbs @ 120lbs my first time I did this lift and that was about 3 months ago. I firmly believe that as long as you are an advanced trainee that rains really intense you can do alot of stuff that you have never done.
Also btw I noticed that Im the lightest contender on here and I guess thats a good thing. My Seal training has been paying off, Ive been training to be a Navy Seal for some time and it has kept my bodyweight down. One more question everyone says that I will gain weight in the service I strongly disagree " What do you guys think?"

Meat_Head
06-26-2006, 11:00 PM
95lbs is less than 80% of 120lbs, that's alot more believable than some of the other supposed lifts... plus its not much weight in the first place(no offense intended). The thing is, there are so many factors involved in doing a successful overhead squat. I don't see anyway that can be developed very quickly unless you are already very flexible, stable, and strong in the shoulders, core, wrists, and legs. Balance can be a big issue, as is learning the squat itself with the weight in that position. Just my 2 cents

Canadian Crippler
06-26-2006, 11:09 PM
I think Anthony was right when he said that most people think they're going parallel but they really don't know what parallel is. I think this is one lift where the poundages would REALLY drop a lot as you got deeper and deeper. More so than regular squats.

I just don't see how guys in here who are overall weaker than Anthony can OHS more than him, when he's been doing training that's for more applicable to such a movement.

Meat_Head
06-26-2006, 11:19 PM
I'd bet money that Anthony puts up alot more than 135lbs with some more practice.

Guido
06-27-2006, 10:05 AM
:withstupi

He made that 135 look like nothing in the video. He tried 185 and was 3" from depth. I'm sure he could get it with more practice. My first workout I tried I did 165, second try doing them I got 185, then 195, then 205. Once you get the technique and balance issues figured out, you can put up a lot more weight. I find that a very wide stance helps a lot, and also, not watching yourself in the mirror to check for depth. Keep the head up and shoulders back and it makes it somewhat easier. Also, do lots of standing OH presses (hang cleans to squat presses, also work well) and your core will be strong and the balance on the way down won't be so tough.

Rex
06-27-2006, 03:08 PM
Psh... I've been doing these for a while, check the journal. I believe alot of the other guys too, but I agree no one should be able to get close to bodyweight on their first try... that's just ridiculous.

I know you have, and I believe that your claimed lift is valid.

khari
06-27-2006, 04:22 PM
Everyone who posted a number for the snatch squat should post their best full squat or front squat # as well. It'd be interesting to compare the two.

Goodwinm
06-27-2006, 06:03 PM
Everyone who posted a number for the snatch squat should post their best full squat or front squat # as well. It'd be interesting to compare the two.
hmm good point. it would be man. But most of the guys doing OH squats are pulling weight from rack and push pressing it up.

khari
06-27-2006, 08:20 PM
You should be able to put more weight overhead than you OH squat. If you're having trouble push pressing it (and I probably would too), I usually jerk the bar from behind the neck with a snatch grip.

Skinny Fat
06-28-2006, 07:23 AM
I'm push-pressing it; I'm still not balanced enough to OH squat more than I can push press, but I'm sure I'll have to work on snatching or jerking it soon. As of today (maxes may increase shortly):

OH Squat: 125
Front Squat: haven't maxed it, but I think it's probably ~185/195
Back Squat: 235

Dinosaur
06-28-2006, 09:58 AM
Wooohoooo! 198@194!

Technique pointer that I sometimes forget: Try to pull the bar apart overhead (just as you would for bench).

You know that some OLer is just laughing readng this and waiting to destroy all of us, right?

I'm no O-lifter but it wouldn't be fair for me to hop in to be honest :thumbup: I've probably done them a lot more in various ways though, so it's mostly just a matter of doing them often.

Dinosaur
06-28-2006, 10:00 AM
Psh... I've been doing these for a while, check the journal. I believe alot of the other guys too, but I agree no one should be able to get close to bodyweight on their first try... that's just ridiculous.

I've seen it happen. It was a female actually, she was a gymnast and had some good upper-body strength to begin with, as well as the flexibility and leg strength. She was 112 and did 135 pretty easily. God knows what she's doing now :p

Meat_Head
06-28-2006, 11:10 AM
Gymnasts don't count ;)

Sensei
06-28-2006, 10:44 PM
I'm no O-lifter but it wouldn't be fair for me to hop in to be honest :thumbup: I've probably done them a lot more in various ways though, so it's mostly just a matter of doing them often.
Hmmm, not sure what to make of that - I'm sure you won't be destroying our egos unless you are doing 2 x bodyweight... Only a few days left to get your numbers in!

Meat_Head
06-28-2006, 11:39 PM
Tomorrow is leg day... I'm going for the max. I really hope I don't hurt myself :\ hopefully I'll get at least 175

SkinnySadMan
06-29-2006, 12:04 AM
Well I can definately do 90 lbs. for a couple reps going deep. So that's about 64%.

I thought I would be able to get 140 lbs. and failed (I recorded this). So I tried 130 lbs. and started recording, well it didn't happen.

But I thought it was pretty damn funny! Check out my video loL!! I just realized how dangerous this exercise can be.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqJBlh10bFw

khari
06-29-2006, 03:33 AM
It's not dangerous if you know when and how to dump the bar. This is definately something you should learn before maxing on this lift.

Fenrir
06-29-2006, 08:48 AM
I haven't checked all the posts to see if anyone has pointed this out but this is a snatch squat...one way we do them is something we call the matrix...

u do 5 snatch squats, then 5 half snatch squats from the bottom position, then another 5 from the top, then 5 full snatch squats again, its painful!

Goodwinm
06-29-2006, 08:50 AM
I haven't checked all the posts to see if anyone has pointed this out but this is a snatch squat...one way we do them is something we call the matrix...

u do 5 snatch squats, then 5 half snatch squats from the bottom position, then another 5 from the top, then 5 full snatch squats again, its painful!
that sounds rather damn nasty!

Meat_Head
06-29-2006, 12:21 PM
It's not dangerous if you know when and how to dump the bar. This is definately something you should learn before maxing on this lift.

Dumping the bar is easy, but very loud and embarrasing in a power rack(the only place I can do there).

SkinnySadMan
06-29-2006, 12:23 PM
It's not dangerous if you know when and how to dump the bar. This is definately something you should learn before maxing on this lift.

How to learn ?

DNL
06-29-2006, 02:00 PM
learning how to dump the bar? hmm i'm going tonight and will do 3 sets of 6 on how to dump the weight =)

Canadian Crippler
06-29-2006, 02:15 PM
in a power rack(the only place I can do there).Why?

Meat_Head
06-29-2006, 02:38 PM
Why?

No lifting platform or bumper weights. I don't think the owner would appreciate 175lbs cracking some holes in the floor :D

MixmasterNash
06-29-2006, 02:39 PM
You don't want to dump a bar in a power rack from much above the pins. Not safe, and very bad for the bar. A few drops can warp a mediocre bar. Better to drop it on the ground, or to place the pins so that you can simply lower a failed attempt.

Meat_Head
06-29-2006, 02:53 PM
Word, I'm gonna set the pins around shoulder level.

Skinny Fat
06-29-2006, 03:44 PM
I'm still OHS'ing light enough that I don't have to worry about dumping the bar - I just lower it easily into OH Press position.

:( So weak. ;)

Meat_Head
06-29-2006, 05:55 PM
175x1! I did a second rep, but it was too sloppy to count

Goodwinm
06-29-2006, 06:33 PM
175x1! I did a second rep, but it was too sloppy to count
****in nice one man! ;)

Canadian Crippler
06-29-2006, 06:51 PM
175x1! I did a second rep, but it was too sloppy to countNice. How'd you get it up there? Must have been tough

MM
06-29-2006, 07:22 PM
I'll bet I couldn't do more than a plate per side, and only if I were lucky.

And by "plate per side", I mean a 25lb plate. I'll try on Monday if I remember.

Meat_Head
06-29-2006, 07:33 PM
Nice. How'd you get it up there? Must have been tough

Jerked it from my back. That was actually the easiest part, the bottom of the squat is tough as shiznit on the shoulders.

DNL
06-30-2006, 12:29 AM
looks like everybody is progressing nicely. =)

SkinnySadMan: If you don't mind me asking, what nationality are you?

Goodwinm
06-30-2006, 02:44 AM
meat head. How on earth do you not mil press more if u can overhead squat 175?

Goodwinm
06-30-2006, 02:52 AM
SkinnyFat. 125@ what bodyweight man?

Stumprrp
06-30-2006, 05:28 AM
this is a cool thread, i cannot do these at all or i would enter, props to all who can even do the bar, skinny sad man that sucks but yeah it is funny as hell lol.

my friend can do these he did 135 x 2 with pressing the weight then doing it, he weights 166 i feel thats impressive.

Goodwinm
06-30-2006, 07:04 AM
this is a cool thread, i cannot do these at all or i would enter, props to all who can even do the bar, skinny sad man that sucks but yeah it is funny as hell lol.

my friend can do these he did 135 x 2 with pressing the weight then doing it, he weights 166 i feel thats impressive.
come on Rob! give em a try! u got one day to post your score! hehe.

Guido
06-30-2006, 07:46 AM
meat head. How on earth do you not mil press more if u can overhead squat 175?They are two completely different things. There is virtually no carryover between standing military press and OH squats besides the fact that you have to have some core stability for both (though a LOT more for OH squats).

Goodwinm
06-30-2006, 07:48 AM
They are two completely different things. There is virtually no carryover between standing military press and OH squats besides the fact that you have to have some core stability for both (though a LOT more for OH squats).
It is if ur cleaning the weight up and mil pressing it into position. Which is what i do. You have to have a very strong serratus for both lifts.

Meat_Head
06-30-2006, 09:17 AM
I think there's carry over in that you feel much more stable doing regular presses(as guido said), and both make your shoulders stronger to some degree.

Goodwin, I put the bar on my back(like I would for back squats) and did a jerk with it. Its pretty easy to put up big poundages w/ that form, I'm sure you could too.

khari
06-30-2006, 12:05 PM
How to learn ?

Practise. Lots of it. I really just learned by spending a lot of time doing them with lighter weights and getting a few tips from either my coach or one of the other guys there. It's pretty simple really, you just have to know when a lift can or can't be recovered. If you fight to save a lift that can't be recovered, you could injure your shoulders. Once you've decided that a lift can't be saved, just drop the bar and hop either back or forwards in the opposite direction of the bar (ie. jump forward if you lost it in back).

While weights falling from overhead is a normal occurance for me, it might not fly at your gym. I don't know what your other options are if you can't drop weights.

SkinnySadMan
06-30-2006, 01:03 PM
Yeah, it's like a split second decision whether the bar drops on you or not.

Guido
06-30-2006, 03:21 PM
I think there's carry over in that you feel much more stable doing regular presses(as guido said), and both make your shoulders stronger to some degree.

Goodwin, I put the bar on my back(like I would for back squats) and did a jerk with it. Its pretty easy to put up big poundages w/ that form, I'm sure you could too.Yes. Also, that's what I did for my heavy OH squat attempts, jerk the weight from behind the neck. I could probably get up 225+ or so that way if I really wanted to.

Guido
06-30-2006, 03:23 PM
Practise. Lots of it. I really just learned by spending a lot of time doing them with lighter weights and getting a few tips from either my coach or one of the other guys there. It's pretty simple really, you just have to know when a lift can or can't be recovered. If you fight to save a lift that can't be recovered, you could injure your shoulders. Once you've decided that a lift can't be saved, just drop the bar and hop either back or forwards in the opposite direction of the bar (ie. jump forward if you lost it in back).

While weights falling from overhead is a normal occurance for me, it might not fly at your gym. I don't know what your other options are if you can't drop weights.Or...you could have someone stand right behind you to catch or assist in the case of doing the OH Squats, which is what I had. But yeah, for doing snatches and C+J's, you definitely can't use a spotter and need to be able to drop the weight.

greathuskie
06-30-2006, 08:06 PM
Sorry guys no video today of my oh squat, friend bailed on me so had no one to take the shot; shoulders are in 2 days so ill try again then

hah knew you were lying. you cant even push 245 overhead

Canadian Crippler
06-30-2006, 08:18 PM
You're such a twit huskie.

greathuskie
06-30-2006, 08:42 PM
sorry for saying the truth.

hes 15 years old and wants us to believe he can OH squat more tehn EVERYONE on the board?

i dont even want to remember what he claimed his big 3 numbers were.

Canadian Crippler
06-30-2006, 08:58 PM
Actually you're right, sorry. After reading his claim on having 18" arms (I'd put them at 16.5" at most) I'm very skeptical about this OHS as well.

D Breyer
06-30-2006, 08:58 PM
sorry for saying the truth.

hes 15 years old and wants us to believe he can OH squat more tehn EVERYONE on the board?

i dont even want to remember what he claimed his big 3 numbers were.
I've got a few friends that age and a little older that are extremely strong. The strongest benches 315, squats 450, and deadlifts close to 500... Also, Jinkies posted proof didn't he?

Sensei
06-30-2006, 11:54 PM
Well, after seeing myself fall in the rankings, I just had to have one more shot at this... I tried 225 three times for the clear win, but blew it each time - the first attempt I managed to scrape up my neck like nobody's business after that there were two more that were equally pathetic...

I did manage 205 x 1 @ 197

Here's video of: 135 x 2, 185 x 1, 225 x miss x 3, 205 x 1
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Z4_nJ3Ln444

Bob
07-01-2006, 12:11 AM
Awesome job Sensei!!!
Looked like you took your head off with that 1st miss..
And you looked real pissed on that 3rd miss.. I thought you had the 2nd.. so close.. awesome strength.. just the practise needed.. I'm hoping I can get there in 6 months.. it will be my own xmas present...

Sensei
07-01-2006, 12:21 AM
Awesome job Sensei!!!
Looked like you took your head off with that 1st miss..
And you looked real pissed on that 3rd miss.. I thought you had the 2nd.. so close.. awesome strength.. just the practise needed.. I'm hoping I can get there in 6 months.. it will be my own xmas present...
Thanks! You'll get there I'm sure!

Yeah, I wasn't too happy about anything after I scraped the crap out of my neck.

Having access to bumpers really makes all the difference. I've done OH SQ w. a regular barbell, but it's really hard to go all out if you're worried about dumping the weight.

Sensei
07-01-2006, 12:55 AM
Anthony, one thing I noticed(you may have too) about your form is that you are keeping your upper body entirely upright. Your knees are compensating by shooting way out in front of your feet. Try activating your glutes more and dropping down while bending your upper body over more... you can definately do ALOT more weight than that with some practice.
Meat,
Your knees are just going to track further forward with this exercise than regular (PL) squats. If your center of gravity moves too far back, there's NO WAY you are going to be able to keep the weight overhead.

Goodwinm
07-01-2006, 04:19 AM
OH Squat Challenge - ENDED!

A very well done to all who have particpated! and thanks a bunch for making it very interesting indeed!! Next challenge we have we'll have to have even more people involved!! Once again well done all and thanks! :)

Sensei, awesome stuff man! I knew ud pull through and get another shot at it before the challenge closed!


Ive created a website with the WBB OH Squat Challenge posted on it. I made a WBB Challenge website cuz i thought it wud be easier to post and upload more challenges in the future! ;)
So take a look. You will find the final OH Squat Standings link there.

http://wbbchallenges.741.com/

(its a freeweb space site, so you get a stupid banner across the top but u shudnt get no pop ups)

DNL
07-01-2006, 01:09 PM
damn boy you went all out. nice job with the website. did you do the artwork yourself? =)

Canadian Crippler
07-01-2006, 03:14 PM
For the next challenge, I think video evidence should be a requirement.

Anyone got an idea for a next challenge?

Weighted Chins comes to mind for me. Maybe categories for total weight lifted (BW+weight attached), additional weight lifted (weight attached), and percentage of BW lifted (BW+ weight attached / BW x 100)

Chubrock
07-01-2006, 03:20 PM
I like that idea Mitch.

Canadian Crippler
07-01-2006, 04:30 PM
I changed the percentage idea from - weight attached : BW - to - weight attached + BW : BW -

DNL
07-01-2006, 07:35 PM
weighted chin sounds good. From a deadhang position to chin over bar and back down for one count?

Chubrock
07-01-2006, 10:45 PM
Yea. I wouldn't do jumping chins or anything like that. What about kipping?

Meat_Head
07-01-2006, 11:56 PM
I'm down, sounds like a good contest idea. I say start from a dead hang, and you gotta get your chin over the bar.

Bob
07-02-2006, 08:47 PM
How about eating competitions?
Most steak at one sitting? Most milk? Most Nitrean? Most Eggs? Etc..

This way, your size & strength don't have to play against or for you..
And more folks might participate...

And CC's got it right.. video evidence would be great..

Sensei
07-02-2006, 11:53 PM
Goodwinner,

I haven't been able to see anything at your site. The other day, all I could see was a pop-up about "Amish USA" or some such nonsense, and tonight all I could see was code...

Sensei
07-02-2006, 11:58 PM
Not official (have to wait for word from Goodwinner), but I think this goes to BELIAL! Congrats!

http://www.bullseye-saloon.com/images/beer-mug-17.jpg

Guido
07-03-2006, 08:13 AM
Mmmmmmmmm. Beeeeeeer...

Nice vid, Sensei. That first 225 looked PAINFUL.

Guido
07-03-2006, 08:18 AM
For the next challenge, I think video evidence should be a requirement.

Anyone got an idea for a next challenge?

Weighted Chins comes to mind for me. Maybe categories for total weight lifted (BW+weight attached), additional weight lifted (weight attached), and percentage of BW lifted (BW+ weight attached / BW x 100)Chubrock definitely has a good chance in this contest. Just saw his BW+70 vid.

Chubrock
07-03-2006, 09:14 AM
Chubrock definitely has a good chance in this contest. Just saw his BW+70 vid.


Thanks for the vote of confidence bro. I'll let everybody else decide if they want to count that as one or two reps.

Guido
07-03-2006, 09:32 AM
I'd count it as one, since on your second one your chin didn't go over the bar. Still a good showing, though.

Alex.V
07-03-2006, 01:42 PM
Aww, my score didn't get posted. Ah well. I'll be down for chins, though.

97muscle
07-03-2006, 02:51 PM
Maybe a stupid question but what/how do you do an overhead squat?

Bob
07-03-2006, 02:59 PM
Maybe a stupid question but what/how do you do an overhead squat?
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/OlympicLifts/OverheadSquat.html

Exrx is your friend when it comes to exercises...

97muscle
07-03-2006, 03:27 PM
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/OlympicLifts/OverheadSquat.html

Exrx is your friend when it comes to exercises...

Thanks alot I will check that out more often

Goodwinm
07-03-2006, 05:05 PM
Aww, my score didn't get posted. Ah well. I'll be down for chins, though.
Belial man, How did i miss you out!!?

What was your OH Squat and what was ur BW?

Im so sorry about that dude.



And btw: Sorry i havnt replied or posted back in a while.

DNL -Thanks man and Yes i did the artwork my self! :p "lol"

Sensei - Pending Belials OH Squat to bodyweight percentage will determine who gets the pint!
And about the website, cud of been a temp fault. It isnt the fastest of websites at the moment.


I think a weighted chin/pullup contest would be very good for the next challenge. And Video proof would be nice , but its jus a bit of a fun really. Somethin light hearted to keep u all motivated for hittin the weights!. ;)

Sensei
07-03-2006, 06:35 PM
I'm pretty sure Belial eeked out the win: 240 @ 230.5 was on page 3 or 4, I think.

Goodwinm
07-03-2006, 06:50 PM
I'm pretty sure Belial eeked out the win: 240 @ 230.5 was on page 3 or 4, I think.
that wud put him at just over 104% of BW
SEAL 4444 did 140 @ 120 which put him at 117% of BW.

try this link.
see if it works.

http://wbbchallenges.741.com/Max%20OH%20Squat%20Challenge.htm

Alex.V
07-03-2006, 07:38 PM
Yeah, SEAL wins. Damn the lil' guys! :)

Meat_Head
07-04-2006, 01:27 AM
I like how seal comes in with 2 posts and destroys everyone in the bodyweight/weight lifted ratio.

SkinnySadMan
07-04-2006, 01:45 AM
Awww damn I'm too late because I just did 225 lbs. at 138 lbs. bodyweight. I snatched it to.

Meat_Head
07-04-2006, 01:47 AM
Good blazing balls! Amazing!

Goodwinm
07-04-2006, 03:54 AM
Awww damn I'm too late because I just did 225 lbs. at 138 lbs. bodyweight. I snatched it to.
Holy ****e! Did u video that man?

Ur joking arnt u? thats over 160% of BW. youd destroy the competition! lol
shame its over....
Now make sure u get ur Max chinup in!

Nicoman
07-04-2006, 05:52 AM
Hey not bad I ended up ninth overall....thanks for the great challenge. I tried doing more weight but I just could not do it comfortably. Must be a mental thingy.

Goodwinm
07-04-2006, 06:33 AM
Hey not bad I ended up ninth overall....thanks for the great challenge. I tried doing more weight but I just could not do it comfortably. Must be a mental thingy.
yer u did good man!
Not good enough to get past me in 8th though :p hehe.

Sensei
07-04-2006, 07:33 AM
Well, I don't know if Seal444 is legal to drink this or not, but I guess since it's a cyber-beer, we'll call it good.

Seal444,
This beer's for you:

http://www.bullseye-saloon.com/images/beer-mug-17.jpg

Goodwinner,
If you could, please add Belial's 240 @ 230. That'd put him in second place.

So, who got last place?

Goodwinm
07-04-2006, 07:41 AM
Well, I don't know if Seal444 is legal to drink this or not, but I guess since it's a cyber-beer, we'll call it good.

Seal444,
This beer's for you:

http://www.bullseye-saloon.com/images/beer-mug-17.jpg

Goodwinner,
If you could, please add Belial's 240 @ 230. That'd put him in second place.

So, who got last place?

Yup me jus adding it now man. Ive just created the template for the Max weighted chin challenge also. Ive put in a few peoples values now. So things are looking smooth. i wont uplaod it to the website yet tho. give it a week or so to get more numbers in.

Goodwinm
07-04-2006, 07:50 AM
Ok then. Now added Baliel's 240 @ 230 OH Squat.

Winner of Percentage to BW OH Squat: SEAL 4444

Runner Up: Belial, Sensei (joint at 104%)

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Winner of Total OH Squat: Jinkies

Runner Up: Belial

Sensei
07-08-2006, 09:55 PM
Who got last place?

Goodwinm
07-09-2006, 03:24 AM
Who got last place?
In percentages

SkinnyFat or Toki. got last place. (depending on SF's bodyweight)

in most weight lifted.

Toki got last place.

Skinny Fat
07-09-2006, 08:10 AM
BW: 197#
Max: 125# (I actually got 3x125, but couldn't get my balance right for 135)

Weeeeeeeeeeak. ;)

Um, see above?

Goodwinm
07-10-2006, 04:39 PM
Um, see above?
*crawls aaway and hides*

sorry man! Ill have to edit the leauge table.
Damn how did i miss that?

Sensei
07-11-2006, 12:11 AM
Toki! This is for you:

http://leistergame.com/media/products/RA-18_t.jpg

Goodwinm
07-11-2006, 12:18 AM
Sensei - lol. But unfortunatley Skinny Fat doesnt get that award. It goes to Toki! Skinny came second from last in percentages.

http://wbbchallenges.741.com/Max%20OH%20Squat%20Challenge.htm