View Full Version : Tom Platz 500lb squat 23 reps video!

06-02-2006, 10:56 PM

06-02-2006, 11:06 PM
Yah i've seen that, guys nuts.

06-02-2006, 11:07 PM
Wow, a lot of strength there. Was that bill kazmier standing behind him towards the end?

06-02-2006, 11:12 PM
Holy CRAP!

That was INSANE!

06-02-2006, 11:12 PM
Wow, a lot of strength there. Was that bill kazmier standing behind him towards the end?
yup. At the very end holding him up was non other than Dr. Squat himself, Fred Hatfield.

06-02-2006, 11:15 PM
How long ago was that?

06-02-2006, 11:22 PM
WOW. thats just insane (quad+core)strength and conditioning. Big Bill Kazmier in the back, classic stuff.

Saint Patrick
06-02-2006, 11:25 PM
Platz has always been a bad-ass

06-03-2006, 02:30 AM
:strong: :eek:

06-03-2006, 02:49 AM
Incredible!! Id be extremely lucky to do that once! Even half of that! lol. Christ me 500lbs! Thats 3 of me!

06-03-2006, 03:37 AM
wow, he's the king of legs!

06-03-2006, 10:20 AM
I think Tom Platz and Dr. Squat were having an exhibition competition. They did a max weight squat event, which Dr. Squat won, then the 500 squat for reps, which Platz won. I wish the whole thing were on video.


06-03-2006, 10:26 AM
this video is older than me. but way cooler.

06-03-2006, 10:29 AM
Any idea what he or Doc Squat maxed?

06-03-2006, 10:50 AM
i just researched tom, he was an absolute animal! read this guys


06-03-2006, 11:00 AM
they both were 1000+ squatters kevin

im pretty sure hatfield was the first to break the 1000lb barrier

06-03-2006, 12:29 PM
I do not think tom platz squated anywhere near a 1,000 pounds.
he was around 800.

that was one of the point of his challenge with fred hatfied. fred got a much bigger single lift. but tom was much better at repping.

06-03-2006, 04:44 PM
No way Platz squatted 1000lbs. Not more than ~800, and I think I read somewhere that Dr. Squat won with an 800-something. Remember that he probably never did max singles in his training, so he could do reps with a much higher percentage than most powerlifters.


06-03-2006, 05:07 PM
I remember that contest. I did a search and here were the numbers I came up with - obviously they are NOT exactly correct, but they are pretty close and I remembered Tom doing something in the 600s for his max .

Actually, back in the 80's, Tom Platz and Fred Hatfield had a squat competition. Tom did a single with 640 and Fred did 825. Fred then did 525 for 11 and Tom did 525 for 25, if I remember correctly.

Paul Stagg
06-03-2006, 05:21 PM
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