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SkinnySadMan
11-24-2006, 03:09 AM
Hehe, I wish it was me :D

Zhang Guozheng 220kg x 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y8yKSJbpFI

Okay, I thought even achieving a 315 lbs. deep squat for me at 140 lbs. was impossible. Now I just need to gain 15 or so lbs. and go for a 315 lbs. deep squat at least once would be a nice long term goal.

...But first, to aquire the lower back (or perhaps HIPS?) flexibility like the guy above has.

1mmort4l
11-24-2006, 03:58 AM
Holy ****! He seemed to do it so easily, apart from the knees on the 2nd.

I like the tool on youtube that says "knees caving is a sign of weakness" omg, what a moron. 220kg x 2!! @ 155!

chris mason
11-24-2006, 05:31 AM
Olympic lifters can do some crazy **** in both the front and back squats.

Stumprrp
11-24-2006, 06:02 AM
Olympic lifters can do some crazy **** in both the front and back squats.

hellllll yeah, this 1 complation i watch one man did 700 x 1 deep squat, i was like. ommmggg

SkinnySadMan
11-24-2006, 06:49 AM
In no way I'm bashing heavier lifters (I honestly wish I was naturally bigger framed) as bulking is bloody so hard to commit to. I just can't stand feeling full and uncomfortable throughout the whole day for years.

Anyways I like seeing the lighter lifters lift heavy **** since I can somewhat relate to it...and that IT IS POSSIBLE!!! Especially substracting 100 to 200 lbs. off their lifts, and it's still a pretty BIG number to aim for!!!


Olympic lifters can do some crazy **** in both the front and back squats.

Seeing them lift heavy ass **** overhead and sometimes holding it there for a few seconds is just freaking crazy man.. :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

RedSpikeyThing
11-24-2006, 09:51 AM
Watching that makes me sad and motivated....he could have done another 50 lbs, easy.

HeavyBomber
11-24-2006, 09:58 AM
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I like the tool on youtube that says "knees caving is a sign of weakness" omg, what a moron. 220kg x 2!! @ 155!

I know. Some of the comments I get on my vids are moronic.

Olympic lifters amaze me. I wish that I would have persued Olympic lifting early on in my life.

russianwol
11-24-2006, 10:16 AM
So what about his technique? Knees go wide on the descend then come close on the ascend. Seems like a specific technique... Comments?

KevinStarke
11-24-2006, 10:30 AM
Thats awesome.

60% of the comments you get on youtube are ridiculous. I've had people tell me i'm not 160 lbs and that I weigh 225 lbs and am lying.

Sensei
11-24-2006, 01:57 PM
So what about his technique? Knees go wide on the descend then come close on the ascend. Seems like a specific technique... Comments?
He's taking the stress off his hips and throwing it on his quads. He's a strong bastard, no doubt, but not the best technique.
edit: ...and no, I can't squat as much as he can (without a suit, briefs, belt, and wraps ;) )

In no way I'm bashing heavier lifters (I honestly wish I was naturally bigger framed) as bulking is bloody so hard to commit to. I just can't stand feeling full and uncomfortable throughout the whole day for years.
Anyways I like seeing the lighter lifters lift heavy **** since I can somewhat relate to it...and that IT IS POSSIBLE!!! Especially substracting 100 to 200 lbs. off their lifts, and it's still a pretty BIG number to aim for!!!I guess I always assumed you wanted to be big... If that is what you want, you need to eat MORE. You don't have to be full all the time, but if you want to be 160, for example, YOU NEED TO EAT LIKE YOU ARE A 160lb MAN, NOT A GUY WHO WEIGHS 130...
If you want to be strong, you don't have to be big, but it will just take longer to get there.

Chris686
11-24-2006, 08:54 PM
I must admit though, I find it much more impressive for a little guy to lift a crazy amount of weight over a big guy lifting a lot of weight.

peacefrog
11-25-2006, 04:29 AM
I must admit though, I find it much more impressive for a little guy to lift a crazy amount of weight over a big guy lifting a lot of weight.
Obviously this guy is crazy strong. However, it is *much* easier to have a high power/weight ratio if you are short. Anyway, I wouldn't like to be 5ft 4in, no matter what my power/weight ratio was.

magicman531
11-25-2006, 09:51 AM
Obviously this guy is crazy strong. However, it is *much* easier to have a high power/weight ratio if you are short. Anyway, I wouldn't like to be 5ft 4in, no matter what my power/weight ratio was.

I don't think being short is the key. Being lighter in weight makes it easier. Many top powerlifters are under 5'10 and over 300 pounds.

KevinStarke
11-25-2006, 10:28 AM
Obviously this guy is crazy strong. However, it is *much* easier to have a high power/weight ratio if you are short. Anyway, I wouldn't like to be 5ft 4in, no matter what my power/weight ratio was.

Please show me some stats where shorter people have the advantage over taller people in weight lifting? Shorter limbs also means less room for muscle development.

BigRic
11-25-2006, 12:19 PM
I think with shorter limbs leverage would be better.

KevinStarke
11-25-2006, 12:45 PM
Being short has advantages and disadvantages, as do taller people. It just pisses me off when people try to discredit years of hard work based on someones height.

Max Thunder
11-25-2006, 01:32 PM
The guy is around 155 lbs. A 6' 155 lbs guy is a twig, and twigs don't squat 485 for two reps. This guy is obviously muscular.

Being short has the advantage of being able to lift larger weights at lighter bodyweights. It seems to me particularly true in the low bodyweight range, a 150 lbs 6' guy will never have the capacity to squat that much, unless his body is made of two giant legs.

The poster was not saying that shorter guys have it easier.
If someone told me he was 156 lbs and squatting 415, I would assume he's not very tall.

magicman531
11-25-2006, 02:30 PM
lol I just thought I'd bring this up. Not to be picking on your Starke, but it seems to be a recurring theme. I've noticed that when short people list their height they do it right down to the decimals. I only thought of this because of your sig where you list your height as 5'3.5"

I read an interview where Lee Priest did that too. It makes me think shorties are self conscious about their height. But being short has no advantage in and of itself, nor any disadvantage. Leverage comes from limb attachments and length. Not just a short stature.

SkinnySadMan
11-25-2006, 02:39 PM
Talk about CNS muscle recruitment... :eek:

KevinStarke
11-25-2006, 03:10 PM
A 6' 155 lbs guy is a twig, and twigs don't squat 485 for two reps. This guy is obviously muscular.


uh... yah... a 6' guy who's 155 obviously hasnt been training very hard smart guy if he's still a twig, thats a ridiculous arguement. I wasn't always 160 at my height it took years of training. I wasnt directing my comments at the OP I was directing them at magicman.

Magicman - Im not insecure about my height at all im perfectly comfortable in my own skin. I list my height to the decimal as a long running joke about how I managed to grow .5" in 4 years time. It's just annoying because I dont go around telling taller people with long arms the only reason they deadlift as much as they do is because they have better leverages.

Chubrock
11-25-2006, 04:02 PM
The guy is around 155 lbs. A 6' 155 lbs guy is a twig, and twigs don't squat 485 for two reps.


Give me a couple of years.

Max Thunder
11-25-2006, 04:31 PM
uh... yah... a 6' guy who's 155 obviously hasnt been training very hard smart guy if he's still a twig, thats a ridiculous arguement. I wasn't always 160 at my height it took years of training. I wasnt directing my comments at the OP I was directing them at magicman.

You were responding to "peacefrog" and you whined when he stated that "it is *much* easier to have a high power/weight ratio if you are short".

KevinStarke
11-25-2006, 04:37 PM
Im not whining im just defending my position

KeMiKaL
11-25-2006, 07:03 PM
He has some nicely sized traps to rest that bar on...I think that's what I need haha, my shoulderblades hurt sometimes

magicman531
11-25-2006, 07:25 PM
Magicman - Im not insecure about my height at all im perfectly comfortable in my own skin. I list my height to the decimal as a long running joke about how I managed to grow .5" in 4 years time. It's just annoying because I dont go around telling taller people with long arms the only reason they lift as much as they do is because they have better leverages.

I was just kidding Kev... :(

KevinStarke
11-25-2006, 08:11 PM
Sorry for getting so frustrated but you cant even imagine the countless times people have flat out told me the only reason I can move the weight I do is because of my height. "Yah if I were 5' tall I could bench that too" Just pisses me off is all, no harm no foul.

Sexybeast777
11-26-2006, 03:56 AM
Hehe, I wish it was me :D

Zhang Guozheng 220kg x 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y8yKSJbpFI

Okay, I thought even achieving a 315 lbs. deep squat for me at 140 lbs. was impossible. Now I just need to gain 15 or so lbs. and go for a 315 lbs. deep squat at least once would be a nice long term goal.

...But first, to aquire the lower back (or perhaps HIPS?) flexibility like the guy above has.
Wow! That video is awesome! Very inspirational! I see his stance is not too wide, it makes me wonder, maybe I shouldn't go so wide, I lack flexibility, but I've noticed it's easier for me to go below paralell when I don't go too wide, I believe I shouldn't go so wide anymore, I should squat just like that dude, I bet I could improve my squat, my coach tought me all wrong! The rules do change when you lack flexibility!

SkinnySadMan
11-26-2006, 08:05 AM
Yeah, if you squat deep you should narrow your stance. :)

Stumprrp
11-26-2006, 10:02 AM
anyone notice his knees bucking in, i got kind of nervous with that, so strong though

dw06wu
11-27-2006, 08:13 PM
I think the whole height thing has a lot less to do with it than most people say...

dw06wu
11-27-2006, 08:15 PM
Yeah, if you squat deep you should narrow your stance. :)
I don't agree with that either. It depends on your hip flexibility. It comes surprisingly easy with practice.

Fuzzy
11-30-2006, 08:10 PM
One of my cloest mates weighs barely 130, he benches 150... 8 times.

Hes very short, and hes 14.

He trained hard, Kev man, I know it must suck, but people see this short guy killing them and make excuses.

I did it with my friend, 'hos power to weights is better just cause hes small' no, he just trains damn hard to.

johnnytang24
12-01-2006, 07:27 PM
anyone notice his knees bucking in, i got kind of nervous with that, so strong though

I think they're taught to squat like that. If you watch closely, you'll see his knees don't actually come "in". They go out, then come back to neutral.

I wonder if there is something to that squatting pattern.

Thanks.