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Sensei
12-02-2006, 11:27 PM
Saw this posted at another forum. I have this clip on VHS, but didn't know it was on youtube until now!

Kirk Karwoski (1996, I think) squatting a grand for a double: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Oo1tU1YqPp0

The dude is intense!

Isaac Wilkins
12-03-2006, 09:08 AM
I saw that on the other forum.

There's only one Capt. Kirk!

clawhammer_33
12-03-2006, 09:12 AM
"I WANNA HOLD IT!"



Awesome video.

Stumprrp
12-03-2006, 09:21 AM
haha sick video, i was a little iffy on his knees though, w/e who ever can squat 1000 x 2 suited and geared or not is sick

drew
12-03-2006, 09:32 AM
AND walked it out. DAMN!

Bohizzle
12-03-2006, 12:58 PM
that was awesome, saw it on the other forum as well, some of the comments in the other thread were ****ing priceless! haha

Andrew

drew
12-03-2006, 09:09 PM
A lot of times you want to hold a lift in training after you finish. Helps with control of the weight and during a meet it can mean the difference between a good attempt, and an early rack.

The squat record is 1220 lbs.

Stumprrp
12-03-2006, 09:47 PM
yeah the record is 1220 lbs majorly equiped and the raw record is 825 i believe, belt only. quite a difference.

Sensei
12-06-2006, 03:16 PM
Capt. Kirk did a meet recently in the past year or so and squatted raw. He did 805 on his second attempt and had a quad tear while coming up w. 825.

I'm pretty sure that he would have been in the neighborhood of 900+ raw when he did the grand for a double. Anyways, all the speculation is just a waste of time. We all know that equipment adds a lot - so what?

TommyBoy
12-06-2006, 05:36 PM
I'm pretty sure that he would have been in the neighborhood of 900+ raw when he did the grand for a double. Anyways, all the speculation is just a waste of time. We all know that equipment adds a lot - so what?
Agreed.

HeavyBomber
12-06-2006, 08:27 PM
That's awesome for sure.

A question though... What happens if he does have a breakdown during the lift? Are those spotters going to be able to keep it from seriously injuring him?

RedSpikeyThing
12-06-2006, 09:43 PM
I thought he was going to be able to hit a triple, but the second rep looked so much harder than the first!

Adam
12-07-2006, 03:58 PM
That's awesome for sure.

A question though... What happens if he does have a breakdown during the lift? Are those spotters going to be able to keep it from seriously injuring him?

Yup.
Thats why in meets when you have guys doiing big lifts you will have 5 spotters(all usually huge/strong). If something did happen it would be a 200 lbs load for each of them which will be controllable.

HeavyBomber
12-07-2006, 04:25 PM
Yup.
Thats why in meets when you have guys doiing big lifts you will have 5 spotters(all usually huge/strong). If something did happen it would be a 200 lbs load for each of them which will be controllable.

I guess but to me the guy in back doesn't have much leverage and the guys to the sides don't look real big to me.

Sensei
12-08-2006, 05:47 AM
I guess but to me the guy in back doesn't have much leverage and the guys to the sides don't look real big to me.
If someone completely lost a weight like that, there's no way the spotters could just catch it. I think most of us have seen guys just DUMP the barbell off their shoulders at meets and it's never pretty... The spotters are there to help the lifter if he stumbles or fails, and if the bar falls to hopefully keep the lifter from getting killed.

Guido
12-08-2006, 11:06 AM
yeah the record is 1220 lbs majorly equiped and the raw record is 825 i believe, belt only. quite a difference.I thought that Don Reinhoudt had squatted 900 raw back in the day. Or did he use ace bandages for knee wraps? Either way, the guy was a BEAST.

ancom41
12-08-2006, 02:15 PM
Jeez, he was in total control of that weight.

HeavyBomber
12-08-2006, 08:35 PM
If someone completely lost a weight like that, there's no way the spotters could just catch it. I think most of us have seen guys just DUMP the barbell off their shoulders at meets and it's never pretty... The spotters are there to help the lifter if he stumbles or fails, and if the bar falls to hopefully keep the lifter from getting killed.

Yeah, I guess what I'm questioning is why you would train outside the safety of a rack? I mean he owned that lift but at that weight even the slightest breakdown could be distaterous, anything from a torn tendon to a broken bone.
Do a lot of elite power lifters handling that kind of weight train outside a rack?

TommyBoy
12-08-2006, 09:04 PM
Yeah, I guess what I'm questioning is why you would train outside the safety of a rack?
Because he's Captain Kirk. He can do whatever he wants to do.

HeavyBomber
12-08-2006, 09:07 PM
Because he's Captain Kirk. He can do whatever he wants to do.

Yeah, no doubt.

8.8
12-08-2006, 09:24 PM
mmmm love a man that can squat!!


ok who else saw the midget in the background?!?!?!

Isaac Wilkins
12-09-2006, 07:07 AM
Yeah, I guess what I'm questioning is why you would train outside the safety of a rack? I mean he owned that lift but at that weight even the slightest breakdown could be distaterous, anything from a torn tendon to a broken bone.
Do a lot of elite power lifters handling that kind of weight train outside a rack?

In competition you have to walk it off of squat stands. A lot of the big guys train that way.

Guido
12-09-2006, 08:34 PM
In competition you have to walk it off of squat stands. A lot of the big guys train that way.Actually, most big meets these days use a monolift, so you don't have to walk it out. In fact, I've yet to go to a meet that doesn't use a monolift (out of the 6 I've been to).

Bohizzle
12-09-2006, 08:52 PM
u have to walk it out in the IPF

HeavyBomber
12-09-2006, 09:03 PM
Damn, I can't even imagine walking 1000 pounds out let alone squat it and walk it back. Karwoski and other elites are amazing.

Adam
12-09-2006, 09:46 PM
All meets I know of in canada still use squat stands(no monolift)
You must just be in a area that likes the monolifts guido.

Sidior
12-10-2006, 02:25 AM
u have to walk it out in the IPF

:withstupi

Yup, really just depends on the federation.

Sensei
12-10-2006, 08:13 AM
IPA, APF, and some NASA meets use a monolift. USAPL/IPF, USPF, RAW, and (I think) AAU still use squat stands.

Isaac Wilkins
12-10-2006, 12:49 PM
Actually, most big meets these days use a monolift, so you don't have to walk it out. In fact, I've yet to go to a meet that doesn't use a monolift (out of the 6 I've been to).


Right. Not a lot of the meets that Karwoski lifts in, though. He lifts in the AAU, IPF (I believe), and raw meets, mostly. I should have clarified that.

TommyBoy
12-10-2006, 09:06 PM
All meets I know of in canada still use squat stands(no monolift)
Actually, the CPO uses a monolift. They're the only Canadian affiliate of the WPC. They have a core group of guys in Calgary. Hopefully they can get something started up in BC. If they do, I would definitely like to be a part of that.

Guido
12-11-2006, 10:14 AM
APA uses monolifts, too. At least the APA meets I've been to.