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HeavyBomber
06-12-2007, 04:08 PM
So here's my max effort good morning this evening. Do you think it's deep enough to qualify for a true GM?

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(just uploaded -youtube may still be processing)

chris mason
06-12-2007, 05:04 PM
It says no longer available? Is that because you just uploaded it?

Lones Green
06-12-2007, 06:09 PM
HB i think that qualifies as a true GM. i might go down a little further on mine, just to make sure i get that stretch, but i'd call that legal. how much weight is that? do i see 4 or 5 plates?

Anthony
06-12-2007, 06:15 PM
Looks good to me!

HeavyBomber
06-12-2007, 06:18 PM
It's 500. Should be working now Chris.

chris mason
06-12-2007, 06:46 PM
Great lift! Very nice! The depth looked fine to me.

getfit
06-12-2007, 07:04 PM
wow.That was impressive.

Clifford Gillmore
06-12-2007, 07:25 PM
I got alot deeper on mine, probally why I don't get a massive carryover to anything. Awesome strength HB.

Bob
06-12-2007, 08:08 PM
There are benefits to all levels of depth with GMs.. just like DLs.
Looked pretty deep to me!!
I paused it at your lowest point... and got my protractor out... it measured around 77 degrees..

And it was a lot lower then Ano Turtianinen's GM..
http://ironscene.com/view_video.php?viewkey=41d589f6c61eed1a40a9

and just as deep as Mike Pelosi's (he is a trainer and top lifter at TPS - a top strongman/PL gym around Boston)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-vpTBfhCGo

Now you friggin' beast.. that was awesome weight... great job!!!

FANCYPANTS
06-12-2007, 08:10 PM
very nice work HB...it's nice to see your still a lifting animal:)

Invain
06-12-2007, 08:12 PM
I've always been to scared to even try goodmornings and end up doing a face plant. Holding 500 pounds and bending over is nuts man. I like how you almost knocked the rack over too at the end, lol.

LibertyDante
06-12-2007, 08:20 PM
nice lift man... i love GM's

Sidior
06-12-2007, 08:52 PM
That was nuts....nuts!!! Real nice lift man, you upper back was tight as all hell throughout the entire movement too.

bigmoney
06-12-2007, 08:53 PM
oh yeah looks legit to me! badass lift!

redFury
06-12-2007, 10:00 PM
I paused it at your lowest point... and got my protractor out... it measured around 77 degrees..


Haha.... sorry bear have to laugh at that ;). I do nerd work during the day and man I find myself doing the same stuff :D

Tofer
06-12-2007, 10:05 PM
I've always been to scared to even try goodmornings and end up doing a face plant.
Worse than that is the feeling in your hamstrings for the next few days. I don't experience DOMS for most muscles, but GM's kill me every time.

Chris Rodgers
06-13-2007, 12:04 AM
Man, that's an ugly squat! ;)


Sick weight bro! I'd snap in half.

Guido
06-13-2007, 09:56 AM
Nice, man. I'm still working on 350 for mine. Just started doing GM's a couple months ago.

emjlr3
06-13-2007, 09:59 AM
beast, well done, and your depth was good IMO

Built
06-13-2007, 01:12 PM
Holy posterior chain BATMAN!

WOW!

Lones Green
06-13-2007, 01:47 PM
Nice, man. I'm still working on 350 for mine. Just started doing GM's a couple months ago.

i'm right there with you guido, except i'm working on 300. i was inspired to start doing them after watching some of HB's old videos.

Stumprrp
06-13-2007, 04:52 PM
sick!

Keith
06-13-2007, 04:58 PM
Jesus...Strong as ****!

HeavyBomber
06-16-2007, 06:47 PM
I've always been to scared to even try goodmornings and end up doing a face plant. Holding 500 pounds and bending over is nuts man. I like how you almost knocked the rack over too at the end, lol.

Don't look at as bending over. You have to move your ass backwards. Lower back and spinal erectors are stabilizers, glutes and hams are the primary movers. Otherwise you'll do a face plant. lol

HeavyBomber
06-16-2007, 06:48 PM
There are benefits to all levels of depth with GMs.. just like DLs.
Looked pretty deep to me!!
I paused it at your lowest point... and got my protractor out... it measured around 77 degrees..

And it was a lot lower then Ano Turtianinen's GM..
http://ironscene.com/view_video.php?viewkey=41d589f6c61eed1a40a9

and just as deep as Mike Pelosi's (he is a trainer and top lifter at TPS - a top strongman/PL gym around Boston)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-vpTBfhCGo

Now you friggin' beast.. that was awesome weight... great job!!!

Thanks bear. That was cool :thumbup:

WVtackle72
06-17-2007, 07:53 PM
could have gone lower but still is good..how much weight was it?

Chubrock
06-17-2007, 08:00 PM
could have gone lower but still is good..how much weight was it?

LOL, depth was fine. It was 500lbs.

HeavyBomber
06-18-2007, 06:22 PM
Alright check this one out. It's lower I think.
It was almost exactly one year ago:

500 lb. GM -summer 2006, body weight 260.
30 lbs. heavier than my current weight.

WfF61GTs-60

Lones Green
06-19-2007, 03:38 AM
Alright check this one out. It's lower I think.
It was almost exactly one year ago:

500 lb. GM -summer 2006, body weight 260.
30 lbs. heavier than my current weight.

WfF61GTs-60

i think that one is lower. you look hy00ge in that video, ripping the armpits out of that shirt, haha. the fact that you weigh 40 lbs less and can push the same weight is awesome.

Workhorse
06-19-2007, 10:37 AM
Nice work HB. There are benefits of all depths as mentioned, but Poliquin and such say that a true GM is to have the bar hit a depth to where your bellybutton would be standing. So in reference to that video, it might be a little high. Nontheless, it takes A LOT of strength to do what you do and you're a beast. Great job!