I would be thrilled to hit 1800. I'll probably shoot for 700/425/700 and the extra 25 lbs. will get lost somewhere on a missed attempt.
I'm impressed - that was a seriously strong effort. Then you go and hit 600 for a single? You'll do very well at Raw Unity. Good stuff!
Really awesome work. Any plans to start a log here?
lol thats was awesome :) I was happy when I hit 405x2 ATG last week and I weigh 11 pounds more than you lol. I gotta say squats are the only exercise where my mind gives up before my body most of the time on any type of max effort attempts. Assuming 700 is your max 462 is 66% of that and for me that would put 315 right around 66% of my perceived max and I think I'd cry and vomit after trying to get 20 reps. good work :thumbup:
Andy forgot to mention that he actually had drool spewing out the side of his mouth while psyching up for this set!
It's pretty motivating training with Andy seeing that he takes my 95% squat for sets of 20!
That is crazy!!!!
I am still trying to figure out what is crazier...the set of 20, or having it in you to work up singles afterwards!!!??? After a set of 20, if you are lucky enough to not pass out or puke, it's time to go home!!
Motivates me to try to break 315 X 20. But nothing is worse than trying to convince yourself to go for a new 20 rep PR. Except maybe at about rep 11 or 12 when you want to die thinking about the next 9 reps.
Great Work Man!
WOW, very impressive! What did you end up squatting at the raw unity meet? And at first I thought you did GHRs extremely fast and I was going to ask you why you eccentric portion was so fast but then I realized you sped up the video. haha
I don't know if the rules have changed, but in 2010 you don't have to squat 20 times.
Absolutely ridiculous, one of the most impressive high rep sets of anything I've ever seen
ahh, I was confused. That's awesome man. I"m hoping to make Raw Unity. Hopefully I can finish up my research for grad school before then so I can make it down there. I'll get my tail kicked because my bench is still pretty awful but it would be inspiring and a ton of fun
Andy, Very impressive display. Good luck at your meet.
Edit: I don't mean to thread hijack or get on too much of a soapbox, but I find it incredibly interesting how MENTAL all sports are. No on runs a 4 minute mile because every one says it can't be done then ONE person does it and everyone follows suit. I feel like the same can be said for powerlifting, maybe I haven't seen enough videos, but I can't think of anyone with a 900+ raw squat who isn't juiced, but I think its totally possible and once its out there and big news everyone will be doing it I'm sure. Anyone with the focus and determination as shown in this video will get it no doubt!
Training is going well so far. Deadlifts are feeling very good this year and squats are going ok. Bench is being a little funny so im not real sure of a number yet. I will break 1800 but Im not sure of the weight cut to get to 198.
Get that pec of yours healed up for next year.
I don't have any kind of radical new training template. I've been making it up as I go along since my elbow surgery, but starting in December I'm going to be running Sheiko #29. After Raw Unity, I'm doing Smolov, and then will probably do another high-rep accumulation cycle after that.