Ok bros....for arguements sake, lets break it down into 3 weight divisions, up to 165, 181 to 242 and then 242 to SHW. Give me your top 6...keep in mind, in many peoples eyes, including mine, many of the champions of the past would be champions in any era.
LAMAR GANT!! DON'T ARGUE THIS ONE LOL!!
RICHARD HAWTHORNE ( A GOOD FRIEND, MUST BE SEEN TO BE TRULY APPECIATED, AND SUCH A GREAT SQUATTER AS WELL, AND ONLY IN HIS EARLY TWENTIES)
BRAD GILLINGHAM.....MR CONSISTENCY
Thats my quick list of top six....what is yours?
Last edited by SGT ROCK; 05-11-2008 at 07:29 AM.
I have to agree with your list Brent. Perhaps add the fellow Vlad (last name escapes me) that has the squat record right now. He is in the 900s. I think Reinhoudt needs to be in there as well. I will give this some more thought...
Bolton and Goggins because he could Triple 9 plus
Best Raw Squatter and Sponsored by the Best AtLarge Nutrition, Titan, and APT.
Those guys are all awesome, so I'd like to change pace and mention the WORST deadlifter of all time; ME!!!! lol (it just feels that way sometimes)
Straightening out pipe cleaners for over 20 years.
I would add Reinhoudt, as well. Also, Kaz.
Jon pal, Benni Magnusson
I think Kutcher is pretty damn impressive!!!
Rock, I'm sure you've heard about it, but can you explain how Kutcher "flex's" the bar off the ground. I have not really read about the technique and was wondering about it.
To my knowledge what they are referring to with the FLEX off the ground. Is allowing the arms to ELONGATE so to speak, let the shoulders dip way down and instead of jerking the bar off the deck, flex it off the deck slowly. Once the bar clears the deck, accelerate as fast as you can. That is it in a nutshell.
I know he is more of a strongman, but he started out in powerlifting!
Lamar Gant(again, duh)
And of course I have to add my favorite PL of all time - Inaba!
Bolton , Benni Magnusson, Vogelpohl, Coan, Kutchter, ANO!
Trying to help add some good names. I'm kinda surprised no one's mentioned Ricky Dale Crain.
Gotta put a vote in for Chuck. haha especially the one time he sprayed blood all over the head judge
the other for Konstantinovs. I mean that guy is seriously nuts. Also Bolton. First and thus far the only guy to pull 1000lbs definatly goes in the all time books
It seems most agree with Coan for sure, lightest guy to EVER pull 900, ONLY one to do it at 220, better than Chuck, Cash, better than anyone...period.
For lightweights Gant STILL holds the ALL TIME record at 123 and 132. To me Gant and Coans lifts will last as long as any record, heck when is the last time someone came within 50lbs of Coans best dl at 220?
Interesting form and he can lift so much.
Great list and, like Xellarz, I'd definately add RDC.
Others also to be added to the original list - Kaz and Tee Meyers.
Just as an aside about Tee Meyers, there was an old PLUSA Video Magazine plug for a video he made where he said something likeNot exactly a humble dude, but very entertaining.Originally Posted by Tee Meyers"
Last edited by Sensei; 05-14-2008 at 07:51 PM.
A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2