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    Most Impressive Squats

    Awesome list of the most impressive Squats of alltime. Found this posted over at Sherdog forums.

    The Squat is the toughest weight lifting exercise, both physically and mentally. You’ll sometimes lack motivation to go to the gym because you know a heavy Squat session is waiting for you there.

    Time to cut the crap. What you Squat is ridiculous compared with what others lift. “Somewhere out there, a little Chinese girl is warming up with your max”. These are the 10 most impressive Squats of all time.


    1. 1000lbs. Lee Moran was the 1st man to Squat 1000lbs. On his 1st attempt the bar flipped over his head and knocked him out. On the 2nd attempt 1 collar came off and the bar flipped over again. This was his 3rd attempt: 1003lbs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdKueMadHZw

    Why impressive? His 2 failed attempts didn’t affect him.


    2. 1000lbs x 2. Kirk Karwoski did raw Squats with 755lbs for 7 reps. 10 years after quiting competition he could still do 845lbs raw. He built this physique through powerlifting. Here’s “Captain Kirk” squatting 1000lbs for 2 reps.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo1tU1YqPp0

    Why impressive? “I want to hold it”


    3. 1000lbs at 45. Dr. Fred Hatfield, aka Dr. Squat, won the World Powerlifting Championships 3 times. At age 45 he did a competitive Squat with 1014lbs at 255lbs body-weight. Video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fivhv5znPg0

    Why impressive? He did this age 45.


    4. 1000lbs from Pins. Expect to Squat less weight when doing a Pin or Box Squat. You can’t use the stretch reflex when you start from a dead stop. Bud Jeffries doesn’t mind it: 1000lbs Squat from pins.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJMdK7vJsLc

    Why impressive? It’s a pin Squat.


    5. No-No-No Squats. In 1993, 3 days before winning the World Weightlifting Championship, Ivan Chakarov was spotted in the training halls doing high bar, ass to grass Squats with 265kg for 2 reps at 91kg body-weight.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjfEnUT2A-g

    Why impressive? No wraps, no belts, no spotters.


    6. 400lbs x 20. Take your 10 rep max Squat and do 20 reps with it. Breathe between reps until you got all 20 reps, no matter what. Breathing Squats will test your mental endurance. Jesse Marunde:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyyqDB6WMuI

    Why impressive? He did these after heavy Power Cleans and Pull-ups.


    7. 920lbs at 50. Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell club is the only man over 50 years old who can Squat 920lbs. He’s the proof that whatever your age is, you can Squat if you want to.




    Why impressive? 920lbs at age 50.


    8. 310 kg x 2. I first put Idalberto Arranda here with his 290kg high bar, ass to grass Squat for a double. But then I remembered Eduardo Guadamud doing Squats with 310kg for 2 reps. Video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUHpuMcje84

    Why impressive? Beyoncé playing in the background doesn’t affect him.


    9. 815lbs at 181lbs BW. Wade Hooper took the 1st place in the 2008 USAPL Men’s Nationals with a 370kg Squat at 82,5kg body-weight. All using a single ply, walking out and squatting below parallel.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIFuRc9RQxY

    Why impressive? 4.5x body-weight Squat.


    10. Female 843Lbs Squats. Becca Swanson is often referred to as the world’s strongest woman. She holds world records in the Squat & Deadlift. This video shows Swanson Squatting 843lbs.

    Why impressive? I bet she Squats more than you do.
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    One of the best ive seen was in the gym jesse kellum squated 725 raw with nothing but a belt. After doing sled and truck pushing work out side.
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    #1 is definetely one of my favorite stories. honestly i would have jon bernors beltless squats in there somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Roark View Post
    Why impressive? Beyoncé playing in the background doesn’t affect him.
    Lol, this is especially impressive.

    But seriously, these are all crazy. I'm curious if there are any vids of the Lee Moran missed attempts?

    EDIT: Found it. I think it's even more impressive after watching this.

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    That was an amazing performance!


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    Wow... those are all great... and fun to watch.
    Makes ya want to go and hit the squat rack even harder next training session...

    BTW.. can any of the big squatters here explain what that whip of the Olympic bar does to a big squat? It seems that the whip would put an extreme amount of torque on one's spine. Good or bad... it doesn't seem to affect the 2 OLifters in the top 10 list... or did the old time PL bars have the same whip - Lee Moran's looks extremely bent, but it looks perhaps like he is controlling the whip?

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    The Whip

    Olympic Lifters like to have whip in the bar becuase its less stress ont the joints when snatching and especially clean jerking to have give in the bar. Some lifters are also very adept at catching the bounce and whip at the same time thus helping them get out of the hole. I almost always squat on an Olympic bar. But when Iam at college I have to squat on a POS bar. I do not feel alot of difference. Except on Front squats but that is more of the bar not revolving then anything.

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    I have to mention my fellow hometown lifter and say that Dave Waddington's 1000 lbs. squat needs to be on the list. I've never seen any video, but the pictures of him in a singlet and a flimsy bodybuilding type belt make it all the more impressive to me.

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    All are great lifts!

    I would like to add Steve Goggins 1102 squat in the WPO.
    It may not have been the most beautiful squat ever.
    But, the reason It would be on my list is because of HOW he
    did it. On the way up it was literally a good morning.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3Gr-5AUs6E

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    Quote Originally Posted by PriestCometh View Post
    All are great lifts!

    I would like to add Steve Goggins 1102 squat in the WPO.
    It may not have been the most beautiful squat ever.
    But, the reason It would be on my list is because of HOW he
    did it. On the way up it was literally a good morning.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3Gr-5AUs6E
    that was very impressive. his setup was awful! you would think a guy so strong would have set that up better. from the start he was leaning forward...i don't know much about this guy, did he train raw and was new to gear, or new to a monolift or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    that was very impressive. his setup was awful! you would think a guy so strong would have set that up better. from the start he was leaning forward...i don't know much about this guy, did he train raw and was new to gear, or new to a monolift or something?

    I don't agree. He is a back squatter thus the forward bend.


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    Chuck Vogelpohl's 1025 @ 220 and 1150 @ 264 the reason i say this is because i have never seen such explosive power its ridiculous the speed he generates just get on you tube and watch them , hes a one of a kind squater

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    and why no mention of this
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatass View Post
    and why no mention of this
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    The guy behind Platz, was that Bill Kazmaier???

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    How about Rezazadeh casually front squatting 617 in just a belt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Wow... those are all great... and fun to watch.
    Makes ya want to go and hit the squat rack even harder next training session...

    BTW.. can any of the big squatters here explain what that whip of the Olympic bar does to a big squat? It seems that the whip would put an extreme amount of torque on one's spine. Good or bad... it doesn't seem to affect the 2 OLifters in the top 10 list... or did the old time PL bars have the same whip - Lee Moran's looks extremely bent, but it looks perhaps like he is controlling the whip?
    The whip is fine, there is alot of study on the bounce and the compression on the spine, its perfectly safe if the muusculature around the spine is rigid enough to support.

    The whip helps alot, Im only just starting to feel its effect, but the whip down compresses your entire body deeper into the squt and the strech reflex back is much larger.
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    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Roark View Post
    Awesome list of the most impressive Squats of alltime. Found this posted over at Sherdog forums.

    1. 1000lbs. Lee Moran was the 1st man to Squat 1000lbs. On his 1st attempt the bar flipped over his head and knocked him out. On the 2nd attempt 1 collar came off and the bar flipped over again. This was his 3rd attempt: 1003lbs.

    Actually, to be a nit picker, this is incorrect. Dave Waddington was the first man to squat 1,000 lbs. BUT, it was at a local meet so it doesn't get the recognition that Moran's does. It's considered "unofficial".
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    Most impressive squats??? Check this one out!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BApRAUmldmU
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    3. 1000lbs at 45. Dr. Fred Hatfield, aka Dr. Squat, won the World Powerlifting Championships 3 times. At age 45 he did a competitive Squat with 1014lbs at 255lbs body-weight. Video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fivhv5znPg0
    I think this one is great becuase, of the age, his bw not being huge 255 big though and he is short , depth that's a squat, The time period not sure what quality a suit was back then, and they probably didn't have briefs? So lesser gear?
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    Obviously all are impressive squats. I'd like to add Kirk doing 800 for 5 reps raw to this list. Also, in the video of Platz doing reps. How much was he squatting in that video?
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