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    Tom Platz 500lb squat 23 reps video!

    The difference between the freaks and the flock is the ****ing fork!
    You wanna gain weight? Then it's time to squat!

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    Yah i've seen that, guys nuts.

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    Wow, a lot of strength there. Was that bill kazmier standing behind him towards the end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel_dan
    Wow, a lot of strength there. Was that bill kazmier standing behind him towards the end?
    yup. At the very end holding him up was non other than Dr. Squat himself, Fred Hatfield.
    Last edited by kingkrs; 06-02-2006 at 11:15 PM.
    The difference between the freaks and the flock is the ****ing fork!
    You wanna gain weight? Then it's time to squat!

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    How long ago was that?
    Height: 6'
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    WOW. thats just insane (quad+core)strength and conditioning. Big Bill Kazmier in the back, classic stuff.
    stats:
    height:6'0
    weight: 240lbs
    BF%: about 12%
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    Platz has always been a bad-ass
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    Incredible!! Id be extremely lucky to do that once! Even half of that! lol. Christ me 500lbs! Thats 3 of me!
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    wow, he's the king of legs!
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    I think Tom Platz and Dr. Squat were having an exhibition competition. They did a max weight squat event, which Dr. Squat won, then the 500 squat for reps, which Platz won. I wish the whole thing were on video.

    Thanks.

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    this video is older than me. but way cooler.
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    -Look..first I am scared little freezing virgin munk, but then I bare my self and I am nothing like a freezing virgin!
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    Any idea what he or Doc Squat maxed?

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    i just researched tom, he was an absolute animal! read this guys

    http://www.classicbodybuilders.co.uk/bio_platz.shtml
    2000 or bust

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    they both were 1000+ squatters kevin


    im pretty sure hatfield was the first to break the 1000lb barrier
    Rock Quotes:
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    -Look..first I am scared little freezing virgin munk, but then I bare my self and I am nothing like a freezing virgin!
    -Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke, he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today.
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    I do not think tom platz squated anywhere near a 1,000 pounds.
    he was around 800.

    that was one of the point of his challenge with fred hatfied. fred got a much bigger single lift. but tom was much better at repping.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    No way Platz squatted 1000lbs. Not more than ~800, and I think I read somewhere that Dr. Squat won with an 800-something. Remember that he probably never did max singles in his training, so he could do reps with a much higher percentage than most powerlifters.

    Thanks.

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    I remember that contest. I did a search and here were the numbers I came up with - obviously they are NOT exactly correct, but they are pretty close and I remembered Tom doing something in the 600s for his max .
    Actually, back in the 80's, Tom Platz and Fred Hatfield had a squat competition. Tom did a single with 640 and Fred did 825. Fred then did 525 for 11 and Tom did 525 for 25, if I remember correctly.
    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
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