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#1

Tom fucking Platz.


#2

^^^^^^amazing!

This was pretty cool too:


#3

I had the opportunity to meet Tom Platz many years ago. He was a highly motivating person and talked about training as if it was a mystical, transcendent experience. Pics do not do the man's legs any justice. They were just mindboggling to see.


#4

yeah but is that functional?

bodybuilders are so weak

I just thought I'd get those out of the way in advance of everyone else,

pretty cool vid though.


#5

Thanks for posting that. :slightly_smiling: Always inspiring to watch great feats of strength.

There's an old video out there of Dr. Ken Leistner squatting 405x23 in his late 40's/early 50's (iirc) which I always found inspiring as well, but haven't been able to find a copy of it floating around.


#6

Awesome. The most I ever did was 325x20 on a handful of occasions. No belt, wraps, or supportive gear of any type. Squats done with narrow stance and ass-to-grass.


#7

Awesome. The most I ever did was 325x20 on a handful of occasions. No belt, wraps, or supportive gear of any type. Squats done with narrow stance and ass-to-grass.


#8

It looks more like 495 or 500 to me.


#9

Is that KAZ in the background spotting from behind?


#10

Yes.


#11

It's 500. I thought anyone who was remotely interested in bodybuilding/powerlifting/any sort of weightlifting had seen (or at least knows of) this video.

He had a competition with Dr Squat (Fred Hatfield) for reps with 500lbs, and Platz won. Hatfield had a bigger 1RM though, he could just keep packing weights onto the bar and bringing it up.


#12

Just showing how weak bodybuilders are...


#13

Indeed, 500lbs for reps...what a pussy.


#14

Is he wearing a squat suit?


#15

Dr. Hatfield too.

-Dan


#16

That was a good warm-up for him on a bad day.


#17

shows what happens when you surround yourself with great ppl.