Apparently Bud Jeffries has done a 1000 lb bottom position squat using only a belt and a lifetime without steroids. (Video on his strongerman website.)
He has just posted that he will give the first person who duplicates his feat $1000.
To quote Bud:
"People are going to say all kinds of stuff about this. That?s fine. Let me tell you some of why I?m doing this. Because I honestly want to see if anyone else can do it, not to stroke my own ego. Because I think it is the most legitimate way to squat regardless of what anybody else?s rules or competitive organization says.
Because I don?t think competition would legitimize a lift or settle any kind of controversy. Because I want people to see that true drug free heavy lifting DOES exist. Because I also want people to see that you don?t have to have on double suits and wraps to squat heavy. Because I don?t normally acknowledge critics and I won?t acknowledge them on this, but this is my answer. "
I wonder if there will be takers!