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Marathon 500lbs Squat


#1

cool vid of Tom Platz making 500lbs his bitch

http://www.joeskopec.com/biglifts.html


#2

That was a friendly competition between Dr. Squat and Tom.

Tom repped 500lbs 23 times I think. while Fred did 17. But, Fred squatted 800+ while Tom Platz maxed in the low 700s. Cool comp, with Kaz in the background.........


#3

Dr. Squat did 1014 if I am not mistaken.


#4

With Bill Kazmeier standing behind him.


#5

Not at this particular expo. The 1014 was in Hawaii a little while later.

-Dan


#6

You are NOT mistaken.


#7

I've seen the Platz video before. But no matter how many times I see it I am still impressed. Did everyone notice how low he was going on those squats? Every rep was legal.

How much did he weigh in that vid? I'm guess maybe 225lbs.?


#8

This is a refreshing change from that video of Phil Heath doing half reps and having everyone claim they were full reps. No arguments about the legitimacy of the reps on this vid.


#9

Yep, later on the Dr. squatted over a grand several times, but in the heads up expo with platz hit somewhere in the 800s.


#10

True and correct.

Dr. Squat, hit the 1,014 squat when he was 45 years old, at 255 pounds.