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One-Arm Squatting. Should I do a meet or two?


#1

My last videos with me testing my 1RM.

385lbs

405lbs


#2

Wow thats awesome. Do ittttttttttt


#3

hell fucking yes


#4

Go for it man... this man did and kicked ass.


#5

Amazing! Definitely do it! How's the bench and deadlift? You have good power on your squat so I am sure the grip is the limiting factor on the deadlift? Anyways, definitely do it. IPF classic lifting would probably work well for you because of no knee wraps, just a belt. Good luck with your lifting!


#6

Great looking squat. Let us know how your bench and deadlift are coming along too! You'll need an iron grip for those. Would be awesome to hear about you doing a meet.


#7

Thank you. I'm not going to do any this year but, I plan do do several that are local to me (within a state away).

haha Ok, I will for sure.

I watched that video before. Very impressive for sure. I'll get to the level ASAP. Won't give up and when I get there, I'll keep going.


#8

I watched that video before. Very impressive for sure. I'll get to the level ASAP. Won't give up and when I get there, I'll keep going.


#9

Bench sucks right now, I think my 1RM might be 100lbs+- with a dumbbell. I haven't really tested it with the bar. Deadlift, I'm up to 245lbs but, with a strap. I have dome 225lbs without, so it's definitely the limiting factor. I have knee wraps too. I'm just wanting to get my strength up "naturally" before I go with the knee wraps.

I appreciate it. Read above, they aren't that impressive but, I'm working on it.

As I stated earlier, I won't be doing any this year but, next year I plan to do several. I'll be losing weight and hopefully getting stronger than what I am now.

Thank you all again.


#10

700lb squat after powerlifting for a year? Jesus Christ.


#11

This kid lifts at my gym:

He is fortunate enough to have a prosthesis, so he has an easier time of it than you will, but I find him inspiring.

Good luck.


#12

I guess you could say he prefers hook grip for the deadlift eh?

Seriously impressive shit tho


#13

He's also using a squat suit, knee wraps, and etc...


#14

Hell yeah. I love seeing others lifting. He inspires me still. I only have about 3-4" of "arm" from my shoulder. So trying to use a prosthetic wouldn't help me.


#15

Look at local meet results from other competitors. A 700lb squat might seem common from the outside if you don't compete in multiple ply lifting, but many 198/220/242lb lifters struggle to get there. While 700lbs is far from competitive, the kid attained a level of strength in 1 year with 1 arm than many will ever achieve -- gear or not.


#16

Regardless of the fact he's squatting above parallel in a suit, 700 after 1 year seems like good progress.


#17

I;m not knocking him ny any means, I wish I could that. I'm stating that I just want to do it "raw" and I imagine if I suited up, I could get my squats about that high.

Again, I'm really impressed with the lifts and the accomplishments made.


#18

LOL I'm going to ask him that next time I see him.


#19

I'd put money on it. :slight_smile:


#20

So, I haven’t updated in 4 years or so. I since then competed in 3 powerlifting meets. My last one was Dec. 2014.

Dec 2014 Meet - 1019 total

534 pound squat
142 pound bench press
341 pound deadlift