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Pat Robertson 2000 Lb. Leg Press

[quote]squatdude wrote:
Here is a link where you can access video of Pat “leg pressing” around 1000 pounds.

http://www.cbn.com/communitypublic/shake.asp

What you will see is Pat doing very short range partial reps. This can hardly be called a legitimate lift. He is also using his arms against his legs to help move the weight.[/quote]

That’s just silly. With that range of motion he doesn’t even have to unlock the weight (turn the handles).

[quote]squatdude wrote:
Here is a link where you can access video of Pat “leg pressing” around 1000 pounds.

http://www.cbn.com/communitypublic/shake.asp

What you will see is Pat doing very short range partial reps. This can hardly be called a legitimate lift. He is also using his arms against his legs to help move the weight.[/quote]

Thanks for the link. Still fairly impressive for a man his age even though the range of motion is tiny.

Quite a stretch to do 1000 pounds like this and claim to be able to do 2000.

It is like unracking 350 pounds and claiming you can bench 700.

[quote]GDollars37 wrote:
Apparently Dan Kendra (enormous QB turned FB a while back) set the Florida State record in the leg press at 1,335 pounds. The capillaries in his eyes burst during the lift. And Pat Robertson beat him by almost 50%? Sure. “Thou shalt not lie” is apparently not in fashion in the televangelist set.[/quote]

I assume the 1,335 was with this:

http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Quadriceps/SL45LegPress.html

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How much easier do you think this form of pressing is?
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Quadriceps/LV45LegPress.html

Sorry for the random OT.

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[quote]squatdude wrote:
Here is a link where you can access video of Pat “leg pressing” around 1000 pounds.

http://www.cbn.com/communitypublic/shake.asp

What you will see is Pat doing very short range partial reps. This can hardly be called a legitimate lift. He is also using his arms against his legs to help move the weight.[/quote]

wow, that’s not bad for the old guy, and his range of motion is as bad as 99% of the people who use the leg press.

It greatly depends on the legpress machine. Some are more difficult than others. Basically a PR on a leg press machine means a little more than nothing; on top of this very few people use a full range of motion on the leg press.

Here’s the sad part…I was watching CNN last night and they did a peice on him. They had this personal trainer on from CA to talk about it. He did 1000 pounds on the leg press…but the real shitty part was that even this personal trainer did some sorry ass, partial reps…no where near full range.

[quote]Ghost22 wrote:
chsbob wrote:
My question: has anyone ever squated 1414 pounds?

No.

The strongest men alive have yet to squat 1400lbs even in their triple steel ply suits.[/quote]

Are you sure? I thought Jimmy Swaggert squated 1405 raw.

[quote]terribleivan wrote:
Ghost22 wrote:
chsbob wrote:
My question: has anyone ever squated 1414 pounds?

No.

The strongest men alive have yet to squat 1400lbs even in their triple steel ply suits.

Are you sure? I thought Jimmy Swaggert squated 1405 raw.[/quote]

Don’t be silly, he was wearing a bench shirt.

[quote]GDollars37 wrote:
Apparently Dan Kendra (enormous QB turned FB a while back) set the Florida State record in the leg press at 1,335 pounds. The capillaries in his eyes burst during the lift. And Pat Robertson beat him by almost 50%? Sure. “Thou shalt not lie” is apparently not in fashion in the televangelist set.[/quote]

Not to hijack the thread, but Kendra is one of the truly geneticlly gifted athletes to have ever come down the pipe. He was freakishly strong and fast. I wonder if anyone has some clips of his weightroom performances?

[quote]GDollars37 wrote:
Apparently Dan Kendra (enormous QB turned FB a while back) set the Florida State record in the leg press at 1,335 pounds.[/quote]

Really? That’s the record for a 1RM? Seems a little light. Hell, I’m a 33 year old fat guy, and I can get 1100x3 on the leg press, bringing knees to chest. I would think that college athletes would be way beyond that.