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Road to 100 Bodyweight Back Squats.....COMPLETE!

[quote]fattymcfatso wrote:
I have had a goal that pops in and out of my training every once and a while for the last few years: 100 body weight back squats in one set. I started training for it again recently and hopefully this time I will actually attempt it, and even more hopefully complete it. Here is the beginning-

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We really need another forum for this stuff, cause I don’t see how it is strength sport related …it is interesting to some, and a challenge, yes, but how that fits into strength sport ???

There is a rather famous shot putter (still competing ) who in High School - or college, squatted 100kgs for 82 reps. If you still want huge reps go for it, but put some weight on the bar,

[quote]GMH454 wrote:
fattymcfatso wrote:
I have had a goal that pops in and out of my training every once and a while for the last few years: 100 body weight back squats in one set. I started training for it again recently and hopefully this time I will actually attempt it, and even more hopefully complete it. Here is the beginning-

We really need another forum for this stuff, cause I don’t see how it is strength sport related …it is interesting to some, and a challenge, yes, but how that fits into strength sport ???

There is a rather famous shot putter (still competing ) who in High School - or college, squatted 100kgs for 82 reps. If you still want huge reps go for it, but put some weight on the bar,
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How can I get huge reps with “weight on the bar” I mean I guess I could just be stronger if it were that easy.

What is the definition of a strength sport by the way?

[quote]fattymcfatso wrote:
GMH454 wrote:
fattymcfatso wrote:
I have had a goal that pops in and out of my training every once and a while for the last few years: 100 body weight back squats in one set. I started training for it again recently and hopefully this time I will actually attempt it, and even more hopefully complete it. Here is the beginning-

We really need another forum for this stuff, cause I don’t see how it is strength sport related …it is interesting to some, and a challenge, yes, but how that fits into strength sport ???

There is a rather famous shot putter (still competing ) who in High School - or college, squatted 100kgs for 82 reps. If you still want huge reps go for it, but put some weight on the bar,

How can I get huge reps with “weight on the bar” I mean I guess I could just be stronger if it were that easy.

What is the definition of a strength sport by the way?
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you are caught up in this world of metcom, …strength sports are by definition “strength sports”, they are not endurance based, they are sports for the stronger athlete not the weaker, they are for people who make sacrifices to maximise their physical strength and how to express it, they are not for self flagelating masochists who beleive exercise is not worthwhile unless they “hurt” afterwards…

I fell better now…

[quote]GMH454 wrote:
fattymcfatso wrote:
GMH454 wrote:
fattymcfatso wrote:
I have had a goal that pops in and out of my training every once and a while for the last few years: 100 body weight back squats in one set. I started training for it again recently and hopefully this time I will actually attempt it, and even more hopefully complete it. Here is the beginning-

We really need another forum for this stuff, cause I don’t see how it is strength sport related …it is interesting to some, and a challenge, yes, but how that fits into strength sport ???

There is a rather famous shot putter (still competing ) who in High School - or college, squatted 100kgs for 82 reps. If you still want huge reps go for it, but put some weight on the bar,

How can I get huge reps with “weight on the bar” I mean I guess I could just be stronger if it were that easy.

What is the definition of a strength sport by the way?

you are caught up in this world of metcom, …strength sports are by definition “strength sports”, they are not endurance based, they are sports for the stronger athlete not the weaker, they are for people who make sacrifices to maximise their physical strength and how to express it, they are not for self flagelating masochists who beleive exercise is not worthwhile unless they “hurt” afterwards…

I fell better now…
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Honestly I really don’t know if I understand you definition of strength sports. I got the idea of this challenge from www.marundemuscle.com which I’m guessing is a site devoted to strength sports. I don’t know if I really want to get involved wth another debate right now. I think that endurance has a great deal to do with strength. I.e. the plane pull in WSM. Maybe you do not define that as endurance, eventhough they are continuing to do work for an extended period of time. That is fine if want to call that strength and strength only. I have a different opinion though. Good luck getting strong.

Nice work on the 50 reps.

I was checking my 10RM for super squats one day and put 100kg on and did it for 10, then figured id go for 20. Once i got to 20 I wanted to see how many more i could get. I got to 40 and then remembered that I would have to take a shit the next day and that would involve sitting on the toilet which would involve anything touching my ass, so I put it down. Now I wanna try and see how far i can get too. I don’t think my O-lift coach will approve though.

I like how you attack it in small “sets” so to speak.

-chris

[quote]Avocado wrote:
Nice work on the 50 reps.

I was checking my 10RM for super squats one day and put 100kg on and did it for 10, then figured id go for 20. Once i got to 20 I wanted to see how many more i could get. I got to 40 and then remembered that I would have to take a shit the next day and that would involve sitting on the toilet which would involve anything touching my ass, so I put it down. Now I wanna try and see how far i can get too. I don’t think my O-lift coach will approve though.

I like how you attack it in small “sets” so to speak.

-chris[/quote]

Yeah, I need to tell my self it’s only 10 sets of 5 or two more sets of 3. basically trick myself while I’m doing them.

Dude you totally need to read the Bible and believe it dude!!

/end sarcasm

Strong son of a bitch

[quote]fattymcfatso wrote:
Yeah, I need to tell my self it’s only 10 sets of 5 or two more sets of 3. basically trick myself while I’m doing them.[/quote]

This is what I did when I squatted 315x42 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqiNndr3tG4). I counted to 5, and then to 5 again, and when I couldn’t handle that I dropped to 3s, 2s, and singles. I think this approach works when you’re just trying to get as many reps as possible. I only knew that I had hit 42 after I went back and watched the video.

However, if I’m going for a specific rep goal, I like to keep track of where I am. I think “Only 6 more reps to go!” and then count down mentally as I do each one.

[quote]skizac wrote:
fattymcfatso wrote:
Yeah, I need to tell my self it’s only 10 sets of 5 or two more sets of 3. basically trick myself while I’m doing them.

This is what I did when I squatted 315x42 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqiNndr3tG4). I counted to 5, and then to 5 again, and when I couldn’t handle that I dropped to 3s, 2s, and singles. I think this approach works when you’re just trying to get as many reps as possible. I only knew that I had hit 42 after I went back and watched the video.

However, if I’m going for a specific rep goal, I like to keep track of where I am. I think “Only 6 more reps to go!” and then count down mentally as I do each one.[/quote]

those squats are frikin’ awesome, that 405 for 26 was insane! You are a bad ass.

225 x 50 is pretty intense good luck with bw x 100

Dammit! I am defenitely gonna have to train with you when I come to town to visit. You have until I get there in August to reach your goal buddy.

Yeah it’s almost best o have somebody silently count for you while you just do 10, then 5, then 5, then 5, then 5.

I reckon it would keep you mentally focused. I mean I lose count on sets of 10. Dont even get me started on unilateral lifts where i gotta count twice in a row.

-chris

Done.

Holy Shit.

Well done!

I so wish I could watch that.

You are doing strength sports…I don’t care what anyone says and if you can get 405x26 you are fucking strong!

Hey guys, in Finland we have this thing called military-bench/deadlift/squat/pullup were your own bodyweight is on the bar and you lift it as many reps as you can. There are alot of these competitions around here, but I’ve nmever heard of it over there. There are alot of videos on the tube from these competitions if you want to check it out.

Nice job.

Awesome job! I don’t think I’ll ever attempt this. :slight_smile: I tried to do 135 for 100 once and my back cramped up before I could finish. Did you get any cramps?

Sick intensity.

[quote]fattymcfatso wrote:
I have had a goal that pops in and out of my training every once and a while for the last few years: 100 body weight back squats in one set. I started training for it again recently and hopefully this time I will actually attempt it, and even more hopefully complete it. Here is the beginning-

145 x 101 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDyMx5dK8Ys&feature=channel_page

225 x 50 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMq-ypMHW_4&feature=channel_page

190 x 101 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cne4DK3WdNQ&feature=channel_page

Body weight aprox 190[/quote]

Absolutely amazing display of strength-endurance and general mental toughness.

Major props!!!