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  • ChicagoBoyz Physical Fitness Series, Continued…

    Posted by Dan from Madison on March 14th, 2008 (All posts by )

    As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Jonathan and I have been working hard to try to keep up with Zenpundit and his weightlifting skills. I am pround to announce that I finally cracked the half ton mark on my squat, and here is footage of the proud modafinil200mg moment – a 1,220 pound squat:

    In all seriousness, can somebody tell me how you train for something like this? Do reps of 600 pounds? 700? Sheesh.


    7 Responses to “ChicagoBoyz Physical Fitness Series, Continued…”

    1. Jonathan Says:

      Not bad! I’m still trying to break 1000.

    2. Dan from Madison Says:

      The half ton mark is truly a big accomplishment, but we have a ways to go to catch up with Zen and his three quarter ton lift.

    3. Carl from Chicago Says:

      Holy crap that is a lot of weight. I do some weight lifting but not much in the way of squats like that.

    4. Dan from Madison Says:

      It looks like the bar is getting ready to break.

    5. Zenpundit Says:

      An awesome video clip.

      While the 1000 lb barrier was broken twenty years ago ( by Dr. Fred Hatfield, who tipped the scales at a modest 242 lbs, still the lightest guy to squat over half a ton) it remains a very rare lift. I think the world record is around 1100 lbs but the weights are reaching the upper limit of what the human frame can manage.

      My personal best was 600 for a double and the most I’ve seen someone do in the gym was around 800. Today, I doubt I’d go much above 400 lbs in the squat or less than 5 repetitions, having no desire for further surgeries.

    6. MikeMangum Says:

      The following link explains the difference between different types of weight lifting.

      No, he didn’t gain that kind of strength by doing sets of 700 lbs. That would not increase his strength beyond being able to lift just above 700 lbs. He gained that strength by doing 1 or 2 reps of his max 2 times a week for years. If the most you can lift is 800 lbs, you won’t really get any stronger by lifting 700 lbs, even if you do so many times. Your muscles might get bigger, but that doesn’t mean they will get any stronger.

      Most powerlifters use a pyramid.

    7. milan Says:

      Nice. How many need eat steroids in order to take this weight.