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400 lb barbell squat club

Discussion in 'Fitness Challenges' started by Azure, May 8, 2008.

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  1. Brutus

    Brutus Active Member

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    Added 10lbs, up to 375.
     
  2. boLa8

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    Hmm Im wondering, I dont have access to a olympic barl except the smith machine at my gym, I lift 165kg+bar around 363Lbs.

    How much difference does it make doing it on the barbell? core muscles will work harder?
     
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  3. Azure

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    Up to 310 lbs now.

    I've had a cold for the past 6 days, so I can't push myself that much.
     
  4. digitalnebula

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    I can lift/squat way more in a smith....you don't need your stabilizers to come into play as much....

    Don't have ratios for you though....I haven't used a smith for squats in eons.
     
  5. Azure

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    320# today.
     
  6. Azure

    Azure Active Member

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    I changed up my form a bit today....hit 320# a bit more easily. Prior to today I had figured I was up near my 90% max....now I believe I can even heavier. We'll see next week.
     
  7. Azure

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    Yep, my assumptions were correct.

    6x330#.

    Makes my 1RM someone around 383 lbs. :tucool:
     
  8. Pete5

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    What did you change that made that much of a difference in poundage?
     
  9. Azure

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    Moved my feet back a bit more. Feels like I'm using my legs more now, where previously I was probably using my back a bit too much.

    It wasn't significant by any means....probably an inch or two back, but still enough to make a big difference.
     
  10. Azure

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    6x340# today.

    According to the calculator, puts me at around 395# for my 1RM.

    I could go more though. We'll see next week perhaps.

    I don't have 400# to squat with right now....highest is 370#.
     
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    Your feet back in relation to what
     
  12. Azure

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    I don't understand what you're asking?

    Relation to my back?
     
  13. chicanerous

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    Are you using a Smith machine? I think that might be why he's confused. If you're doing a freestanding squat, you can't really move the feet back in relation to anything because everything works in relation to the feet.
     
  14. Azure

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    Yeah, its not a free-standing squat.

    I'm still saving money up for a cage.
     
  15. Azure

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    350#x5 today.

    And strangely enough, it only gives me a one-rep max of 394lbs.

    340x6 gives me a one rep max of 395. :confused:
     
  16. Azure

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    Did my squats with a cage today, free standing and all.

    3x3x370#.

    :claphigh:

    I'll be doing a 3x3 program all of July....just to change things up.
     
  17. squatguy20

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    I'm ready to take this challenge up now because I have started working on new Squat PR's.

    I did 330lbs x 5 ATG on this weeks session. Increasing by 4kg each week, squatting once a week. And I'll have my Powercage by roughly mid-august too, so I will finally be able to push myself.

    So my ATG 1RM is predicted at 370lbs, I don't know what my parallel squat is but its probably near 400lbs.
     
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  18. Pete5

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    Bump for the new forum members.
     
  19. r2nd2ll

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    I managed 400#x1 today. Warmed up with bar x 20 then 185#x2, 225#x2, 245#x1, 265#x1, ..., 385x1, 400#x1

    Tried 405# but couldn't bring it back up.
     
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    I'm relatively new, but I'd like to join this club. I succesfully did 415lbs back in January, so I guess I'm a member of this club. I don't know what I'm at now, but it's at least 400lbs. My next goal is three reps of 405lbs, which I'm going to be checking every 5 weeks (which means 5 weeks from now).
     

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