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400 lb barbell squat club

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

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  1. Pete5

    Pete5 Active Member

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    Current best is 140kg (308lbs), gonna go for 150kg (330lbs) next week.
     
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    I got 180kg (396lbs) at a meet last weekend. I'm 99% sure I have the extra 4lbs in the tank. I hope to join the 400lb club at the next meet :)
     
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    Hit 385 lbs last week. I can add 15 pounds within 6 weeks, no problem.

    This is on my agenda.
     
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    Soon. I managed 395 after 365, 375, and 385, so on Monday I'm going to try 400lbs fresh and I expect to get it.
     
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    I'm in on this one, although I suspect it may take a bit to achieve. My all time squat PR is 345 with parallel (or maybe a hair above) depth. I am only squatting below parallel nowadays and the best I've gotten so far is 315. I'm hoping to get here in three months, although it may take up to six.
     
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    Squatted 360 today at parallel depth after switching to low bar PL stance. 400 is within reach!
     
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    Tell 400 I said 'hi' when you get there... I seem to be stuck attempting to maintain 385 for the last 9 months. I guess my cut caught up to me. :cry:
     
  9. Euphonicus

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    If you use a high bar style and seem to be stuck, switching to low bar may help break your plateau, as long as it feels comfortable for you to squat that way, of course. I tried it today for the first time and the results were outstanding... 365 felt like 315. The walkout/bar stabilization is completely different and that is the most challenging aspect for me. YMMV, of course.
     
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    Thanks for the idea. Unfortunately, I regularly use high bar, low bar, front squats, Anderson squats and vary my stance width and foot angle. I pretty much squat every way you can imagine. Low bar with a wide stance and foot angle gets the best numbers, but is still stuck.

    Pretty sure that 21 months of fairly consistent calorie deficit is the culprit. :(

    Maybe I'll see this next year after I am on a maintenance plan for a while. :D
     
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    A caloric surplus definitely works wonders. I had to pry myself away from weight loss for a while in order to focus on making significant strength gains.
     
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    How funny...

    Today:

    315x10
    350x5
    375x3

    400x1

    :jumping:
     
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    Big Squat Lenny! Congrats on crossing this one off!

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