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Old 06-20-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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Pistol Squat holding a Barbell overhead

Check out this video at 4.50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiBxnScGOag

a pistol squat holding a 20kg barbell overhead with one hand. I was impressed !

Wonder if anyone could do that with say 50kg
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:15 AM   #2
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Re: Pistol Squat holding a Barbell overhead

The blonde made it worth watching.
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Old 06-21-2014, 12:32 PM   #3
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Re: Pistol Squat holding a Barbell overhead

Impressive. I believe Boz did it with a 1pd kb in an old video.

That bb would take a lot of balance.
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Old 06-21-2014, 06:40 PM   #4
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Re: Pistol Squat holding a Barbell overhead

Noah Ohlsen, first in the SE regional, has a video on his Instagram doing on OH Pistol with 165#. (link sfw)

Both hands on the barbell but still pretty impressive.
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:21 PM   #5
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Re: Pistol Squat holding a Barbell overhead

Impressive but no rep. I'd count it as a SLS. Trying to find out what he squats.

That's less than half his snatch balance. Found a #350 Snatch Balance besides a 350 CJ. And a 260 Snatch.

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Old 06-22-2014, 06:43 AM   #6
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Re: Pistol Squat holding a Barbell overhead

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Impressive but no rep. I'd count it as a SLS. Trying to find out what he squats.

That's less than half his snatch balance. Found a #350 Snatch Balance besides a 350 CJ. And a 260 Snatch.

405 BS.
Interested in why you'd bother to call a no rep on a video of a cool human trick... And what makes you consider it a no rep for "pistol" but a rep for "SLS" (single-leg squat)? By any games standard I've ever seen he likely had good reps, the video cuts out each rep before he stands all the way up, but I bet he did, his foot never touched the ground, so the reps were likely just fine.

EDIT: Followup question, what do you consider to be the difference between a pistol and a single-leg squat? To me, a pistol is just a nickname for a single-leg squat.
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Re: Pistol Squat holding a Barbell overhead

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Interested in why you'd bother to call a no rep on a video of a cool human trick... And what makes you consider it a no rep for "pistol" but a rep for "SLS" (single-leg squat)? By any games standard I've ever seen he likely had good reps, the video cuts out each rep before he stands all the way up, but I bet he did, his foot never touched the ground, so the reps were likely just fine.

EDIT: Followup question, what do you consider to be the difference between a pistol and a single-leg squat? To me, a pistol is just a nickname for a single-leg squat.
I think he's giving it a no rep because the off-leg comes behind the body as he stands up. Games standard is the off-leg must stay in front until the hips fully extend.
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Re: Pistol Squat holding a Barbell overhead

^^^ Yep.

1. I'm an ***. And a gymnast. And formerly of GymnasticBodies which is super specific about good form. But anyways.

His free leg goes to the side, to the rear. It goes all over the ****ing place. Thus, he does a squat on one leg. SLS.

TBH, I prefer SLS off a box with the free leg. The pistol is just a stupid human trick. You need trained hip flexors to keep that leg horizontal.
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