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Old 09-26-2004, 05:51 PM   #1
Brad Hirakawa
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Am I miscalculating... or are the world champions squatting close to 800 pounds?

Holy moley.

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Old 09-26-2004, 06:37 PM   #2
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Pat Casey squat 800 in 1966; Mike Bridges squatted well over 800# at 181# in the early 80's, Ricky Crain did 800# at 165. All the weight classes over 198 have a 1000# squat on the record books now. The all time record is Brent Mikesell's 1140.
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Old 09-26-2004, 07:45 PM   #3
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Did Mikesell break another record? I thought his max was 1,074 for the WR. There are many 800 pound squatters. Westside Barbell in Columbus Ohio has at least 23. Hell there are guys who can bench over 700 these days. In any event an 800 pound squatter is still an elite lifter.
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Old 09-27-2004, 05:13 AM   #4
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I think Mikesell did 1140 last fall. BTW, there are a handful of 800+ benchers now, with the lightest 700 bencher I know of being Westside's George Halbert, who did something like 734 at a few pounds under 220. You're right, an 800 SQ is still an incredible feat, the vast majority of gyms don't have one member that can get 800 out of the rack.
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Old 09-27-2004, 05:33 AM   #5
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There was a guy who benched over 900, wasn't there? He was apparently using some new sort of shirt.
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Old 09-27-2004, 06:03 AM   #6
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That would be Gene Rychlak, I think there is video of that on this site somewhere, and it was a 965# bench! I spoke to two people who were at that meet and although it passed, everyone seems to agree he "double-clutched" that lift - let the bar dip a bit when the shirt tension let off. The shirt he is using is not even what most of us would think of as a shirt.
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Old 09-27-2004, 06:34 AM   #7
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Barry,

Never heard of a 900 pound bench but I'm not following PL as closely as I used to. The lifts these days are just incredible among the elites.
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Old 09-27-2004, 10:23 AM   #8
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I wont get interested in PL'ing again untill it is an all hydraulic meet....15 tonne S/B/DL all the way around! Man, THAT will be exciting.....

some of the top O-lifters are squatting and DL'ing in the 800-900 realm. High bar, straight back, arse to grass and not belt, wraps or suit.
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Old 09-27-2004, 12:13 PM   #9
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It is pretty strange. I've never quite understood how the shirts are different than your buddy standing behind you lifting it up while you grunt loudly. I know those guys are strong, but it's hard to tell HOW strong with those shirts.
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Old 09-27-2004, 02:44 PM   #10
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I used the equipment for a year and it brought my bench from 400 raw to 450 with a shirt. Knee wraps, a suit and a belt took my raw squat of 525 to 590. I deadlifted 600 with a belt. I never did try a deadlift suit. I hated using the equipment so I just went back to raw lifting and had more fun. Take away the equipment from the top lifters and you still have the strongest guys in the world. Take away the gear and...well I won't go down that road.
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