mpcarres14 wrote:My god, did that first guy lift 585 pounds 22 times? That's insane!
That was Tom Platz
with 495, I think, I see 5 plates. The guy in the black tank top who helps Tom back to the rack is Bill Kazmaier
, the strongman legend. The old guy who shows up near the end to Tom's left from behind the curtain is Fred Hatfield
, the star of the 2nd video I linked to. In that video, Fred is 46 years old, about 250 pounds, and squatting a world record 1000+ pounds. Fred's video is from a contest 20 years ago held in Hawaii.
I saw Tom guest pose at the first bodybuilding contest I ever saw. I heard he could squat 315 for 10 minutes so I decided to try to squat 315 for 30 reps. It took almost a year to go from about 12 reps to 30. One of the most painful things I have ever done. Everything after 20 feels like your legs and glutes are on fire.
When you mention a squatting stool, that sounds like box squats. There are lots of good training articles about box squats on the web. For anyone interested, just put "box squats" into google.