Join date: Apr 2011
Location: California, USA
I am using the westside method. I may be one of the lucky ones who has weight releasers, chains and bands at my disposal even though I lift at a SPA (aurgh). Sometimes you just have to invest in your "self" when the proper equipment is not available to you : )
Just wanted to say that this is an awesome goal. Squatting in the 390s and above is really the first time that I've felt damn proud of a lift that I'm doing. I think I'll probably feel similarly when I can bench 300 (pretty close to that), but there's just something about squatting near 400 that feels really awesome.
Still in, hit 170kg / 375lb during max testing after Smolov Intense. Part of me wants to just run smolov again straight away and try and hit at least 405 afterwards.. but I'm not whether that's advisable or what direction to take my training now (my bench needs a lot of work)
Join date: Oct 2011
Location: Washington, USA
Ever since i started having some wierd problems with my right leg (posterior knee pain and constantly irritated groin area ) i took it easy on the squatting a bit, so my leg strength has gone down some, and my deadlift also feels a bit heavier than it did.
I've since modified my squatting a bit where before i was barefoot and squatting as deep as possible now i am using some shoes (with heel elevation) and squatting exactly to parallel.
So my more important lifts have gone down a bit but I HAVE gained some strength on overhead presses and pullup variations in the meantime.
Join date: Jan 2012
Location: New Zealand
I'll join this race. I've only seriously started back squatting this year and a big single is my main goal for 2012.
December '11 max was 140kg / 308lbs.
Latest rep max 132.5kg / 293lb x 8.
I'll work up to a single this cycle and see where I'm at =).
Hit 160kg tonight, 352, progressing quickly! Was planning on hitting 165 by the end of June but I am going to hit it by the end of April and going to try and get 400 by the end of June instead. Squatting ftw