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Race To 405 Squat
 

killerDIRK
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Join date: Apr 2011
Location: California, USA
Posts: 654

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 : )

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louiek
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Join date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 639

Also using westside method. Recently bumped my squat back to ~350 for a single after fixing my form. Feels lame, but now I'm ME/DE squatting correctly.

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maraudersfball
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Join date: Jun 2011
Location: Ontario, CAN
Posts: 164

quick update, squat 330x1 yesterday and did some quarter squats with 315 365 and 405, I'm getting much more used to the feeling of 400 lbs on my back

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FotoStorm
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Join date: Mar 2012
Location:
Posts: 61

i'm in for the squat (already got the deadlift). Currently my best squat is 160Kg (~350lbs)

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MegaDavo891
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Join date: Mar 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 473

Long time reader/stalker, first time posting.

I'm up for getting my squat up. Got up to 170kg after Smolov last July, only just got back to 170 last month. Just finished the first wave of Jugge
rnaut (third run through)

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SailorJerry
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Join date: Dec 2009
Location: Armed Forces - Europe
Posts: 102

315x7 the other day. +2 reps with 315 for me. Tomorrow after my speed squats Ill try some Iso holds with 405 or more to get better prepared.

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digitalairair
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Join date: Aug 2005
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 843



did this a few years ago. Going for size now, so will eventualyl beat it with more bodyweight.

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The3Commandments
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Join date: Feb 2011
Location:
Posts: 1238

I'm close enough to this now to be in:

Bodyweight: 197 or so, maybe a bit less right when I wake up in the morning

Today, I my top sets were

350x5; 370x3; 385x1. I'm hoping to hit 405 by the time I leave school (mid-May).

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Kevin5255
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Join date: Mar 2011
Location: Connecticut, USA
Posts: 76

Going for 405 as my opener at my first meet in mid-August.

I haven't gone to failure, but I have done a 355 squat and 355 low box squat on ME days.

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The3Commandments
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Join date: Feb 2011
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Posts: 1238

Got very close today:

375x3 very smooth
395x1 almost there
405x0 lost it after making it probably six inches out of the hole. Will hit that sh** next time.

looking back at my log, I've gone from on 1/20/12 doing 235x4 to now today doing 375x3. Lol @ noob gains and regaining lost strength.

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CSEagles1694
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Join date: Nov 2009
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 2724

I'm in. I'm hoping to get it after my next squat cycle. I'm placing my max right now at about 380-385.

CS

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RugbyStrong
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Join date: Mar 2012
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Posts: 24

I'm in. I'm currently doing the two day/week 5/3/1 split because I'm in season. Last squat day I hit 335 x 3.

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The3Commandments
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Join date: Feb 2011
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Posts: 1238

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.

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jake_j_m
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Join date: Mar 2008
Location: England
Posts: 3329



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)

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Field
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Join date: Oct 2011
Location: Washington, USA
Posts: 528

digitalairair wrote:

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Best squat video. Vaulting over the bar afterwards = priceless

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americaninsweden
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Join date: Feb 2012
Location: Sweden
Posts: 350

I am in, just barely, but in. Hit 145kg tonight, 319.6, so I have a long ways to go. Hopefully hitting it by October, thats the goal at least!

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Kakarat
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Join date: Nov 2011
Location:
Posts: 949

I hit 335x3 and 355x1 recently @ 175 I'll be there soon enough

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Field
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Join date: Oct 2011
Location: Washington, USA
Posts: 528

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.

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XArena
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Join date: Sep 2011
Location: Ontario, CAN
Posts: 746

I'm in. I'm on Texas Method, 325lb squat, 155lb bodyweight

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UNCheavylifter
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Join date: Aug 2009
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 191



Got it! Skip to 0:30

I'm competing this summer in the 165 weight class.

I maxed on Friday after doing the base mesophase of Smolov. I loved this program; it felt amazing to see such fast improvement.

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jake_j_m
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Join date: Mar 2008
Location: England
Posts: 3329

^ Congrats to above, depth was awesome and that's very strong at that sort of weight..

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panzerfaust
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Join date: Jan 2012
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1246

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 =).

Running full body 5/3/1

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americaninsweden
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Join date: Feb 2012
Location: Sweden
Posts: 350

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

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XArena
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Join date: Sep 2011
Location: Ontario, CAN
Posts: 746

Hit 335 today.. Long way to go.

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hawkcapt1912
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Join date: Nov 2007
Location: Iowa, USA
Posts: 957

Just hit 3rd attempt 429 in a meet on 4/22. 2nd attempt was only 402. Been back into powerlifting for the past year or so after a long hiatus. I'll be 50 in September.

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