I have just started squatting again after quite a long lay off due to bad, well, everything! That's not quite true, my knees are kind of ok.
With just 2 weeks behind me though I can tell that between squatting I am going to need to stretch, recover and do rehab to continue doing them hard.
I have set myself some nice goals to get to though. I have squatted 500lbs and some change before but if I can hit 500lbs or even 5 plates a side again I'll be pretty happy, especially as I am lighter now.
Harder still though is my all time goal of 400lbs for 20 reps.That is something I would love to hit - 400x20 at 40 years old! We shall see. Right now 300x20 would be hard. I know Rick is after this too.
So, I am attempting to inspire myself with a video of yours truly squatting from a couple of years ago.
In it you'll see my friend Laurence Shahlaei looking bored and easily front squatting 210kg, something he could probably do in his sleep these days. I'm hoping Laurence will attempt to beat Tom Platz's 500x23 reps shown below my modest video below. Big Loz has, in my opinion, the strongest legs in the world. Of course, 36" thighs help!
2008, for no reason other than it was squat day and I wanted to do something hard!
Platz shows me and just about everyone on the planet how it's done.