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Max Barbell Back Squat Challenge

Max Barbell Back Squat Challenge

What is the single rep maximum barbell back squat you lifted today? Rules: No media (-40%) and photo only (-25%) penalties. Lift must have been completed within 48 hours of posting (current lifts only). Form: The lifter should bend the knees and lower the body until the top surface of the legs at the hip joint are lower than the top of the knees. The video demonstration on the bottom does not work but this on directly below does. Monster Lift! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT0H-lvso5A...   more details

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  • profile pic Comment on momona's entry:

    I'm coming for you Momona, but it's a marathon. Got serious as you can see I now have a squat rack at home. Heavy squats are my new diet. Goal is 400lbs but will take a while so my realistic goal is summer 2016. I am patient and persistent when I set my mind to something. by AndyWeaver on 2/13/2014 3:22:49 PM

  • profile pic should a 170lb. guy compete with a 270lb. guy when it comes to squats? This is why I will not enter challenges where guys are much "bigger" then me. It's not fair at all. I'm a small guy...175lbs. But I just squated 200% of my body weight today for 6 reps. Now let me see a normal guy who is 250lbs squat 500lbs. for 6 reps. To me it's about being fair. This is why there are weight classes in almost every sport. Those are my 2 cents. I like to see lifting in terms of percentage not lbs. that's a true test of strength. I would rather see a 175lb. guy deadlift 500lbs. then see a 300lb. guy deadlift 700lbs. The smaller guy is lifting a bigger percentage of his body weight. that's more impressive to me. Maybe I'm biased because I'm smaller. But the truth of the matter is, I can go big and I can do endurance. Maybe the bigger guys should be able to do the same. by Bear on 5/20/2012 11:53:00 PM

  • profile pic You are right Momona, it's about self competition. It's why I have primarily done individual sports like golf and running vs team sports. There are always much better golfers and much after runners so you go after your own performance. That being said it can be motivating to have someone a hundred yards ahead and try to catch them. The outside challenge serves well to improve against ones own performances. If I have the equipment I try most events, I'm here mostly for fitness and the variety keeps it fun. by AndyWeaver on 5/8/2012 6:40:00 AM

  • profile pic btw Andy you always win because you participate. This challenge has an appearance of competing with others but if you look into it it's really about competing with our-self. Others set the benchmarks of what is possible, and we will strive to be better, but really it's us against the event. by momona on 5/6/2012 6:10:00 PM

  • profile pic Does the Decathlon "World's Greatest Athlete" give a rat's ass about how much you weigh? Neither should we!! by momona on 5/6/2012 12:47:00 PM

  • profile pic Well, I shouldn't say no adjustments because I believe that most every challenge should be documented with proof - video preferred or picture and or document where appropriate. Ultimately it's the only way to make Konkura actually fair. by momona on 5/6/2012 10:22:00 AM

  • profile pic I personally think that no event should have any adjustments - first off they aren't accurate. I can go on all day but I won't. I will participate in any event and perform. I might be on the bottom and I might be on the top but I'll be there - yes even the marathon if it takes me all day and I finish 3 times as slow as the next guy/ gurl. Just keepin it real. by momona on 5/6/2012 7:48:00 AM

  • profile pic A fair endurance event here would be consecutive squats at 50% of body weight, light enough to make the suffering last as an endourance event. I do agree somewhat with bear that for scoring it should be adjusted somewhat for body weight. Maybe not an exact % of body weight adjustment but some. Let's be clear I will never win, lol. by AndyWeaver on 5/6/2012 1:37:00 AM

  • profile pic Shall the bigger guys ask for justice in endurance events? As you know Bear, squats are widely regarded as the single best strength training exercise - 5 reps is a pure strength challenge! by momona on 5/5/2012 11:53:00 AM

  • profile pic why wouldn't body weight be calculated? So a 250lb. guy squating 400lbs...........a 175lb. guy squating 375lbs.....250lb. guys wins this challange because he squated 25lbs. more? That's not fair at all to the guy who weighs 75lbs. less but can do almost the same weight. Some of these challenges should be divided into weight divisions. I'm only 170lbs, but I can bench double my body weight, squat move then double my body weight, deadlift over 2 1/2 times my body weight. Can a guy who is average like me, do the same percentages when they are 250lbs.???? I would say no, about 98% of the time. Where's the justice for the smaller guys? by Bear on 5/3/2012 7:36:00 PM

  • profile pic Comment on AndyWeaver's entry:

    At least it's very entertaining! by momona on 5/1/2012 8:21:57 AM

  • profile pic Comment on AndyWeaver's entry:

    Thanks. Not much weight compared to you but I had fun with it. by AndyWeaver on 4/30/2012 3:40:43 PM

  • profile pic Comment on AndyWeaver's entry:

    You jam Andy! by momona on 4/30/2012 11:41:19 AM

  • profile pic Comment on momona's entry:

    142.88 kg by momona on 4/23/2012 8:50:02 AM

  • profile pic Comment on momona's entry:

    315 is a damn good benchmark for others to attempt mate..you squatted deep enough and maintained good form in the video for others not to comment on.. by GedMustoNumber1 on 4/20/2012 2:58:36 PM