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Most intense lift ever?

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Post by Matt Z » Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:34 pm

What's so impressive about that? He has a spotter on each end of the bar to help him ballance it and take it if he gets in trouble. He's basically just doing leg presses with a barbell.

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Post by Ironman » Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:51 pm

The thing is, it is leg press going straight up and down with no sled. The guys are needed to keep it from rolling. Squats are still better, but this is harder than a standard 45 degree sled leg press.

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Post by TimD » Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:56 pm

That's the way they did them back in the day. A lot of Hoffman's courses from York had this in it's workouts. When I was at college in 67, we had a thing that looded like a tale. You put weights on it, crawled underneath the thing, lying back down, stuffed you legs under it and pressed. The good thing was there was a safey catch and it rode up and down on a track.
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Post by Matt Z » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:20 pm

http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Qua ... Press.html

Like this? I've seen old pictures of Arnold doing this lift back in the 70s.

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Post by TimD » Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:05 pm

Very similar. That looks to be a modernized version of the thing.
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Post by Jungledoc » Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:00 pm

Matt Z wrote:What's so impressive about that? He has a spotter on each end of the bar to help him ballance it and take it if he gets in trouble. He's basically just doing leg presses with a barbell.
Whaddya mean, "what's so impressive"? He's like, 110 years old!!! That's even older than Tim!

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Post by ironmaiden708 » Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:25 pm

Wrong, Tim is accually about 112 yo right now. Back in his day he threw around boulders and anvils to get stronger....

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Post by brook011 » Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:54 pm

Half the intensity was the guy lifting it hehe. This was almost as good as those old manuals on weight training from 1900's or whatever.

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Post by hoosegow » Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:04 pm

if the pox didn't get him

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