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Most intense lift ever?

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:10 pm
by brook011

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:34 pm
by Matt Z
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.

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:51 pm
by Ironman
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.

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:56 pm
by TimD
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.
Tim

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:20 pm
by Matt Z
http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Qua ... Press.html

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

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:05 pm
by TimD
Very similar. That looks to be a modernized version of the thing.
Tim

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:00 pm
by Jungledoc
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!

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:25 pm
by ironmaiden708
Wrong, Tim is accually about 112 yo right now. Back in his day he threw around boulders and anvils to get stronger....

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:54 pm
by brook011
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.

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:04 pm
by hoosegow
if the pox didn't get him