How much can you squat??

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    Dec 13, 2013 4:08 AM GMT
    Been doing squats for several weeks now. And been staying at the 195 pound range. How much can you do?
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    Dec 13, 2013 4:21 AM GMT
    The amount of weight you use is not that important and is different for everyone. Focusing on the amount of weight only perpetuates the unhealthy and illogical obsession with it. It also makes guys who can't lift much feel insecure in the gym.
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    Dec 13, 2013 6:02 AM GMT
    305 as of last week, that's not my max I haven't maxed cause I have no spotter , trying for 400 tomorrow ( legs day)
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    Dec 13, 2013 6:23 AM GMT
    My 1RM is 200lbs + ~44lbs for the bar. But I use much less weights for my regular workouts.
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    Dec 13, 2013 6:25 AM GMT
    The bar weighs 44? I been counting it as 35
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    Dec 13, 2013 6:27 AM GMT
    with 80kgs (not including the bar) i can squat and maintain proper form. anything higher and i lose form
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    Dec 13, 2013 6:37 AM GMT
    Behemothboi saidThe bar weighs 44? I been counting it as 35
    It's pretty inconsistent. My gym has like 3 different bars, made of different materials. So I know none of them are exactly 44lbs. That's why I usually state the weights separately when this type of conversation comes up.

    But an official Olympic barbell is supposed to weigh 20kg (~44lbs). If your gym has an electronic scale near the free weight area, you can probably sneak over and weigh the barbell. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 13, 2013 6:44 AM GMT
    I do my body weight 3 sets of 15.
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    Dec 13, 2013 6:50 AM GMT
    I can squat a lot. The bars at my gym will max out at 1010 pounds. Then I have my training partner stand on my back for another 200 pounds.
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    Dec 13, 2013 7:23 AM GMT
    8 inches circumference, plus or minus.
  • dc415

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    Dec 13, 2013 7:58 AM GMT
    I hit 225 a couple weeks ago!
  • chadwick1985

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    Dec 13, 2013 9:19 AM GMT
    Not the same, I know but leg press 350, haven't squat in a while after a car accident messed up my back, don't want to do squats just yet
  • DBomb129

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    Dec 13, 2013 10:38 AM GMT
    Got 1 rep of 395 at the end of my set. Deep squats.
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    Dec 13, 2013 11:40 AM GMT
    I go by a rule of thumb that I don't try lifting more unless I can do 1 set of 8 reps of the highest weight I'm currently working on (with good form of course). The best I've done so far is 6 reps of 135 lbs, still working on it. It doesn't help that I forgo weight lifting when I see the gym is too crowded, so I end up swimming laps instead.
  • Fritter

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    Dec 13, 2013 12:35 PM GMT
    I'm in the 270 range. I'm trying to focus more on going deep rather than heavy. I often go lighter, and try for ass to grass, than pile on the plates.
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    Dec 13, 2013 2:54 PM GMT
    140 plus the bar.
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    Dec 13, 2013 2:58 PM GMT
    135 + bar weight (ass to grass)
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    Dec 13, 2013 4:07 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    Scruffypup saidThe amount of weight you use is not that important and is different for everyone. Focusing on the amount of weight only perpetuates the unhealthy and illogical obsession with it. It also makes guys who can't lift much feel insecure in the gym.


    Why can't you simply answer the question? And no one is making anyone else feel insecure. Only you can allow yourself to feel insecure by someone else's simple question.



    Because it's a public forum and last time I checked, I'm allowed to share my own thoughts and opinions. And as you stated, much of this has to do with genetics. I have a friend who's built very small and has trouble lifting the bar, and all this "how much you squat bro?" makes him afraid to go to the gym. He will only go at 5AM when no one else is there.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Dec 13, 2013 5:25 PM GMT
    more than you can
  • Montague

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    Dec 13, 2013 6:22 PM GMT
    call me Atlas muthafocka
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    Dec 13, 2013 11:09 PM GMT
    225
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    Dec 13, 2013 11:15 PM GMT
    Could squat 400 plus in college. Was close to there as a senior in high school. Never liked squatting, preferred the workouts for the "pretty muscles" as coach called them ha ha. Still hardly ever squat now. Only did it for sports.
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    Dec 13, 2013 11:33 PM GMT
    Depends who's watching. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 14, 2013 12:06 AM GMT
    Considering most people think a squat means flexing your knees even just 10 degrees, the validity of these numbers are comparable to asking people here their penis size.

    Most of them will be measuring from their balls.
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    Dec 14, 2013 1:04 AM GMT
    most ever was 330 for about 5 reps about 8 years ago. Try to keep myself under 280 or less now but the ego gets large sometime. I can do the weight its just that I don't want to push my luck.

    Ive been cutting back on the weight lately and doing like 16-20 reps of 180 or 200 lbs and definitely notice the difference

    leg press I do 9 plates on each side for last set which is 810 lbs for 8 reps. But again like with squats Ive been doing less weight more reps lately...the other day did 22 reps of 6 plates on each side (540) wow did that burn and two days later I have that good soreness