Now let's get it on!
We all know there's nothing more hardcore than high rep squatting
I posted this challenge a while ago on VBB, but only very few people took part - i wonder why?
To make this challenge appeal to lifters of various levels, there will be two contests:1. Highest number of reps with your bodyweight.
I'm talking bodyweight on your back
here! Most people who lift weights should be able to do at least a rep with their bodyweight, so no excuses here!2. Highest weight squatted for 50 reps.
Self explanatory really. I think most fit vegans on this board can do 50 reps without added weight, so almost everyone can enter this one. If you can't, start training for it!
I contemplated doing highest weight for 20 reps instead of 50 (or maybe have a third contest), but i feel that 20 reps is not exceptional enough
50 reps are a completely different story than 20 and yes, i am aware that it pushes you out of the comfort zone. Are you up for it? Rules:
I. Vegan Fitness members exclusively
II. NO HALF- OR QUARTERSQUATS!
All squats should be valid powerlifting depth (or deeper if you wish). It's okay if you miss depth on some reps, you can still count them, but the majority should be good reps and if you realize you're getting too exhausted and keep missing the depth either stop the set or pull yourself together and go deep again. You're on your honor here.
III. The break between reps can be as long as you wish, as long as you don't move around and keep the weight on your back at all times.
IV. We're talking back squats here, but if you wish to do front squats instead, you're welcome to do so, just specify in your post.
V. For challenge 1., use the weight that is nearest to your bodyweight or slightly over, in 2.5kg / 5lbs steps.
Example: if you weigh between 80 and 82.5kg, use 82.5kg for the attempt. Don't use 80kg if you're 81kg.TABLES: Highest number of reps with bodyweight: (starting numbers in parenthesis)
1. jemmyducks - 52 reps (40)
2. Kryptonite V - 50 reps (35)
3. spug_myers - 40 reps (40)
3. Anton - 40 reps (30)
5. Deavman - 33 reps (33)
6. sosso - 31 reps (31)
7. joelk - 30 reps (30)
7. Wobbly Lifter - 30 reps (30)
7. xkillerx - 30 reps (30)
10. wannalift - 27 reps (27)
11. Frostfire - 26 reps (25)
11. knackers - 26 reps (26)
13. Talyn - 21 reps (15)
13. Hoffmeister - 21 reps (21)
15. The Duke - 20 reps (20)
15. Drummer Boy - 20 reps (20)
15. JoeC - 20 reps (20)
15. Euphoric - 20 reps (14)
15. Mellos - 20 reps (20)
20. Hayden - 18 reps (18)
21. xconorx - 17 reps (17)
22. LordMuppet - 15 reps (12)
22. Linnéa76 - 15 reps (9)
24. baldy - 13 reps (9)
25. ralst - 12 reps (12)
25. Bronco - 12 reps (5)
27. JP - 10 reps (10)
27. dublin dave - 10 reps (6)
29. Big Good Wolf - 8 reps (8) Highest weight squatted for 50 reps:
1. Kryptonite V - 85kg (60kg)
2. jemmyducks - 71kg (71kg)
3. Montana - 135lbs/61kg (45lbs)
4. joelk - 60kg (60kg, 100 reps)
5. hoffmeister - 55kg (50kg)
6. dublin dave - 52.5kg (52.5kg)
7. xkillerx - 50kg (50kg)
8. Big Good Wolf - 45kg (15kg)
9. hoff - 40kg (40kg)
10. Wobbly Lifter - 0kg (0kg)
Let's make this table long and impressive!