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High rep squat challenge!

Postby Kryptonite V » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:01 pm

Okay folks!

Now let's get it on!

We all know there's nothing more hardcore than high rep squatting ;)

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I posted this challenge a while ago on VBB, but only very few people took part - i wonder why? :roll:


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! :D

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? :twisted:


Rules:

I. Vegan Fitness members exclusively :P

II. NO HALF- OR QUARTERSQUATS!
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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! ;) :D
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Postby The Duke » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:06 pm

Hey, I did my squat session last night so I'm dead below the waist (and above the neck!) but I'll try tonight.

Assuming breathing between reps is OK if you don't rack it?
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Postby Kryptonite V » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:16 pm

The Duke wrote:Assuming breathing between reps is OK if you don't rack it?

Oops, forgot that.
Yes, you can breathe and stand around for as long as you like in between reps, if you think it helps :twisted: ;)
Anything as long as you stay in place and don't rack the weight.


For your inspiration: 98 reps with bodyweight (select video No. 21):
http://www.marunde-muscle.com/videos.html
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Postby The Duke » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:31 pm

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Postby Montana » Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:43 pm

Back Squats:
100 reps with just the Olympic bar. (Lots of standing and gasping and wheezing)
50 reps with 85 pounds (about 38-39Kg I think)

Front Squats:
50 reps with just the Olympic bar.

I'm still too fat to try a squat with my weight added to my shoulders.
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Postby The Duke » Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:42 pm

OK ... messed this up by warming up till I dropped!!

92kg
4 * 8
4 * 15
1 * 20

Average.
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Postby JP » Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:52 pm

ok my entry which is NOT likely to improve:

bodyweight squats: 10 reps

50 rep squat: DNF
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Postby Wobbly Lifter » Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:54 pm

Actually those 30 reps of mine were at bodyweight including the bar. I've done 5 reps at at 90.5kg which is basically my weight on the bar. I guess I misunderstood the VBB challenge...
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Postby ralst » Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:52 pm

Wobbly Lifter wrote:Actually those 30 reps of mine were at bodyweight including the bar. I've done 5 reps at at 90.5kg which is basically my weight on the bar. I guess I misunderstood the VBB challenge...


I think"on the bar" just means "on your back", to differentiate from someone doing BW squats w/o weights.

If I'm wrong, I'm not going to be ready for this challenege for a long, long time...
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Postby Kryptonite V » Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:01 pm

ralst wrote:
Wobbly Lifter wrote:Actually those 30 reps of mine were at bodyweight including the bar. I've done 5 reps at at 90.5kg which is basically my weight on the bar. I guess I misunderstood the VBB challenge...


I think"on the bar" just means "on your back", to differentiate from someone doing BW squats w/o weights.

If I'm wrong, I'm not going to be ready for this challenege for a long, long time...

No ralst, you're right! Some people misunderstood the bodyweight squat thing and thought it's without any extra weight. So this is indeed your bodyweight on your back! :)

Added JP and Montana to the table - nice improvement there, Montana! That inspired me to add the starting weight/reps behind the current numbers.
JP, cheers for adding your number in there, too, even though you're not precisely a high rep fan :)
But WTF does DNF mean? ;)

Duke, i don't really know how to interpret your numbers. Is that 4+4+1 sets with 8, 15, 20 reps, all at 92kg? In that case, it'd be 20 reps for the table. That is indeed a lot of warm up! :D
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Postby drummer boy » Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:06 pm

Hey, you didn't add my numbers from the VBB table! Don't I count anymore :(

That's 20 back squat reps done with bodyweight, about a year ago, if I remember.

I doubt it's going to improve any time soon, as I doubt I'll ever back squat again, but I might try it one day with front squats (if that's acceptable).
the journey of a thousand miles begins with just one rep

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Postby Kryptonite V » Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:10 pm

Yeah, you don't count :roll:
I could say it was accidently and apologize, but that is hard for my ego :P
:oops:

Sorry DB, i add you now!

And as it says in DA RULES, front squats are ok, too. Just post the squat in which you're strongest in, for most people that'll be the back squat.
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Postby Montana » Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:27 pm

Kryptonite V wrote:nice improvement there, Montana!


Thanks Superman. And thanks for leaving my weight in pounds.
If you don't read it carefully it makes me look as strong as you.

1. Kryptonite V - 85kg.
2. Montana - 85 lbs.
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Postby jemmyducks » Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:54 pm

Sweet. Good endurance and fitness training here. I'll test it this weekend.

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Postby JP » Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:24 pm

DNF
Did Not Finish. An event for which the partcipant never finishes.

Although he started the 10k, quitting at the 6k mark meant his result was listed as a DNF.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=dnf
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