This is a link to a video taking at the Arnold Classic of the 69 kg Olympic gold medalist. 220kg x 2 back squat at 69kg bodyweight (485lbs at 152 lbs).
Guy is jacked - strong! :eek:
no pad needed for the bar
You will notice most olylifters squat like that - even me to some extent - they flare their legs out, and then move em back in. Guess you use hip rotors more etc
This is considered bad by most powerlifters for some reason
this guy is ridiculous that does’nt even seem to be his max he does it effortlessly down and up but his legs going inwards man thats something new, my stance is wider then that abit but i lean forward more as my back dips alot when squatting as my lower back is’nt as strong for some reason even though i work on it alot, a limiting factor indeed. But man this guy is strong i tell ya 3 times your body weight…sigh, i dont like to use pad either it annoys me, i used to do it but nowadays it just gets abit sore sometimes.
Powerlifting is more hip and posterior chain dominant… Especially at elite levels, Hes not quite elite yet but theres a guy over at rugged that squats 800lbs and he says that sinse he started powerlifting and his squat almost doubled his whole body has grown tremendously except his quads which might have shrunk a little. Oly lifting is more quad dominant…
Theoretically powerlifters would have bigger hamstrings than olylifters but olylifters bigger quads…
There are contradictions becuase e.m.g tests suggest more quad intensity in powerlifting squats than Olypimpic squats yet I have certainly noticed the fuller developement of the quads in Olympic lifters than in Power lifters when they are of simmilar weight. Anybody who posts a pic of a 280 pound Olympic lifter and also posts a picture of a 350 pound powerlifter misses my point.
They train power in their pulls. Powerlifters pull three or four times their bodyweight slowly from the floor to hip height. Oly Lifters throw twice to three times their bodyweight high enough to catch it at arms’ length.
OL’s can run and jump well not simply because the movents are explosive, but because the pulls use alot of the posterior chain, so they strengthen their hammies. The OL squats are only 1 piece of the pie.
Also, remember, world class OLers don’t actually pull the weight and catch it at arms length. If you watch competitions closely, they pull the bar up between their hips and the bottom of their chest, and then drop underneath the bar.
They still get full extension!!! hips pull through up on toes. This is all posterior chain. also remember the deeper the squat the more hamstring involvment. Look at any OL’s from the side, or the back. They are not only quads, they have very developed posterior chains. David Rigert looked like a bodybuilder.