FYI - Famous weightlifter from the 1970s Olympics - "Worlds's Strongest Man" Vasily Alekseyev.
Maybe some of you remember this champion Russian weightlifter prominent in the Olympics in the 1970s.
Records and comments by contempories.
Clean & Jerk Video, includes setting his 66th world record.
Alekseyev's squat training for the Olympic clean & jerk. See his comments on the squat in training.
Squat 270 Kg, body weight about 160 Kg (350 lbs).
He squatted about 1.7X body weight
to train for the clean & jerk.
I once read that he would get out of breath relatively easily climbing stairs when he was a competitor but I could not just now confirm that information searching the internet.