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Old 01-25-2013, 07:59 AM   #70
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Originally Posted by Itagaki View Post
Not sure if the last part is sarcastic or not

Here's Tom Platz (bodybuilder) doing 500lbsx23

Various reports say that this was post retirement and that he was stronger in his competitions days, and he weighed around 200lbs when he did this (which would make this about a 2.5xbw set)

Tom like to play tennis apparently
I'm a fan of a squatting, but I was ridiculing the 2.5x standard a little bit. That's a very elite standard for most people. And Platz is a horrible example for a tennis player as he was known for his freakish leg strength and size.

The average tennis player would need to go on an extensive steroids and eating routine to get the muscle mass to do multiple reps with 2.5x bodyweight.
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