Originally Posted by WildVolley
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.
Once again I wouldn't call it elite (unless you're on the heavier end) in absolute terms. Perhaps for tennis though but that level of absolute strength is likely unnecessary. I.e. chasing a 2.5xbw won't do as much for your tennis game as actually improving technique
I wasn't intending to use Tom as an example of a tennis player that squats, rather as a better example of a bodybuilder that squats very well for Chas, in contrast to whomever he looked up