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PL Squat - vid - 390kg squat/859lbs Squat..But what is that ...


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Excerpt: What is that "rack" that's being used ... it looks hydrolic or something. Just curious what the name of it is so I can look it up :) EDIT: lol... forgot to paste the vid link :rolleyes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDPbQzrOE6Y

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    Question PL Squat - vid - 390kg squat/859lbs Squat..But what is that ...

    What is that "rack" that's being used ... it looks hydrolic or something. Just curious what the name of it is so I can look it up

    EDIT:

    lol... forgot to paste the vid link

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDPbQzrOE6Y
    Last edited by sgtslaughter; 19-Aug-2006 at 09:04 PM.

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    Re: PL Squat - vid - 390kg squat/859lbs Squat..But what is that ...

    Cant see any vid posted,but by the description it sounds like a monolift device.

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    Re: PL Squat - vid - 390kg squat/859lbs Squat..But what is that ...

    Quote Quote posted by asdfzxcv
    Cant see any vid posted,but by the description it sounds like a monolift device.
    Thanks... yup that's what it is! Cool...


    example:
    http://www.irondawg.com/Store.htm

    Now what's the purpose of them... is it preference over a regular PL Squat rack... or that's what's nessesary for certain comps?

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    Re: PL Squat - vid - 390kg squat/859lbs Squat..But what is that ...

    I think I found my answer:

    "The monolift rack is very safe, sturdy, and easy to use. It is hydraulically operated so that when the weight is removed by the lifter, the rack hooks move forward and out of the way so that the squat can be executed without the lifter ever having to walk out from the rack. When the squat has been completed, a spotter lowers the hooks back into place, and the bar is returned to the rack safely and easily."

    Sounds pretty sweet... no need to step back, especially with the big boy weights.

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    Re: PL Squat - vid - 390kg squat/859lbs Squat..But what is that ...

    Yes, monolift would be my first guess also. It's similar in principle to a hand off for bench- you don't have to hoist the bar onto your shoulders and walk the weight out. This saves your strength for your max lift and it's also useful as an everyday convenience when training with heavy weights, esp. when you don't have several spotters.

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    Re: PL Squat - vid - 390kg squat/859lbs Squat..But what is that ...

    Damn your fast, sarge

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    Re: PL Squat - vid - 390kg squat/859lbs Squat..But what is that ...

    Quote Quote posted by fortunatesun
    Damn your fast, sarge

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    Re: PL Squat - vid - 390kg squat/859lbs Squat..But what is that ...

    I've never paid much attention to powerlifting stuff and didn't even know such a thing existed...pretty cool.

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    Re: PL Squat - vid - 390kg squat/859lbs Squat..But what is that ...

    Dial Tone built one of those himself, didn't he?
    Did the whole thing from scratch. Welding and everything.
    I'll see if I can find the thread.

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    Re: PL Squat - vid - 390kg squat/859lbs Squat..But what is that ...

    Quote Quote posted by Bonkme2
    Dial Tone built one of those himself, didn't he?
    Did the whole thing from scratch. Welding and everything.
    I'll see if I can find the thread.
    I remember seeing one of the Clown Avatar guys posting one I think... can't think of his handle.... OH... Devestation?

    http://www.elitefitness.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=465655

    ... too bad the pics don't show up any more, that was damn cool lookin' even though I had no idea what it was at the time, lol.

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