- Box Front Squat (w/ belt, 14″ box)
- 205 lbs x 7 reps
- 240 lbs x 7 reps*
- Low Bar Box Squat (w/ belt, 14″ box)
- 295 lbs x 1 rep
- 315 lbs x 1 rep
- 325 lbs x 1 rep
- High Bar Box Squat (w/ belt, 14″ box)
- 200 lbs x 3 reps
- 205 lbs x 3 reps
- 210 lbs x 3 reps
- 215 lbs x 3 reps
- 220 lbs x 3 reps
- 225 lbs x 3 reps
* I failed on the seventh rep.
I have never used steroids and can see why everyone takes the easy way out. I keep training naturally knowing that everyone else is on steroids. I have been training hard and the results are so slow to come.
I am only 168 lbs and did a 325 lbs back squat using only a belt and no knee wraps. I also did the back squat after pushing to failure in the front squat. This equates to a raw double bodyweight back squat which is something many bodybuilders on steroids can’t accomplish.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was 235 lbs and could do a 470 lbs raw back squat using only a belt. Athletes back in the day didn’t have elastic knee wraps that help you lift the weight or squat suits that flex back into position. The difference is that I am 5’8″ and Arnold was 6’2″.
So pound for pound I am just as strong as Arnold in this exercise. However, unlike Arnold there is literally nothing I can do with this talent. I don’t have access to a gym and train in my garage.
I want to keep training because I love muscle building. Pumping iron is in my blood and believe this is what I was meant to do with my life. I just wish my passion wasn’t kept in solace within my garage.