Can Anyone Squat 1,000 Pounds Raw?
Or even 900 for that matter. At Monster Muscle they're trying to answer that question. The thread is started based partly on Scot Mendleson's interview for the upcoming powerlifting movie, Powerlifting Unlimited, where he claims to have raw squatted 1,000 pounds.
Opinions on whether a 1,000 raw squat has been achieved:
However, all I know is that the IPF world record (SHW) is almost exactly a grand (in full single ply gear) and that the guy that owns the IPF SHW division - Brian Siders - has not been able to squat 1000lb GEARED! If you look at it that way then things don't add up: Either the top IPF lifters suck or someone is talking bullshit.
honestly i dont think anyone in just a belt and wraps can squat 1000 to depth to where it would pass in competition.. probably 900's no doubt tho
I would even be surprised by a 900lb raw squat (down to proper depth). Remember that Brian Siders's lifetime best is "only" 980lb in full gear. But I'll give you the benefit of the doubt on 900lb.
I think there are a few guys that could do 900 in wraps and a belt. Didn't Mikesell do 903 in the APF this way in the past year or two?
Mark Henry. He did over 9 in just wraps and a belt, if I'm not mistaken.
Evedently(correct me if i am wrong) Mikesell, Kuc, Reinhoudt, Popov(i think there is a video of him doing it raw in training in irongame) have done it.
I believe Andy Bolton can and probably Gary Frank. I KNOW that Steve Goggins at only 250lbs can squat over 800 no wraps without training for a raw squat. I would be willing to put money that he can do 900 in a short raw training cycle.
Paul Anderson is the only one I know of to handle that kind of weight raw. If you could find clips from the Ed Sullivan show Paul supposed did a 1200lbs. squat on there in like 1959-1960.
AS for the raw squat- don reinhoudt has the official highest raw squat of 947 pounds in just a belt, i wouldnt doubt him to be the STRONGEST squatter of all time
- and i also believe that paul anderson squatted up to as much as they said he did
there is no one that has squatted a grand raw and if any one has i want to see it.you would think that if you could squat a grand raw they would take the time to do a meet raw and do it officailly.if they could do it. instead they just claim to do it. you know damn well if they did it as a gym lift they would have some video of the lift, come on how many of you guys video your PRs? i know i do.mendelson is full of shit.(i think his bench is shit too, but thats another story)if he squatted a grand raw he would do it in a meet, but no "squattings not his thing" there is a video on irongame of a russian guys squatting 947 or something in a belt in wraps and he is ass to calves.now if you want to talk raw thats a bad ass squat