Donnie Thompson!

Here is the correct video of Donnie Thompson's world record squat attempt.

Bar weight is 1255

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Tough angle with the refs elbow in the way, but I would say that it wasn't deep enough.

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No!

one of the closest squat ive seen from donnie..

That was cool to see. Takes balls to go after that weight and it was damn close. That's strong lifting.

Holy crap that was a damn good attempt!

Damn close Donnie, keep after it!

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Wow, that's the closest he has ever come to depth and they still called it. Props to Gene Rychlak and the IPA

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Why in the hell do people cheer before the lights go on? I know for some folks it is the first or second meet but after that you have to catch on, hold all applause until after you see the 2nd white light. Nice try Donnie, you'll get it soon.

Michael Hart wrote:
Why in the hell do people cheer before the lights go on? I know for some folks it is the first or second meet but after that you have to catch on, hold all applause until after you see the 2nd white light. Nice try Donnie, you'll get it soon.

People cheer for the effort to just get up there. The effort to stand up with that no matter how deep. Even if you are an 800 squatter you arent standing up with 1200. Unreal to see a man even attempt to squat weight like that

Michael Hart wrote:
Why in the hell do people cheer before the lights go on? I know for some folks it is the first or second meet but after that you have to catch on, hold all applause until after you see the 2nd white light. Nice try Donnie, you'll get it soon.

Hart, I hope your joking, but just in case your not.....
People cheer because that was intense as hell, passed or not passed.

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If you think that was intense. Donnie took the 1255 out of the rack twice. They only showed this second one. He is a bad man for taking it for a ride. It is necessary to break parallel. That is what separates the record holders from the wannabes.

im glad the ipa cleaned there stuff up. that looked better than mike millers attempt at 1220lb or whatever it was. i tried to pause the video to see how close it was but the frames were too far apart. regardless good squat attempt!

Wow, that was really close, I've gotta say I'm surprised they didn't pass it. I think Donnie will get that to proper depth soon. Awesome effort from a truly great lifter.

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Do you guys even get my point? I'm not saying a lifter shouldn't be applauded for their attempts; Ryan you of all people should know that. I'm saying I do not understand why so many people act as though the lift is good BEFORE the judges hit the lights. I will scream, yell and clap as the lifter approaches their attempt. Give them a brief moment of silence for their final set up and then explode again when they start their attempt. When the lift is finished, silence again until the lights indicate the lift is good, THEN you go nuts and celebrate. I'm just saying everytime I'm in the audience I always hear people going crazy only to hear the lift is no good, then they say why? I find it odd that by now more people haven't caught on to this, it's not the intensity it's the fact they think the lift passed. A prime example of this is Tom Eisman's 800@181. Just an observation.

Ryan Celli wrote:
Michael Hart wrote:
Why in the hell do people cheer before the lights go on? I know for some folks it is the first or second meet but after that you have to catch on, hold all applause until after you see the 2nd white light. Nice try Donnie, you'll get it soon.

Hart, I hope your joking, but just in case your not.....
People cheer because that was intense as hell, passed or not passed.

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Can't call depth from the front, but it didn't look obviously high....... looks like it'll only be a matter of time until that record falls....... wow

...because any guy under 200lbs is just an ugly chick.

I was just wondering about all the seriousness of the IPA "cleaning up its act". I am not sure it just wasn't more fun when Miller was getting gift squats. If we are trying to build "integrity" into powerlifting then we need to throw out the squat (much like olympic lifting eliminated the clean and press) and ban all equipment besides weight belts and maybe wrist wraps. I love the high tech gear and get a lot out of it, but let's be honest guys, who cares if the squats are below parallel if the the canvas suit is still doing 1/3 of the work. Same goes for bench shirts too. Just food for thought.

By the way, I still love the IPA and will lift in it again, but it just seemed more fun 5-10 years ago.

Looks very close to depth. And in a lot of meets I think that would pass. It is definitely a lot better than some of his previous squats. That is very impressive with that kind of weight no matter what.

Michael Hart wrote:
Do you guys even get my point? I'm not saying a lifter shouldn't be applauded for their attempts; Ryan you of all people should know that. I'm saying I do not understand why so many people act as though the lift is good BEFORE the judges hit the lights. I will scream, yell and clap as the lifter approaches their attempt. Give them a brief moment of silence for their final set up and then explode again when they start their attempt. When the lift is finished, silence again until the lights indicate the lift is good, THEN you go nuts and celebrate. I'm just saying everytime I'm in the audience I always hear people going crazy only to hear the lift is no good, then they say why? I find it odd that by now more people haven't caught on to this, it's not the intensity it's the fact they think the lift passed. A prime example of this is Tom Eisman's 800@181. Just an observation.

Ryan Celli wrote:
Michael Hart wrote:
Why in the hell do people cheer before the lights go on? I know for some folks it is the first or second meet but after that you have to catch on, hold all applause until after you see the 2nd white light. Nice try Donnie, you'll get it soon.

Hart, I hope your joking, but just in case your not.....
People cheer because that was intense as hell, passed or not passed.

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Didn't know the IPA had rules for the audience, too.