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