Donnie Thompson's at the SPF North Myrtle Beach Classic

Create: 04/09/2011 - 14:58
Donnie Thompson squats 1260lbs at the SPF North Myrtle Beach Classic.

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Submitted by kyle samsgym on
I WILL DARE TO BE THE 1ST TO SAY IT...but he looks down with this one...well done donnie..

Submitted by rmichie on
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Submitted by tfannon on
Congrats Donnie! You've been working hard for this one. congrats! Tommy Fannon

Submitted by BigWade on
Well done! After seeing how much strength and power you ahd a few weeks ago, this does not surprise me. Sorry I couldn't be there to witness it. Congrats again! Sponsored by APT, House of Pain, Jenkins Chiropractic, BMF Sports & Titan

Submitted by nccozine on
Congratulations Donnie! This one WAS low enough. let the Haters say what they want. You deserve this one. Well done.

Submitted by Job Hou-Seye on
Even with the camera distance, he looked like he almost broke parallel. I believe he could Squat 1,000 Lbs., maybe even 1,100 Lbs. in a Legitimate Federation.

Submitted by onekstrength on
[quote=Job Hou-Seye]Even with the camera distance, he looked like he almost broke parallel. I believe he could Squat 1,000 Lbs., maybe even 1,100 Lbs. in a Legitimate Federation.[/quote] In the sport of powerlifting, you have as much credibility and respect as sadam hussein. I would thank powerliftingwatch for still allowing you to post. So, trust me. About zero people will agree with you on anything. Let alone an indication on someone strength potential.

Submitted by JShatka on
[quote=onekstrength][quote=Job Hou-Seye]Even with the camera distance, he looked like he almost broke parallel. I believe he could Squat 1,000 Lbs., maybe even 1,100 Lbs. in a Legitimate Federation.[/quote] In the sport of powerlifting, you have as much credibility and respect as sadam hussein. I would thank powerliftingwatch for still allowing you to post. So, trust me. About zero people will agree with you on anything. Let alone an indication on someone strength potential. [/quote] Well, he squats about 870 raw, so that tells you what he's getting out of his federation and gear benefits. More people get jacked up about lifters dominating and walking out the weight with minimal gear, even with lower weight. Not many people other than fellow multi-ply lifters want to see this kind of a "squat". Why do you think powerlifting isn't nearly as popular as it was 20-30 years ago? Because there's too many bogus variables. How can a guy hold the world record at 992, and another guy claims to hold the record at 1,260, in the same lift? COMPLETELY BOGUS. Nice assisted leg press, Donnie.

Submitted by bigwill00013 on
[quote=JShatka][quote=onekstrength][quote=Job Hou-Seye]Even with the camera distance, he looked like he almost broke parallel. I believe he could Squat 1,000 Lbs., maybe even 1,100 Lbs. in a Legitimate Federation.[/quote] In the sport of powerlifting, you have as much credibility and respect as sadam hussein. I would thank powerliftingwatch for still allowing you to post. So, trust me. About zero people will agree with you on anything. Let alone an indication on someone strength potential. [/quote] Well, he squats about 870 raw, so that tells you what he's getting out of his federation and gear benefits. More people get jacked up about lifters dominating and walking out the weight with minimal gear, even with lower weight. Not many people other than fellow multi-ply lifters want to see this kind of a "squat". Why do you think powerlifting isn't nearly as popular as it was 20-30 years ago? Because there's too many bogus variables. How can a guy hold the world record at 992, and another guy claims to hold the record at 1,260, in the same lift? COMPLETELY BOGUS. Nice assisted leg press, Donnie.[/quote] you must be some kind of retard he squatted 870 4 years ago im sure that has increased . people like you make me sick . your always hating on others because you cant do what they can . why dont you go back to squatting under 300 4 inches to deep TARD.

Submitted by AKick on
[quote=JShatka] Not many people other than fellow multi-ply lifters want to see this kind of a "squat". [/quote] You wouldn't have known that based on the crowd's reaction. All of the gym-goers that came to watch the meet because they didn't know "what all the noise coming from the basketball court was," must have left their multi-ply canvas suits in the locker room, huh? Because they were cheering and applauding. [quote=JShatka] More people get jacked up about lifters dominating and walking out the weight with minimal gear, even with lower weight. [/quote] You're fooling yourself if you think the general public (the small percentage of the general public that stumbles into watching a powerlifting meet) cares about whether or not the squat is walked out. Casual viewers want to see touchdowns, homeruns, and huge squats. The people that care about whether or not a squat is walked out is actually in the minority.

Submitted by DEAD600 on
[quote=JShatka][quote=onekstrength][quote=Job Hou-Seye]Even with the camera distance, he looked like he almost broke parallel. I believe he could Squat 1,000 Lbs., maybe even 1,100 Lbs. in a Legitimate Federation.[/quote] In the sport of powerlifting, you have as much credibility and respect as sadam hussein. I would thank powerliftingwatch for still allowing you to post. So, trust me. About zero people will agree with you on anything. Let alone an indication on someone strength potential. [/quote] Well, he squats about 870 raw, so that tells you what he's getting out of his federation and gear benefits. More people get jacked up about lifters dominating and walking out the weight with minimal gear, even with lower weight. Not many people other than fellow multi-ply lifters want to see this kind of a "squat". Why do you think powerlifting isn't nearly as popular as it was 20-30 years ago? Because there's too many bogus variables. How can a guy hold the world record at 992, and another guy claims to hold the record at 1,260, in the same lift? COMPLETELY BOGUS. Nice assisted leg press, Donnie.[/quote] So...then would sub-masters and masters be making champs outa chumps and chumps outa champs?

Submitted by JShatka on
The fact that the "head judge" is cheering him on speaks for the legitimacy of SPF...

Submitted by AKick on
[quote=JShatka]The fact that the "head judge" is cheering him on speaks for the legitimacy of SPF...[/quote] Truthfully, the head judge was doing that for nearly all the lifters. She reacted the same way for a 500lb squatter in the first flight. Some of you guys can be ridiculous.

Submitted by Fattest Illinoi... on
[quote=AKick][quote=JShatka]The fact that the "head judge" is cheering him on speaks for the legitimacy of SPF...[/quote] Truthfully, the head judge was doing that for nearly all the lifters. She reacted the same way for a 500lb squatter in the first flight. Some of you guys can be ridiculous.[/quote] that's awesome..... judges should hope the lifter does well, but call them if they don't. I know it was awesome the first time I did a meet with Bev McDaniels head judging the bench..... as I was fighting up my 3rd attempt she was cheering..... meant a lot to me and shows what " a federation for the lifter" really should mean........ Great Job Donnie!

Submitted by bigwill00013 on
[quote=JShatka]The fact that the "head judge" is cheering him on speaks for the legitimacy of SPF...[/quote] are you for real? im not a fan of the spf im a apf guy , but ill quit lifting before i do another stupid usapl meet where its so quite at the meet you can hear a fly fart. you should try cheering people on and not putting them down. its people like you why there is so much hate in this sport . powerlifting would be so much big and better if there was people like you and a fed no one wants to watch like the ipf and usapl.

Submitted by Dan Harrison on
[quote=bigwill00013][quote=JShatka]The fact that the "head judge" is cheering him on speaks for the legitimacy of SPF...[/quote] are you for real? im not a fan of the spf im a apf guy , but ill quit lifting before i do another stupid usapl meet where its so quite at the meet you can hear a fly fart. you should try cheering people on and not putting them down. its people like you why there is so much hate in this sport . powerlifting would be so much big and better if there was people like you and a fed no one wants to watch like the ipf and usapl.[/quote] Yeah, and Olympic Wrestling is a lot more boring than the WWF too.

Submitted by bigwill00013 on
[quote=Dan Harrison][quote=bigwill00013][quote=JShatka]The fact that the "head judge" is cheering him on speaks for the legitimacy of SPF...[/quote] are you for real? im not a fan of the spf im a apf guy , but ill quit lifting before i do another stupid usapl meet where its so quite at the meet you can hear a fly fart. you should try cheering people on and not putting them down. its people like you why there is so much hate in this sport . powerlifting would be so much big and better if there was people like you and a fed no one wants to watch like the ipf and usapl.[/quote] Yeah, and Olympic Wrestling is a lot more boring than the WWF too. [/quote] well they play music and cheer at a lot of the olympic event to. and they dont just sit there like mindless zombies .shit most lifters in there dont even get pumped before a lift ,it is truly sad.

Submitted by 2000ttp on
[quote=bigwill00013][quote=JShatka]The fact that the "head judge" is cheering him on speaks for the legitimacy of SPF...[/quote] are you for real? im not a fan of the spf im a apf guy , but ill quit lifting before i do another stupid usapl meet where its so quite at the meet you can hear a fly fart. you should try cheering people on and not putting them down. its people like you why there is so much hate in this sport . powerlifting would be so much big and better if there was people like you and a fed no one wants to watch like the ipf and usapl.[/quote] pretty sure the title of this was donnie thompson squat, not "anyone wanna bash usapl/ipf" Its people like you that cause hate in this sport and im pretty sure there are plenty of people who want to see usapl/ipf lifting, you should have seen the arnold this year. dont know what you were trying to start but congratulate the guy on his squat and leave it at that.

Submitted by bigwill00013 on
[quote=2000ttp][quote=bigwill00013][quote=JShatka]The fact that the "head judge" is cheering him on speaks for the legitimacy of SPF...[/quote] are you for real? im not a fan of the spf im a apf guy , but ill quit lifting before i do another stupid usapl meet where its so quite at the meet you can hear a fly fart. you should try cheering people on and not putting them down. its people like you why there is so much hate in this sport . powerlifting would be so much big and better if there was people like you and a fed no one wants to watch like the ipf and usapl.[/quote] pretty sure the title of this was donnie thompson squat, not "anyone wanna bash usapl/ipf" Its people like you that cause hate in this sport and im pretty sure there are plenty of people who want to see usapl/ipf lifting, you should have seen the arnold this year. dont know what you were trying to start but congratulate the guy on his squat and leave it at that. [/quote] hey i think the lift is great.but the spf was bashed first so get over it. and great usapl has one ok meet and from what i have heard not for long.

Submitted by Ken Ufford on
WOW that is impressive nice job big man. I could not even imagine having almost 1300 lbs on your back. Nice job. Very motivating to say the least. Ken Ufford

Submitted by Keith Harmon on
The head judge has earned the right to show some enthusiasm. Being a record holder herself, she knows what it means and she had just witnessed one of the greatest feats in powerlifting history.

Submitted by NASH-T on
[quote=Keith Harmon]The head judge has earned the right to show some enthusiasm. Being a record holder herself, she knows what it means and she had just witnessed one of the greatest feats in powerlifting history. [/quote] Shannon says "Tell Keith THANK YOU"

Submitted by VinceS on
Wow...Great lift, Donnie. And Pat...looks like you ran another fantastic meet. I want to move back to SC.

Submitted by rodgersmadmax on
Great job Donnie it was a pleasure to meet you as well as witness a great lift. The 1300 looked just as easy and fast as the 1260, just looked like he bent over to keep the bar on his back causing him to miss depth by just a little. It also was a pleasure to meet all the lifters in this new area for us, great people and great location. I knew about 5 minutes after meeting Pat this was going to be a great meet, he has a passion for the sport thats for sure and his fitness center is fully behind him. They funished plenty of food and drinks for everyone in the building ALL day long. Great venue in a great city. This was my first vist to the Myrtle Beach area and can't wait to go back the first week of Nov. in which Pat and I aim to put up some very serious cash prizes for another meet there. Jesse Rodgers

Submitted by bbacher2606 on
Great job big man. Looked strong!! As said bf glad the squat record is back in the US. Now we just need the pull record!!!! "Strength Through Character"

Submitted by Jeff Hackett 1 on
[quote=bbacher2606]Great job big man. Looked strong!! As said bf glad the squat record is back in the US. Now we just need the pull record!!!! "Strength Through Character"[/quote] gonna be awhile.

Submitted by NASH-T on
I was the left side judge. wearing a purple shirt. On any video you should be able to see me on my hands and knees crawled in between the spotters so I could get at Donnie's knee level to have the absolute best view in the building to make the call. He got it, I'm gonna sleep like a baby tonight cause I know it was a good call. Troy Nash South Carolina SPF State Chair

Submitted by Lone Star Curt on
[quote=NASH-T]I was the left side judge. wearing a purple shirt. On any video you should be able to see me on my hands and knees crawled in between the spotters so I could get at Donnie's knee level to have the absolute best view in the building to make the call. He got it, I'm gonna sleep like a baby tonight cause I know it was a good call. Troy Nash South Carolina SPF State Chair [/quote] Top of the knee. Not top of the knee wraps.

Submitted by Link on
For what it's worth, I was at an SPF meet with the Nash's a few weeks ago, and contrary to popular belief, their rig did include working red lights, and they even got exercised in regards to squat depth.

Submitted by pbol53 on
Jesse, thank you for the compliment that means a lot. We've got a better video of this squat we'll post later. Congrats to Donnie as well as all the other lifters from yesterday. We had some strong guys at the meet. Some even went raw/single ply and did this weird thing were they unracked the weight and took steps back before squatting. Looked crazy!!! Great job.

Submitted by Mike Hedlesky on
So much negativity. I don't understand why people who are so insecure with their own personal weaknesses (physical and mental) pretend to compete in a strength sport, have shit lifting form in shit federations and get shit totals resulting from shit training, and then get on here and bash feats of strength like this. What the hell is the matter with you? In a sport where everyone is trying to be as strong as possible (at least I think thats what its about), "lifters" are going to be pissed off about the heaviest squat ever done? When the hell did powerlifting stop being about strength? Now its about who can squat the lowest, with the least gear, at the lowest body weight, drug-free (yea right), with the coolest shoes on, or whatever the hell else weak people are impressed with. The gear and all the feds arent what ruin powerlifting. Weak minded, insecure, whinney, "strength-enthusiats" ruin it.

Submitted by Mikey T. on
The gear and all the feds arent what ruin powerlifting. Weak minded, insecure, whinney, "strength-enthusiats" ruin it. [/quote] You hit the nail on the head! Years ago, lifters would trash talk other lifters/feds and it would stay within their own group. But now, people can blog anything they want and whatever "thought" comes to their mind. Unfortunately, most people don't "think" before they talk, and being anonymous allows them to speak as freely (and disrespectfully) as they want to.

Submitted by mastermonster on
[quote=mhedlesky]So much negativity. I don't understand why people who are so insecure with their own personal weaknesses (physical and mental) pretend to compete in a strength sport, have shit lifting form in shit federations and get shit totals resulting from shit training, and then get on here and bash feats of strength like this. What the hell is the matter with you? In a sport where everyone is trying to be as strong as possible (at least I think thats what its about), "lifters" are going to be pissed off about the heaviest squat ever done? When the hell did powerlifting stop being about strength? Now its about who can squat the lowest, with the least gear, at the lowest body weight, drug-free (yea right), with the coolest shoes on, or whatever the hell else weak people are impressed with. The gear and all the feds arent what ruin powerlifting. Weak minded, insecure, whinney, "strength-enthusiats" ruin it. [/quote] This is the my favorite reply of the thread! I totally agree!!! The squat looked down to me. Especially considering that most front view squat vids look higher than they are when viewed from the side. I've seen it 1st hand many times. Congratulations Donnie! It looks rock solid!

Submitted by Fattest Illinoi... on
[quote=mastermonster][quote=mhedlesky]So much negativity. I don't understand why people who are so insecure with their own personal weaknesses (physical and mental) pretend to compete in a strength sport, have shit lifting form in shit federations and get shit totals resulting from shit training, and then get on here and bash feats of strength like this. What the hell is the matter with you? In a sport where everyone is trying to be as strong as possible (at least I think thats what its about), "lifters" are going to be pissed off about the heaviest squat ever done? When the hell did powerlifting stop being about strength? Now its about who can squat the lowest, with the least gear, at the lowest body weight, drug-free (yea right), with the coolest shoes on, or whatever the hell else weak people are impressed with. The gear and all the feds arent what ruin powerlifting. Weak minded, insecure, whinney, "strength-enthusiats" ruin it. [/quote] This is the my favorite reply of the thread! I totally agree!!! The squat looked down to me. Especially considering that most front view squat vids look higher than they are when viewed from the side. I've seen it 1st hand many times. Congratulations Donnie! It looks rock solid! [/quote] my thoughts exactly......

Submitted by 1400total on
That was a legit squat! Great effort, and awesome lift. I am happy he got it! It would be awesome to see him break his total record too! Congrats Donnie

Submitted by jerrygct157 on
[quote=Marty Ross]Multi-Ply. High. Get up some guts and lift in a real meet.[/quote] Yes, Donnie has guts. Put half a ton plus on your back then talk. Donnie is a tremendous lifter, extremely knowledgeable in terms of training methods, and most of all a gentlemen. High, that's a question of perception. Unless a person has a side view of a squat attempt, how you judge depth. The angle and height of the video alters depth and height. Large thighs and canvas suits will obscure hip position relative to knee position. Only the side judges with a side view within ten feet of the lifter can properly judge depth. Anyway, way to go Donnie. Hope to see you in Connecticut this year!! Jerry Groff of the Gold's Gym New Haven Powerlifting Clan

Submitted by ClevelandStrongman on
Wow...I truly don't understand all the hate and negativity. Regardless of what gear or what federation he squatted in, he still had more weight on his back, that HE has to hold up and move. Can you stand under that load? Just stand there with it? I seriously doubt it. I don't care of he lifted in USAPL or a federation someone made up last night, the fact remains, he held the weight on his back, squat it and came back up with it. You should be aspiring to hold that much on your back, not tearing him apart because he didn't lift it the way YOU thought he should. I think Lou Simmons said it best..."the strong will continue to lift with the strong". The rest of you will just blindly throw insults while hiding behind your keyboard.

Submitted by Greg Butler on
Didn't know squat requirements were just to have the weight on your back

Submitted by chip big hoot edalgo on
awesome squat donnie! and there's nothing like high energy at a meet so keep rockin jesse! when its time to lift crank the music even louder. talk about world class spotters too, big sam byrd, who has a 1100 plus squat of his own and claude 'the phenom' bouyer { congrats on your clash of titans win bro} keepin big donnie safe

Submitted by Gabriel Torezan on
i would like to see he lifting in titans cup against malanichev

Submitted by bigwill00013 on
[quote=Gabriel Torezan]i would like to see he lifting in titans cup against malanichev[/quote] that would be cool i bet Donnie would sub total 1800-1900lbs

Submitted by Lone Star Curt on
[quote=bigwill00013][quote=Gabriel Torezan]i would like to see he lifting in titans cup against malanichev[/quote] that would be cool i bet Donnie would sub total 1800-1900lbs [/quote] This would be really fun to watch. I'll bet those guys would be willing to let in some of the big Americans.

Submitted by Jeff Hackett 1 on
Not trying to stir up any thing here but if squats look deeper from the side then why does the SPF only allow footage from the front view thus causing themselves much grief for being labeled an incompetent fed? J Hack. ... all things are possible to him that believeth. ULTIMATE SIZE, STRENGTH, AND STAMINA www.fitstep.com www.extremeselfprotection.com

Submitted by grissinger on
[quote=hacketjj1]Not trying to stir up any thing here but if squats look deeper from the side then why does the SPF only allow footage from the front view thus causing themselves much grief for being labeled an incompetent fed? J Hack. ... all things are possible to him that believeth. ULTIMATE SIZE, STRENGTH, AND STAMINA www.fitstep.com www.extremeselfprotection.com[/quote] Not trying to stir anything up either. I am quoting you b/c I agree with you to a degree. I lift raw and single ply. I do not have any dog in this fight. I also wish they would video from the side b/c I think it would clear some things up in regards too depth. I t would also educate us. With that said, I can only speak for myself and my own findings. My setup raw is much narrower then in gear. I have two video cameras that I utilize. I video alot of my sessions from the front and the side to check out my form/depth. I am always amazed that with the wider setup I look shallower in the front but from the side I hit depth. I am equally amazed when I feel like I bury my raw ones and from the front they look deep but with the knee drift I am still really close. When someone takes that wide of a setup it is going to look lower form the sides then the front if they have good technique. If the knees stay back the top of the knee is going to be higher then the hip crease with less of a decent. It is an illusion that is reality. The monolift gives you the advantage of setting up really wide. It is an anatomocal advantage and that is just the way it is. I have no idea if this squat was good or not. One thing for sure it was damn, damn close. To say it is obviously high is just not being fair.

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