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Old 12-05-2011, 01:35 PM   #1
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:40 PM   #2
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Incredible amount of weight. I've always been curious, why such a wide grip on the bar?
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:40 PM   #3
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I have to take a wide grip because of bulk. I can't get my hands back on a narrow grip. I would imagine Dave has the same issue.
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:45 PM   #4
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Makes sense. Mine has to be wider than a lot of the instructional videos because of the same issue, but not to that extent yet.
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:49 PM   #5
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I developed issues with this about 2009. I had a perpetual strain from trying to grip normally. One of the reasons I squat exclusively with a buffalo bar now. For some it's a flexibility issue, but for bigger guys it can just be that they become so bulky that it's physically impossible to use a narrow grip.
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I actually use a wide grip too, with my fingertips of the plates. I started using it when a powerlifter taught me the low-bar hold, and I still feel like it lets me put the bar in a much more comfortable place. I would prefer to have them a few more inches inward so that I could squeeze the bar, but the power rack I have access to has the J-hooks in that location.

Anyways, I can easily get my hands in much closer, but it's not as easy to get the hold I want, and for some reason I also have trouble hitting depth.
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Awesome strength and to answer the question about wide hand position my guess would be lack of shoulder flexibility combined with a low bar position. If he stays healthy Hoff will beat Donnie's WR total soon but then so could Henry Thomason...

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Btw, has Big Wilk done anything recently? I may be lagging behind but I haven't heard anything from him.
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Hoff broke the record with this squat didn't he? A 2960 total at 308. According to the westside official facebook at least and he posted on powerlifting watch too.

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*EDIT - Just seen Donnie Thompsons 3000lbs total
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Btw, has Big Wilk done anything recently? I may be lagging behind but I haven't heard anything from him.
I think Wilk just lifts raw, I saw some training videos of his a few weeks ago. He coaches high school football, so I am sure he season is just finishing up.

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Hoff broke the record with this squat didn't he? A 2960 total at 308. According to the westside official facebook at least and he posted on powerlifting watch too.

Some insane weight moved!

*EDIT - Just seen Donnie Thompsons 3000lbs total
He broke the All Time 308 WR. Which was his training partners haha!
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