Sunday, September 12, 2010
Just like the good old days.
Nick's been my training partner and best friend for more than six years now and has been there through thick and thin. He started off as a bench press only guy until my challenges to his manhood brought him around to training for real, which for me meant squats and deadlifts. He took to it like a duck to water and despite his aversion for hard work ( just kidding Nikko) he managed to take third in his class(90kg) at APF Nationals in 2006 AND squat 600 for the first time with these numbers:
He had only been training the lift lifts seriously for two years.
After a fairly serious back tweak and a very serious job promotion Nick put competitions on hold ( as did I) and went back to keeping his strength and fitness stable with regular squat workouts, kettlebell training and his afternoon gig as a high school wrestling coach.
Nick recently got the bug again to get his squat back up to heavier numbers and decided to train for real again, with a written out cycle that he is sticking to. His first real cycle back he did this double with 502 not far off his PR of 551 that he did prior to his 601 meet squat. The 551 was with knee wraps and straps up and this was just with a suit bottom.
It was way cool to be able to back in the garage, Metallica on the stereo, and testosterone and adrenaline in the air. The only thing better than me doing this squat is Nick. Great job man, just the beginning.
PS he did the double because we ran out of weight in his garage and he didnt want to do another set,lol. Time to bring the rest of my plates over to his house.Not perfect depth but it's only the start.
Just found this from 2007,although he did more sets he also used used wraps and didn't go as low: