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Tom Platz Taking Trainees to Failure
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sgb2112

https://youtu.be/uF2tKIOKWg8

He is able to get at least five extra reps out each of em..the girl in the red shirt was would have thought she HIT failure at 30 reps but Platz took her to 45 or 50 reps, I lost count. Girl right after her was not nearly as able to dig as deep.

Food for thought.
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60 Reps
This is what it's all about.
Excellent Performance.
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1958

Texas, USA

Platz is great teacher/technician when it comes to the perfect upright squat lesson,but don't allow him to train you on leg extension,leg curl,or leg press! He knows nothing about proper form on those exercises.
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Crotalus

Platz could do a video about making a pot of coffee and he'd have me mesmerized watching. His enthusiasm for this stuff never ends ... he's just as motivated to teach others about training today as he was about his own training during his competitive years.

I can never see or hear enough from Platz. .

Thank you for posting the clip .
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ron33

1958 wrote:
Platz is great teacher/technician when it comes to the perfect upright squat lesson,but don't allow him to train you on leg extension,leg curl,or leg press! He knows nothing about proper form on those exercises.


He knows all about it. He used strict form early on , that for some reason changed later in his career .
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hit4me

Florida, USA

great video.......makes want to squat again
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Jesse Lee Otis

Crotalus wrote:
Platz could do a video about making a pot of coffee and he'd have me mesmerized watching. His enthusiasm for this stuff never ends ... he's just as motivated to teach others about training today as he was about his own training during his competitive years.

I can never see or hear enough from Platz. .

Thank you for posting the clip .


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I would be right there with you, fixated on everything Tom did from pouring water into the pot to pouring the coffee into a cup. :-) I love what that guy is and does. I so admire big, muscular thighs that he is my bodybuilding idol.

Jesse Lee


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FortCollinsFan

Squatting lessons from Platz.....Amazing. A dream come true. That was a cool video.
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Crotalus

Anytime I see Platz demonstrate how a squat should be done without a barbell on his back he does it with his hands in front of him ... as if he were using the bar designed by Dave Draper with the handles in front of your shoulders which was made to allow squats for those with bad shoulders.

With your hands and elbows in front of you like that it seems you might be more inclined to stay straight rather than lean forward. Anyone ever try one of those Dave Draper squat bars for that ?

Also, for those who tend to lean forward, wouldn't a Smith machine solve that problem ? Though I know it's frowned upon by the hard core squatters, it seems like it could solve the leaning problem I see many having.
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sgb2112

A longer vid of him training a bodybuilder in Switzerland at a gym that has DAVID brand machines. It's Platz's favorite leg extension.

https://youtu.be/bJjCxjS7zTo

Topics covered.

- Not a fan of how the squat is taught currently, i.e. powerlifting style.

-Took him two weeks to recover from leg training. Platz does not see how anyone can grow from multiple squat sessions per week.

-Big guys have a harder time training to failure.

-His preferred style of shoes to squat in. Hint: It's not flat minimal shoes.

-Not a fan of the leg press at all.

-and much more!
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Jesse Lee Otis

Crotalus wrote:
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Also, for those who tend to lean forward, wouldn't a Smith machine solve that problem ? Though I know it's frowned upon by the hard core squatters, it seems like it could solve the leaning problem I see many having.

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I love using a Smith Machine; much prefer using it to 'regular' squats. I do squats for my legs - not my back -- and that machine locks me into the 'leg track' just great. Plus, I can bail out of the thing at the bottom with the stop-brackets set right.

Jesse Lee

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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

1958 wrote:
Platz is great teacher/technician when it comes to the perfect upright squat lesson,but don't allow him to train you on leg extension,leg curl,or leg press! He knows nothing about proper form on those exercises.


And bouncing out of the bottom of each squat is good form? I never watched him coach, but certainly saw him in other videos squatting. My knees hurt just seeing it.
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Jesse Lee Otis

Brian Johnston wrote:
And bouncing out of the bottom of each squat is good form? I never watched him coach, but certainly saw him in other videos squatting. My knees hurt just seeing it.


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Brian -- I know of what you speak. I love the way Platz looks and his demeanor - but I have cringed watching those bounces on squats and hack squats. Maybe he has bionic knees.

Jesse Lee



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Jesse Lee Otis

Attached is a PDF file that I made from text at http://ditillo2.blogspot.com/...-squatting.html in which someone from Iron Man Magazine interviewed Tom Platz in November of 2008 about his leg work over the years. I found it very interesting; hope the rest of you do too.


Jesse Lee
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Spidercam

Jesse Lee Otis wrote:
Attached is a PDF file that I made from text at http://ditillo2.blogspot.com/...-squatting.html in which someone from Iron Man Magazine interviewed Tom Platz in November of 2008 about his leg work over the years. I found it very interesting; hope the rest of you do too.


Jesse Lee


Thanks, such a great interview.---- but once the workout was over, once I accommodated my expectancy and got to that point and went through a workout like that, I felt fulfilled. I had my training partner tell me about it because usually I wasn't aware of what was going on, it would be almost like I went somewhere, I went somewhere to like a special place I explored a terrain or a feeling or a style of training that was never done before and that's what I wanted to do.

When working away from home I train my work mates. They appreciate my many years of exercise experience which I give free gratis to anyone willing to give high intensity their best shot. When at home I usually train mostly on Nautilus machines.
At work I was given the task to set up a training facility for the workforce with some good basic bread and butter tools which I did.
What I have found is that it is so good to do heavy basic barbell work as well as the Nautilus machines when at home.
I don't think it's a good idea to be away from squatting, stiff legged deadlifts, barbell rows, and overhead presses for any length of time.
A combination of these basic bar movements and the old Nautilus machines create a best of both worlds situation.
I was asked once what is it like to go to failure on high rep squatting. I replied - think of your focus being a beam of blue plasma coming from yours eyes. In front of you are a set of iron gates, use your focus to push open the iron gates and enter Never Never Land.





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Jesse Lee Otis

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Thanks, such a great interview....
I was asked once what is it like to go to failure on high rep squatting. I replied - think of your focus being a beam of blue plasma coming from yours eyes. In front of you are a set of iron gates, use your focus to push open the iron gates and enter Never Never Land.


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Glad you liked reading the interview. I had no idea that Platz did not start leg training until some years after he started working out.

Platz & the fish and you & the plasma/iron gates; y'all really do zone out. I start out counting reps - but when the going gets really rough I cannot even count. I do, however, end up counting 2 or 3 reps after I have initially set a predicted maximum.

Jesse Lee

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