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Heavy Workouts: Setting a new 500-pound squat power-lift at 180 lbs

Written By | Aug 26, 2018

WASHINGTON: In this workout, our athletes attempt set a new 500-pound squat powerlift.  But also to squat 495 and 505 as well as doing walkouts with heavier weight. Using high weight walkouts and negatives allows people training for strength to prepare their joints and nervous system for bearing heavier weights.

This helps an individual to be able to keep going up in weight in their training to ready their body for even heavier weights. After completing their squat work the athletes perform overhead press with 135 to help develop their shoulder muscles to aid their progress in bench weight.

They finally do a few sets of ab work to aid their core stability and build solid balance.

Building stability for a 500-pound squat power-lift

Heavy workouts help build stability for when these athletes try to set personal records for themselves. By increasing your stability along with your core strength, it allows the body to adjust to heavier future weights.

The stability helps lower the amount of shakiness the lifters will have when reaching the descent of the repetition, shakiness during a lift can cause you to overtax your muscles before the lift has even started.

Finishing the workout with shoulder press will put even more emphasis on stability and control, Shoulder press can help stretch out the rotator cuff along with the overall flexibility of your shoulders. This will build better positioning for your low bar squats. Volume during any training block is important, to build overall sizes and cushioning for developing your heavier lifts.


Note: You begin a powerlifting program with an eye on the long haul.  There is no overnight success. There are no quick ways to become a powerlifter.  Your only competition is yourself. Before starting any weight training program, consult with an experienced trainer or coach. Learn proper techniques. Use the correct equipment, including belts. Find a buddy to work out so that you always have a spotter. Rotate your workouts. Take recovery days. Avoid smoking, alcohol, and drugs as they work against your goals.  And always check with your doctor before starting any diet or weight training program.

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Zadlifts is an eighteen-year-old powerlifter with heavy goals and even heavier lifts. In the past five years, he’s dedicated his body to reaching its maximum potential. Gaining 90 LBS in three years, he strives to set records, now deadlifting over 500 LBS. Sharing what he has learned over his journey, Zadlifts is meant to inspire and encourage your personal health goals.