Heaviest squat for female instructors

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  •  12-19-2009, 5:27 PM 73304

    Heaviest squat for female instructors

    This morming my instructor did 35 kilo plus bar during squats while maintaining good form.  Without the aid of 10 kg plates that's the bar max.  Guessing she is around 5' 6" at 130 lbs.  Anyone have a female instructor lifting 40 kg or higher during squats?  This woman is around 34 and teaches Body Attack as well.

     

  •  12-20-2009, 12:37 AM 73313 in reply to 73304

    Re: Heaviest squat for female instructors

    Seen plenty lift 40kg+ on squats. My experience is that women tend to lift more in the squats than the boys.

    One female instructor that impressed me was 5' 6", slight build, and did 17.5kg each side for the back track.

    As an aside, did anyone note the typical weights being used by paticipants in the 72 DVD? I know the bar is heavy in Auckland but those weights looked very light. 

  •  12-20-2009, 12:55 PM 73341 in reply to 73313

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    I do 25kg for squats and 17kg for the back track and I feel challenged with those weights. Maybe I need to spend more time out in the gym with the big boys?

  •  12-20-2009, 1:41 PM 73344 in reply to 73341

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    I did a class in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, thought I was tough doing 40kg (I'm a guy)... and I struggled with that - a day pounding the shopping malls beforehand didn't help. But there was a small Malaysian woman in the class, and I'd guess 10-15 years older than me, half my size, pushing 35kg without breaking a sweat!

    I've also seen women in my classes push 40kg for lunges before...

    It's probably not so much that our bodies are built differently, but if guys bothered to train the rest of their bodies as hard as they do with bench press and bicep curls we'd probably be more even, haha. 

  •  12-20-2009, 2:39 PM 73348 in reply to 73304

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    Am I just off? These don't sound really high to me.
  •  12-20-2009, 2:52 PM 73349 in reply to 73348

    Re: Heaviest squat for female instructors

    jvuksic:
    Am I just off? These don't sound really high to me.

    Note: we are talking Kilograms, not pounds, per side on the bar. 40kg = 88lbs (80kg / 176 lbs plus the bar total)

  •  12-20-2009, 3:02 PM 73350 in reply to 73349

    Re: Heaviest squat for female instructors

    I understood the kg, but I didn't realize you meant per side.... thanks for the clarification.

    Smile 

  •  12-20-2009, 3:25 PM 73354 in reply to 73350

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    If we are talking per side, I don't know how I would even get it over my head to get into squat position Indifferent
  •  12-20-2009, 3:29 PM 73355 in reply to 73354

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    we are not talking per side... you can't do 40kg per side...
  •  12-20-2009, 6:21 PM 73357 in reply to 73304

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    I've never seen a female do 40kg squats.  We do have a small but very strong female instructor who I have seen do 35kg.  She struggled some to get it on her back and the range of motion was not good.  Really only did the top half, and as we know it's the bottom half that separates the men from the boys, or the women from the girls.  I  have seen one female participant do 30kg with good form.  She was very strong on every track and was giving everything she had.  As far as a female doing 35kg on the back track, I would have to see it to believe it.  
  •  12-20-2009, 6:36 PM 73359 in reply to 73313

    Re: Heaviest squat for female instructors

    turnitup59:

    Seen plenty lift 40kg+ on squats. My experience is that women tend to lift more in the squats than the boys.

    One female instructor that impressed me was 5' 6", slight build, and did 17.5kg each side for the back track.

    Can't help thinking that this is a troll... 17.5 per side for the back track - I don't know many men who could manage that with good form! And lots of women lifting 40kg+ for squats?

  •  12-20-2009, 6:40 PM 73360 in reply to 73357

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    We had an instructor who moved away that did 30kg with good form, me I have just recently hit 25 kgs....
  •  12-20-2009, 6:46 PM 73361 in reply to 73360

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    I am on 25kg and by the end of the track am doing some serious huffing and puffing...and I consider myself to be Pump fit!  Anything more than that and I compromise form and range of motion.
  •  12-20-2009, 7:00 PM 73363 in reply to 73359

    Re: Heaviest squat for female instructors

    ck1-:
    turnitup59:

    Seen plenty lift 40kg+ on squats. My experience is that women tend to lift more in the squats than the boys.

    One female instructor that impressed me was 5' 6", slight build, and did 17.5kg each side for the back track.

    Can't help thinking that this is a troll... 17.5 per side for the back track - I don't know many men who could manage that with good form! And lots of women lifting 40kg+ for squats?

    Even with 10 Kg plates the bars can't be loaded with more than 40 kg without spring clips.  There's a woman at my club who hales from Australia that 20 years ago held the women's squat record at around 500 lbs but today her legs are entirely wrecked and she can't do any lifting with them.  I can believe there are woman who can squat 40+ kg but IMHO think they are few and far between.

     

     

  •  12-20-2009, 7:21 PM 73365 in reply to 73363

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    Perhaps there are plenty of females who could squat 40kg for a couple reps, assuming they could press the weight over their head and on the back to begin with.  But I doubt that there are plenty that can do a 4 to 5 minute bodypump track with that weight.  As I said, I've never even seen one.
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