He was at his best nearly a qauter of a century ago he finished 3 in the 1981 MR.O,but no one since has matched Tom Platz’s combination of conscious-altering size and cross-striated definition.He was legendary for his workout intensity.He reports that while weighing less then 230 pounds, he squatted eight reps with 635 pounds and 52 reps with 350 pounds.On numerous occasions, he squatted for 10 minutes straight for more than 100 reps with 225 pounds.This might seem like hyperbole, if not the fact that platz is seen in a video shot in 1992 sqautting 495 pounds for 23 reps with his thighs going below parallel.
TOM PLATZ: SQAUT RULES
1.Stretch thoroughly before beginning.
2.Go slowly below parallel.
3.Put everything you have into every set.
TOM PLATZ:LEG ROUTINE
EXCERSISE SETS REPS
SQAUT 8-12 5-20
HACK SQAUTS 5 10-15
LEG EXTENSIONS 5-8 10-15
LYING LEG CURLS 6-10 10-15
STANDING CALF RAISES 3-4 10-15
SEATED CALF RAISES 3-4 10-15
HACK MACHINE CALF RAISES 3-4 10-15
This is a video of Platz doing 500lbs.
It's real funny, this guy had a clothing line a while back.
I wore his t-shirts through a lot of trainings.