505kg, sumoman

1114 lbs

When I first started lifting weights I did full lifts. I didn’t get much from them. Maybe this was due to ignorance. I did Weider, York, HIT, etc. They all worked equally ineffectively. Then I got fed up and made a power rack, then I made 40 of them. I tested them by putting heavy weights on them and lifting heavy weights. The only way I could lift heavy weights was by doing partials. After testing the racks for 7 years I got very good at partials. My trap bar lift had previously been at 130 kg, but without any practice on the full lift I now did 180 kg. This convinced me that there was something to doing partials.

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