So by now you’ve probably seen the photos of Lu Xiaojun’s Weibo (Chinese Twitter clone) floating around on various forums (thanks to everybody who submitted these).
At first I didn’t post about them because I wanted to know more about their background to understand what’s going on.
Thanks to peteryji from the bb.com forum who shed some light on the pics.
First the 370kg Barbell Pic:
According to peteryji Lu was doing Half Squats.
That’s right! Pour that beer down the drain Justin!
But overloading one part of the squat should be nothing new to you if you read Chad Vaughn’s blog.
And in case you wondered why the hell you have so much trouble fitting 370kg on a barbell (don’t we all have that problem…), the Chinese have a special bar that is extra long.
See comparison here:
Also, since I saw some people wondering about this pic:
These are the Barbell Side Bends I posted about here.
Hmmm. Some Powerlifting Feds use an Extra-Long Squat Bar as well.
I’m Surpried DHS doesn’t just make the Chinese team some 50kg Plates.
Yeah, that shouldn’t be an issue.
They do make a 50kg bumper, last item on this page
To be honest the picture you posted looks like a women’s barbell versus a mens.
The bottom one looks like it’s missing the middle knurling which indicates womens BB. However the diameter of the bars look pretty similar, although there is only 3mm difference between them any way. Not that it matters, it’s just interesting!
How did they load that bar?
I just realized that the album you linked is from my imgur account. Neat!
ofcourse it’s overloading. but any idea if it’s half front or back? the grip is pretty tight. could it be front?
Harry McCulloch says
They should get some of these…