John Broz on T-Nation: Max Out on Squats Every Day

Max Out on Squats Every Day

by Bret Contreras

If your family was captured and you were told you needed to put 100 pounds onto your max squat within two months or your family would be executed, would you squat once per week? Something tells me that you’d start squatting every day. Other countries have this mindset. America does not.
– John Broz

John Broz oozes Olympic weightlifting. For three years, Broz lived with Antonio Krastev, a Bulgarian superheavyweight who snatched 216 kg in 1987, a world record that’s no longer recognized because the IWF reshuffled weight classes.

Krastev revealed the legendary Bulgarian system to Broz, who ultimately ended up opening up a small Olympic training facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Broz has produced some absolute freaks in a very short amount of time, such as 20-year-old Pat Mendez, Broz’s greatest pupil[…]

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Pat Mendes, one of Broz's young lifters, squatting 800 pounds.

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