The legs of all Legs - Tom Platz

pgmunn

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When I first saw Tom Platz's legs for the first time all I could do was stare and say F**k me. I could not believe the size, density and definition of his upper legs, even though Tom's calves were exceptional. I honestly don't think I have seen a better set of quads and thighs since then (for my liking anyway), my mouth still drops open in awe when I see a picture of Tom Platz's legs in his prime. And here you go ... definitely an eye popper.
 

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Impressive physique aside, and it is damned impressive, I was blown away by the shot of him touching his toes. I just assumed that much muscle and mass would mean close to zero flexibility. Turns out, I was wrong.
 

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Was the speed skater Eric Heiden. Some of those guys there legs blow up like mad
Yes Heiden.He leaned over at the end of a race and his hamstring development was on par with Platz and I believe he was at least six foot.Speedskater I talked to with from the Canuck national team worked out with him in Wisconsin.Repping out with 1100 lb leg presses.With one leg.His Wiki page says 206 or so but he was around 235.
 

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Impressive physique aside, and it is damned impressive, I was blown away by the shot of him touching his toes. I just assumed that much muscle and mass would mean close to zero flexibility. Turns out, I was wrong.
tom platz was very flexible in his low body. He could go a hurdlers stretch and touch his head on his knee, amazing. He had to have worked at flexibility and stretching.
 

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tom platz was very flexible in his low body. He could go a hurdlers stretch and touch his head on his knee, amazing. He had to have worked at flexibility and stretching.
And in the evening he liked to ride his pedal machine at a slow pace for about 40-60 mins.
 

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He did NOT skip leg day. :)
Platz was an avid squatter so no wonder his legs were large. He had a squat off with Dr Fred hatfield (powerlifter first to full squat 1000lbs) ...hatfield beat Platz in a 1 rep max 855 to 765 and Platz out repped Hatfield with 23 x 525lbs ... bottomed out squats, double of what Hatfield could rep. That only makes sense as powerlifters lift in a lower rep range with heavier weight while bodybuilders do the opposite.
 
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