Could Ronnie Have Set World Records in Powerlifting?
Muscular Development|December 2020
The following is an excerpt from an interview Ronnie did with Patrick Bet-David for his Valuetainment YouTube channel in December 2019.
Patrick Bet-David

You’ve said before that one of the only things you would have done differently in your lifting career was that you would have pushed that 800-pound squat for five or six reps instead of two. That was important to you.

The first thing I said after I racked it was, that was light. And I was for real about that, too. I even tried to go a little bit further down on the second rep, but it was still light. The reason I only did two was because I had deadlifted 800 pounds, and that was heavy. It was real heavy! Then I thought about it. The squat and the deadlift are two different lifts. Deadlifting is pulling off the floor, you know, you got all that gravity down there. But squatting is way up high on your back, and not as much gravity, so of course it’s gonna be a lot easier. But I didn’t realize all that before I did it.

So at that time, when you felt you could have done 800 for five or six, what do you think you could have maxed at that time, once?

Max, probably like nine.

You think you could have cracked nine at that time?

Yeah, easy.

Really?

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