In the words of legendary Jim Ross, Stone Cold Steve Austin is harder than a two-dollar steak. And now he's trying to get even harder.
The Texas Rattlesnake, 54, has recently set a goal to squat 500 pounds by 2020]
View Post on InstagramI have not seriously trained my legs in the last 20 years. In 2012, I had an ACL / PCL replacement surgery in my left knee. In my right knee I still go without PCL. About a year ago @marksmellybell sent me knee sleeves from @thesupertraininggym. He said they should try. I started to squat again about 5 weeks ago. The sleeves give me support, confidence, keep my knees warm and give me a small spring from the ground. In this video I squat 285 pounds. Lightweight for many men and women. By 2020, my goal is to squat 500 pounds. For the wannabe judges out there, I'm not in a powerlifting contest. The squats are not parallel or deeper. I'm in my gym with a bar on my back. I have always loved to train legs and in particular the squat. Conclusion: It's good to be under the crossbar again. Thanks, Mark. Song Blackout Artist Scorpions #squat #training #legday #weightlifting #weighttraining
His form may not be perfect, but that does not really interest him. "For the wannabe judges out there, I'm not in a powerlifting competition," he says in the post. "I'm on my back with a pole in my gym."
Squatting is impressive enough, but we are even more impressed with this achievement as Austin has a long history of knee problems. During his career, he wore a knee brace due to several injuries – including two blowouts of the ligaments in the knee. He also had his ACL / PCL replaced in his left knee in 2012. Austin also claims that he did not train his legs seriously in 20 years.
His 500-pound squat goal is ambitious, but we give him a hell and raise our beer to him because he made an effort.