Zane Geeting, Friday night squat training with video

I’m currently training for the APF MI fall open this October. I’m still on my busy summer time split, so I’m only training 2x per week, so far things are going better than expected and my strength is good. The only thing that’s unsure at this point is whether I will get my gear broken in on time.


This week the plan was to get back into my suit and briefs and handle some heavier weight than last time I had it on. I was basically playing it by feel, here’s how it went:

Warm up

Bird dogs, McGill’s, Cat/Camel, Fat man rows and push ups, BW squat, Kettlebell swings


Warm up to 420×1 raw, 600×1 in briefs, then… 710x1x2 sets, and 800x1x2 sets (video)

  • On the first rep here I started too far forward which makes it very hard for me to hit depth. The second rep was better, but still not quite right. I’ll be working on keeping a better upright posture next week. You can see in the second video, when Brandon cued me to get my head back, I corrected mid way, which helped but I was already in a sub-prime position. Overall I am happy with the way the weight moved considering this, and the fact that I didn’t have knee wraps on. I also have a lot of tightening I can do with the suit, as it was very loose here.


From there I finished up with:

Reverse hyper/Calve raise/Machine shrug circuit

3 high rep sets of each.

Hammer curls

3 sets of 15

  • That was the end of it. Overall this was a good session. I just need to work on posture and depth in the coming weeks. I’ll also make sure to wrap up and get used to those new Inzer grippers.


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Zane Geeting

Zane Geeting is a pro multi-ply powerlifter with best lifts of a 935 squat, 625 bench, and 765 deadlift. He is coming back to competitive PL after a year and a half layoff that was a result of several serious injuries including a severe rupture of the right pec that could not be repaired. Zane has an extremely busy schedule that would make most people quit before Friday. He works 55+ hours a week as a finance manager. As a renaissance man, he is also currently restoring a 140 year-old farmhouse and maintaining a hobby farm. Despite all this, Zane still finds time to train 2-3 times per week, as well as coach other lifters.  
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