Kurt Karowski – Lost Training Footage
This was taken and used by permission from Jim Steel’s website. Thanks to Jim for his continued friendship!
This is never before training footage of Kirk Karwoski training for his Raw AAU Meet in 2004. I also have the footage of the meet. I will put that up in a few days.
A little background here: Kirk trained and lifted in this meet “raw” , which he defines as “wearing just a belt”. Kirk weighed 252 in this footage.
He squats 545, 675 and 745.
His last heavy squat workout was 2 weeks earlier, where he did 815×1. He was jumping 20lbs every other week in the squat.
Between those weeks, he would take 80% of the planned 20 lb jump and just perform a single. He felt like this kept himself “feeling” the weight without taxing him too much. For example, if he did 700×5, and 2 weeks later planned for 720×5, he would just single 575 the week after 700×5.
For the bench press, he goes, 225, 405, 445 and 485. He had a “very inflamed rotator cuff which was a nightmare”. He benched 505 a month earlier.
On the deadlift, he does 495, 585, 675. The week before, pulled 785. He only trained once a week for this meet, doing all three lifts on one day.