How BAD do you REALLY want legs? with Tom Platz
On Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th September 2017 we held two squat clinics with Tom Platz.
A once in a lifetime opportunity …
This was a 5 hour in-depth squat clinic consisting of 50% class room and 50% practical.
Trainers learnt everything they needed to know to perform the ultimate squat from the man himself, the workshop included
- How Tom prepared himself physically and mentally, and how to develop your mind-set to train beyond failure
- The correct technique to perform the perfect squat, Tom personally analysed their form and corrected where necessary to get the utmost out of the movement.
- He also tested out some pretty brutal techniques on hack squat, leg extension and leg curl.
- We also had a Q & A seminar where Tom talked about, and answered questions on him, his career, the golden days and all things body building.
This was NOT your NORMAL workshop!!!
Tom Platz Video Gallery
Tom Platz Gallery
Tom Platz began his competitive bodybuilding career in the 1973 Mr. Adonis competition. He competed as an amateur until he won the 1978 World Amateur Championships middleweight division. In 1978 and after completing his degree at Wayne State University, he moved to California. He arrived there with $50 and a dream to win Mr. Olympia. For the following nine years Platz competed as a professional, aiming for Mr. Olympia. Though Platz never took first at the Olympia competition, he had a string of top ten finishes, with a third position in 1981 being his best.
Platz became famous for his remarkable leg development. He developed a high intensity, high volume method of leg training, which led to his unparalleled size and definition for his time. Regardless of what was found lacking elsewhere, it is still widely claimed in bodybuilding that Platz holds the mark for the best legs of all time.
Tom Platz retired from professional bodybuilding competition in 1987 and did a ‘Comeback’ in 1995 when he was awarded Honorary Mr. America. He still promotes the sport wholeheartedly.
Tom says, “I just want to give back to the sport I love which has been really great to me.”
Tom Platz Competition History
- 1973 Mr. Adonis – AAU
- 1973 Mr. Ironman – AAU
- 1974 Teen Mr. America – AAU, 2nd
- 1974 Junior & Senior State Powerlifting Championships – AAU, 220 Class Champ
- 1975 Mr. Michigan – AAU
- 1976 Mr. America – AAU, Short, 3rd
- 1977 Mr. Southeastern USA – AAU
- 1977 Mr. America – AAU, Short, 2nd
- 1978 World Amateur Championships – IFBB Mr. Universe
- 1978 Mr. America – AAU, Short, 2nd
- 1979 Mr. Olympia 8th (under 200 pounds)
- 1980 Grand Prix: Lafayette, Louisiana 9th
- 1980 Grand Prix: Pittsburgh 10th
- 1980 Night Of Champions 14th
- 1980 Mr. Olympia 9th
- 1980 Pro Mr. Universe 2nd
- 1981 Mr. Olympia 3rd
- 1982 Mr. Olympia 6th
- 1984 Mr. Olympia 10th
- 1985 Mr. Olympia 7th
- 1986 Mr. Olympia 11th
- 1987 Grand Prix: Detroit 6th
- 1995 Honorary Mr. America – AAU