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In a similar vein, my coach once told me that I needed to be able to OSQ at least 140kg to be able to compete on the national level. And that Rigert and all the other great Soviet lifters had threshold they were able to hit. I think it was 140kg/5, but I can't remember.
My best I think was 152kg/2 x5. It was my least favorite thing ever.
I'd almost rather do burpees for a meso cycle.