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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:49 am 
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now that I think about it...when I got over 200 lbs for bench press,
it was with the help of some spotters who really pushed me.
But when I did them alone, it was hard to push 190-195.
So, the psyche-up by those guys gave me really made the difference.

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To 'viking':
yeah, I haven't recently tested my push-ups max, that 33 I did was just when I was about to post my pb's for the first time. If I went into the gym and first thing I did was pushups I would probably get 40+, but you're right, I think I do lack "muscle endurance."

I weigh about 186lbs, it fluctuates because I eat a lot and have a high metabolism. Perhaps in the coming weeks I will try to establish what my true push-up pb is.

Meanwhile, new squat and deadlift pb's:

Squat - 2s 3r 285lbs
Deadlift - 1s 5r 285lbs


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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 12:23 pm 
Deadlift - 330x3 (+20lbs from 2 weeks ago)

Had intended on going for 335 or 340 for the same reps after that but my lower back cant seem to handle more than 1 really heavy set. Dropped down to 300 after the 330 and it still felt heavy as $h1t...back was fried!


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Way to go Jeff, I also improved my deadlift today:

1s 5r 295lbs
(obviously, 5 singles with 3 count in between given by my lifting partner)

Man did that feel heavy.


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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 2:20 pm 
Thanks, and way to go to you to! You seem to be making similar progress to what ive been experiencing...seems like im going up at least 10lbs every time i do them. I do a pause as well between, mines no more than a second or 2. Just to make sure my form is ready for action..


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JeffD wrote:
Thanks, and way to go to you to! You seem to be making similar progress to what ive been experiencing...seems like im going up at least 10lbs every time i do them. I do a pause as well between, mines no more than a second or 2. Just to make sure my form is ready for action..


Yeah thanks, I've really gotten into deadlifting, I feel great afterwards. My goal for the end of this strength phase is (in about 5 weeks) a set of 345. I think gaining 80lbs from 265 (what I started at) to 345 is a large enough gain for the first time through a deadlift program.


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One thing to note is you will do more if you do not release tension between the reps. When you release tension it signals the muscle that the set is done and fatigue can begin to really set in (in the form of recuperation). Now, granted 3 seconds is really short so I am not sure if that is a big problem but it is somethign to keep in mind.


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Thanks, I'm glad for the info, the reason why I pause is to
a) make sure I get full range of motion (it is called deadlift, i.e. from a dead standstill)

and (relatedly) b) to make sure I'm not bouncing the weight.


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That is true so in some sense, the extra reps are not really deadlifts, but you CAN touch the floor while holding tension in the body, and this will promote more adaptation because there is more time under tension without release.


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 4:05 am 
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Hey guys

25, 6', 260lbs, 31% body fat

At 18 (200lbs, 19% body fat) my 1 rep bests were:
Bench: 100kg (220lbs)
Squat: 225kg (495lbs)
Leg Press: 325kg (715lbs)

Now after a long time out of the gym:
Bench: 115kg (253lbs)
Squat: 125kg (275lbs) (?Technique and Flexibility?)
Leg Press: 250kg (550lbs)

No idea why bench has gone up untrained but oh well I'll take it! I hope to be back to my 18y.o. Weight (maybe lower), Body Fat% (Maybe Lower)and Squat and Leg press bests by September, they are my goals before I get married!


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Well even though I'm feeling well under the weather, I posted a new pb in squat this afternoon:

1s 3r 295lbs

I would have attempted a pb in deadlift, 1s 5r 295lbs, but instead cut my workout short because I wasn't feeling good. Hopefully I'll be fully healthy in time for my next legs/back day, then I can set my new pb!


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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 9:49 am 
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Yeah thanks, I've really gotten into deadlifting, I feel great afterwards. My goal for the end of this strength phase is (in about 5 weeks) a set of 345. I think gaining 80lbs from 265 (what I started at) to 345 is a large enough gain for the first time through a deadlift program.


Good luck. Yeah i dont think anything beats the feeling in my body after a great deadlift session. I just feel so pumped and energized inside..like im ready to challenge Chuck Liddell to a fight ;). Its seems like such a short time ago that i was doing sets with 235...now i'll be giving 350 a go in a couple days.


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Okay - i'll join in on this bragging game ;)

I've been chasing 500lb in the deadlift for months now, and finally nailed it last evening, using a cambered bar (at bwt of 180lb). I'm going to stick with the cambered bar and work up to 515 or so and then drop back in weight and go to a regular bar and start chasing 500lb on that. I seem to be able to pull at least 30lb more with the cambered bar (probably due to the rom afforded by it and my leverages) so i am guessing my standard deadlift woulb be around 470 max.

Let you know how it goes.

JeffD wrote:
"Yeah i dont think anything beats the feeling in my body after a great deadlift session".

True - especially when you hit a new PR!

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99 pushups in 2 minutes

98 situps in 2 minutes

2 mile run in 13:01 minutes

43 BPM @ rest (Resting heart rate) <-just had physical done on Sat.

2h 35minutes - 12 mile roadmarch (with 40lbs rucksack, plus extra gear)

32 chinups (palms inward)

22 pullups (palms outward)

335lbs 1rep Benchpress

Have not done anyother max test that I can remember.

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Merc, you said you were training to be a police officer right? I'm wondering what your motivation is, because these numbers are all very impressive. Way to go!


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