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 Post subject: Re: Personal Best Log
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 10:58 am 
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mrbigmuscles wrote:
215 x 1 back squat
225 x 1 deadlift

I've been lifting for about 6 weeks. 5'9" 150lbs. When I started 135lbs on the DL was heavy. I know they are sissy numbers and I'm in the 'noobgains' phase but I've never lifted anything that heavy in my life (28yrs)


2 plates is a big milestone regardless of the lift. Well done.

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 Post subject: Re: Personal Best Log
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mrbigmuscles wrote:
215 x 1 back squat
225 x 1 deadlift

I've been lifting for about 6 weeks. 5'9" 150lbs. When I started 135lbs on the DL was heavy. I know they are sissy numbers and I'm in the 'noobgains' phase but I've never lifted anything that heavy in my life (28yrs)

Good job! There are no "sissy numbers"! Lift what's right for you right now. Yeah, it is fun to gain, and to lift heavy stuff. Keep it up!

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jeffrerr wrote:
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!


This was oh so long ago, I never did mention that I worked out why the Bench Press was so much higher, it's 'cause it wasn't! I was counting the bar on a Smith Machine as 20kg, turned out it was a counter weighted smith machine I was using that day so the bar was zero kg, so it was only a 95kg BP! Luckily it wasn't my regular gym so the weights are correct in my other posts!

So I decided to forget the past and look at the now and I can safely say these are my definite current PB's:
Squat: 3x5x122.5kg
Deads: 5x120kg
Overhead Press: 3x5x55kg
Power Clean: 4x5x67'5kg (after 2x5x65kg with a missloaded bar!)
Bench Press: 3x5x80kg
Pull Ups: 8 in a row (need to do a new test set!)
Chin Ups: 6 in a row (need to do a new test set!)


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 Post subject: Re: Personal Best Log
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 6:53 pm 
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Also, that 225kg squat, not a full squat, didn't go below parallel, I only ever used to go to 90°!


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 Post subject: Re: Personal Best Log
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 1:02 pm 
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I consider 90 a full squat. I think think there is some debate about whether going lower actually helps. I think I saw it somewhere on this forum actually.


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 Post subject: Re: Personal Best Log
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90 is a half squat. It`s not comparable to a parallel squat, which, I think, is jeffrerr`s point. Some people dobn`t have the flexibility to squat lower. They should also be careful to use spotting pins as it`s really easy to crash to the floor on a half squat. I just checked the exercise directory and I couldn`t find one example of where they stopped short of parallel.

I think for consistency sake, we should call a 90 degree squat, a half squat, anything less than 90 degrees, a quarter squat. A squat should imply going to parallel and a full squat is this:
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 Post subject: Re: Personal Best Log
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 3:42 pm 
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Stu I would just call what you're showing in that video there a squat. Obviously not everyone can go as deep as that but I think that should always be the goal.

I think of the wide stance, parallel squats as "powerlifter style" squats.


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 Post subject: Re: Personal Best Log
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Im not trying to make judgment over which is best but the main site has this picture in the for the exercise called Squat.
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its simply parallel (barely), not very wide. Any variation from that should have a different name, half, full, power-lifting etc. Then everyone knows what you mean.

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 Post subject: Re: Personal Best Log
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fair enough. I'm a little surprised that that's the depth they chose to use as an example


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 Post subject: Re: Personal Best Log
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The squats I'm doing now are between the two examples, probably on the higher side but lower than the dude in the white shorts! Still ironing out calf and adductor flexibility issues! It's funny that squats have had a rep for being bad fir the knees, I've for a bad left knee and the squats make it feel so much berry by the end of a work out!


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 5:59 pm 
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Also, white shirts guy is lower then I was doing in the 90'a as a teen, so I was probably only doing quarter squats!


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 Post subject: Re: Personal Best Log
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Most teens do 1/4 squats since a popular school program uses high box squats in the program. Look at the third picture. This comes from the BFS web site.

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 Post subject: Re: Personal Best Log
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It was a little lower but that's pretty close!

PB'd on Deadlifts today: 1x5x130kg

Was at a commercial gym and used an olympic eazy curl bar as it was the only free weight bar there over 50kg! More details on this otherwise terrible session in my Journal!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Personal Best Log
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BB Front Squat 1 x 110kg (242lbs.)
BW at this moment: 75kg (165lbs)

So yeah, that's almost 1.5x BW, I tried that (112kg) but was missing the depth so no result there. To compare, my back squat is somewhere around 140kg-150kg.

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 Post subject: Re: Personal Best Log
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Deadlift 1 x 150kg (330lbs)
YES! Long time goal achieved, I reached 2xBW at deadlift. I've never felt so good than I did after I locked the weight.

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