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by Velcropop
Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strength Standards or "Yardsticks"
Replies: 34
Views: 11482

i had a quick look at a previous post of yours from may - with hope the knee situation is better, and hopefully your routine is still fresh and allowing improvement. if the shoes fit... but if they don't, time for a new pair. it appears we're probably in similar situations regarding deadlift bodywe...
by Velcropop
Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strength Standards or "Yardsticks"
Replies: 34
Views: 11482

It seems the best answer to your question might require a longer message detailing age/weight/height, training and ex history. I think your absolutely right. I've been reviewing my training logs (the days i've actually made entries) and I might post something more substantial when I get some time t...
by Velcropop
Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strength Standards or "Yardsticks"
Replies: 34
Views: 11482

Phwoar! @Jungledoc, my intent is much more humble than you presume. I actually considered appending my original post with some information about my goals and that my telos is getting better and stronger for myself , but I decided not to for fear of making the post too long. However, I'm glad I could...
by Velcropop
Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strength Standards or "Yardsticks"
Replies: 34
Views: 11482

In anticipating any direction to view the Performance Standards listed on ExRx, I am aware of them but nevertheless sceptical of 1RM-based standards.[/url]
by Velcropop
Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strength Standards or "Yardsticks"
Replies: 34
Views: 11482

Strength Standards or "Yardsticks"

As a disclaimer I'd like to mention that I take most of what I read on TN with a hefty pinch of salt. That being said I came across this today: I have some simple rules yardsticks regarding what I call an Advanced Beginner (males) in the lifting world: Bodyweight Bench Press Double Bodyweight Deadli...
by Velcropop
Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: 5 most influential bands in the last 30 years.
Replies: 55
Views: 35138

In no particular order Kraftwerk Daft Punk Depeche Mode Joy Division New Order The Cure The Smiths (these two especially as a precursor to emo) The Pixies Sonic Youth Nirvana Public Enemy/NWA KRS-One/the GZA Outkast (imho, they anticipated more of what is now successful pop music than any other grou...
by Velcropop
Wed May 19, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Questions re: squats with knee injuries and deadlift issues
Replies: 3
Views: 2050

Cheers KPj, I haven't asked my physio yet for fear of what you've just mentioned, she's young and it seems as though she might just thumbs-down the idea of squats as soon as I mention them. I've been incredibly form conscious when it comes to squats though and I'm really starting to get the hang of ...
by Velcropop
Wed May 19, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Questions re: squats with knee injuries and deadlift issues
Replies: 3
Views: 2050

Questions re: squats with knee injuries and deadlift issues

Hi there, long time reader first time poster on ExRx.net here. My current training program is a modified Rippetoe workout (see bottom of post). I'm currently squatting 100 kg (~220 lbs), deadlifting the same, benching 85 kg (~188 lbs) and pressing 52.5 kg (~116 lbs). My squat is relatively low becau...