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Post by Matt Z » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:42 pm

Barbell Military Press - 195 lbs for 1 rep (04/16/07)

I also did 95 lbs for 25 reps at the end of my workout. By around rep 20 my arms were shaking uncontrolably.

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Post by Matt Z » Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:11 pm

Barbell Squat (low-bar) = 365 lbs for 01 rep (04/19/07)

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Post by Matt Z » Tue May 29, 2007 6:03 pm

Two new PRs today:

Barbell Squat(low-bar) - 375 lbs for 1 rep
Standard Deadlift - 400 lbs for 1 rep

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Post by daniel4738 » Wed May 30, 2007 2:37 am

Not very much compared to some of you guys, but something from this week:

Age 25, Body weight: 73kg (160lb)

Deadlift 1rep 140kg (308lb)
Clean and Jerk 1rep 75kg (165lb)

I was particularly proud of the clean and jerk as I have only recently started to practice this exercise, whereas I was dissapointed with the Deadlift, I was hoping to do 150kg but my grip wouldn't let me.


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Post by Hoister » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:21 pm

6/15/07 - 600lb wheel barrel walk, 2.2km - NO put downs!


6/16/07 - Hand and thigh lift = 715lbs RAW (previous = 605lbs RAW, May '05)

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Post by Matt Z » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:13 pm

What's a hand and thigh lift?

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Post by Hoister » Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:00 pm

Here is a pic of the hand/thigh placement when executing the hand and thigh lift technique...

http://www.usawa.com/2003backericht.jpg

I couldn't find any videos! (I gotta get me a digital vid cam!)...

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Post by Matt Z » Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:43 pm

So it's like a partial deadlift with the weight suspended from a chain?

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Post by Matt Z » Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:10 am

Barbell Squat (low-bar) = 295 lbs for 8 reps (06/04/07)
Barbell Squat (low-bar) = 315 lbs for 5 reps (06/19/07)

Not exactly new PRs (at least not in the 1RM sense), but still pretty cool.

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Post by Hoister » Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:08 pm

Mattz,

Hand and thigh lifts are like partial deadlifts with a specific hand placement (i.e. on the thighs like the name implies). However, depending on the situation, the apparatus can vary.

In the usawa, they have their specific rules and apparatus, while other org's have their own. I have competed in various org's and found the differences to be quite significant in apparatus, but the rules are basically the same as described in the links provided in the previous posts.

My hand and thing lift is done in my squat rack, using a conventional barbell and plates, utilizing an alternating grip.

-Hoister

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Post by Hoister » Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:11 pm

June 19/07:

One handed dumbell muscle/power snatch:

Left hand - 170lbs
Right hand - 172.5lbs
Bodyweight = 185lbs

My goal has been to hit bodyweight in this lift. Close, aaghh!

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Post by daniel4738 » Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:39 am

I thought I would try my 1RM after about a month of 'crossfitting' for the 5 strength standard lifts. I have calculated kg-lb which is why the weights are funny.

Body weight: 160 lb (down from 165ish)

Chest Press: 228 lb (down by 4.4 lbs), but I dropeed the weight a few weeks back and am anxious about lifting heavy without a spotter.

Squatt: 255lb (up by about 8lbs I think).

Press: 121lb up but I have been doing more 'push presses'

Deadlift: 308lb (up by about 20ish lb)

Power Clean: 170 (up, but I can't quite do 80kg yet).

Chin ups: 23 without touching the floor.

I must say im impressed with this 'crossfitting' style of training and will continue it until I stop seeing gains.

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Post by Noexit » Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:25 pm

These numbers are pretty lame compared to a lot of them, but they represent what I consider good progress for me. I just started moving weights around in late March, so I'm happy with them.

Bicep curls with dumbells: Started at 15 lbs, now doing 35lbs each side.

Bench press: Started on Smith rack at 40 lbs total, now doing two sets at 70lbs and one set at 75lbs on the bench with a barbell.

Leg press: Started at 90 lbs total and now doing 200lbs.

Finally, pull downs: Started at 60lbs and now doing 120lbs. :)

Wow, putting it in black and white like that, it's no wonder I'm not losing any numerical weight.


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