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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:25 am
by Matt Z
Yeah, your probably right, but I think I need to be a member for that.

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:27 am
by TimD
Matt, posting as one of the moderators here. DubDub brings up a good point. If you do decide to post on a daily basis, it might be a good idea to shift it over. If not, hey, let it stay where it is. Let me know if you want to shift it, and I'll put it over in the journal section

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:31 am
by Matt Z
Okay, but do I have to become a member then. How long does that take.

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:37 am
by TimD
Hi Matt, it's almost instantaneous. Just follow the register steps. When you submit it, you should get a verification almost instantly. I wasn't aware you had to be a registered member to post in the hournal though. I know you can't post in anyone else's journal, just their comments log.

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:55 am
by DubDub
I feel like there's nothing wrong with posting every time you set a new PR, the point of the thread is to give people a place to show what they're proud of... [edited]

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:56 am
by Matt Z
no problem

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:28 pm
by Matt Z
Okay, I am now officially a member AND I started my own online workout journal. I don't plan on including every workout here. Instead, I figure I'll just include a sampling of typical workouts every couple of weeks.

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:04 am
by zeratum
Standing Calf Press - 440 lbs x 12
Leg Press - 690 lbs x 7
Deadlift - 275 lbs x 6
Preacher Curl - EZ-Curl bar (I still don't know what this thing weighs) + 45 on each side x 7
Seated Cable Rows - 210 x 8

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:16 am
by TimD
Hey Zeratum. I have an Oly EZ bar, and it weighs 18 lbs. Have no idea what the standard bar weighs.

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:18 pm
by DubDub
Deadlift, 1 set of 5 singles: 275lbs.

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:27 pm
by rexallxp
Zeratum, standard EZ bars are 11lbs, Olympic ones are 18.

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:27 pm
by DubDub
Well, I didn't quite get 260lbs on bench today, as my journal explains. I am going to go ahead and call it a new 1RM of 259...

but I did actually set a new 2RM for bench press: 250lbs. Note that this was my previous all time best 1RM!

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:57 pm
by viking
Hey DubDub,

I think you can get to 270 if you increase your pushups max. I was surprised to see you could only get 33. How much do you weigh?
If you can get to 50 pushups for one set, then two sets of 30...just a minute maybe 1 1/2 minute res in'll build an extra endurance into your chest muscles. The recovery will be quicker and get you an extra 5-10 lbs. in the bench press.

Age: 42; 6'; 175lbs.
My 1 rep/ set max: ( and I'm not into bodybuilding...just good exercise and pushing the limits):
Bench Press: 210 X2
Pushup: 65
Dips: 45
Pullup: 16 ( palms facing forward ) 21 ( facing towards me)
Leg Press: 475 X 2
Barbell curl: 80 X 5

KIng us the pics...

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:59 am
by JeffD
viking- increasing your endurance on pushups wont increase your bench max.

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:21 am
by viking

Perhaps not...just a thought. It did help me with lighter weight on the bench press...going from 150 to 175. So, at the weights above 200 it may not help that much.