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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:41 am

Lost 16 lbs and 2" off the gut in October
Given that, I was especially pleased to hit 300 lb Deadlift for 3x3 1x1 + 1x2

My Squat went down with the weight loss, makes me think I have plenty of room in the Deadlift, when I"m not losing 1/2 lb/day. And, well, I should.

I aint too far down the road, but I'm going the right way.


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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by Jungledoc » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:06 am

Oscar--you're well along on your journey! I was of 2 minds when you asked folks months ago whether to lose wt first or gain strength first--good arguments for either way. But the weight loss is important, and even if it delays your strength gains for a few months, it'll be worth it in the long run. It's a marathon, not a dash.

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:40 am

thanks, Doc

Maybe if I had posted the undewear laden video first, folks would have said "lose weight, please, for the love of all man kind..."

:bom:

Over the month, seeing the ability and control I can have over it, I am more confident now that at least for awhile, I can do both, with a little good sense eating and training

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by CorlessJohnJ » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:03 pm

deadlifted 355 lbs 7 times...definitely wasn't fresh was my last set of deads. First time I used chalk and it was amazing. My grip was godly chalk is like jesus dust. Just saying.

I have been hitting a lot of new personal bests at the gym recently but i dont think certain things like cable cross overs should be mentioned haha good stuff loving the gym lately....

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by RobertB » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:02 am

CorlessJohnJ wrote:chalk is like jesus dust. Just saying.
Thanks for my new sig :lol:


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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by Matt Z » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:40 pm

Turkish Get-up = 100 lbs for 2 reps each hand (11/21/11)

* see comment below.
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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by Jungledoc » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:02 pm

Wow, Matt. Just wow.

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by CorlessJohnJ » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:08 am

Decline bench press 8 reps of 285 lbs. Not 100% fresh did 4 sets of heavy cable cross overs first but it was awesome.

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by Matt Z » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:27 pm

PS) I may have already mensioned this, but when I do TGUs I only perform the positive portion of the lift. ... I start on my back and finish standing with the dumbbell overhead. I then lower the dumbbell as I would a dumbbell snatch and lay down for the next rep.

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:06 am

Matt Z wrote:PS) I may have already mensioned this, but when I do TGUs I only perform the positive portion of the lift. ... I start on my back and finish standing with the dumbbell overhead. I then lower the dumbbell as I would a dumbbell snatch and lay down for the next rep.
why?

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by IceDane » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:15 pm

I'm sure none of your remember me, but at any rate, decided to drop in since I may actually start to use the journal I started here.
Bunch of big, life-changing $h1t been going on, but never been better! Lost some weight that I had convinced myself I didn't have to lose, and keep gaining strength and losing weight.

Now, for my PRs.

3 x 4 x 75 kg bench press -- it's weak as hell, but when I started again in july I managed to overtrain(5 x a week) and hurt my left rotator cuff.
2 x 3 x 170 kg deadlift -- My old 1RM was 180kg. I pulled that when I was doing 3 x 4 x 145kg. I'm going to pull 200 kg soon, though it got delayed a bit due to a beer-related accident that resulted in a hurt wrist(that still hurts a bit, 20 days later).
3 x 4 x 70 kg power cleans -- I just started doing these, I guess I'll call them a PR.

My squat is way down, though, but it's coming up fast. I'll probably be doing sets of 4 x 100 kg tomorrow(1RM was 120 I believe).

Sorry if I took that whole "personal diary" thing a bit too far in this post. I will refrain from doing it again. :)

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by Matt Z » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:57 pm

"why?" - Oscar_Actuary

Sitting/laying down with a heavy weight overhead just seems very awkward to me. Also, while I can think of obvious practical applications for getting up with a weight, I can't really think of any time I'd need to lay down with a weight.

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by stuward » Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:11 pm

I always do it both ways. I think getting down with the weight is harder in some ways that getting up since you still have to balance and stabilize the weight but you're working blind a little. It doesn't really matter whether you do it that way or not, I just think it's part of the challenge.

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by Wouter » Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:52 pm

200lbsx1 power jerk
320lbsx1 deadlift (after heavy back and biceps training)

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by CorlessJohnJ » Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:36 am

175lb clean. After one fail then a set of overhead press of 8 reps.


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