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Where you been, where you are, where you going, ....

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:57 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
Keep it simple.
Follow the template
After reading this, no one should be embarrased to be honest, and share!


I remember when…
Putting the big clips on the oly bar was part of the workout (weak grip)

I was excited when…
I could Deadlift my weight for reps

One day soon, I’ll
Bench Press 190 for reps

I can’t wait for the day I
Squat my own weight for 3 reps (I’ll guess that occurs around 255)

Is it asking too much to…
Press 150# for 3 reps some day

Re: Where you been, where you are, where you going, ....

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:03 pm
by KenDowns
This is too good to give a quick reply, I'm going to think about it and get back to you.

Re: Where you been, where you are, where you going, ....

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:12 pm
by Jungledoc
I remember when…
Putting the big clips on the oly bar was part of the workout (weak grip)

I was excited when…
I tried to squat with the bar balanced on my neck. Ouch!

One day soon, I’ll
Bench 200!

I can’t wait for the day I
DL twice BW.

Is it asking too much to…
Squat 300

Re: Where you been, where you are, where you going, ....

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:56 pm
by KenDowns
I remember when...
I could not bench my bodyweight

I was excited when...
I did 11 rows on 5+ day

One day soon, I'll...
Deadlift double my bodyweight

I can't wait for the day I...
Can bench 1.5x body weight

Is it asking too much to...
Magically make my legs stronger?

Re: Where you been, where you are, where you going, ....

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:08 pm
by The_dog_mom
Oscar_Actuary wrote:Keep it simple.
Follow the template
After reading this, no one should be embarrased to be honest, and share!


I remember when…
Putting the big clips on the oly bar was part of the workout (weak grip) It still is for me.

I was excited when…
Today I did a DL of 147

One day soon, I’ll
squat with big weights

I can’t wait for the day I
Lift the bar overhead and have it feel lighti]

Is it asking too much to…
To have all my lifts go as well as my DL?????


Not sure I did this right but there it is.

Re: Where you been, where you are, where you going, ....

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:10 pm
by digger
I remember when…
I thought isolation was the way to go

I was excited when…
I could squat 260 5x5

One day soon, I’ll
Squat 315

I can’t wait for the day I
Squat 400

Is it asking too much to…
Bench 350?

Re: Where you been, where you are, where you going, ....

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:12 pm
by Khronos8
I remember when…
I thought 315 was a big bench

I was excited when…
I pulled 535 from the floor

One day soon, I’ll
be able to deadlift again (god I hope!)

I can’t wait for the day I
Deadlift 600

Is it asking too much to…
have a lower back that doesn't have stabbing pain when I put on my socks?

Re: Where you been, where you are, where you going, ....

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:18 am
by Paperclip
I remember when…
snatching 40kg was a scary task because I was new and lifted in a commercial gym.

I was excited when…
I could snatch my own bodyweight (70kg).

One day soon, I’ll
snatch 100kg.

I can’t wait for the day I
snatch 120kg.

Is it asking too much to…
snatch twice my bodyweight?

Re: Where you been, where you are, where you going, ....

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:39 am
by Jason Nunn
I remember when…
I got buried by a 115lb squat.

I was excited when…
I could bench 225.

One day soon, I’ll
Deadlift 800.

I can’t wait for the day I
Bench 500

Is it asking too much to…
Win my pro card?

Re: Where you been, where you are, where you going, ....

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:27 am
by jms
I remember when ...
... I did DB exercises on the living room rug, and skipped shoulders and legs most weeks, because it was boring and lunges made me run out of breath ...

I was excited when ...
... I managed to bench 220 at 165 (honestly, what is with the strange allure of chest exercises).

One day soon, I’ll ...
... recover from this chest infection (and food won't taste so funny - thanks clarithromycin), and my fractured finger/smashed nail will heal (shut it in a car door, painful and embarrassing).

I can’t wait for the day ...
... my legs catch up to my upper body.

Is it asking too much to ...
... actually be able to squat with consistent technique?

Re: Where you been, where you are, where you going, ....

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:01 pm
by Wouter
I remember when ...
Doing DB bench with 2 8kg dumbbells was hard.

I was excited when ...
I did 110kgx3 front squats

One day soon, I’ll ...
Clean and press 100kg

I can’t wait for the day ...
I can incline bench my bw

Is it asking too much to ...
break the Belgian weightlifting records?

Re: Where you been, where you are, where you going, ....

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:44 pm
by robertscott
I remember when…
I thought I'd be satisfied to weigh 12 stone

I was excited when…
I discovered Olympic lifts

One day soon, I’ll...
Bench over 100k. It's close, real close.

I can’t wait for the day I...
am a lean, mean 200lbs

Is it asking too much to…
be able to load my spine with a squat or deadlift again?

Re: Where you been, where you are, where you going, ....

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:25 pm
by NickAbe57
I remember when…
I was startled at how hard it was to bench 45lb db's.

I was excited when…
I could squat 1.5x bodyweight

One day soon, I’ll
deadlift 315lbs

I can’t wait for the day I
bench 225lbs for reps

Is it asking too much to…
military press bodyweight for reps

Re: Where you been, where you are, where you going, ....

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:03 pm
by hoosegow
I remember when…
I put 135 on the bench (something I could always do) and couldn't get it up twice.

I was excited when…
I hit 300 on the bench

One day soon, I’ll
Compete in Nationals

I can’t wait for the day I
can stop worrying about how much X is going to affect my lifts and just lift and exercise for health

Is it asking too much to…
Have perfect form

Re: Where you been, where you are, where you going, ....

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:53 pm
by nygmen
I remember when
I was too focused on everyone else, and not my own progress
I was excited when…
I got back down to 240, just as strong, and leaner than before
One day soon I'll
use chains on every lift you could possibly imagine.
I can't wait for the day I
Turn heads, and scare off boys that try and date my daughter.
is it asking to much to
recover like I was 22 not 32.