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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by KenDowns » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:00 am

barsonme wrote:hit a 305 DL last night. Even managed to lock it out and set it down softly. About killed my hamstrings though :P
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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by soniacarlston » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:58 am

This a a start of a great fitness for me.

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by medic002 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:00 am

My first time doing weighted chinups and dips

chinups:
4 reps BW + 13%
2 reps BW + 20%

Dips:
10 reps BW+13%
10 reps BW+20%

Not great but a hell of a lot better then I thought it would be and still a personal best

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by KenDowns » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:05 pm

Bench Press 225!

I've been chasing this since November of 2011, got my one and only injury the first time I tried it back then, and finally made it today.

This is the 4th Thursday in a row I've loaded 225 onto the bar. Each of the past 3 weeks I missed, but I said I was just going to load it every Thursday until I made it. Today was the day.

Now if I die tomorrow I will have died happy.

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by robertscott » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:06 pm

KenDowns wrote:Bench Press 225!

I've been chasing this since November of 2011, got my one and only injury the first time I tried it back then, and finally made it today.

This is the 4th Thursday in a row I've loaded 225 onto the bar. Each of the past 3 weeks I missed, but I said I was just going to load it every Thursday until I made it. Today was the day.

Now if I die tomorrow I will have died happy.
good work. You never forget your first time.

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by robertscott » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:11 pm

vicarious PR: girlfriend front squatted 40k

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by Jungledoc » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:28 am

Great job, Ken!
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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by Matt Z » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:25 pm

Barbell Pendlay Row = 325 lbs for 3 reps (03/04/13)

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by pdellorto » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:26 pm

3/12/13

Matched a previous best 115 x 1 in the barbell press.

Beat a previous best of 85 x 8 with a set of 85 x 11 in the barbell press.

Been a while since I've lifted near my previous maxes, so this felt pretty nice.
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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by barsonme » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:17 am

Been a while since I've been able to get on the forums :(

But I hit a 155# clean today. No jerk b/c I didn't know if I could get my pinky fingers under the bar and I wasn't about to drop it from 5'8" in the air.

I've had some knee issues which have barred me from squatting for the last... month-ish. So today my knees felt fine and I managed this. I can probably clean more, but not being able to do squats for a month has made my front squats pretty weak.

BTW nice work guys. And that 325 pendlay row is real nice :)

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by Dub » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:25 am

Front Squat 3 x 115kg
This was my 1RM roughly four months ago. I'm impressed. How's your squat, Robert?
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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by robertscott » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:16 pm

Dub wrote:How's your squat, Robert?
mimsy, have been doing volume stuff so if anything I'm probably weaker.

Don't you worry though Dubby, I've got all year to give you a run for your money.

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by KenDowns » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:07 pm

OHP: 147.5

Beats 145 originally set on 11/21/11, 16 months ago. Seems a long time to gain 2.5# but pressing took a back seat for a long time. Even 6 weeks ago I could barely get 3 at 130, so progress on OHP has been rapid lately.

I'm pretty sure it has to do with two things:

1) Stronger back
2) Learning to use the stronger back as a base to press against

Extremely satisfying. When you break a PR you always feel like the sky is the limit after this.

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by Matt Z » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:06 pm

Overhand Pull-up (weighted) - 04/01/13
+50 lbs for 3 reps (New 3RM!)
+25 lbs for 8 reps (New 8RM!)

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Re: Personal Best Log

Post by KenDowns » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:15 pm

I can't conceive of Matt's weighted pullup numbers.

But anyway, squat: 300x2

First time at 300+ for reps.

Was going to do 295 today but was "feelin it" and went for the 300. Maybe those clams Bob has me doing helped :headbang:

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