Old 09-7-2014, 05:56 PM   #41
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How much do you weigh now?
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Old 09-8-2014, 05:07 PM   #42
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Up to 270lb for 8 reps on squats (predicted max 335lb)

My squat progress has been ridiculous. It's definitely the lift I'm most genetically predisposed to gain on. Which sucks in some respects; I'd like to be this strong on bench, because bench is by far the biggest dick measurer. Being predisposed to make squat gains is great in other respects though, since it adds so much to your powerlifting total.
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315x5 fuck yeah
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Old 09-9-2014, 11:33 AM   #44
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Jesus that makes me jealous. Maybe I'm just not doing it enough.

New goal - go more than twice a week

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Old 09-9-2014, 03:29 PM   #45
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do 3x/week and do squats/bench every session. rest 1-5 minutes between sets, leave a few reps "in the tank" every set.

my preferred core lifts are bench, squat, and bent over rows. I prefer bent over rows to deadlifts because squats already work lower back a lot, and bent over rows work most of the muscles that squats don't.

also I don't know if you're the type that does this, but just in case don't pussy out and focus on cardio. everyone does this because weight rooms are so obviously hierarchical in the sense that it's immediately clear when someone is ahead of you, and this causes people to avoid lifting all together so that they can't be bothered by people who lift more than they do.

if you do a bro split you probably are working chest maybe once a week. with this style of workout you work chest 3x/week.
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Old 09-9-2014, 04:59 PM   #46
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No, since I've been going I've been focusing less on cardio and more on weights, so I've got that part figured out (not that it's removed entirely). I should be learning more kinds of lifts and exercises though. Ultimately I'd like to find someone to go with, to show me a lot of these properly.

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A lot of us did this with no help either, so I definitely understand. Fortunately you live in a time with a wealth of YouTube videos to show you form. You could even pick up the NSCA's exercise manual for resistance training if you were so inclined -- it's extraordinarily step-by-step.
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:49 PM   #48
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No, since I've been going I've been focusing less on cardio and more on weights, so I've got that part figured out (not that it's removed entirely). I should be learning more kinds of lifts and exercises though. Ultimately I'd like to find someone to go with, to show me a lot of these properly.
Pick up a copy of Starting Strength, 3rd edition. Lots of great information in there. The only thing that I disagree with is the squat technique but honestly technique just improves as you get stronger, because when you are a beginner you are too weak to hold yourself in certain positions, etc.
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:32 AM   #49
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Awesome. Thanks for the tips guys. Hopefully I'll be able to post some ascending numbers in here soon!
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Strength Training by the NSCA is also great
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Old 09-14-2014, 07:02 PM   #52
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That's ridiculous. We are the same height and I'm not even close to 150. I've lost 10lbs in the last 4 weeks just to get to 167.
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290x8 squat
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Old 09-16-2014, 02:52 PM   #54
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175x2 barbell overhead press followed by 145x8.

I weigh 167lbs.
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175x2 barbell overhead press followed by 145x8.

I weigh 167lbs.
Very strong pressing man. I miss doing overhead work.

I haven't hit anything half decent numbers wise lately.

370x3 / 230x3 / 360x3 S/B/D last Friday, all really easy. Starting this programming phase kinda light, gonna keep jumping up 5lbs per week on my triples until I hit a double, then I'll add 2.5 per week until I hit a single, then keep adding 1lb per week.
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Old 10-7-2014, 11:58 AM   #56
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I attempted a 1 rep max at 185lbs for the overhead press today and failed =(

However, I was able to do 155lbs for 7 reps afterwards. The one rep max calculator has failed me.
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Damn dude, strong as hell for your weight.

My OHP is almost identical and I'm like 195 right now. Was about 160x8 last time I tried it.
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I got a new Bench PR. 240lbs x 3 reps with a ~3 second pause at the bottom. Getting ready for my next meet <3
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What's your current bodyweight? Good work on the bench btw.
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What's your current bodyweight? Good work on the bench btw.
~154lbs I try to stay low so I can just float into my 148lb weight class.
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