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30 Oct 2011, 7:56 am

Hi all ! !

I wonder whats ur records on gym basic powerlifts ?


I am 24 years old 163 cm
67-72 kg..

Been doing powerlifts since april 2011.

Benchpress 70 kg max
Squats 90 kg max 4-6 rep
Deadlifts 120 kg. 4-6 rep

22 kg free weights on bench 45, 2 reps..

Now im stuck.. and it sucks ! !! hehe



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02 Nov 2011, 10:00 pm

Let's see, now 180-190 pounds (I'm gaining weight due to the winter it looks like) 5'9 height

I can do...
300+lbs (136kg) 5 or so reps for squats, I should try going for a max one rep, I'm thinking my max one rep is close to 400 pounds, as 325 I can do 4-5 no problem, just when I tried higher, my back felt kinda off, so I stopped. I'll have to try again and see.
275lbs (115kg) 1 rep deadlift (beat it yesterday!)
100lbs (45kg) clean and jerk
Leg press probably 400lbs (181kg), however it's kinda debatable, I gotta try it out again on a 70 degree press, as the 45 is too easy to debate positions and whatnot on. In one position I can do 600 on a 45, and in another, I can barely manage 300lbs
Bench sucks at I think 130 pounds (58kg)

I've only started lifting recently, like basically a few weeks ago, and the squat numbers are high from my ice skating, as ice skating stroke is like a constant squat position and pressing your legs against the ice, so yeah. I don't know, I'll have to see how things pan out.

I'm kinda concerned. The easy way to do it is eat a lot of food, lift a lot, repeat, but then you get really fat. I'm gaining weight now, (though I think more because it's winter) and it's not good for me, as my main athletic hobby is ice skating.



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03 Nov 2011, 11:45 am

I'm 6 feet and 185 lbs... Body fat 4.7-4.9%. Bench 1RM = 375 lbs, and I work with 325 lbs x 10 reps x 3-5 sets. I don't deadlift anymore due to a bad back. Benching is the only thing I do at heavy weight because my pecs are always a little behind on size gains... I use lighter weight for everything else since I want a shredded look rather than big bulk. I've been lifting since age 16 (44 now). The siren head that I'm standing holding in my avatar pic is appx. 570 lbs. Honestly, I didn't deadlift it; I picked it off a truck at hip height, and just held it for the pic, then put it back on the truck. I did take 4 or 5 steps back & forth while bearing the weight, though 8)

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03 Nov 2011, 8:19 pm

bench press-265 lbs. for 10 reps
dumbbell bench press-100 lb. dumbbells for 12 reps
military press-220 lbs. for 10 reps

I'm 5' 11" and about 195 lbs.



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05 Nov 2011, 9:35 pm

When I was 15, I did 350 lbs on the leg press. I was about 100 lbs @ the time. It was not my intention, the other girls in my gym class kept putting weight on to see how high I could go. :oops:
Not a joke, to train for equestrian sport my dad insisted I do squats every day with at least 50 lbs across my shoulders. I now have the bum knees to prove it.



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05 Nov 2011, 9:43 pm

Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 100 lbs

Dead Lift: 160 lbs
Squats: 120 lbs
Bench Press: 90 lbs


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28 Nov 2011, 3:31 am

60 kg x2 rep benchpress
110 kg 1rep squats - 90 kg 7 rep max.
120 kg 1rep deadlifts..



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29 Nov 2011, 6:58 pm

Update:
130lb 1rm max clean and jerk
175lb 5 reps Zercher squat, know I can do more, but gotta try again.



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29 Nov 2011, 8:13 pm

Height-6'0.5
Weight-225lbs
Age-25, been lifting for 10 years.

Bench-300lbs for 6 reps, 2 sets
Deadlift-480lbs for 4 reps, 3 sets
Leg Press-720 for 3 reps, 2 sets.

These are just my maxes from about 5 months ago, I only check maxes every 3 or 4 years, don't do squats as my knees are shot, and like kx250rider I use way, way lighter weights in my regular training to stay cut and not start looking like a muscle-bound caricature. I have joint issues so I lift light for 10-12 reps for up to 5 sets. Good article if you click this about building muscle mass while not putting to much pressure on your joints, leading to lots of medical issues when you're older.



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30 Nov 2011, 1:51 pm

Yay, I got my bench up to 155 last night. Sweet.

EDIT: that's on a hook type power rack, too, so I don't know how that affects numbers.



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30 Nov 2011, 2:43 pm

I'm not sure what my maximum lifting weight would be. I was afraid of injuring myself, throwing out a shoulder, hernia, joint pain, etc so now I lift lighter weights, moving them slowly, and lift till the muscles fail. Seems to work well. Haven't hurt myself yet, knock on wood! I've put on 20lbs of muscle doing "slow burn" as it is called.

Learned about the benefits of slow burn lifting from this article:

"Slow Burn works"

http://www.trackyourplaque.com/blog/201 ... works.html



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30 Nov 2011, 3:58 pm

1000Knives wrote:
Yay, I got my bench up to 155 last night. Sweet.

EDIT: that's on a hook type power rack, too, so I don't know how that affects numbers.


Congrats on the achievement! Thompson racks, which is the one that has the rack and the hooks to hold the bar are, in my opinion, much more preferential than using a regular bench and barbell, it's safer and much easier to dump the weight if you fail halfway through, even if you have to squeak under the bar to get out, it's a lot safer and to boot, doesn't make any difference in your weight, the bar still weighs 30lbs so you're actually benching 185! I only use Thompson racks if I have to do barbell bench myself, but I like dumbells, make it harder.
Again congrats!

Nice article Jojoba, enjoyed checking it out. I read a similar article and that type of lifting can actually help a person put on more muscle mass than the higher weight/lower rep type of lifting, and like you said, no worries about hurting yourself.



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30 Nov 2011, 4:35 pm

Jojoba wrote:
I'm not sure what my maximum lifting weight would be. I was afraid of injuring myself, throwing out a shoulder, hernia, joint pain, etc so now I lift lighter weights, moving them slowly, and lift till the muscles fail. Seems to work well. Haven't hurt myself yet, knock on wood! I've put on 20lbs of muscle doing "slow burn" as it is called.

Learned about the benefits of slow burn lifting from this article:

"Slow Burn works"

http://www.trackyourplaque.com/blog/201 ... works.html


Me, I do pretty much the opposite, I lift my max or like 80% of it for not too many reps. I do it specifically so I don't bulk up, as bulking up would be counterintuitive to my figure skating. However, more power just helps everything ever, I always love having more power, and the ability to skate more efficiently, so with stronger muscles, you can skate and use way less effort for the same work. Also, I almost never work to failure of the muscles, as I don't wanna feel all sore, as I gotta skate the next day. That was one of Bruce Lee's ideas, to never train to failure. It seems to work for my goals, increasing my lifting numbers, which equals more power for other stuff you do.



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30 Nov 2011, 4:39 pm

1000Knives wrote:
That was one of Bruce Lee's ideas, to never train to failure.


Thanks for putting this, no one really knows it, but it's amazing advice.



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30 Nov 2011, 8:16 pm

B3astM4n wrote:
1000Knives wrote:
That was one of Bruce Lee's ideas, to never train to failure.


Thanks for putting this, no one really knows it, but it's amazing advice.


Well, I don't know, I think what Bruce Lee basically said was don't train so hard and stress your muscles so hard you won't be able to fight the next day. I basically found this out naturally, as if I did too many squats or legpresses or whatever, my skating would suffer the next day, thus negating the benefits I wanted for skating. But, meh.

I found out the thing I'm using is called a Smith machine, and my weight numbers, well, still suck. Supposedly, the bar on most Smith machines is 30 pounds, instead of the 45 on an Olympic bar. Oh well. Plus some people say Smith machines don't translate well to free weight numbers and vise versa. Oh well. C'est la vie...

Bench is something I have to work on, though, but it's hard for me to like, care about it, as I mostly lift for more leg power. I'm the exact opposite of the bodybuilder types, and I mostly do legs and neglect my upper body.

UPDATE:
I just managed 365 for squats for 5 reps.



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14 Aug 2014, 2:28 pm

Reached my goal of bench pressing 150 kgs (~331 lbs) today. :) Struggled with 85 kgs in late January 2012.


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