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berfles
01-04-2009, 02:34 PM
After a little over a year of seriously lifting I finally got to the 1000 club. I might have a little more in me for squats and deads, and I know I can get 300 on bench so I'm retrying that again relatively soon. I've only been squatting more than 8ish months I think, I had to take tons of break from them while working in a warehouse.

Anyway, I'm pretty happy to finally consider myself semi-strong. Finally put my lifting numbers in my sig.

Dkalban
01-04-2009, 02:35 PM
congratulations! :D
You are actually someone I look up to on this board since you came from my present situation (140lb weakling), so youre a person I aspire to being.

johnnyo_99
01-04-2009, 03:16 PM
great milestone, next stop 1200.

BFGUITAR
01-04-2009, 03:20 PM
Great job! I surpassed 1000 only a few weeks ago.

mastermonster
01-04-2009, 03:21 PM
Congrats! That's a great new milestone! Good luck on many more!

ELmx479
01-04-2009, 03:28 PM
Good work man, I really hope to hit 1000 some day. I bet it feels great.

Painzer
01-04-2009, 03:30 PM
After a little over a year of seriously lifting I finally got to the 1000 club. I might have a little more in me for squats and deads, and I know I can get 300 on bench so I'm retrying that again relatively soon. I've only been squatting more than 8ish months I think, I had to take tons of break from them while working in a warehouse.

Anyway, I'm pretty happy to finally consider myself semi-strong. Finally put my lifting numbers in my sig.

What? did you jump from like 995 to 1070?? how did you just hit the 1000 club yet your totals are at 1070? Good work anyway! I might be there too, just haven't maxed in a bit.

berfles
01-04-2009, 05:26 PM
congratulations! :D
You are actually someone I look up to on this board since you came from my present situation (140lb weakling), so youre a person I aspire to being.

Wow, that means a lot, thanks. I didn't know I actually inspired someone :)


What? did you jump from like 995 to 1070?? how did you just hit the 1000 club yet your totals are at 1070? Good work anyway! I might be there too, just haven't maxed in a bit.

Well I mean it's official now, I'm sure I've been there for a little while I just never maxed all three lifts officially. I've known for probably a month or two that I was at least at 1000lbs.

I'm hoping to get my squat to 405lbs too, couple more months probably.

Thanks guys. I didn't think I'd actually get to this point, I remember adding up what totals I did have and only being around 800lbs and how pissed I was. I guess that's what fueled me.

mosley1990
01-04-2009, 05:52 PM
great job man

john bernor
01-04-2009, 05:56 PM
great job,,keep it going..God bless

in HIS grip forever
john

berfles
01-04-2009, 06:02 PM
Thanks guys. Here's a picture of what I think is the lowest point of my squat, but I may have been lower as I generally brush the safeties. Not sure when the picture was taken during the squat.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/jfindon/squat-1.jpg

Brian Hopper
01-04-2009, 06:43 PM
Good Job!

BigTallOx
01-04-2009, 06:57 PM
Good job.

Notorious
01-04-2009, 07:00 PM
Nice! I would definitely lower the safeties though. You'd have no problem dumping the bar backwards if they were lower, and it's a lot better than the bar bouncing off of them.

berfles
01-04-2009, 07:10 PM
Nice! I would definitely lower the safeties though. You'd have no problem dumping the bar backwards if they were lower, and it's a lot better than the bar bouncing off of them.

They don't bounce off, I go down slow enough so that I can just feel it graze the rubber and then I go back up.

I may lower them though, because every now and then it does hit harder and screws the rep up.

Pitbull3291
01-04-2009, 07:14 PM
Awesome man, i made the 1000lb club at my school just before winter break. Now i get my name engraved on a plaque in the weight room and an awesome shirt. Cool Picture too i also go ATF, next stop for us 1250 club : ) GOODLUCK!

Matthew White
01-04-2009, 07:47 PM
Good job bro!!!

Defiant
01-04-2009, 07:51 PM
Wow, now that's some serious weight!

AlMohr
01-04-2009, 08:02 PM
1000lbs is a good milestone for any lifter, good job! Don't stop the never ending persuit for more

fpr
01-04-2009, 10:03 PM
what weight are you squatting at for your 5x5?

berfles
01-04-2009, 10:17 PM
This week I'll be at 290lbs. Every week I get all 5 reps for every set so I think I could probably add more weight than 5lbs a week, but this way I never seem to stall out so I stick to it.

alex11012
01-05-2009, 09:39 AM
Nice one, I'm at 950 lbs - not far for me to go.

brihead301
01-05-2009, 09:51 AM
Congrats man!!!