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dawk20
03-03-2004, 07:44 PM
Hey, guys. I'm new here and was just curious to here what some other powerlifters are doin, BP, SQ, DL, and total

Adam
03-03-2004, 08:29 PM
In my sig.
I was 181 when I did them and Sub. Junior

Saint Patrick
03-03-2004, 08:41 PM
In teh sig

HORNEDFROGS07
03-04-2004, 11:46 AM
Age: 18
5'10" 208

Bench: 345
Squat: 385 (my squat SUCKS)
Dead: 500

Max-Mex
03-04-2004, 12:19 PM
Age: 18
5'10" 208

Bench: 345
Squat: 385 (my squat SUCKS)
Dead: 500

Yea what's up with that (don't think it sucks, just looks like it should be higher)? Injury?

Adam
03-04-2004, 01:17 PM
I was the same way. For me it was an even 100lbs in the difference.

HORNEDFROGS07
03-04-2004, 09:06 PM
Yea what's up with that (don't think it sucks, just looks like it should be higher)? Injury?
Long story, really. At the middle of my senior year of high school, I was doing 385, 2-3 reps. Well, after cross country season (yes, we lifted like that for cross country; I weighed 180 at the time & ran a 19 minute 5k) I quit working out at the school and started going to the (only) gym in town, working out with the owner and 3 other guys who, at the time, I thought were big (like 215-230, on average). They convinced me to switch "to doing smith machine squats because "It's so much easier on your knees and back."

Well, I got out here to school, and the smith's suck (counterbalanced, unlike the one at home). So I decided to go back to free weight squats, and I could barely MAX 315. (I was working out with 430 on the smith, to put that in perspective.) The smith had, in only 7 months, KILLED my stabilizer strength and flexibility. So, I started working back up, got it to about 385, and now my knees have been hurting so bad that I can barely walk. I've been forcing myself through leg workouts, b/c oddly enough they don't hurt DURING the movements, just after; my last set today was only 300x7 though.

Had I not switched to smiths, I'd probably be able to squat into the 480's -500's by now. SCREW THE SMITH MACHINE.

HORNEDFROGS07
03-04-2004, 09:09 PM
BTW, I really don't train like a powerlifter, per se. I train with more of a bodybuilding program; I just like to move heavy ass weights, b/c I believe that works better for building size.

biggimp
03-05-2004, 06:51 PM
my dl is almost exactly the same as my squat. is that bad?

Bruise Brubaker
03-05-2004, 09:55 PM
Lifts in my sig., I'm not a powerlifter so those are gym lifts.

My squat is much lower than my deadlift for many reasons. First I think that my squat form is not good enough, I tend to use to much of my lower back as if I was doing a good morning. Lately I've been doing hack squat (machine) mainly to strenghten the quads while minimizing lower back work. It helped. Second, deadlift feels more natural to me. Last, when I hold in my hands very heavy weights (tried up to 475 with straps), I feel ok. I recently tried to hold 365 on my back, and it felt damn heavy, like I was going to be crushed by the weight.

Hercule
03-06-2004, 11:14 AM
Best ever lifts-

380 Squat
300BP
420DL
15ys. @ 220

Current lifts are unknown, but lower than these. I suffered a few serious injuries, lost 40lbs, and am trying now to regain my lost strength. I would like to add about 300lbs to my totall within the next year.

GanadoLifter
04-08-2004, 10:58 AM
16 yrs. old 170 pounds
Bench: 240
Squat: 350
Deadlift: 415
Total: 1005

ElPietro
04-08-2004, 11:23 AM
It would be cool if people who are listing their totals state which federation these lifts were sanctioned by, and what equipment was used. Not to take away from people's lifts, but just to see who's at what level, what they are using and where they compete.

I don't consider a total valid until it's been performed at a meet. So right now I don't have a total as my first meet will hopefully be in July.

dawk20
04-08-2004, 11:43 AM
Good Point El Pierto...my gym lifts are all higher than my meet lifts which are in the USAPL. I've got a meet mid-may that will hopefully crush my old total, and I only use a belt when lifting although I will probably start wrapping my knees for squat.

ElPietro
04-08-2004, 11:53 AM
Cool, good luck with your training. I just tried wraps for the first time on tuesday and god damn they hurt. :p

For others, the reason I mention fed and equipment is because this can make a huge difference. If you compare for example, IPF and APF the IPF will only allow singly poly bench shirts, while you can use double denim in APF. Also, form is much more strict in the IPF, and IPF is a "drug free" federation, and does out of contest testing, while the APF is anything goes, as far as I'm aware. Drug testing doesn't necessarily mean that people aren't using gear and not being caught either, but it would be safe to say the majority are drug free. At the very top? Maybe not.

This does not make one federation better than another, only different, so totals in one fed do not necessarily correlate with another. If you compared IPF records to APF, APF by far and away would be higher.

Max-Mex
04-08-2004, 12:33 PM
This better?

steel
04-09-2004, 11:15 AM
Maybe I am just weird but my numbers seem to be going in all different directions when compared with most here. (maybe its just cause I am a wuss and don’t want to risk putting too much weight on the bar and dead lift it).
Anyway here are my numbers:

Current | Best ever
Bench: 290 | 340
Squat: 245 X 8 | 295 X 1
DeadLift: 285 X 8 | 285 X 8
BF%: 6-8 % | 6-8 %
Biceps: 17.25” | 17.25”
Quads: 23.5” | 25” (not sure if this was better or
Chest: 43” | 44.5” Just bigger with more fat)
Waist: 31” | 31”
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My frustrations now stem around my bench press and the definition around my abdominal area. I have the washboard abs, but I want them to be more defined closer to what I see when I pick up a flex magazine. However this just doesn’t seem to be happening. As for my bench press, I have been stuck at a 290 max now for 4 weeks. I know from past experience that I have been able to do more and its just starting to annoy me. The only difference is that I have never worked out with a limited diet before. But I don’t believe taking in more than the 200 grams of protein, daily (that I am already having) can make a difference. As for adding more carbs, all I would expect from that is to loose my washboard abs and to me that doesn’t seem worth it. Oh well that’s my story.

bill
04-10-2004, 04:26 PM
Knee wraps seem to make a huger difference for me as the help give me a little boost in the bottom position.

supirman
04-12-2004, 09:26 AM
Well, I've been retired from powerlifting by the doctors before my career really got started, but here's my totals from in the gym last year:

Bench: 440
Squat: 600
Dead: 585

Bench was raw, squat was knee wraps and belt, dead was belt.

bIgHwN86
04-12-2004, 01:43 PM
i am not a powerlifter. just a strength enthusiast...i am pretty weak for my size but that will change in time...1 1/2 yrs training...

best lifts @ 240 best lifts @290

Bench: 225x3 Bench: 275x1
Squat: 315X3 Squat: 365x1
DL: 365x5 DL: 365x12(bar at gym can only handle up to 4 plates) Pwrcl: 265x1
C&J: 235x1
Snatch: 185x1

no laughing please... no powder, belts, wraps, straps, only gap tooth smiles.. :nod:

Bruise Brubaker
04-12-2004, 03:48 PM
"bar at gym can only handle up to 4 plates"

That's 405 pounds, not 365 :confused:

Nice powerclean you got there.

bIgHwN86
04-12-2004, 10:16 PM
"bar at gym can only handle up to 4 plates"

That's 405 pounds, not 365 :confused:

Nice powerclean you got there.

the plates used for cleaning and deadlifting are rubber covered...and the 25lb. plates and the 45's have the same height but not width...so in putting three plates and and 25's on there is some breathing room to not have the plates fall off...with four plates on i gotta keep on fixing the plates...

Feminator
04-19-2004, 10:59 AM
Bench: 50kg
Deadlift: 100kg
Squat: 100kg

DoUgL@S
04-19-2004, 11:30 PM
This is what I use for my current WO. I usually do 2 sets of ea after warming up. These are my maxes because I have not tried anything heavier. Looking forward to maxing out later this month. I am currently 195-200 lbs. I feel like a weakling compared to you guys.

BP 245 X 5
Squat 315 X 5
DL 315 X 5 (should this be higher in comparison to my squat?)

supirman
04-20-2004, 08:00 AM
Squat 315 X 5
DL 315 X 5 (should this be higher in comparison to my squat?)

My deadlift is lower than my squat.

PowerManDL
04-20-2004, 09:08 AM
Anybody that isn't using equipment and has clue one what a legal squat entails will be pulling more than they squat.

supirman
04-20-2004, 10:28 AM
Anybody that isn't using equipment and has clue one what a legal squat entails will be pulling more than they squat.

I disagree. I used to squat deep... I just wasn't good at deadlifting.

DoUgL@S
04-20-2004, 01:58 PM
Anybody that isn't using equipment and has clue one what a legal squat entails will be pulling more than they squat.

I do not do ATF squats but I go parallel or past parallel. Usually my WO partner monitors my form when I am doing my heaviest sets.

PowerManDL
04-20-2004, 05:26 PM
I disagree. I used to squat deep... I just wasn't good at deadlifting.

You were also using knee wraps on your heaviest squats though, right? I count that as equipment.

I was just talking in reference to pure raw lifts.

chris mason
04-20-2004, 06:38 PM
If one is using a typical powerlifting style wide stance in the squat I think that holds true for 99% of trainees Powerman.

If one uses Olympic style squats then the opposite may be true.

GanadoLifter
04-20-2004, 08:11 PM
aight my total was at a meet in edna texas it wasnt the totals i put up there but they were pretty close to those i think it might be on the thspa.com website if not then i dont know how i could verify my lifts

phreak
04-21-2004, 01:10 AM
Anybody that isn't using equipment and has clue one what a legal squat entails will be pulling more than they squat.
Not if you have small hands, stumpy arms and a long torso like me. :)

supirman
04-21-2004, 06:45 AM
You were also using knee wraps on your heaviest squats though, right? I count that as equipment.

I was just talking in reference to pure raw lifts.


Well, I suppose in that case you'd be right. I guess I should have thrown the wraps on for deads too :strong:

biggimp
04-21-2004, 08:39 PM
i deadlift 50lbs + more than i squat. easy. thats what happens when you take 100lb dumbells for laps around the weightroom every week, monster grip!

HeavyBomber
04-22-2004, 11:17 AM
BW: 240
squat: 525 belt, wraps
bench: 410 raw
DL: 565 belt