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Ditto
03-03-2007, 11:07 AM
I am planning to go on my weightlifting team for high school(i am in 11th grade) and my c/j is 185 and my bench max is 225(like in my signature i think) but one of my friends is in the same weightclass (which would be 139 weightclass) and hes bench maxing 260 and c/j 250... is there some way i can catch up to him really quickly?

markdk86
03-03-2007, 11:14 AM
And why is this important ?

Hazerboy
03-03-2007, 11:47 AM
Gain 15 lbs.

Getting stronger at the same weightclass means increasing your muscles effiencency- this takes a long time.

Or you could just improve your form.

For your bench - are you arching your back, planting your feet, and keeping a tight upper back with your elbows tucked? Search powerlifting bench press form for some good articles.

For clean & jerk - very technical lift. There's always something you can improve.

More importantly - why are you gauging your progress/setting your goals with reference to someone else?

magicman531
03-03-2007, 12:51 PM
Yeah... Steroids. Seriously there's no "quick" way to catch up to him. It would take a long to increase your lifts by that big of a margine. Unless you haven't been training for very long or the right way.

DiViN
03-05-2007, 05:10 AM
260 for an 11th grader weighing 139 is crazy!

Chubrock
03-05-2007, 07:10 AM
That clean and jerk is even crazier. I don't believe it.

drew
03-05-2007, 07:10 AM
Call Brian Schwab, go to Orlando, beg for help.

Sensei
03-05-2007, 08:25 AM
When he's not looking take an OL bar to his knees and elbows - his numbers will go down in a hurry.

jk.

WBBIRL
03-05-2007, 11:54 AM
Why care, I could say "OMG Mike Wolfe Benches 860 and I can only do 355 maybe I should quit lifting and join the girlscouts".

To make it more applicable I could say that Stumprrp is benching close to what I can but he weighs probably 45 pounds or more less then me. I could also say that he deadlifts even MORE then I do and I'm bigger then he is.

Who cares what anyone else lifts, lift for you.

Chris686
03-05-2007, 12:32 PM
Why care, I could say "OMG Mike Wolfe Benches 860 and I can only do 355 maybe I should quit lifting and join the girlscouts".

To make it more applicable I could say that Stumprrp is benching close to what I can but he weighs probably 45 pounds or more less then me. I could also say that he deadlifts even MORE then I do and I'm bigger then he is.

Who cares what anyone else lifts, lift for you.

lol, you're so weak! Just give up!

j/k

Keep pwnin teh f4t


Hey, there are always going to be people stronger than you. That's life. Deal with it, because there isn't much you can do about it.

vrizzle
03-05-2007, 11:47 PM
I am planning to go on my weightlifting team for high school(i am in 11th grade) and my c/j is 185 and my bench max is 225(like in my signature i think) but one of my friends is in the same weightclass (which would be 139 weightclass) and hes bench maxing 260 and c/j 250... is there some way i can catch up to him really quickly?

Do you go to Deland and on their weightlifting team?

Ditto
03-06-2007, 07:50 AM
When he's not looking take an OL bar to his knees and elbows - his numbers will go down in a hurry.

jk.

lmao.

vrizzle
03-06-2007, 06:26 PM
you are on Deland's weightlifting team. You changed your location. Wow... since I know now, wanna be a pal and tell me how much your 129's are doing? Or will I have to find out Thursday? You know what I/m talking about, don't you?

vrizzle
03-07-2007, 02:20 PM
no response eh?

RhodeHouse
03-07-2007, 02:36 PM
I was thinking along the same lines as Sensei. I would punch him in the balls multiple times, until you feel it's enough. Good times! But, seriously, don't worry about his numbers. As long as your's improve, that's what really matters. SFW!

vrizzle
03-11-2007, 10:21 PM
oops, you're Deltona, not Deland, my apologies. We WILL whoop you guys a 5-star though.