My record bench was 190. Last week I could BARELY get 185. There is this guy I see at the gym every so often, one of the few who knows what they are doing. I think hes pretty active on T-Nation. But anyways, I told him whats been goin on and he basically says I cant leave till I hit a PR (joke of course). I remember seeing here that before you hit your one rep max its good to warm up but not nearly as close to your one rep max. I never really did this and would bench maybe 15 pounds less than my old one rep max. I warmed up to 155x1 and than tried 197.5. It flew up EASY. I surprised myself. I than tried for a 205. Its came up with some difficulty but I hit it.
Finally passed the 200 mark!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My current lifts are as follows:
For a nice total of 775, about 75 pounds more than 1.5 months ago.
nice work! You can't leave the Toronto meet until you hit a PR
congrats. PR are awesome. 225 next up. LOL @ weak turdling.
you're seeing great gains. Congrats.
gym lifts: squat: 341lbs, deadlift: 374lbs, bench: 275lbs
My journal: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=85034
"F—k you and the Prowler you rode in on"
good to hear, congrats bro
"Only advantage of having a larger ROM in the gym is to punch newbies who try to steal your equipment." -mikey4402
Awesome job man. Maybe you could start an online journal with "weak turdling" in the title. THat would be memorable.
Fantastic work bro!
PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
Meet PRs: Bench Only 525
Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers
That's awesome man! Breaking barriers is always a good feeling!
Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
I agree, great job!
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BTW I hit a new deadlift and squat PR today.
New squat: 255 (kinda half assed, gonna do it again)
New deadlift: 340!!!!!!!!!! Beat my old record by 20 pounds. I think I could have gone for more but I was tired after squatting.
congrats, man. good job.
p.s. the guy a few posts ago was dead on; Westside Rules.
Last edited by zztoproadster; 11-28-2007 at 11:10 PM.
awesome job man. Just keep lifting and eating hard!
how long have you been doing westside?
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nice progress bf, i just started westside too.
375/300/365 Goal by summer:415/315/415