This is it, finally. Week 19 of my football workouts and lifting is over after this week and spring practice starts. Anyway, in four lifts we have the opportunity to get on "the wall." Awards are Comet, Iron Comet, and Super Iron Comet. Week 8, we had a max week and my four lifts totaled 910. This time though, I'm actually striving for Super Iron Comet, which is a total of 1075 or more.
Here's what I can get...
Bench - 235
Squat - 405
Power Clean - 210
Push Press - 185
Total = 1035.
So, obviously I need to somehow add an extra 40 pounds on these lifts. Are there any tips out there to really add some more weight to these lifts? I'd appreciate some useful tips!
how long do you have?
Use an arch on your bench and theres 10-20lbs, and throw some briefs on for squat and thats 20-40lbs right there.
This article might be helpful in setting yourself up to hit PR's:
I'd recommend NOT lifting at all the week before you are tested. Many people who train for football don't understand the concept of muscle recovery, so they've never lifted in a fully recovered state. I guarantee that if you give yourself a week off before you test, make sure you get a few nights of sleep beforehand, and eat well the few days before the testing, you will blast through your PR's no problem.
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I ended up getting it with a 460 squat. Don't have any clue how I pulled it off or how it skyrocketed that much.
wow, very nice. Its crazy how under competition circumstances your body will allow you to do things you didnt think you can do..... Good work. Now buy some old inzer briefs and squat 500.
Also, not exactly related, but make sure you have a small ritual of sorts before you lift. For me, I have to tap the right side of the weight with my head etc. These little things get you in the zone a minute or so before you actually touch the bar and that increased focus can make a big difference. Too many kids just walk under the bar with alot of anger and energy and don't take the time to concentrate it.
Being a strong teenager means nothing.
My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.
Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.
Last edited by cwoodrb105; 05-13-2009 at 04:31 PM.
Sorry im a little late,but on the day of the lift, warm up with some reverse bench (be sure you have a good spot) this will stimulate your triceps and allow you to lift more, on bench of course.
Last edited by Bodyguard; 05-17-2009 at 06:30 PM.
All lifts are raw:
Dead lift: 500(max)