Im not talking about your best squat, bench or dead in competition but about your favorites achievements in the gym whether it be a rack pull, a floor press, a GM, a crazy set of deads or whatever you're "proud" of. It doesn't have to be a world record so I hope everyone can come and share something.
OK let me start and embarass myself so you all can follow and look real strong after that: I repped 136 pounds 20 times on DB rows a few months ago. It left me staring straight at the wall for 2 minutes thinking I might be the first person ever to die from DB rows.
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A chain suspended GM with the chain set about 2.5' off the ground, and I'm 6'3". 315lbs for a 20 second grinder, I was seeing stars - I think I wanted to die afterwards, it was great!
There is a thread kind of similar to this one, the PR thread. Its a sticky, check it out.
23 years old
6'3, 308 lbs
my favorite lift was definetly the time i first benched 135lbs because it was two of the big plates. The time i benched more than my body weight is up there also.
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In 2006 working up to Alternate DB Hammer Curls with 150 lb. dumbells. It used to shock a lot of people. When I had my shoulder surgery later in 07 they found a frayed upper bicep tendon so I backed off on them. I seldom go past 110s now.
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when i squatted 405 for 12 reps in college when i was a shotputter, i was used to heavy lifts, but we had to pick a weight to do a set of 12 with and i wanted to challenge myself and i did b/c i saw stars as well and puked.
My best lifts have been happening recently. Last week I completed a 1 bd press of 610. Last night I completed a 3 bd press of 675.
A massive rock slab I found when walking the dogs a while ago. About 1m long, 30cm wide, 30cm deep, must have weighed 70-80kg and I pressed it to see if I could. Felt awesome.
the first time I benched 700 is a big one. That really spurred my training and drive for a bigger bench and made me realize I was capable of much more than I gave myself credit for.
Took me 3 years to go from 565 to 630.
1 year to go from 700 to 765
Training is so largely mental.
Another favorite is when I first benched 500 raw. That was a big day for me.
I know it's good when I pick a ME movement and no one else wants to do it with me. My latest was 4" deficit deads against 250 lbs of band tension. I got 445 and it took 7.5 seconds to complete the lift. It was brutal from above my knees to lockout. The deficit created a bad starting position which made lockout hard right where the bands were kicking in the most.
The first time I did a 135lbs one-arm babrell snatch was a big one for me. Also when I deadlifted 600.
120lbs hammer curls (2 - 120lbs dbs)
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Here was a high rep routine I tried for the first time last week.
Chest, shoulders, in honor of Walking Beast
Shoulder warm ups
Incline Hammer Strength Press
2 plates each side x 50 explosive reps
3 plates each side x 25 explosive reps
4 plates each side x 10 explosive reps
5 plates each side x 4 reps + 3 forced reps
Incline Cable Press
300lbs x 35 explosive reps
320lbs x 25 explosive reps
340lbs x 15 explosive reps
400lbs (stack) x 14 explosive reps + 1 forced rep
Pec Fly Machine
200lbs x 10 slow reps
220lbs x 10 slow reps
240lbs x 10 slow reps
280lbs (stack) x 7 + 3 forced rep
DB Seated Military Press
50lbs each hand x 50 explosive reps OUCH!
60lbs each hand x 25 explosive reps
75lbs each hand x 15 explosive reps
90lbs each hand x 7 reps + 1 forced rep
Lateral DB raises
35lbs x 20 explosive reps full ROM
40lbs x 15 explosive reps full ROM
45lbs x 10 explosive reps full ROM
65lbs x 8 reps partial ROM
None, hell the weight lifting was cardio!
This was a crazy routine. I was exhausted. My shoulders were so spent and I had a tremendous upper body pump.
308x4 raw was a pretty good day that and when I first benched 315.
Best thing I think I have done was lift two full kegs off the ground with one hand, also I have pressed overhead a full keg (143lbs)for 13 reps @ 180lbs bodyweight (when I managed a Pub).
Squat five plates for the first time was cool.
Closed the #2 COC gripper with 2 weeks on it was awesome and extemely hard.
Benching 5 plates in a shirt for first time was good.
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when i hit 135, 225, 315, 405, 495 on bench(all raw). all were HUGE, i still remember em all. for me, it all has to do with how many 45's i have PER SIDE!!!its a mental thing... i love it and hate it at the same time, but i guess thats what i love about it,....even tho i can only hit about 460 raw now a days....
With me taking 7 years off from powerlifting and making a come back with less than a year of training. I squatted 920 for a huge PR. That to me was a very big deal. Not to mention, I have been chasing a 700lb deadlift for a VERY...VERY long time, im so close I can taste it. When I pull it, that will be a huge accomplishment.
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The first time I nailed a 550 deadlift in meet conditions was pretty sweet. You know how they arrange your flights by the weight you're lifting, not your weight class? At 198 lbs, I was 2 or 3 from the last in my flight.
This was in a meet with a geared division, and there were quiet a few bigger guys there.
Stats: 11/15/07-First-meet--2nd Meet----3rd meet
Max Bench: 255---220-----------280------300
Max Squat: 405----395----------440------460
CHINUPS - Bodyweight + 135, x1, dead hang. Still working on the one arm chinup.
The first time I squatted and deadlifted 600 was big. Both were PR's at the time and both were at my first meet.
181 class 935lb WR squat
best meet lifts
squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
best totals 181 2050 198 2065
my favorite lifts:
- box squat with 350lbs + 600lbs tension
- raw anderson squat with 800
- 500 x 10 deads
- 400lbs raw squat x 15
- db overhead press 110lbs each hand x 10 each
960/530/749 @ 242
903/524/738 @ 220