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    Trying to Hit 1,000 lbs raw @170

    Vids are up and will be posted daily!
    I know this isn't that strong for a lot of you but this is my goal for the next six months...(hopefully sooner)

    Ive been lifting for a while but just started powerlifting the last few months

    Im 24 years old 6'1 173 lbs as of today and my stats are as follows:

    Squat: 240
    Bench:235
    Dead: 390 (PR'ed today actually by 20 pounds)

    So a current total of : 865

    Only equipment is a titan 13 mm belt which i used for the first time today. Wish me luck and ill keep this updated with new prs in each lift. May not be that interesting but its kinda just a log for myself to keep dated progress. Also i want to try and get some videos up so i can get my form critiqued, because im hoping that will help alot.
    Last edited by Liftersize; 03-05-2010 at 05:35 PM.
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
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    Best of luck!

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    Good luck with your goal. I have never hit the 1000lb mark yet either. What routine are you using?

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    Not really using any routine as of yet. I do one lift each day (either bench squat or deadlift) plus one back day a week. I usually work out about 4-5 days a week. And i usually work my way up to a one rep each day with a couple of reps or singles till i cant do more weight. So for example today i deadlifted i did

    Barx10
    140x10
    190x5
    230x3
    280x1
    320x1
    340x1
    370x1
    380x1
    390x1
    400xfail

    then:
    ghr
    abs
    hip indubctor, abductor
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    Good Luck! It seems like the only thing really holding you back and will be the easiest to get up is your squat. What does a current squat day look like for you

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    Good luck with your goal. I'm also shooting for 1,000 lbs by the end of the year. I've got a little further to go than you do though
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    Quote Originally Posted by littlelou View Post
    Good Luck! It seems like the only thing really holding you back and will be the easiest to get up is your squat. What does a current squat day look like for you
    Yeah thats because i just started doing legitimate squatting like a month or two ago. So i usually do box squats now to slightly below parallel and ive been going up 5-10 lbs each squat day. I think i can get my squat up to 275 in the next month or two if i can keep up with my current progress.

    Last squat day was like this

    barx10
    100x10
    140x5
    190x2
    210x1
    230x3
    240x1
    250xfail
    210x5

    -hip work
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    Benched today then did a little back work

    warmup
    205x6
    225x2
    Incline DB
    70x10
    80x10
    Dips-30 reps
    Pullups
    Rows
    Tricep extensions
    Curls
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    For your main movement are you just working up to a 1rm every workout? One more thing to add, I'd probably put in two set in between 100 to 140 and 140 to 190. You really don't want to make 20 percent jumps like that. I'd stick with 10-12.5 % jumps of your 1RM for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlelou View Post
    For your main movement are you just working up to a 1rm every workout? One more thing to add, I'd probably put in two set in between 100 to 140 and 140 to 190. You really don't want to make 20 percent jumps like that. I'd stick with 10-12.5 % jumps of your 1RM for now.
    No i dont always 1rm sometimes i go up to what i can do 3-5 times just depends on my mood. But if i think i can max more than my pr at that time based on how the weights are feeling i usually do a 1 rm, just to see where Im at. I probably 1 rm each movement once every 2 weeks.
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    Squats today

    210x4
    220x4
    230x3
    240x1

    hip work
    ab work
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    Bench Day Today

    Warmups
    190x1
    210x1
    220x1
    230x1
    240x1 PR!

    DB Press
    Dips
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    Nice, our bench is exactly the same now. You might want to look into a routine to help you with your goal and keep you from burning out going heavy every workout. Have you checked out Wendlers 5/3/1 method?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELmx479 View Post
    Nice, our bench is exactly the same now. You might want to look into a routine to help you with your goal and keep you from burning out going heavy every workout. Have you checked out Wendlers 5/3/1 method?
    Yeah im getting some help with routines now from a guy at my gym so im going to be switching up my deadlift routine a bit. Not sure what ill do for bench and squat though. Ive seen the 5/3/1 method and I am probably going to use that in the near future for bench and squat. Im trying to wait for my gains to slow before i try something new though.
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    Today was deadlift day i was lifting off 1 and half inch pads.

    370x1 (sumo)
    400x1 (sumo)

    Then off 4 inch blocks
    370x3 (sumo)

    (First time using blocks, so it felt a little weird)

    Then 1 set of deficits with 275 (conventional)
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    Day off today but i went out and bought wood blocks for deadlfiting. Tomorrow is squat day, but im planning drinking tonight so i dont expect much out of tomorrow.
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    Ended up squatting today instead went like this

    210x1
    220x1
    230x1
    240x1
    250x1 pr
    260x1 pr
    210x8 pr
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    squat video from today with new pr
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    Not bad at all for a max attempt. Maybe try to take a big gulp of air to help stay tight. Congrats on the PR.

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    Bench Today
    Bench
    190x10
    210x5

    DB Press
    80x10
    90x6

    Then some tri work and dips
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    Ordered these online today
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELmx479 View Post
    Not bad at all for a max attempt. Maybe try to take a big gulp of air to help stay tight. Congrats on the PR.
    Thanks yeah that was my first time holding my breath through the whole squat, usually i breath in on the way down and out on the way out, but from here on out i will be holding my breath on max attempts i think.
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    Deadlifts
    off floor
    320x6
    4 inch blocks
    390x3
    410x1

    100x10 DB shrugs
    Abwork
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    Vid from today's Deadlift routine forgot to record the 320x6 off the floor but here is the block pulls, music is what i listen to when i lift to get psyched up, not because i think im hardcore. Critique is welcome!

    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    Worked on Back then grip today

    DB Curl
    40s x10
    50s x10
    55s x5

    Pullups
    BWx5
    25lbx5
    BWx10

    DB Rows

    100x10
    110x7

    Cable Rows

    Grip Work
    10 Second Holds with
    135 (pronated)
    225 (pronated)
    315 (pronated)
    405 (reverse)
    460 (reverse)

    Rack Pulls with super thick bar
    135x3
    155x3
    185x3
    205x2
    185x3
    135x1 with 15 second hold
    Last edited by Liftersize; 02-25-2010 at 10:38 PM.
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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