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    Extremely proud - DB Bench accomplishment

    I'm not sure I should put this in the BB forum, because this is more an assay than a request for advice.

    Shortly after I started working out, I remember benching 120 lbs, flat bench, for six reps... and all I could focus on was eventually hitting 225, because the concept of two plates was jaw dropping.

    Now, ~2 years later, I just hit 120x6 on dumbbells!

    I've never had a well developed core or stabilizer muscles, but recently I've been doing a good bit of dumbbell work, and I just thought this was really cool. I'm now doing in each arm what it took both arms to do when I started.

    Have you guys had any really cool recent accomplishments?

    Consider this an opportunity to recognize your own hardwork.
    20 y/o, 6'1", 186 lbs, 14% BF
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    Quote Originally Posted by Organichu View Post
    I'm not sure I should put this in the BB forum, because this is more an assay than a request for advice.

    Shortly after I started working out, I remember benching 120 lbs, flat bench, for six reps... and all I could focus on was eventually hitting 225, because the concept of two plates was jaw dropping.

    Now, ~2 years later, I just hit 120x6 on dumbbells!

    I've never had a well developed core or stabilizer muscles, but recently I've been doing a good bit of dumbbell work, and I just thought this was really cool. I'm now doing in each arm what it took both arms to do when I started.

    Have you guys had any really cool recent accomplishments?

    Consider this an opportunity to recognize your own hardwork.

    Great job! Thats some nice chest strength!!

    My goal is to rep. 105's by the end of my bulk.
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    Thats jacked bro, I wish we had 120 pound DB's =/

    I've always loved DB work, but after hitting 100's x 10 fairly easily a few months ago its pretty much been moot to do them anymore.

    No really cool recent accomplishments, I was going to attempt 355x1 bench but that wasn't in the cards. It now has to wait until after cutting, which I guess you could say thats an accomplishment I guess... got from 310 down to 288 so far.

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    That's excellent man! That's something to be very proud of indeed!

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    I agree, awesome!
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    yeah, congrats. 120's are pretty big.


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    That is pretty freaking awesome, congrats on the huge increase.

    I started deadlifting at somewhere in the dinky 110 range and would always marvel at the guys with the two big daddy plates... now I'm finishing up my warm-up with 2 pps and doing a solid 250ish for working sets.
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    That's not that good. I press 120's for 7. Much better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Organichu View Post

    Have you guys had any really cool recent accomplishments?

    No!! Absolutley none!! I've been stuck in the same rut for about 3.5 months.... Ive gained about 15 lbs since my cut but my strength is the exact same
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    Nice work with the 120's.

    My gym only goes to 100's, I asked the head guy to buy heavier ones. He said probably not.
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    Same here, its like WTF FTL!!!! We NEED THEM!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Nice job dude! thats great weight esepcially on bells, i wish my gym carried 120s! good thing im buying thick bars.

    my biggest accomplishments were cutting 80 lbs and gaining 15 in 1 years time along with several hundred pounds of increase on all exersizes.
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    2 years ago when I started doing DB incline bench, I was doing 40lbs and shaking all over the place. Now I'm up to 100lbs x 6, the next step up is 120;s hahah stupid gym

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    Bro, that's awesome! Huge congrats! 120/arm is A LOT! Very very very cool stuff.
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    Awesome job bro!
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    120 per arm is diesel... great job. Do you drop them on the ground in an effort to have everyone look at this monster over here repping the 120's?

    I'm on 105's x10 for 3 sets right now. You've motivated to make the move to 110's next week! My gym luckily goes up to 125's.
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    nice work!!!! one of these days maybe ill be able to hit the triple digets on the dumbells
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    Congrats!! I don't even know what that kind of weight feels like

    My only major accomplishment was deadlifting 2xBW (BW=150) while on a bulk. It was quite elusive because I would gain weight and then my previous pull wasn't high enough....
    Of course my other BW exercises have gone down the ****ter, but hey it's a trade off.
    I started with less than 120 on the bar, so I'm hoping to that in each hand one day too!

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    Congrats! I rarely see anybody using these 120's at the small gym I go to, and those very few using them usually don't go low enough.

    It is an important goal for me, and recently my gym finally bought 105s, 110s and 115s so that at least will make progression easier. And one of my long-term goal is to bench the 140's, which are actually used to stabilize one the pulley machines. It would be so cool to have to ask permission to use these!

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    My biggest accomplishment is getting my ass back in the gym after about a month off because of schedule, illness, and injury problems. It was a sad workout that first day back.

    EDIT: I also dropped 55 lbs since the end of February.
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    Quote Originally Posted by galileo View Post
    That's excellent man! That's something to be very proud of indeed!


    Gal man, I dunno if I can get used to this whole up beat, happy side that I've seen lately. I'm much more used to the dry sarcasm that I usually see from you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubrock View Post
    Gal man, I dunno if I can get used to this whole up beat, happy side that I've seen lately. I'm much more used to the dry sarcasm that I usually see from you.
    Way to degenerate his ****ing thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoser813 View Post
    No!! Absolutley none!! I've been stuck in the same rut for about 3.5 months.... Ive gained about 15 lbs since my cut but my strength is the exact same
    do everything differently

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    congratulations!
    i got to a 300 lb bench max, dead' 500 lbs, 13 pull ups my body weight, lost 90 lbs from 05 to 06.

    Ahnold says, " milk is for babies!"
    "deadlift if you know"- myself
    Boxing/ working out 5 days a week!
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    bench 315
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    big 3 total = 1175 lbs of RAW IRON!!!MUAHAHAHAHAHA

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    Thanks guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by DeHartD
    Do you drop them on the ground in an effort to have everyone look at this monster over here repping the 120's?
    lol actually I lower them to my pecs then they sort of roll off to either side and hit the padded ground... not very loud.

    Quote Originally Posted by arnoldsclone
    lost 90 lbs from 05 to 06
    Awesome job, bro! I bet you feel like a different person!
    20 y/o, 6'1", 186 lbs, 14% BF
    bench: 350 deadlift: 560 parallel squat: 465
    total: 1375 @ 186

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