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    Impossible Is Nothing roadrunner22's Avatar
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    Benched 225, FINALLY!!!

    I set a goal back in September to be able to bench 225 by May 16th, ( my 18th birthday) I did it May 8th but haven't been able to post until now. This site has been a huge help, thanks to everyone on here.
    18 y.o.
    Weight- 200
    Bench-225
    Deadlift-325
    Squat- 300 atf

    Updated: May 16, 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by KingJustin View Post
    I've never been a 16 year old girl that can only do 12 push-ups.

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    Congrats, 2 plates/side for the first time is sweet...when you can press that 13-15 time throw on 3 plates.

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    Nice. 2pps is awesome feeling the first time. Next goal - 315

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    You're in the club once you can do two 45's! Nice work!
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    Good job. What routine and diet did you use?
    I went to Rhodestown and all I got was this high cholesterol

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    I did some different things at first but currently I'm using the WBB1 program and I like it, i'm still seeing results but once that starts to slow down a little i'll move on to WBB2. As far as my diet I just made sure to eat a lot of protein, and not eat junk too much lol, I just tried to make it decent overall. My next goal is 250 by September 1st.
    18 y.o.
    Weight- 200
    Bench-225
    Deadlift-325
    Squat- 300 atf

    Updated: May 16, 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by KingJustin View Post
    I've never been a 16 year old girl that can only do 12 push-ups.

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    Congrats, it feels like a big step when you can push two 45's. I'm trying to get to three of them now.
    Age: 26
    Height: 6' 2"
    Date: Dec 06--->April 07
    Weight: 210--->222
    Bench: 255--->275
    Squat: 345--->335(a real squat this time!)
    DL: 365--->440
    Toltal: 965--->1050
    Goal: 1000--->1200

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    congrats, now your journey begins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrunner22 View Post
    I set a goal back in September to be able to bench 225 by May 16th, ( my 18th birthday) I did it May 8th but haven't been able to post until now. This site has been a huge help, thanks to everyone on here.
    Serious congrats! It took me ages to get that far, i hit 225 for 2 reps last 3 days ago, it was...awesome.
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    Big hiatus, deciding on new goals...

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    I remember when I was about to hit 2 pps I said I would walk out of the gym because my work would be completed (as a joke of course)

    that was a long time ago and i'm still going for 3 pps, if i didn't lift so inconsitantly I probably would have got it by now.

    anyways good work!
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    375/300/365 Goal by summer:415/315/415

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    Great work man. I just hit that mark a few months ago myself! And AWESOME BIRTHDAY!!!! Mines may 16th too!!
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    Impossible Is Nothing roadrunner22's Avatar
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    happy birthday to us ^ lol
    18 y.o.
    Weight- 200
    Bench-225
    Deadlift-325
    Squat- 300 atf

    Updated: May 16, 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by KingJustin View Post
    I've never been a 16 year old girl that can only do 12 push-ups.

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    From 225 to 315 is a much longer journey. I'd set 250 as my next goal, then 275, then 300, then 315. Gotta have those shorter term goals to stay motivated.

    Congrats on getting those 2 plates, though!
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