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How much weight can you lift?
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cheapshotfail wrote:

Well, I don't know which lift, but I've stuck to 4 primarily: Bench Press, Leg Press, Powerclean, and Deadlift. I haven't done deadlift in a while, but the other 3 I've kept up with. I also started off with an injured back, so my starting weights should have been higher.

I started lifting in August 2010 and have been at it since. My body weight has been anywhere from 185 to 215 lbs from when I started and now.

Bench Press:
Starting Weight: 95 lbs. | 2011 - 185 lbs. | 2012 - 225 lbs. (haven't maxed currently so I'll have to check. I'd imagine 240 or so)

Powerclean:
Starting Weight: 95 lbs. | 2011 - 175 lbs. | 2012 - 215 lbs. current: 225 lbs.

Deadlift:
Starting Weight: 135 lbs. | 2011 - 315 lbs. | 2012 - 405 lbs.

Leg Press:
Starting Weight: 185 lbs. | 2011 - 365 lbs. | 2012 - 595 lbs. current: 750 lbs. (but don't ask me to rep it)

As for regimen, drink protein shakes and eat lots of meat, but a while before you work out. It worked very well for me.
Also, lift for at least 30 minutes at a time. Don't just max, do reps, and take breaks. Rushed lifting doesn't give you the benefits.
Don't worry about body fat or weight, it's probably better to have some level of fat to burn off. Unless you're rapidly gaining weight it's nothing to worry about.
Set high expectations, and try to reach them; even if you fail you will still get stronger fast.
Also, don't do the same lift too frequently. For example, do arms on Monday and Thursday, do legs on Tuesday and Friday, and cardio on Wednesday and Saturday. Taking a day off helps your body recover.

Hope this helps.


Thanks for the info. If I could make gains like that I'll be happy.


Pretty much the best way to make process is to stick to the simplest plan possible, SS is a fairly common onetha works pretty well for a few month.

Session a: back squat 3x5
Bench press:3x5
Deadlift: 1x5

Session b: back squat 3x5
Over head press: 3x5
Power clean or pendlay row 5x3 or 3x5

Progress is simple linear load, once you get 3x5 add 5kg for next session, if you miss a weight 3 times in a row take 20% off and work back up linearly. All exercises are barbell, squats to be done parallel or lower. Regime is alternate sessions 3 per week with atleast one day off between eg
Monday a
Tuesday off
Wednesday b
Thursday off
Friday a
Weekend off
Monday b
Tuesday off
Wednesday a
Thursday off
Friday b
Weekend off

Repeat. Once say 5kg jumps become too hard use 2.5 jumps etc. it's just the best way to progress
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Dost thou even hoist?
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That's a good plan. I stuck to leg and arm days to try for the same effect, with a cardio day as the day off. Plus, I had to work with my schedule too, so I wanted to get as much in as possible because I often failed to make it certain days. Whatever works generally does.
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I can only bench 900,952,951⁶ lb.≤n
I'm currently working on getting to n, but my personal trainer Goku, is on break.
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I lift 83 pounds when I do a pushup.
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so skinny o.o
i bench press 165
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Not much, I think about 200 give or take. I workout alone so I worry about maxing.
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53kg dumbbells, there's alot of work outs you can do with them, mostly do 10reps /10 stacks, dont do benchpress anymore. if so ill end up with manboobs lol....
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Around 25 tons with the push of a button. I don't lift...it slows you down. Think your in shape? Do 80 sit ups in 2 minuets, (the first 60 are easy). 20 pull ups, (chin the bar then lock your arms straight. That's 1, doesn't matter which way your hands go). Run 3 miles in 18 minuets or better. = )
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I don't have heavy enough weights to see what i can lift. I can pick up my ATV and pool table if that counts for anything?
Other than that i only have a set of 20lb dumbbells and those bow flex select tech which adjustable weight. Those max at 52.5 per but i usually set them to 45 so i can get infinite reps out of them. I use the 20lb's for jogging and stretching.
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As long as you lift consistently and continue to push up your weight consistently your bench and other maxes should go up considerable. Try to push your self by doing percents of your max such as 75% 3x8 . The result do really show, i think i started out at 155lbs then gradually increased to 295lbs today. hope this helps.
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haikinka wrote:

Bro, do you even lift?


No, no I do not.
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stretch3 wrote:

Around 25 tons with the push of a button. I don't lift...it slows you down. Think your in shape? Do 80 sit ups in 2 minuets, (the first 60 are easy). 20 pull ups, (chin the bar then lock your arms straight. That's 1, doesn't matter which way your hands go). Run 3 miles in 18 minuets or better. = )


So for you being in shape means focusing 100% on your endurance and completely neglecting actual strength. Besides those are easy body weight exercises giving heavy advantage to skinny people with barely any strength on them. If you think that's being in shape you are lying to yourself.

If you really want to be in good overall shape you'd probably be best off with some proper CrossFit routine (where all the exercises are done with proper form and with the full range of motion) as those are usually made to challenge your body in endurance, strength and speed. But doing some power-lifting alongside it wont hurt since having some of that pure raw strength belongs to the definition of being in shape.

But in general doing some power lifting (Squat, Bench, Deadlifts) along with some cardio (running, swimming, skiing, martial arts*, jogging, walking) work is enough for most people to stay in far better shape than average.

If you wan't strength trough body-weight exercises you'd be better off with the ones in book called convict conditioning. Pull ups and sit ups are child's play when compared to some of the exercises in that book.

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Seiska wrote:


stretch3 wrote:

Around 25 tons with the push of a button. I don't lift...it slows you down. Think your in shape? Do 80 sit ups in 2 minuets, (the first 60 are easy). 20 pull ups, (chin the bar then lock your arms straight. That's 1, doesn't matter which way your hands go). Run 3 miles in 18 minuets or better. = )


So for you being in shape means focusing 100% on your endurance and completely neglecting actual strength. Besides those are easy body weight exercises giving heavy advantage to skinny people with barely any strength on them. If you think that's being in shape you are lying to yourself.

If you really want to be in good overall shape you'd probably be best off with some proper CrossFit routine (where all the exercises are done with proper form and with the full range of motion) as those are usually made to challenge your body in endurance, strength and speed. But doing some power-lifting alongside it wont hurt since having some of that pure raw strength belongs to the definition of being in shape.

But in general doing some power lifting (Squat, Bench, Deadlifts) along with some cardio (running, swimming, skiing, martial arts*, jogging, walking) work is enough for most people to stay in far better shape than average.

If you wan't strength trough body-weight exercises you'd be better off with the ones in book called convict conditioning. Pull ups and sit ups are child's play when compared to some of the exercises in that book.



That's the PT test for the United States Marine Corps, or it was back when I was in. It's probably harder now, and it doesn't matter how much you weigh. If you can do that you're in shape. Oh, and my target combat weight, (I'm 6' 3") was 265 pounds. The most I ever got to was 243, but that's still pretty scary. = )
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