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  • <half

    15 4.30%
  • half to all body weight

    118 33.81%
  • body weight to bodyweight X 1.5

    160 45.85%
  • body weight X 1.5 to 2 x Bodyweight

    48 13.75%
  • 2 x Bodyweight to 2.5 x Body weight

    5 1.43%
  • >2.5 X body weight

    3 0.86%
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  1. Red Elvis is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by KhorneliusPraxx
    This is the first time I have ever heard somebody complain about having a great strength to weight ratio.
    LOL, not so much complaining but wondering why I never get bigger. I get strong but gain no mass to speak of. I probably am not getting enough calories as I have a fast metabolism. Although as I'm getting farther into my thirties it might be different now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dochter
    What were you taking, how much and how many calories were you taking in?

    Also what sort of rep scheme were you using?
    Don't remember what it was but basically just whey protein shakes with fruit etc. and creatine.

    Workout was like this (Once a week only):

    set one: 145 x 15 reps
    set two: 175 x 10 or 12 reps
    set three: 185 x 8 reps
    set four: 205 x 6 reps
    set five: typically 220 x 1 rep (rarely x2)
    set six: 185 x 4 reps
    set seven: 145 till burn out + negative reps

    I never got to 225 which was my goal. I was 28 at the time and now I'm 32.
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    Posted On:
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    Am I some kind of freak? I was doing 285 in my prime, I weighed 135.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tef-the-Persian
    Am I some kind of freak? I was doing 285 in my prime, I weighed 135.
    Yes, you are a freak. Albeit a strong one. How long did it take you to acheive that weight and what were you taking? It took me about 4 months to get to 220lbs before I couldn't lift anymore due to injury. I'm not sure if I ever would have gotten much past that though. Maybe it's just mental.
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    Posted On:
    10/17/2004 1:30pm

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    I'm 6'3 230 or so

    My 1rm is 345 last i checked.

    Like many in this thread have said, I am a strong lover of the olympics and old time strong man lifts like the bent press.

    Bench pressing(including incline/decline) is the only lift i do non-standing as well.

    If i had to chop my weight lifting down to three exercises I would do sumo deadlifts, overhead squats, and clean and presses.
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    10/17/2004 9:38pm


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    I am 5'7" and my weight fluctuates between 165-170 lbs and the most I have ever benched was 262.5 (with a loose bench shirt and a press call). Of course this was almost 10 months ago. In training, yesterday, I worked up to 245 lbs for a single. I will be competing in a powerlifting competition on November 19, 2004 where I hope to get a 300 lb. bench press in the 165 lb. weight class.

    That being said, my bench training has been seriously sucking in comparison to my deadlifting and squatting.
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    I can bench 150. I'm up from 145 a year ago. Been juicing on capri suns.
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    I am 65 kg and bench 55. damn y'all make me feel like a weakling (thats about 140 pounds, benching... 130?)

    then again ive only been lifting weights for a few weeks
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedElvis
    Yes, you are a freak. Albeit a strong one. How long did it take you to acheive that weight and what were you taking? It took me about 4 months to get to 220lbs before I couldn't lift anymore due to injury. I'm not sure if I ever would have gotten much past that though. Maybe it's just mental.

    Hm. It was three years ago...

    Well, I had a personal trainer, I think I went in weighing 121, 122. (Was in the 119 weight class in wrestling) Took at least three months, maybe up to five. I've always been weirdly strong for my size. I don't get it, to be honest. I wasn't taking any pills or anything, in fact my diet wasn't that great. (No fast food or anything, but no real variety, and I didn't take much in the way of protein. At least I don't think I did. I honestly don't know what's what in the dietary realm).

    Let's see. I was eating salad with no dressing and egg whites every day, once a day. I didn't eat breakfast. For lunch, I usually had a sandwich with no meat, just cheese.

    Oh, when I was looking at Bruce Lee's results after a three-month stint, I noticed that some of my exercises were far higher! With the wrist-curl thing, I think he was doing 35, 40 lbs? I was doing 50. I was so excited, thinking I was stronger pound for pound than that guy. Maybe I really am, don't know.
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    Posted On:
    10/18/2004 6:20pm

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    Neat: A normal distribution (or close enough considering it's bounded).

    If anyone recalls one of the reasons for this and the related threads, it's interesting.

    Perhaps because we're judged on our writing and logic here people are more likely to lie about IQ than they are about physical attributes. Seems the opposite of a lot of what goes on outside of the internet.
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