Posted On:5/26/2007 2:00am
Lifting is definitely a good thing, as long as you do it right. Stick with the heavy compounds like deadlifts, squats, rows, pull-ups, dips and overheads, and leave the curls, cable crossovers, pec dec flyes and other stuff to the weenies.
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Posted On:5/26/2007 2:25am
Sounds like you got a good education. Hopefully you find lifting suits you well.
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Posted On:5/26/2007 5:22am
Originally Posted by Equipoise
The only person I remotely believe on this thread is Emevas due to his constant involvement with this site. So essentially
Video or it didn't happen.
I suppose after my fight I will go for new maxes and tape it all then. Good Myspace/YouTube material. What are your e-stats Equipose? Always wondered.
Posted On:5/26/2007 10:03am
Style: creonte on hiatus
Originally Posted by Emevas
El Macho, have you considered a powerlifting style bench press instead of bodybuilding style? I've dislocated my right shoulder a ton of times, and can do powerlifting style just fine.
Yeah. Res Judicata also mentioned that alternative, and I started last Monday (slowly building up the load). My shoulders didn't get any pain at all, though I need to wrap my right wrist. I hope this is the magic formula for me to get stronger for the bench press. I want to make a clip so that you guys can correct any mistakes I'm making in the bench.
Mr. Bosco, what Emevas said, those aren't really heavy lifts, and proper form is always preferable. Only use a load that allows you to do your reps in proper form.
You should also experiment with olympic lifts (I like cleans myself). Also, if you like deadlifts, every once in a while you may want to experiment with partial deadlifts (where you lift the bar just above knee hight from a rack and back). You can load a lot more weight that way (stressing your lats and grips even more) without risking your lumbar area.
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Posted On:5/26/2007 12:19pm
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Posted On:5/26/2007 12:33pm
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I've healed up enough that I can start lifting weights again, and at 6'1" and 157 lbs I can bench my own weight (140 lbs x 5 reps = 158 lb 1rm according to some Internet calculator) and squat ~163 according to the same Internet calculator.
It's unimpressive, I know, but for a skinny dude it feels good to be able to bench my own bodyweight, since not many people I know can. If I can stick with the program until the end of the summer hopefully I can get deeper into the high 100's.
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Posted On:5/26/2007 4:06pm
Bench - 255
Squat - 275
Dead - 365
Weight - 180 (Im 170 now though)
All are down now because of training for a fight, very little weight lifting going on. After its over, I wanna focus on lifts, a 405 dead would be nice with 275 Bench. Squats, I wanna hit 315 too.
I can confirm the lifts of LI GUY 1. All true.
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Posted On:5/26/2007 6:26pm
Style: Chemical Assistance
I haven't "maxxed" in about a year and a half. I wouldn't know. I lift what gives me enough resistance to facilitate growth. I do the complete motion versus that jerky bullshit that causes injury and hinders gains. For a complete motion, medium weight is needed. I got up a bit past 450 on squats before a loud pop and me not being able to move for almost a week clued me in that lifting incredibly heavy weight for the point of doing solely that is a bit inane. At 178 lbs, I'm not built like Marius IE, trying to lift like him doesn't serve me.
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Posted On:5/26/2007 6:41pm
I use weight that I can do good form with, but it still tends to be pretty heavy to facilitate growth.
Posted On:5/26/2007 9:14pm
Equip, by complete motion, do you mean "full range of motion?"
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