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225lb barbell Backsquat club

Discussion in 'Fitness Challenges' started by optheta, May 18, 2008.

  1. leftyx

    leftyx Senior Member

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    Thank you jmike and i'll give a try.


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    Thanks notso fatlenny. :p

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  3. leftyx

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    Retraction... got confused with backsquat and deadlift. I only squat 125 now, not 155. That was my deadlift weight. I may not make it to 225 for a while. But what the hell, I'll give it a shot. :eek::D

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    Got 1 at 195. Failed at 205.

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  5. jmike

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    grats man --- you are almost there
     
  6. leftyx

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    :):thumbup:

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  7. leftyx

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    If you read my journal you'll know I collapsed under the bar yesterday when going for 210 lbs squat. I blew put my knee. If I am lucky it wont need surgery. At least I got 205 before that happened.

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  8. jmike

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    be safe man

    recovering from an injury takes time away from working towards your goals
     
  9. leftyx

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    Thanks jmike, i'm feeling better. Going back on Tuesday to try and start at 135 and go up slowly.

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    I am re-doing a bunch of fitness challenges. I haven't worked out with any consistency since 2008...:doh:....throw in a total knee reconstruction and I have managed to destroy my body, my strength and my athleticism.....

    Squatting 225 is going to be a monster milestone for me....I am 1.5 years out from a devastating knee injury....and no, I am not Adrian Peterson...:nope:....I don't plan on doing anything super human this year.

    From today's workout:

    Squats
    bar x 10 reps x 1 set
    95 x 8 x 1
    115 x 8 x 3
     
  11. Bur

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    Unsolicited advice but it works for me

    Take this with a grain of salt, but I'd recommend lower reps (like 3-5), going deep, squatting 3 times a week (but don't do much other leg and posterior chain work like deadlifts) and trying to add 5-10 pounds a week. Throughout my forties I've been able to add 5 pounds a session if I start with just the bar until near 225 for 5x5.

    OWN THE SQUAT RACK! Leave the machines for the weak!
     
  12. digitalnebula

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    For me, it more about pain tolerance...:(

    My PT said that my knee is "structurally sound" and I can do most activities to pain tolerance...

    Unfortunately, I need the leg press...my right quad is still 4" smaller than my left due to atrophy following my surgeries....and I do single leg presses in hopes of bringing my right leg strength up....

    I can't do lunges yet because it feels like someone is stabbing me in the knee with a rusty pitchfork....

    Rehab sux...:cry:

    Before destroying my knee, I hit a squat for 355....but that was another life....
    I am now in my post-surgery life....hence me redoing the challenges.......my whole body is a do over....
     
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    Failure pulled from the arms of success

    New Power rack Check
    New barbell Check
    Extra Plates Check

    Time to see where the bar lands! 101 kg ready, nice clean deep squat repeated for a second rep just for good measure. Celebrated !!!

    Realised later that 101kg is only 222.7 lb :mad: Added up collars and spacers and removed rounding errors but no luck missed it by about half a pound.
    I will hit it for sure next time as my deadlift suggests way more squat potential but its really annoying.

    Wilders
     
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    THAT "inhales forcibly"!

    Wow, that would make me incredibly mad.

    But motivated to "rest hard" and crush it next time. Thanks for the motivation!
     
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    If you doubled it, you will hit the 225 easily....:nod:

    Great set though!!
     
  16. digitalnebula

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    Today:

    Squats
    bar x 10 reps x 1 set
    95 x 8 x 1
    135 x 5 x 3
     
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    Made sure this time

    A few reps at 100lb for a warm up.
    5 * 175 lb
    1 * 210 lb Felt like I dead lifted this as I rocked a little forward
    5 * bar just to practise movement and calm nerves after previous rocking.
    1 * 232 lb :) This one was clean and convincing.

    I prepared the plates for the 232 lb before starting just so I didnt repeat last attempt's foibles.
     
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    Congrats!

    Way to lock it in!

    Just starting back after too long a break, so completely reset 5x5 program. 50x5x5 felt good (some twitch/twinge last w/o) so gonna increase by 10# instead of five next workout.

    stronglifts 5x5: from bar to 225x5x5 in 3 months if you never reset. 15# a week increases with 5 per w/o. Here we go again!
     
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    04.02.13

    Squats
    bar x 8 reps x 2 sets
    115 x 8 x 1
    155 x 5 x 3
     
  20. Bur

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    Nice jumps in workload, keep it up.

    Dude, 20 pounds a week increase for work set? This is gonna be a breeze for you! Go ahead and start shooting for the 300# thread :tu:
     

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