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225lb Barbell Standing Press Club

Discussion in 'Fitness Challenges' started by digitalnebula, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. squatguy20

    squatguy20 Active Member

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    I got 200lbs today(my bodyweight) which went up very easy, I could have probably tripled it.

    Went up to 210lbs, only went halfway.:doh:I think its because my elbows were in the wrong place.

    Video

    At least I got my first ever bodyweight press.
     
  2. digitalnebula

    digitalnebula Plagiarist

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    Don't sweat it....10lbs is actually a huge jump on this exercise...
     
  3. chicanerous

    chicanerous Elite Member
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    Nice work. :tucool:
     
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  4. zenpharaohs

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    Yes, it is.

    This looks useful:

     
  5. George

    George Senior Member

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    chicanerous Elite Member
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    Here's some motivation:



    Dmitrii Berestov pressing 150 kg (~330 lb) overhead.

    (Of course, that's less than 65% of his best C&J. He lifts in the 105 class, BTW.)
     
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  7. chicanerous

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    On Friday, I pressed 9x155, so I might have a 90 kg press on a good day now. My last max was 85 kg. I'm on track, but it's going to be tough squeezing another 25 lbs out of the lift before the end of the year.

    Edit: Nope, not before the end of the year. And I ultimately ended up putting this goal on the back-burner. Baby steps. :D

    // I have no regard for consistency in units, haha.
     
    #67 chicanerous, Oct 13, 2008
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  8. woodan

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    Not so bad for us Europeans. I find I'm constantly converting between pounds and Kg so I know what people are lifting and weigh.
     
  9. digitalnebula

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    OK. I started this one....after a long hiatus, I am going to resume my chase...

    Tonight's workout included:

    Standing BB Press
    45 x 10
    75 x 10
    95 x 8
    115 x 5
    135 x 5
    155 x 3
    135 x 5

    I am pretty pleased with this following an 18 month layoff....but I am a good 40 pounds from my previous PR of 205....I hope to be back in that neighborhood this spring...and maybe conquer my mount everest in 2010...
     
  10. IanG

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    I'm in for this year.
    Will start posting next year (almost there) when I start my new regime.
     
  11. CA$ON

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    Damn 225.... Wonder where I stand now on this. :confused:
     
  12. digitalnebula

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    Allright!! A couple new faces...:tucool:

    Ca$on, I would recommend just taking a "trial" day.

    Start with the bar and then add a 10 per side per set and see where you stall.

    This is the kind of exercise where you can do working sets not far from your max. For instance, if 175 is your max, you would probably be able to do a 3x3 at 150 or 155. Or maybe that is just me....:doh:
     
  13. CA$ON

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    I know I can do 125lbs so I will start there and add 20 lbs everytime and see where I stall. I can't do my workout today because of a dinner thing, so this should be fun. :tucool:
     
  14. JoeSchmo

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    Good timing on this thread being revived. I've bitched and moaned about my crappy standing press for too long....so about 6 weeks ago, I decided to prioritize this lift. I'd like to add about 40 lbs to my 5 RM in 2010.
     
  15. CA$ON

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    Sorry guys no can do yesterday. I got off early and did my workout and tried to get up 145lbs and I couldn't get it up. I was toast by then.

    Whats the best way to start with the weight for this challenge. On the floor or chest high?
     
  16. digitalnebula

    digitalnebula Plagiarist

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    I tried to describe it in the "rules" in the first post...

    Of course, if you are an animal like Big_D, you can clean it first....:eek:

    However, for us mere mortals, take it off a squat rack in the rack position, adjust your grip, and let 'er rip....
     
  17. digitalnebula

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    Nice! :tucool:
     
  18. CA$ON

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    I think the clean helps me move more weight. We will see. :read:
     
  19. zenpharaohs

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    I can't see any reason not to clean it, but it shouldn't make that much of a difference to take it from a rack. Is there anyone who can press a weight they cannot clean? If there is, that guy has a lot of remedial posterior chain work to do.
     
  20. CA$ON

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    I can get more of an explosion of power behind it vs just going to a rack and trying to lift it up. Maybe I'm wrong pretty new to all this.:read:
     

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