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225lb Barbell Standing Press Club

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

  1. CA$ON

    CA$ON Well-Known Member

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    Ok I gave it a shot. 5 hours of sleep and sore from yesterday but it's something to start with.

    Started bar on chest with rack. Not on floor.

    125lbs- 1rep

    145lbs- 1rep

    160lbs -0reps tried two times and couldn't get it. Half reps.
     
  2. JoeSchmo

    JoeSchmo Well-Known Member

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    I've done it both ways.....and it is kind of interesting because when I clean the weight up, the first rep is always much easier, but, I find that I am able to keep my core tighter when I take it off the racks. For me, that has been an issue, so I am able to focus on keeping tight more effectively taking it off the racks.
     
  3. CA$ON

    CA$ON Well-Known Member

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    I have to admit it was that big of a difference today, but I didn't try cleans. I know if I was fresh 160 would have not been an issue.
     
  4. digitalnebula

    digitalnebula Plagiarist

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    This week....at first I was really pissed about my failure to hit the 135 for a 5x5....
    Then I saw my last workout and realized that I may have acutally added a little total volume....

    meh...i'm still mad...

    Today's presses:

    Standing BB Press
    45 x 12
    75 x 10
    95 x 10
    135 x 5 x 4 sets
    135 x 3 :mad:

    The harsh reality of the situation though is that when I hit 205 for a single, I was doing 165 175 for a 5x5...:scared:....man, I'm a long way from where I was....:cry:
     
  5. CA$ON

    CA$ON Well-Known Member

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    Wayyy better numbers than me. I'm going to put on 125 and rep it out on vid to be sure form is good and post.

    EDIT: Couldn't even pick up the 125 after workout lol.
     
    #85 CA$ON, Dec 31, 2009
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  6. JoeSchmo

    JoeSchmo Well-Known Member

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    That is some good pressing. I know it is frustrating, but I bet you'll get back there quickly due to muscle memory.
     
  7. digitalnebula

    digitalnebula Plagiarist

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    Maybe the operative term there is after....;)


    Man I hope so...I didn't realize how far off I had fallen until I went back in the thread...:doh:

    Gotta start somewhere....right here will do...:D
     
  8. fishtanker

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    Hit 165# 3x3 the other day. I got a looooong way to go.
     
  9. IanG

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    Just a quick note to say I am still on for this but when I intended to start got hit really hard with the flu - been knocked back for over two weeks now.. going to start new program tomorrow - very basic but aiming to do shoulders mid week each week with this exercise as core.
     
  10. tensdanny

    tensdanny Well-Known Member

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    If I can do 5 reps at 135, I wonder how many I can do.

    Are you guys doing a strict military press or is there any leg thrust involved (push press)? 225 Military Press is off the charts. You've gotta be pretty damn strong to do that.
     
  11. JoeSchmo

    JoeSchmo Well-Known Member

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    Strict military press......225 is definitely a nice press.
     
  12. Pete5

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    5 for 135 would put your right around 160 for a 1RM. 225 is pretty crazy, maybe sometime in the future.
     
  13. fishtanker

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    Hit 175# 2x2 today and 185# went up about 3/4 of the way. 170# was my max last year so i'm making some progress. :)
     
  14. digitalnebula

    digitalnebula Plagiarist

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    Push press wouldn't count.
    However, layback is allowed....


    Nice! :tu:
     
  15. IanG

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    Ok, have started.
    Have trained shoulders since I commited to doing this thread but the gym I had to use due to work commitments did not have olympic bar so used a seated press instead.

    Yesterday tested having now joined a new gym and yesterday after chest and back session tested myself.
    90 lbs x 5 reps x 2
    100 lbs x 5 reps x 1
    105 lbs x 5 reps x 1
    Then hit a bit of a wall, struggled with 110 lbs got 3.

    Always felt that I was strong in my pushes and on a smith machine last year easily reached 90 kg ( 200 lbs) plus (this was around Oct). But standing and lifting bar into position - lot harder than I realised.

    I know I have the strength but pushing from bottom position with bar on front of shoulder and past ears I am lacking some 'assistance' strength there - can lock out v.easy with current weights but only after bar gone past top of head.

    Properly training shoulders and arms Wednesday so will begin in earnest then.
     
  16. IanG

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    Result of yesterdays effort during Shoulders and Arms

    Lot better, trained exercise first after steady warm up and not after a heavy bench. Also was steady in approach and got elbows more under bar at beginning of first rep, this helped with the initial push getting bar off claivicle (correct part of body?) front of shoulders to where bar is at ear point, then locking out.

    Standing BB Press
    45 x 5
    67.5 x 5
    95 x 3
    115 x 3
    115 x 3
    125 x 3
    135 x 2
    110 x 8

    Could have a) gone heavier and b) got more reps but want to spend some time getting form just right and build up my confindece doing heavier weights in a standing position where for years I have always done heavy weights either seated or using a machine such as a Smith Machine.
     
  17. fishtanker

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    185# 1x1, 1x0 (went up halfway). Getting there! :)
     
  18. IanG

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    Standing BB Press
    45 x 6 (warm up)
    67.5 x 5 x 2 (warm up)
    95 x 5
    115 x 5
    135 x 4
    140 x 3
    115 x 8

    Another 5 lb jump and more reps
     
  19. IanG

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    Steady progress still.

    Standing BB Press
    45 x 6 (warm up)
    67.5 x 5 x 2 (warm up)
    95 x 5
    115 x 5
    135 x 4
    140 x 3
    146 x 2

    Felt strong enough to go again and the rest of my shoulder workout involved some strong lifts on a seated shoulder press nautilus machine and went all they way up to 175 for 8 easy reps so know I have the raw strength to work with just need to get form solid and keep plugging away.
     
  20. IanG

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    Pushed it today to see what I could do, have been studying Mark Rippertoe youtube postings on this lift and felt my grip was too wide so brought it in and also made sure I had my forearms vertically under the bar. I am sure it helped but failed on last set.

    Standing BB Press
    45 x 6 (warm up)
    67.5 x 5 x 2 (warm up)
    95 x 5
    115 x 5
    135 x 5
    140 x 4
    146 x 3 x 2
    158 x 0 - 3/4 but could not lock

    Felt stronger and less 'wobbly' on exercise and now feel I have a true weight to work from. Though I failed on lift am setting 158 as 1 RM, I am sure I could have got it except expended a lot of energy on previous sets, now going to work out 5 week routine to build to a max test again.
     

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