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First Weights

Discussion in 'Weight Training/Bulking' started by helgi, May 11, 2008.

  1. Bsheller

    Bsheller Active Member

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    Im continuing to see some pretty solid progress month to month and even in every auxiliary lift that I do too so as long as I've got time and its not burning me out, I'll keep it up. It started at 4 days a week, about an hour a day 7 months ago when i started, but ive worked up to 4 days of 2 hours and 2 days of 45minutes to an hour.
     
  2. JoeSchmo

    JoeSchmo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah...as long as you are getting gains, then it is all good. I'd only change things if the gains begin to stop.

    BTW, a 550 deadlift is very good! You are pulling some serious weight man. :tucool:
     
  3. Bsheller

    Bsheller Active Member

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    550 surprised me today, I was looking at 535, but I did that pretty easy so I made the jump to 550 and that was a tough one, but I locked it out. It was a 40 lb jump from last months 510 max which seems like its too much, but I'm not gonna complain.
     
  4. helgi

    helgi Active Member

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    550's awesome. I can't wait until I'm in the 500 club. I've been making begginer jumps in my dead lift.

    1st time, 155 lbs. (8 reps)

    2nd time, 165 lbs. (8 reps)

    today, 205 lbs! (8 - 10 reps)

    I don't know what to think, whether I'm getting much stronger or was just timid with the weight at the beggining.

    my bench press is stuck at 135, it haunts me. I tried 140 lbs. last time but only got 7 reps
     
  5. Sole

    Sole Well-Known Member

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    Nice thread...interesting to think about! Let's see...

    Squat -- 95 (then), 365 (now)
    DB bench -- 40s, 105s for reps
    Shoulder press -- 30s, 85s for reps
    SLDL -- 95, 265 for reps
    Deads -- can't even remember, but now over 400
     
  6. matt of kent

    matt of kent Active Member

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    After 7 weeks bulking...

    These are with 12-8 reps

    lat machine. 60kg - 85kg
    smith bench excl bar. 30kg - DB bench 44kg. (stopped using the smith after 3 sessions)
    squat excl bar. 50kg - 70kg
    leg press. 80kg - 150kg (post squats)

    gtta love the leg press lol
     
  7. matt of kent

    matt of kent Active Member

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    How long have you been working out for? very impressive strength gains mate! :tucool:
     
  8. Sole

    Sole Well-Known Member

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    Appreciate the kind words! Been training for about 4.5 years consistently.

    It's funny, the gains seem quite impressive when I look at simply the static numbers, but then I think about all the times when I missed a target weight, thought I wasn't progressing, thought about how little I was lifting compared to others....it's been a journey, for sure!
     
  9. HevyMetal

    HevyMetal Well-Known Member

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    I've been lifting off and on for decades...

    Can't remember what I started out with for poundage.

    I know it wasn't much...

    As I think back I believe I started Benching with 70lbs. When I lifted it I actually thought I was on a par with Hercules. I later confirmed this thought when I curled 15lbs.:lol:

    Currently:-

    Bench:- 270
    Squat:- 270
    Dead:- 260

    I've always been better at Benching than Squatting or Deading.

    Seated Mil Press on a Smith will get me 270 as well.

    The other day I was using 260 for BB shrugs, but I could have gone higher...
     

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