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The 1000 club - Can you join it in 2008

Discussion in 'Fitness Challenges' started by Tomekk, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Tomekk

    Tomekk Active Member

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    Plenty of solo bench, deadlift or squat challanges but none for a joint 3 effort..

    So here goes..
    Goal for 2008... :nod:

    Deadlift= 405
    Bench= 265
    Squat= 330

    Have yet not maxed out... But my best efforts.

    Bench= 3x 200

    Deadlift= 1x 315
    Pulled this a year ago, just starting to get back into these.

    Squats= 3x 165
    Have not been training with these consistently, all has changed now...

    I think if i train hard enough i may well have a chance to hit the big "One triple O" I have been cutting for quite some time now.. So when the bulk begins I should see some nice strenght gains.


    Who's up for it?
     
  2. zenpharaohs

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    Sounds like a good challenge. I'm looking to get past 1300 total this year.
     
  3. George

    George Senior Member

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    Sounds like a good goal for the year. :)

    My bests are pretty disproportionate right now:

    Dead: 405 (a few weeks ago)
    Squat: 265 (several months ago)
    Bench: 185 (two years ago :lol:)

    The squat was full and I'm currently trying to switch over to parallel or slightly below parallel.
    I used to bench with my elbows flared and ended up stopping due to shoulder pain. I started benching again with improved form about 3 weeks ago and managed 11x150 on Friday. I think that makes my max somewhere around 200-205.
    Short-term I'd like to get my squat up to 315 and the bench up to 225. That still leaves 55 pounds for the rest of the year.
     
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  4. Pete5

    Pete5 Active Member

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    I think I can get this pretty soon. At the moment:

    Bench Press: 215 pounds
    Full Squat: 325 pounds
    Conventional Deadlift: 355 pounds (probably higher)

    I'm guessing I can pull at least 370 on the deadlift, but that's what I hit when I last tested it.
     
  5. zenpharaohs

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    Well don't rush it, but you are already strong enough in the leg. Not a lot of guys rep 250# lunges and 200# single stiff leg deads who are under 400# in deadlift or squat. Plus your working Bulgarian sets are around 200#. It's hard to say how long because you're still growing fast, but you should quite soon have a low 400# squat and high 400# dead. The reason not to rush is to make sure your back is rock solid ready. No point getting a back injury at your age, when it's for sure your back is going to get there in it's own time.
     
  6. chicanerous

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    My bests:

    DL: 430 lb
    SQ: 330 lb
    BP: 8x100 lb (dumbbells)

    That deadlift was pulled on 12/12/07 and that squat was from when I was pulling 405, which was quite a while before. So, if I wasn't in the club as of last December, I was pretty damn close.

    But, I basically took a sixty day hiatus from lifting after that pull, so I'm looking to rebuild with these two goals in mind:

    1) Enter this club with the classic DL/SQ/BP by summer.
    2) Enter this club with DL/SQ/MP by the end of the year because, honestly, strength that's not built standing on my own two feet doesn't interest me much.

    :gl: to everyone. :tu:
     
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  7. Illuminate

    Illuminate Active Member

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    Sure, currently at

    Deadlift: 365
    Squat: 275
    Bench: 225
    Total: 865
     
  8. arbitrage

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    this is a good challenge for me

    I haven't done a single rep max in any of these lifts since I stopped playing high school football in 1994. However I think I'm pretty close. I almost never work my legs in rep ranges lower than 5, but in the last 6 months I've done

    275x3 in squat
    315x3 in DL
    245x3 in bench

    I'm on a serious cut right now, but as soon as I get finished I'll start hitting these lifts in the low rep ranges to get to 1000. I'll check back in a few months for an update.
     
  9. Foley

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    Deadlift: 374
    Squat: 253
    Bench: 198
    Total: 825
     
  10. digitalnebula

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    As noted in my journal...this just happens to already be one of my 2008 goals...:)

    I'm in. Talk about some wacky numbers...here are my current bests:
    Deadlift: 305
    Squat: 225
    Bench Press: 265
    Current Total: 795

    I know...:o...I bench more than I squat...I have been working on correcting that.
    (A car accident two years ago left me with a wrecked ankle, knee, and hip...hence my journal called the comeback)
     
  11. digitalnebula

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    Sweet...Subbing the Military makes it extra interesting...good luck Chico!
    I'll try that one in 2009...or '10..or '11 :o...:lol:
     
  12. Merk

    Merk Satan is my spirit animal

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    Joined!

    Barbell Bench~255 (in sets, no idea of 1RM)
    Barbell Squat~225(Again done in sets no idea of 1RM)
    Deadlift~350

    830 at this point, Once I start hitting my 1RM I'll be updating. So close....
     
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    I tripled 315 on the deadlift today...puts me over 800 baby!
    Deadlift: 315
    Squat: 225
    Bench Press: 265
    Current Total: 805
     
  14. Merk

    Merk Satan is my spirit animal

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    Barbell Bench~255 lbs
    Barbell Squat~275 lbs (As of last night, wOOt)
    Deadlift~350

    880! YEEEEEAAAAAHHHHH, gettin' closer
     
  15. digitalnebula

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    Tried max squat for the first time in quite a while today.
    A new PR of 265 bumps up my total.
    Deadlift: 315
    Squat: 265
    Bench Press: 265
    Current Total: 845

    Probably be a couple of weeks before I try any heavy singles again....
    But my squat caught up with my bench...yay!
     
  16. Illuminate

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    Deadlift: 365
    Squat: 300
    Bench: 225
    Total: 890
     
  17. digitalnebula

    digitalnebula Plagiarist

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    Pulled 355 today!

    Deadlift: 355
    Squat: 265
    Bench Press: 265
    Current Total: 885

    Had an unreal chest workout yesterday...may try another bench max next week.
     
  18. Illuminate

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    Deadlift: 385
    Squat: 300
    Bench: 225
    Total: 910

    hurray, broke the 900 mark
     
  19. digitalnebula

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    Upped my squat today. 900 baby!

    Deadlift: 355
    Squat: 285
    Bench Press: 265
    Current Total: 905
     
  20. chicanerous

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    Currently:

    DL: 405 lb
    BSQ: 3 x 275 lb (top set, not a max)
    BP: unknown

    Two months left. :scared:

    My plan of attack is basically not to pay attention to my bench press and go for a 445 deadlift and 330 back squat (that can be redistributed as needed), as a 225 bench should not be a problem as long as I pay attention to my overhead work.
     
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