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Old 05-06-2013, 07:13 PM   #1061
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I also noticed today that the way you approach to the bar makes quite a bit of a difference. I initially couldn't get the 275lbs off the ground, because I *thought* it was only 255. Then I realized I had 25's on each side in addition to two plates.

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Sometimes I'll have people come over and won't let them look at what weights I'm throwing on a bar. My one friend was like all I want to do is a bw bench press and he's about 175 or so. He cruised through 155 so I put 185 on and he did a few reps. I asked him what he though it was and said about 165. He was pleasantly surprised. Sometimes that number is intimidating.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:32 AM   #1062
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Sometimes I'll have people come over and won't let them look at what weights I'm throwing on a bar. My one friend was like all I want to do is a bw bench press and he's about 175 or so. He cruised through 155 so I put 185 on and he did a few reps. I asked him what he though it was and said about 165. He was pleasantly surprised. Sometimes that number is intimidating.
That number for a lot of people is 225 on the bench.. Reality is, 225 is not much.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:48 AM   #1063
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That number for a lot of people is 225 on the bench.. Reality is, 225 is not much.
I was intimidated by it too. I tried it and got a rep. Not sure what I can do now. I'd imagine the same or a tiny bit more.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:50 PM   #1064
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I was intimidated by it too. I tried it and got a rep. Not sure what I can do now. I'd imagine the same or a tiny bit more.
One thing that helps with 225 on the bench is squatting 225+..

I'm sure you can do 225 4x8.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:55 PM   #1065
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Nice little article on deadlifts
http://stronglifts.com/13-deadlift-m...hnique-stupid/
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New 1RM today, 345. Went for 365 but couldn't get it, only third time doing DLs though, and my ankle still isn't 100%.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:26 PM   #1067
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New 1RM today, 345. Went for 365 but couldn't get it, only third time doing DLs though, and my ankle still isn't 100%.
Don't take this the wrong way but this worries me. Anytime someone new is lifting big weights I get worried about form. I know you've lifted in the past so maybe you just mean 3rd time recently. I'm big in form check videos.
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Don't take this the wrong way but this worries me. Anytime someone new is lifting big weights I get worried about form. I know you've lifted in the past so maybe you just mean 3rd time recently. I'm big in form check videos.
Oh I know, I try to pay close attention to form but I'm sure I was not perfect, especially since my ankle isn't 100%.

To be honest I probably could have lifted the 365 but my back started to bow, and I could just feel my form breaking down all over. Like you said I'm not new to lifting but I am new to DLs, I spent a lot of time "studying" form prior to attempting these lifts. I was getting into a pretty good groove in the gym prior to breaking my ankle, that's when I started lurking in this subforum and decided to start taking lifting/training seriously, had not much else to do while sitting on the couch.
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Oh I know, I try to pay close attention to form but I'm sure I was not perfect, especially since my ankle isn't 100%.

To be honest I probably could have lifted the 365 but my back started to bow, and I could just feel my form breaking down all over. Like you said I'm not new to lifting but I am new to DLs, I spent a lot of time "studying" form prior to attempting these lifts. I was getting into a pretty good groove in the gym prior to breaking my ankle, that's when I started lurking in this subforum and decided to start taking lifting/training seriously, had not much else to do while sitting on the couch.
I figured you knew what you were doing. You'll be shooting up with the deads quick. If I can do 345 you'll be able to do much more I think.
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I tried my heavy singles yesterday and it proved to be more fatiguing than I had anticipated. I originally intended to do 15 heavy singles at 405 lbs., but I started to burn out at 10, and I didn't want to risk an injury by trying to lift heavy weight when my body was fatigued. I only performed dead lifts and pull-ups (..with a really quick bicep workout to exhaust what little energy my biceps had remaining), and the workout looked something like this:

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  • 135 lbs. (1 x 10 reps....warm-up)
  • 225 lbs. (1 x 5 reps)
  • 315 lbs. (1 x 3 reps)
  • 405 lbs. (10 x 1 rep)

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I had a feeling the singles would be really taxing, I am starting to think it is a better / safer approach than touch and go.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:53 AM   #1072
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I had a feeling the singles would be really taxing, I am starting to think it is a better / safer approach than touch and go.

They are, and I think I'm going to spend time performing heavy singles for all of my compound lifts (..except the bench press) over the next month to see how it affects my strength. Yesterday's workout was much less volume than what I normally perform, but I'm feeling just as taxed.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:20 AM   #1073
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I figured you knew what you were doing. You'll be shooting up with the deads quick. If I can do 345 you'll be able to do much more I think.
Yeah I hope so, I really need to work on my back as I feel I've haven't focused on it enough in the past. I did weight assisted pull ups yesterday and my sets were pretty pathetic.
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Dead lifts:
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  • 315 lbs. (1 x 3 reps)
  • 405 lbs. (10 x 1 rep)
n00bs (including myself), take note. That's how you load up. If you're still tossing around those 35's, 25's, etc. you have a long way to go... Hahaha!
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P.S. My oblique muscles are LIT today. Geez! I love dead lifts.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:24 PM   #1076
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P.S. My oblique muscles are LIT today. Geez! I love dead lifts.
I did those ab wheel things last night where you get on your knees and roll as far forward as you can. My entire midsection is in pain today. Also from my squats the other day. When I used my belt I really pushed my abs out. THE BELTTTTT
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haha they are called "evil wheels" pretty sure.
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haha they are called "evil wheels" pretty sure.
dude youtube evil wheels. I did the scaled version. Here i'll do it for you.
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haha ok, yeah thats the video I watched... I've done those before they are incredibly difficult. I also find i just about injure myself lol

edit: i should say "tried", I wasn't able to get back lol
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355 today, making progress.

The aftermath, didn't realize this until after set 2 of BB rows
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