Gym & Misc Your starting lifts

saj_21

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Aug 30, 2007
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Started April 2018 // at 15 Years Old // 180cm // 70kg
Bench - 40kg
Squat - 40kg
Deadlift - 60kg
Pull Ups: 0
Push Ups: 10

Current: 16 Years Old // 182cm // 81kg
Bench - 90kg
Squat - 130kg
Deadlift - 120kg
Dead hang Pull Ups: 12
Push Ups: 60

My results are still pretty modest but it's a start
modest.....you are killing it! double and tripled your lifts. I wish i lifted more in my teenage years.
 

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Nuggets73

Premiership Player
Aug 2, 2012
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Started April 2018 // at 15 Years Old // 180cm // 70kg
Bench - 40kg
Squat - 40kg
Deadlift - 60kg
Pull Ups: 0
Push Ups: 10

Current: 16 Years Old // 182cm // 81kg
Bench - 90kg
Squat - 130kg
Deadlift - 120kg
Dead hang Pull Ups: 12
Push Ups: 60

My results are still pretty modest but it's a start
Awesome progression here mate .... you should be pretty proud of thOSE stats ... keep it going kid :thumbsu:
 

jaaack

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Jun 17, 2007
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Started October 2018, 193cm, 97kg
All of these for 5 reps:
OHP - 20kg
Bench - 30kg
Deads - 40kg
Squats - 30kg

Now, 88kg
OHP - 50kgx3
Bench - 70kgx2
Deads - 132.5kgx3
Squats - 50kgx3

My squats are terrible, I don't know what my problem is. I'm adding in lunges and a stretching routine, hopefully that will help.

I've been maintaining my weight since January, but I'm considering a bulk. I still have a bit of a gut but I don't have enough muscle to warrant a cut. I was thinking of eating at +300-500 calories a day, doing the 531 BBB 3 month challenge, and then reassessing what I want to do from there. Main goal is to beat my friend to a 100kg bench and then rub it in his face for the rest of his life.
 

caspian

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Jan 6, 2019
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Been lifting properly for 6 months now. 188cm, 122kgs
Starting lifts (for 4 reps.. trying out your max 1 rep seems like a great way to injure yourself)
Squat 4x120 deadlift 4x140 bench 4x90

Now up to 4x160 squat, 4x220 deadlift 4x120 bench

Can’t for the life of me figure out why my deadlift is improving so much but everything else is relatively stagnant. Enjoying myself a lot, trying to go from “strong fat dude” to just “strong dude” , taking it fairly conservative as I don’t wanna fu** my back. Have lost sweet FA weight but oh well
 

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jaaack

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Jun 17, 2007
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Been lifting properly for 6 months now. 188cm, 122kgs
Starting lifts (for 4 reps.. trying out your max 1 rep seems like a great way to injure yourself)
Squat 4x120 deadlift 4x140 bench 4x90

Now up to 4x160 squat, 4x220 deadlift 4x120 bench

Can’t for the life of me figure out why my deadlift is improving so much but everything else is relatively stagnant. Enjoying myself a lot, trying to go from “strong fat dude” to just “strong dude” , taking it fairly conservative as I don’t wanna **** my back. Have lost sweet FA weight but oh well
How much prior athletic experience did you have? If you want to lose weight just dial back the calories by 500-1000 under your maintenance, and make sure to keep your protein intake high.
 

caspian

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Jan 6, 2019
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I’m beyond useless at calorie counting. I’ve dropped a few bad habits, less carbs and beer etc. guess at some point I’ll get an app and start counting. Would be nice to get ripped
 

Aeglos

Premiership Player
Sep 27, 2016
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Been lifting properly for 6 months now. 188cm, 122kgs
Starting lifts (for 4 reps.. trying out your max 1 rep seems like a great way to injure yourself)
Squat 4x120 deadlift 4x140 bench 4x90

Now up to 4x160 squat, 4x220 deadlift 4x120 bench

Can’t for the life of me figure out why my deadlift is improving so much but everything else is relatively stagnant. Enjoying myself a lot, trying to go from “strong fat dude” to just “strong dude” , taking it fairly conservative as I don’t wanna **** my back. Have lost sweet FA weight but oh well
Funnily(?) enough most experienced lifters will tell you that outside of comps you’re more likely to get injured taking a 2-6RM than a 1RM.
Granted if you take stupid weight selections and do the same exercise multiple times a week/month you might run into issues, but since mid-2013 I would’ve taken 700+ 1RMs in training and only been injured once (and only because I went for a PR and stupidly decided to change my technique).
 

RU_

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Aug 6, 2010
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Funnily(?) enough most experienced lifters will tell you that outside of comps you’re more likely to get injured taking a 2-6RM than a 1RM.
Granted if you take stupid weight selections and do the same exercise multiple times a week/month you might run into issues, but since mid-2013 I would’ve taken 700+ 1RMs in training and only been injured once (and only because I went for a PR and stupidly decided to change my technique).
I’ve found that the 1RM attempts don’t injure me like the 6-8 rep range does, the repeated reps and bending of the sore spot just does it for me. One and done doesn’t seem to damage me as bad.
 

Aeglos

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I’ve found that the 1RM attempts don’t injure me like the 6-8 rep range does, the repeated reps and bending of the sore spot just does it for me. One and done doesn’t seem to damage me as bad.
The other thing is that a 1RM attempt you’ll probably just miss/fail the lift before anything breaks.
Rep PBs you can grind out more, and once you get to the last couple of reps some muscles will have fatigued more than others so the load gets shifted elsewhere.
The one good thing about 5RMs though is that it’s much easier to spot where the lifter is strongest/weakest as by the 5th rep they’ll definitely be moving in a way that maximises their strengths eg if someone’s squat ends up looking a good morning chances are their back is the strongest part of the lift, and their legs the weakest
 

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