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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    Quote Originally Posted by Ziva View Post
    yeah well i was benching around the 100 mark, and considering my weight loss, i'm pretty sure i just lost pure muscle.

    I'll have it all back in 3-4 weeks anyway.

    I seem to want to hit the gym more when I'm stressed out, and considering all these uni assignments I've got coming up, I should be smashing the gym
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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    Ive hit Chest Plateau
    bench stays at 25Db press and 60Kg BB
    Cannot shift this motherfucker
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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    Finish your plate.
    Plate. Plate. Plateau.
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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    eat more

    and take a break idk

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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    Quote Originally Posted by _trickster_ View Post
    Ive hit Chest Plateau
    bench stays at 25Db press and 60Kg BB
    Cannot shift this motherfucker
    get a spot to help you (a little bit) to press 70kg/27.5 each hand.
    do that for a bit till u can do it all on ur own like a big boy.

    90kg squat last week,, gonna attempt 100kg today.

    edit: idk really how to break plateus, never had any myself, all i have is not enough belief in myself that i can raise the weight and lift heavier, which im slowly overcoming by challenging myself more lately.
    google some plateau busts and cross check with other sauces to see how legit they are.
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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    Got myself a bench and barbell, 2 days ago, I can bench 48kg, never knew I could do this much :/

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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    Is it possible to bench more than your own body weight?
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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    Yes, it's possible.

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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    Quote Originally Posted by ZombieApocalypse View Post
    Is it possible to bench more than your own body weight?
    easily.
    it sounds hard at first, depending on your experience level and strength.

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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    Oh, okay. haha
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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    i can bench my weight now

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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    I can bench a bit more than my bw. That's my only decent lift =/

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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    Quote Originally Posted by ZombieApocalypse View Post
    Is it possible to bench more than your own body weight?
    there are people who bench double their body weight, which is insane >_>

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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    I'm aiming for just about 95. Max 80 atm. Here are the strength standards
    http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...ngth_standards

    I used to plateau at 65. But when I started eating more and got a regular spotter. My gains increased massively
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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    Quote Originally Posted by Cianyx View Post
    I'm aiming for just about 95. Max 80 atm. Here are the strength standards
    http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...ngth_standards

    I used to plateau at 65. But when I started eating more and got a regular spotter. My gains increased massively
    ok he says himself that none of that is based on any science

    shouldnt strength standards be based on population averages

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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    he has an inflated sense of normal when it comes to strength

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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    Quote Originally Posted by eye ov azazel View Post
    thats much better

    untrained 60kg for my weight yeah seems about right

    intermediate 90, almost there

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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    deadlift jumps from 70 untrained to 132.5 novice though lol

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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    Quote Originally Posted by iRuler View Post
    there are people who bench double their body weight, which is insane >_>
    Whoa...
    How is that even possible? :/

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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    Quote Originally Posted by annagurl View Post
    Whoa...
    How is that even possible? :/
    You get stronger as you keep lifting, What I'm lifting now is double where I started a month ago, even though it may be less for people, it's still double, so I've made progress.

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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Recard View Post
    he has an inflated sense of normal when it comes to strength
    He probably took powerlifting standards and worked down from there.

    lol. Good to know I'm not as weak as I thought

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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    those standards work for people involved in power0lifting but not the general public, thats all

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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    Quote Originally Posted by eye ov azazel View Post
    90kg squat last week,, gonna attempt 100kg today.
    i was really only gonna try to do 1 rep and be like "yay i can squat 100kg for 1rep woo triple figures", but i ended up doing 2 sets of 5 reps of 100kg, then i dropped it to 60 and did 15 reps which is apparently good for tearing my muscles (in a good way) and promoting this or that, idk, i'd rather have dropped it to 90 or 85kg and done like another 5 or 8.

    WAS dropping it from 100 to 60 and pumping out another 15reps the right thing to do? or should i have only reduced it by like 10 or 15 and gonen for 5-8 reps in my last set?
    keeping in mind i was buggered after second set of 100, maybe thats why my mate told me to do this dropset.

    also... i can squat 100kg now
    unigymelectricscales say i now weigh 66.3kg, normally it says 65.something, looks like i've possibly gained a kilo lol.

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    Re: Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics

    nice one omie
    props
    did you start off with the 100s? or did you pyramid up to it??
    i think im just gonna do some box squats on leg day, upper quads are lacking, dont really need to squat 100kgs right now
    but will do deadlifts cos i realised im pretty lacking in that area
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