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Weightlifting for size and strength: The Basics (1 Viewer)

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

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

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

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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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nice one omie :D
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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