Thanks. I hardly feel 185 for 17 reps makes me one of the strongest in America (I'm Canadian anyway). I usually only workout with 225-245 for 2-4 reps for multiple sets depending if it's a back-off week or not. I completely killed myself and fried my CNS getting the 17!!LOL All for fun
The purpose was a fun challenge as well as shock/variety to my routine. I'm not looking for props, I lift because it's what I love to do.
I doubt I'll ever be able to Clean & Press 315lbs (although that's my goal) let alone 185kg. I'm not an Olympic Lifter. I consider myself a recreational bodybuilder that dabbles in power and olympic lifting.
I'd like to see more little challenges on this site just as friendly compettion to guage ourselves against others. I picked 185lbs because I figured most could at least get it a couple times.
That being said, leave your panties at the door and try it. Let us know how you make out.
From my experience fighting is as much mental as physical.
I just thought high rep Clean & presses would be a challenge and probably stimulate something I haven't hit before (what a cardiovascular killer!!)But I love heavy low reps, max singles, 20 rep squats, 10x10 deadlifts, power snatches etc etc. I just love training!!!
I agree. Derek, thanks for having my back but he's right. How much you can lift has nothing to do with fighting. If you had two equally sized and skilled fighters, then maybe a bit. Other than that...no. I could still kick your ass regardless LOL
I sort of did. For about 4 months last spring I only trained 4 days/week:
Day 1 - Bench/Row supersets Day 2 - Deadlifts Day 3 - OFF Day 4 - Clean & Press Day 5 - Squats Day 6 - OFF Day 7 - OFF
I never ever went to failure, only took 60 second rests between sets, and did NO assistance work.
Reps looked something like this:
It was the most strength I've gained in a 4 month time span but it was mostly excercise related CNS training because although all those lifts went up considerabley, my front squat, incline dumbell bench, side laterals, curls etc didn't really change, actually went down a bit due to lack of 'practice'.