Nice lift. You smoked it. [/quote]
Thanks, yes it was a great lift!
Congratulations. Your videos never fail to impress me.[/quote]
[quote]The other Rob wrote:
Damn good work man. Good luck with the bench press![/quote]
Thanks! It will come, but it will take some time!
Great job stallion. Keep up the hard work.[/quote]
Thanks man, and sure will!
That setup looks familiar, didn’t you post a video of 20 rep squats @ 385 lbs?[/quote]
Over the last couple of year, this is the basement where I have done all my lifting. So you are right. I have posted many high rep sets previously.
Now that’s amazing, I hope to be able to do that one day. Very nice job.[/quote]
You absolutely will!
That looked way to easy dude, maybe 415??[/quote]
Thanks man. Yes, it was very easy. It was an awesome lift. I put each and every weight plate on the bathroom scale after the lift, and the sum of those + the bar was 199.8kg. Close enough for me.
That looked way to easy dude, maybe 415??
He squatted 440 lbs, kilos to pounds is x2.2 not x2.
Incredibly impressive stuff stallion.[/quote]
Thank you very much!
good shit stallion![/quote]
On the bar is the following plates on each side (can be seen at 1:28 in the video):
Yellow(15kg),Blue(20kg), Blue(20kg), Yellow(15kg), Yellow(15kg),black(5kg),black(2.5kg),black(1.25kg)
The barbell itself is 17.5kg, so this should apparently become:
Left side: 15+20+20+15+15+5+2.5+1.25 = 93.75
Right side: 15+20+20+15+15+5+2.5+1.25 = 93.75
Total = 17.5kg + 93.75kg*2 = 205kg
Unfortunately, some of the weight plates are a bit on the light side. For example, my 20kg plates range from 19.2kg to 19.8kg.
The actual weight therefore became (sum of weight plates and the bar in no particular order):
199.8kg = 1.2 + 2.3 + 5 + 2.3 + 5 + 14.4 + 14.6 + 14.6 + 14.4 + 19.8 + 19.2 + 19.6 + 14.3 + 19.6 + 14.9 + 17.5 + 1.1
Most cheap rubber plates and bumper plates do not have an accurate weight. The larger weight you lift, the more difference these small percentages will make. I did not use any of my 10kg plates in this list, but they are actually a bit too heavy. :o
Anyway, the important thing is that you progress with the weights that you have. If you are uncertain about the actual weight of the plates, put them on a scale, and then write the actual weight on the plates near to the number on the plate. For instance if a 20kg plate of mine is just 19.2kg, I write with black ink above the “20kg sign” 19.2kg.
That is the reason I put up a lot of videos with odd numbered weights like: 143.7kg, 231kg and so on… Sometimes I am lazy and do not want to make an actual calculation, and then I just round down to an estimated whole number. For instance I know that my six yellow plates and four blue plates + the bar in total becomes 183.7kg, but I often just write 183kg. In my own mind I am even lazier, so I just use the old notation of calculating the bar as 20kg and the plates as they are supposed to be when I set up training-cycles. I then use the notation “g” in front so it becomes: g210kg, g220kg etc… When I put a video online i just round it down to g210kg = 203kg and g220kg = 213kg. When making a new max attempt, I always calculate all the weight plates when I am done to see the result.
Anyway, this is not really that important, the important thing is that you bust your ass, eat well and sleep like a baby, then you become strong.
But for those curious, if you make a huge PR, say 250kg in a lift, it could be more, it could be less, you do not know before you have put the plates and the bar on a scale (preferably a calibrated one). Usually however the difference is within 2-3% of the weight you think you lifted, and that is good enough for most people.
I discovered my plates were too light late this summer, and have after that adjusted all numbers that I put online in my videos. As a consequence of this, my 250kg raw squat was not 250kg, but actually 243kg, since then I have managed to increase it to 247kg, but still - when I get 250kg again, it will be great, but not as great when I tought I did it the first time!
Anyway, this was a minor obstacle, and the fight is on for even more strength!
Thanks for all your comments, and train hard.
Remember: If you never give up, and always try to improve, and do what it takes, you are going to be very very strong!