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#203

Many people report the same stuff,so I’ll try it for 3-4 weeks and see.If I notice my back gives up way to early I’ll do 1-2 sets heavier sets of front squat and then take Paul Carter’s suggestion and do some front squatting on the smith machine

@Love_The_Deadlift

I do an upper lower,so frequency is there.The reason I do not front squat twice per week is cause it’s just a side goal


#204

Just out of curiosity really how long have all you guys been lifting seriously for? I don’t think this counts as derailing the thread, it can be a competition who’s lifted longest lol.
I doubt I could even pull 100kg double overhand once with a barbell yet but give me about 3 years and I’ll give it a go.


#205

Too long for the weights I use…


#206

Since 1978 or 1981, depending upon your definition of ‘seriously.’

Relatedly, the life-cycle of a weightlifter can be defined by the questions he’s asked:
Noob level: Do you lift weights?
Intermediate: How long have you been lifting weights?
Advanced: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN LIFTING WEIGHTS?
Over-the-hill: Do you lift weights? (Or, Didn’t you used to lift weights?)


#207

Seriously to get stronger since mid 2014. Seriously for kettlebell sport early 2012 to mid 2014. Started training in mid 2010.


#208

Lifting casually since 2008, started training seriously and consistently Jan 1, 2015.


#209

It’s interesting to see the different time scales. I keep getting more serious about my training and feeling like the old stuff doesn’t count. On one hand I don’t know if it’s to make myself feel good about not being strong but on the other I used to legitimately think benching and curls basically everyday would get me massive and I was training really hard. I think now the lifting side of things is great (5/3/1) but there’s more to be desired when it comes to nutrition, recovery and conditioning.


#210

I only lift sarcastically.

I have lifted for parts of the last ten years. I usually have a 3 month period of 4/5 times a week, a 3 month period of once a week and a six month period of nothing. I lack consistently. This year has been my best, by far, I had a 3 month period where I was doing 70+ hours of work and only got in about once a week but other than that I have probably averaged 4 days a week. The results are obvious.


#211

Front Squat 400 update:

Did FS for the first time in about a year and remembered how much I love the lift, I am a quad dominant squatter, I have no idea why I ever went away from them.

I worked up to a pretty tough 365 and then got crushed by 385, I think 405 could fall by the end of the year!


#212

I’ve been lifting weights in some manner since 1999. I was 14 then. My attention was split between lifting and wrestling/martial arts until 2007, and even then I was more just screwing around in the weight room versus doing anything super serious. In 2007, I hung up the gloves and pursued lifting as my main interest. Got into powerlifting in 2011. Got into strongman in 2013.


#213

This X10000000000000


#214

Ohp 225 update

Today I did 132 lbs x 5.Super happy about that.I think getting that to 8-10 reps,which will translate to a 170 lbs ohp give or take is a matter of 3-4 months.Still far from the 225 ohp but it should go down until March 2018


#215

I’ll take some of that front squat action. I’m on deload next week so I’ll give it a shot then. I haven’t done any since May, so it’ll be interesting.


#216

I didn’t place the bar right,so I did a miserable 13 reps back then,so go ahead and destroy me with ease


#217

My latest back injury I think has pretty much taken me out of the running for the front squat thing…


#218

Man, I’ll get in on this race to 315 with you! My current front squat PR is 275lb. And to be honest, a 315 front is something I’ve been eyeing for a while now. Going to bring Front squat back into the mix in the beginning of December.

EDIT I think that’s the most I’ve ever used the word “front” in a short paragraph.


#219

I’d say that I’ve been training since around when I began logging here in 2014. I’ve been working out, however, for a little over a decade off and on.


#220

It’s on


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#222

Did this today. First I worked up to a new 3RM of 225…I had not done front squats since May…and I topped out at 185 for 3 back then.

Given my newly acquired 3RM, I guestimated 60% to be 135. So I did 135x13. I left some reps in the tank too, so I shortchanged myself.

I might give this another go in a few weeks.