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My New PRs


#1

Went to the gym today with a few friends and got some 1rep maxes.

Bench - 275 - Didn't feel it today, I don't know, maybe because it was the first one I did and I wasn't in the zone yet.

Squat - 315

Front Squat - 235

Deadlift - 455

Just editing to put up my stats

190 pounds, 19 years old, been training for about 6 months. Still learning a lot. All lifts were completely raw, no belt.


#2

Keep it up

Good work

Phill


#3

Yeah nice work bro.

What are your goals? You looking gain size? Compete?


#4

My goals right now are to gain functional strength and power but I have been considering saying "Fuck you" to Gold's Gym, finding a REAL gym to train at, and start finding out how to get into competing. I really want to start to focus on Oly lifts too.


#5

nice lifts


#6

hats off bro .

heres mine from the last 2 weeks , if ya dont mind me sharing your thunder ....

raw bench , shirted bench , raw squat , and I think raw deadlift . also missed PR attempt at suited dead yesterday . upcoming push/pull total should be coming in around 50 lbs higher than last meet


#7

Congrats. Nice lifts for only 6 months.

I'm still waiting for the day I pull 315 on the deadlift. :-/


#8

Yeah, just keep trying at it and eventually it'll come. I found that just having a steel will and determination can make your numbers start going up.

I'm 6'2 so I think that's why my deadlift total was a little higher, shorter distance to pull. I could of gotten even more on the dead but the grip just wouldn't hold and I did not want 475-500 falling onto my kneecaps, I need to invest in some chalk.

I'm really gonna start trying to get serious about this, currently I don't take ANY supplements, no protein powders, no fish oils, no creatine. I just try to get in food when I can, poor college student so it's kinda hard.

Thanks for all the comments.


#9

Damn straight. If you don't think you can do it, you won't.

Heh. I don't really take any supplements either. I tried Surge; I guess it was slightly helpful. It was hard to tell since my training was all f'd up during that time anyway. I did recently purchase some of that Grow! protein powder from here, mostly for convenience purposes -- quick and easy protein source at work.

Real food works for me: lots of chicken, oatmeal, eggs, and cottage cheese (which I've come to enjoy).

Ya know, I don't even know what my 1 rm's are. Last I tried that I pressed 200 and squatted 225 a few times. Heh. Maybe I'll give it a go right before I switch programs: which hopefully won't be soon, cuz switching programs means I stalled on my current 5x5 routine. :wink:

What's your lifting schedule like?