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Strongest Programmer in the World...

I am a nerd. My job : Programming.

However at the top of my hobbies list is weight lifting. I haven’t done it hard core, but it is probably my biggest fun activity.

I was reading a website of a similar company to what I work in, in teh US and one of the guys claimed in a funny way to be the strongest programmer in the world. By the pic he had I doubted it very much :slight_smile:

However programmers aren’t known for being the strongest of dudes so I thought it’d be interesting to see if there were some strong programmers.

I haven’t done any singles for a while but I should just to see where I am at.

Last I remember was :

Bench : 125kg.
Deadlift : 190kg
Squat : 155kg

at a weight of 95kg. So nothign amazing.

So any strong programmers? Anyone want to claim Strongest Programmer title? :slight_smile:

[quote]ozzyaaron wrote:
I am a nerd. My job : Programming.

However at the top of my hobbies list is weight lifting. I haven’t done it hard core, but it is probably my biggest fun activity.

I was reading a website of a similar company to what I work in, in teh US and one of the guys claimed in a funny way to be the strongest programmer in the world. By the pic he had I doubted it very much :slight_smile:

However programmers aren’t known for being the strongest of dudes so I thought it’d be interesting to see if there were some strong programmers.

I haven’t done any singles for a while but I should just to see where I am at.

Last I remember was :

Bench : 125kg.
Deadlift : 190kg
Squat : 155kg

at a weight of 95kg. So nothign amazing.

So any strong programmers? Anyone want to claim Strongest Programmer title? :slight_smile: [/quote]

How much programming do you have to do? I program in MATLAB all the time.

I doubt I’m the strongest programmer, but I’d say I’m a strong programmer - both in strength and programming ability lol.

I’m a programmer who trains (almost a year now) but I can’t call myself strong yet.

Definitely not the strongest, but what the hey:

Bench: 315 lbs (143kg)
Squat: 365 lbs (167kg)
DL: 420 lbs (191kg)

I don’t max out often at all, so these may be +/- a tiny bit, but close, anyways.

I do PLC programming, as well as Visual Basic, VB.NET, and HTML… I know, you C++ types will tell me I have no right to call myself a programmer, LOL. My title is actually ‘project engineer’, but my B.S. was computer science.

Now, if we could only get a thread going where people would post pictures of themselves, so we could see the people behind the avatars.

I have done some programming in the past and I can beat all those lifts.

Weak-but-getting-stronger programmer here.

I actually feel that my programming nature is making me over-think and analyze everything in my training and eating, so I’m really having to push myself to “just do it”.

[quote]DoubleDuce wrote:
I have done some programming in the past and I can beat all those lifts.[/quote]

Well, how much weight are we talking about?

[quote]pinkponyz wrote:
Weak-but-getting-stronger programmer here.

I actually feel that my programming nature is making me over-think and analyze everything in my training and eating, so I’m really having to push myself to “just do it”.[/quote]

I’ve always adhered to the ‘big-bang’ theory, in programming and otherwise, so I’m the opposite: do it, then look back and scratch your head when it doesn’t work…

[quote]patricio2626 wrote:
DoubleDuce wrote:
I have done some programming in the past and I can beat all those lifts.

Well, how much weight are we talking about? [/quote]

Gym lifts:
Bench: 365 paused
Squat: 435
DL: 545

Comp:
Bench: 350
DL: 525

I’ve only done 1 push pull meet so I haven’t squatted in competition yet, but am hoping for about 475 when I do.

Weighting 215-220 right now.

Edit: sorry, my first response was to the OP, not to your lifts. Wasn’t meaning to contradict you specifically.

I did some programming before as well, can I get in on this?

310 bench (current), 365 squat(2.5yrs ago), 525 dead (2yrs ago)

haha

[quote]DoubleDuce wrote:
patricio2626 wrote:
DoubleDuce wrote:
I have done some programming in the past and I can beat all those lifts.

Well, how much weight are we talking about?

Gym lifts:
Bench: 365 paused
Squat: 435
DL: 545

Comp:
Bench: 350
DL: 525

I’ve only done 1 push pull meet so I haven’t squatted in competition yet, but am hoping for about 475 when I do.

Weighting 215-220 right now.[/quote]

Good deal. You have a solid lead on me. I’m currently at 201 lbs.

[quote]B rocK wrote:
I did some programming before as well, can I get in on this?

310 bench (current), 365 squat(2.5yrs ago), 525 dead (2yrs ago)

haha

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Damn, I’m beginning to think my DL is lagging. Mine is proportionately worse than several people I know of that are close to me in bench and squat.

[quote]patricio2626 wrote:
B rocK wrote:
I did some programming before as well, can I get in on this?

310 bench (current), 365 squat(2.5yrs ago), 525 dead (2yrs ago)

haha

Damn, I’m beginning to think my DL is lagging. Mine is proportionately worse than several people I know of that are close to me in bench and squat.[/quote]

It all depends on you proportions, some people are just built to pull. That and some people use cheater-sumo crap. (I’m just jealous because I can’t pull sumo)

[quote]patricio2626 wrote:
B rocK wrote:
I did some programming before as well, can I get in on this?

310 bench (current), 365 squat(2.5yrs ago), 525 dead (2yrs ago)

haha

Damn, I’m beginning to think my DL is lagging. Mine is proportionately worse than several people I know of that are close to me in bench and squat.[/quote]

How tall are you and how long have you been training?

I’m 6-1 and have been training hard since 2001. Just as a point of reference…

6’0", for 17 years, but a lot of those were just ‘maintenance’.

I highly doubt I’m the world strongest programmer, but I’ll set the bar higher in this thread, at least for now. I’m a computer engineer who used to focus on hardware, but am now in the security sector. I’ve programmed in C, C++, x86asm, Java, and Python mainly. Also a little bit of SystemVerilog, Verilog, and perl. My current lifts are:

DL 633x1 (raw)
SQ 441x1 (raw), 700x1(suit+briefs)
BP 350x1 (raw), 457x1 (single ply)

All of these were at a weight of 245-255 (the raw bench was in the gym, the rest are competition lifts), but I’m currently sitting at 275 after a bulk :smiley:

[quote]Bergman wrote:
I highly doubt I’m the world strongest programmer, but I’ll set the bar higher in this thread, at least for now. I’m a computer engineer who used to focus on hardware, but am now in the security sector. I’ve programmed in C, C++, x86asm, Java, and Python mainly. Also a little bit of SystemVerilog, Verilog, and perl. My current lifts are:

DL 633x1 (raw)
SQ 441x1 (raw), 700x1(suit+briefs)
BP 350x1 (raw), 457x1 (single ply)

All of these were at a weight of 245-255 (the raw bench was in the gym, the rest are competition lifts), but I’m currently sitting at 275 after a bulk :D[/quote]

Raining on my parade again. I still got ya raw bench so there.

Sorry dude! I do outweigh you by a fair margin though, so I’m not actually that much stronger, if at all.

C#, C++, Asp.net, Korn Shell, and Java.

Best competetion lifts are:

Squat: 597
Bench 352
Deadlift 584

All lifts were done in sinlge ply gear(Titan Victor, Inzer Blast) under IPF conditions.

Don’t compete anymore. Just trying to “look good naked”!