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Teen Named Tim with Long Limbs


#41

It’s still building strength and progressing lol. How it translates to 1RM performance is variable and individual. For myself i squat more than reps indicate. Bench about right on. Deadlift less


#42

Reading this makes me want to know what my max is. That bothers me, my progress is a lie and I have no clue of how strong I am.


#43

I guess I’ll just throw all my goals down the drain. Not like they’ll amount to my true max…


#44

Absolutely this. If your projected max goes up, you got stronger. That’s the aim, right?


#45

That is the aim
But chasing a wanted max motivates me and makes it fun.

Edit: Oh right I added jokers cause of this


#47

There’s no reason you can’t still do that.


#48

Did you ever test your one rep max?
What are some if your achievements on 5/3/1?


#49

I eventually pulled 500lbs using various bastardised versions of 5/3/1 with a few other methods like clusters and ROM progression mixed in. I feel like I could have got there a lot faster if I’d kept it basic (although I still maintain that ROM progression was probably my best progress on deadlift).

I rarely tested my 1RM beyond the early stages, and will probably test true maxes about once or twice a year from now on.

It’s also worth noting that I am currently both fat and weak due to taking several years out of the gym and in a MacDonalds, just for a bit of background on myself.


#50

Ur just pre loading calories for the next few years of gains


#51

Dagill and guinea pig. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and basically giving me a sense of reality. Looks like I myself don’t care about a 1 rm that much considering I always shoot for a 10 rep max. I then think of myself where I’ll be in the future benching 225 for 10 or squatting 315 for 10 and deadlifting 405 for 10. Last time I deadlifted heavy i did 285 for 4 I’m about to try and hit 280 for 10 next week (roughly same weignt). It means I have gotten stronger.

I shall keep pushing the pr set . I think I was just brain washed by bro standards


#52

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#53

I was gonna say “hey I’m young too!” then again I quickly realized my teen years have long passed. Playing sports gives you a false sense of being young. Fck.


#54

About 1.5 years, (maxing out on bench and quarter squatting and never deadlifting).

This is the first time I’m training legit


#55

Looks like mr.benchy hit a plateau. It’s stuck at an estimated max of 205 lbs (i find wendler calc to be accurate for my bench, i hit 185 for a triple two weeks ago). I think food is the culprit, I eat 4 meals a day but my weight doesn’t move. I probably need 5 meals now.
Happy with squat pr btw.

Squat
155x5 175x5 195x10 215x1 (I was gonna do 235 but I didn’t feel like it even though good bar speed with 215)
5x5 Fsl with 155
Bench
125x5 145x5 160x8
I was supposed to do fsl but I wasted way too much time trying to find a spotter. Would it hurt staying after (this is probably why it’s plateaud too)

Overall squat was nice bench form improved so that’s a fat W.
Great workout before spring break I hope thursday will be too.


#56

:confused: I really need to stop wasting time


#57

Those are pretty awesome goals. You will be a big strong motherfudger when you get there.


#58

Indeed dagill, indeed. :thinking: maybe next year.


#59

Deadlift(lbs)

220x5 250x5 280x10 315x1

Press(lbs)

80x5 90x5 100x7

80x5 80x5 80x5

I half-booty’d
The workout. I wanted to hang with friends after school also my friend was maxing out so I needed to spot him. Deadlifts felt great. Threw in a joker as a reward 315 moved easy kinda swung from my shins. Upper body be stalling. Reached my before spring break goal with 280x10 on deads(they’re deadstop too)