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Re: PR THREAD OF AWESOMENESS!!!

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Post by FredM » Fri Nov 04, 2022 1:32 pm

Not a true PR but pretty stoked with 235@8 bench today.

Was going to go for a real PR after that but my 4 year old joined me and I don't like doing really heavy stuff I can't control with him running around.

Pretty decent BW PR. BW is 178, pretty sure previous PR below 180 was 230@9.5. And was capped at 225 for like the last year. Think I'm going to go for a rep PR with 2 plates next (225x5 is the goal). Did 205x5@8.5 as a backoff so seems actually attainable for the first time ever.

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Re: PR THREAD OF AWESOMENESS!!!

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Post by Renascent » Fri Nov 04, 2022 2:06 pm

FredM wrote: Fri Nov 04, 2022 1:32 pm Not a true PR but pretty stoked with 235@8 bench today.

Was going to go for a real PR after that but my 4 year old joined me and I don't like doing really heavy stuff I can't control with him running around.

Pretty decent BW PR. BW is 178, pretty sure previous PR below 180 was 230@9.5. And was capped at 225 for like the last year. Think I'm going to go for a rep PR with 2 plates next (225x5 is the goal). Did 205x5@8.5 as a backoff so seems actually attainable for the first time ever.
Congrats!

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Re: PR THREAD OF AWESOMENESS!!!

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Post by Hardartery » Fri Nov 04, 2022 3:12 pm

FredM wrote: Fri Nov 04, 2022 1:32 pm Not a true PR but pretty stoked with 235@8 bench today.

Was going to go for a real PR after that but my 4 year old joined me and I don't like doing really heavy stuff I can't control with him running around.

Pretty decent BW PR. BW is 178, pretty sure previous PR below 180 was 230@9.5. And was capped at 225 for like the last year. Think I'm going to go for a rep PR with 2 plates next (225x5 is the goal). Did 205x5@8.5 as a backoff so seems actually attainable for the first time ever.
Yeah man.

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Re: PR THREAD OF AWESOMENESS!!!

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Post by FredM » Tue Nov 08, 2022 10:37 am

Renascent wrote: Fri Nov 04, 2022 2:06 pm Congrats!
Hardartery wrote: Fri Nov 04, 2022 3:12 pm
Yeah man.
Thanks! I have high hopes now that I've found a way to make progress with comp bench only once a week. My shoulders don't love 3x/wk. Weighted dips and Neutral Grip cambered (ElitFTS) in the other two slots though seems to work just as well if not better with muuuuch happier shoulders.

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Re: PR THREAD OF AWESOMENESS!!!

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Post by GeoffBUK » Mon Nov 21, 2022 4:25 am

165kg/ 364lb trapbar squeadlift! Modest by most standards but almost 'grown up' weights! There was a time I thought I'd never crack 300lbs

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Re: PR THREAD OF AWESOMENESS!!!

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Post by mbasic » Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:16 am

GeoffBUK wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 4:25 am 165kg/ 364lb trapbar squeadlift! Modest by most standards but almost 'grown up' weights! There was a time I thought I'd never crack 300lbs
good job dude!

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Post by GeoffBUK » Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:04 am

mbasic wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:16 am
GeoffBUK wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 4:25 am 165kg/ 364lb trapbar squeadlift! Modest by most standards but almost 'grown up' weights! There was a time I thought I'd never crack 300lbs
good job dude!
:D Thank you, Maybe 400lbs one day!

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Re: PR THREAD OF AWESOMENESS!!!

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Post by Renascent » Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:32 pm

GeoffBUK wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:04 am
mbasic wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:16 am
GeoffBUK wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 4:25 am 165kg/ 364lb trapbar squeadlift! Modest by most standards but almost 'grown up' weights! There was a time I thought I'd never crack 300lbs
good job dude!
:D Thank you, Maybe 400lbs one day!
Seems like 400 ain't far off. Congrats!

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Re: PR THREAD OF AWESOMENESS!!!

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Post by xuerebx » Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:02 am

Managed to hit all-time PRs on S/B/RDL after finishing 21 weeks of ATS RTF after cutting for 8 months (lost 8kg) and having the most stressful period of my life (became a parent, with big complications - now all's fine though). I'm embarrassed to put up my numbers as they are strongly at beginner levels even after 2 years of working out, but I have come to terms that this is the genetic hand I was dealt with and I'm fine with this, mostly. At least I look much better than when I started!

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Re: PR THREAD OF AWESOMENESS!!!

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Post by GeoffBUK » Wed Nov 23, 2022 4:06 am

Renascent wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:32 pm
GeoffBUK wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:04 am
mbasic wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:16 am
GeoffBUK wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 4:25 am 165kg/ 364lb trapbar squeadlift! Modest by most standards but almost 'grown up' weights! There was a time I thought I'd never crack 300lbs
good job dude!
:D Thank you, Maybe 400lbs one day!
Seems like 400 ain't far off. Congrats!
Thanks, that would be a sweet milestone

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Re: PR THREAD OF AWESOMENESS!!!

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Post by SnakePlissken » Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:00 pm

I had made 2022 goals way back a year ago and I haven't hit any of them yet mainly because of life and experimenting with a lot of lifts. One I think I can hit before Christmas though is a 300lb bench. Just did my first 5x5 with 225 today and it was pretty easy.

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Re: PR THREAD OF AWESOMENESS!!!

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Post by houzi » Tue Dec 06, 2022 3:31 am

Managed to hit 180kg x1 with the Slingshot. I have a big goal of eventually getting a 182.5kg/400lbs raw bench press, so this is a nice step in that direction.

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