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Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by ResetRPG, Jul 23, 2020.
We do not need a woman to be happy.
Start lifting, and stop worrying about girls.
He dead tho'.
Death would make us stop worrying about girls.
I know he is dead, we must honor his legacy by lifting.
Do you even lift, bro?
Yes, it fills the void left from my severe clinical depression.
What's your total?
Last time I checked. How about you?
Bench: 110 kg / 242 lbs
Squat: 160 kg / 352 lbs
Deadlift: 170 kg / 375 lbs
Last I properly checked, then came the Coofs and for a while I couldn't do properly heavy squats anymore because of blood pressure issues. Doing 3x5 or 5x5 sets of squats with more than 130 kg would always give me a headache.
But I hope to finally get into the 1000 lbs Club sometime soon. Should be there with 10 lbs on all lifts.
Fuck yeah, that's king shit.
Considering that I'm a pretty tall and heavy fella (6'3 and 210 lbs) those values are actually pretty shitty. Especially bench press, but it's how it is. Got those long-ass beanpole arms that give you extremely shitty leverage on the bench.
I'm tending slightly more towards bodybuilding these days, if only because I need to drop a bit of bodyfat. I want to get to the Golden Ratio proportions. I think I need another centimeter on my arms, a lot less on the waist, chest and calves are fine, but shoulders and legs somehow need more.
Hey man, I'm 6 foot and 220 lol, so I'm a lot worse.
Hey, everyone's gotta start somewhere. I started lifting about, dunno, eight years or so ago? Too long for the mediocre gains at least. I used to be an extreme beanpole, 154 lbs at 6'3. Put on about a pound per week when I really started lifting. What plan do you do? I highly recommend Stronglifts 5x5 in the beginning, it'll fuck you up. I still tend towards the 5x5 principle now, but above 130 kg squats you can't really do 5x5 of that three times a week.
And before I forget, obligatory Bob Couch posting:
I started lifting seriously in May at about 240 lbs. My brother has been my personal trainer, but basically I do push pull legs, push pull legs, then a rest day. In general though I try to hit everything for 50 reps, (12x3 + 14x1) if it's too heavy for that much I'll go for either 30 reps (10x3) or 15 (5x3).
I really just do it to stay healthy and happy (at least as happy as I can be), i don't have a particular goal tbh.
According to my doctor I’m 6’1” 195 pounds. At my max I could bench around 325. Keep in mind I also used to lift and exercise religiously, due to a desire to be in peak condition for the sports I played in college and high school.
Also keep in mind that that was high weight-low reps; for handegg I was focused on building bulk moreso than lean muscle, being an offensive center and defensive nose.
When college came along and with it rugby, I focused on getting slim and toned, and switched to low weight-high reps (around 210 for sets of 15 - 20).
Basically @ResetRPG, as Hass said we all start somewhere, and our only limitation is ourselves. Don’t stop at that glass ceiling, fuckin wreck that shit.
Are you fucks going to the gym or using home set-ups. I'm stuck with calisthenics until I figure out space for a rack.
Gym. While I do have a pull-up bar at home, free weights are the way to go.
My arms are fucked at the moment. I rarely do explicit exercises for biceps and triceps, mostly sticking with compound exercises, but when I do, it fucks me up.
/edit: Some day in the future I'll have a power rack at home.
You know the title does remind me of that Boondocks episode...
I'd rather go with least resistance training, than a home gym:
I'm going to the gym.
I bought a bench and squat-rack setup back when I worked at Starbucks.
I wish I had a home gym