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2006/07/09 16:18:47 (permalink)
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How much have your lifts improved?

How much were you lifting on the main compounds when you first started weight training, how much are youy lifting now? and how long has it taken you to reach these lifts? also age/weight when u started would be good aswel.

Im fairly new 2 weight training so it would be interesting 2 see peoples responces.

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    marky1314
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    RE: How much have your lifts improved? 2006/07/09 17:04:35 (permalink)
    when did you start weight training m8?
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    The Guvnor
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    RE: How much have your lifts improved? 2006/07/09 17:08:55 (permalink)
    Hi mate,

    The first memory I have of doing bench press was when I was 14/15 and I was able to do 135lbs for 3 reps iirc and I tried 185lbs and could not get it up. It was another few years before I joined a gym and it was a machine affair so the weights do not count.

    I cannot remember the first time I did squats or deadlifts but I assume it was when I started rowing and all I remember was doing a 3 mile run, squats, bench press, bench pulls and power cleans and not being able to walk when I left the club and I mean not able to bend my legs without falling over!

    If you train correctly and purely weights you can progress quite fast imo. Going from a 185lb bench to a 308lb bench in 18months is possible imo or even less if you are adding muscle and filling out at 19/20 kind of age.
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    QUARANTINE
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    RE: How much have your lifts improved? 2006/07/09 17:13:28 (permalink)
    1999 started lifting, weight was 11.5 stone (these are kind of a guess)

    Squat 90kg
    Deadlift 80 kg
    Bench 60 kg

    Current PBs, current weight is aprox 17.5 - 18 sorry stone! im a dum ass

    Squat 235kg
    Deadlift 310kg
    Bench 185kg
    post edited by QUARANTINE - 2006/07/09 19:35:26
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    Trigganometry
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    RE: How much have your lifts improved? 2006/07/09 17:22:49 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: QUARANTINE


    Current PBs, current weight is aprox 17.5 - 18 kg


    WOW ! Youve lost ALOT of weight ! lol

    Just messin mate, thats some good goin in the size and strength dept
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    greg_rfc
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    RE: How much have your lifts improved? 2006/07/09 17:31:00 (permalink)
    Since first starting on mainly isolation and then moving onto compounds, lifts have improved brilliantly.
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    RE: How much have your lifts improved? 2006/07/09 17:43:48 (permalink)
    Not much at all to be honest.
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    Entrophy
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    RE: How much have your lifts improved? 2006/07/09 20:25:15 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: marky1314

    when did you start weight training m8?


    mid july this year

    ORIGINAL: The Guvnor

    If you train correctly and purely weights you can progress quite fast imo. Going from a 185lb bench to a 308lb bench in 18months is possible imo or even less if you are adding muscle and filling out at 19/20 kind of age.


    yeh i hope 4 that sort of gain! age 17 atm
    post edited by Entrophy - 2006/07/09 20:26:21
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    RE: How much have your lifts improved? 2006/07/09 20:38:17 (permalink)
    Been training for Just over 2 years, coming onto 3 years now(I think). Starting weight was 8 stone, currently 11 stone 4lbs/71.4kilo/158lbs. Age 17. At 5'8

    Starting squat was about 24kilo, it's now 90kilo (hack squats are 114kilo but I dropped these for the real'uns)
    Starting Deadlifts were 54kilo and they're now pushing for 134kilo for 1 rep
    Starting barbell bench press was started not too long ago at about 65kilo and it's now 74-76kilo
    post edited by lilbigman - 2006/07/09 20:39:28

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    marky1314
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    RE: How much have your lifts improved? 2006/07/09 21:09:27 (permalink)

    Good Stuff entrophy,

    I'm 28 and I started training April 1st; Il give you a couple fo examples of how much i have improved in that time, shoulder press/upright row started lifting 10kg, I now lift 22 1/2kg bench press/lateral flyers started on 15kg now lifting 30kg, so you increase fairly quickly and if you are lean like me to start with you start to look toned round about the 3/4 month mark.

    I'm starting to look toned now,well chuffed with it, keep it up fella,its worth it.
    post edited by marky1314 - 2006/07/09 21:10:18
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    Papa Lazarou
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    RE: How much have your lifts improved? 2006/07/09 21:12:53 (permalink)
    Bench has gone from 40k to 102.5k
    Squat has gone from 50k to 130k
    Didn't DL till this year! Still, can DL 160k 5x5 (always had strong legs and back) and i'm sure I can get to the late 100's for a 1 rep...
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    RE: How much have your lifts improved? 2006/07/09 21:49:14 (permalink)
    started working out last year and my BP was about 45kg. that's up to 92.5kg
    only been doing squats and deads about a month, and they've both gone from 50kg to 110kg. i could probably squat about 160kg, and maybe deadlift nearer 200kg, but at the moment i'm concentrating on getting the form spot on to avoid any injuries.

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    jim2406
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    RE: How much have your lifts improved? 2006/07/09 22:15:46 (permalink)
    figures quoted are from a period of 'good health' (my knee has been buggered for the last few months and i tore my bicep, so current lifts are lacking). i dont really do maxes but have an idea of 3/4 rep max. these are all from about 9 months ago - i'm 25 now.

    starting bodyweight 17 st ish, bw at time of 'good' lifts 14.5 st, with a 3 year gap (during which time i had an ACL reconstruction)

    bench: about 50-60k , up to 110k

    squat: not sure to begin with - probably not much beyond 45-50k. up to 120 for a few

    dead: probably 80 to start with? got up to 150

    chinups: none to begin with - up to 12 or so

    ovrhead press - standing: start - 30k ish - up to 60k

    dips: could maybe do 4/5 with bodyweight - have done 5 reps with 40k attached

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    currently, at weight of 14st

    bench - 80k for a stunning 9 reps
    mil press: 50k for 7
    chinups: 8
    squat: not happening until ive had surgery
    deadlift: see squat
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