Powerlifting. Anyone on here do it?

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  1. philkilla

    philkilla Jesus Saves Contributor

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    I weigh 185, my last max from October was 285 bench, 385 squat and 475 deadlift.

    Heaviest front squat to date was 275, but that was 3-4 months ago.
     
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    Wow, those are fantastic numbers dude.
     
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    That's an impressive deadlift and squat! Kinda makes your bench fail in comparison. Is it a preference thing or a mobility thing that holds you back on it? I remember that I solely focused on my deads for a while and it ended up making my other numbers drop a little but it only took a little maintenance to get it back.
     
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    Thanks homie. Lots of hard work for sure.

    Back in 2012 I benched 305 once, but I've never come that close again. I've had some mobility issues in my right shoulder that come and go; honestly I'm not a huge fan of benching in general, but when I do it I prefer DB's over BB's any day.

    Squats are still a point of contention as well. Aside from IED's and years of abuse I've been lucky to hit what I could. Needless to say, they're still a work in progress. I went back to the drawing board recently with much lighter weight and more emphasis on form.

    Finally, deadlifting is by far my favorite day in the gym. The benefits and feeling of knowing where I began to where I am now are extremely motivating, and I love pointing others I lift with in the same direction.

    /end :D
     
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    Wow, my numbers and weight are basically identical to yours. :lol:
     
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    My program generally has me working up to a max effort single/double/triple (usually with chains/bands) for my main lift and then anywhere from 5 sets of 10-15 to 3 sets of 30 on accessories. Sometimes my coach is pure evil and programs in 200 hamstring curls at the end of a Squat session or 200 banded push downs on a Bench session. I rarely just do straight weight main lifts these days unless we're finding an opener for a competition or if we've reached the end of a peak phase.
     
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    Lol cheers.

    I follow programs from pen and paper fitness mostly.
     
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    I'm doing strong lifts 5x5 madcow program at the moment. It's not to bad only week two so far though.
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    Recently started training for more aesthetic purposes, but I got my start in fitness with powerlifting and still program heavy compound movements every day. Best lifts are 475 squat, 305 bench, 485 deadlift, and 195x2 OHP at roughly 180 BW. I'm trying to base my training on the ways of the old school BB guys like Dorian Yates and the Mentzer brothers. So far, it's working out well. I've stayed roughly the same weight but have noticeably seen a big difference in my physique and musculature.
     
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    Good job man keep it up! Those or fantastic numbers! The old school way of training will definitely get you where you want to be.
     
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    Where abouts in Salisbury do you train? Used to live in Harnham but currently overseas and due to come back to Salisbury later this year.

    My numbers are not so impressive. 286lbs squat, 198lbs bench and 375lbs deadift. 1 Year off training at around 195lbs body weight
     
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    I train in Alpha and Omega performance, it's down in the Church fields estate.

    Come in and see Adam. He'll help you push those numbers ;)
     
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    Thanks mate, will pop down when I am next back
     
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    Yep, I've been doing it for a few years.
    Got up to semi-decent numbers (190-130-202.5 @ 77, kilos) then an injury and overseas work have been keeping me back in the last 3 years - let's see if I can do something better in 2019!
     
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    I'm not a pure powerlifter, but I hope a more general powerlifting style strength training/strongman type stuff counts enough here?

    I did a mock meet early January to test my numbers for the first time in a while.

    Squat: 325lbs
    Bench: 240lbs (with a slingshot, I have a fucked left shoulder/scapula)
    Farmer's Deadlift: 450lbs

    I got 500 about 6 inches off the floor but just didn't have enough gas left in the tank.
     
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    Nice numbers guys!
     
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    How is everybody doing in here?

    Would anyone be interested in throwing in monthly stats or something?
     
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    I'm running a volume/accumulation/hypertrophy/whatever the fuck you want to call it block right now (and likely will be for a good 6-9 months) so my numbers are nothing impressive (also, MyoReps can fuck right off) but I'm game for it.
     

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