Lifting goals

Discussion in 'General Training' started by scientific muscle, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

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    (bluejacket @ Oct. 14 2006,04:32)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE"><div>
    (Totentanz @ Oct. 13 2006,19:56)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">With regards to dips, I don't get shoulder pain so much, but sometimes I get pain in the sternum sort of like Lol was talking about.  It can feel like I'm about to break in half right there.  Ouch...</div>
    yes this is similar to the type pain im talking about. my shoulder flexibility is not what it used to be and perhaps there is some lingering scar tissue from the surgery.... the pain/strain is def. in my shoulder area and some in the sternum/clav. usually i i only really feel the stern/clav pain when i finish my last rep and release the bar......ouch</div>
    bluejacket: I've found that if I gradually take up the tension with my legs at the end of a set of dips that the pain on release is greatly reduced. I use a dip station with a raised foot platform to make this possible.

    Liege: Wow, those are some big lifts to look forward to.  [​IMG]  How long do you think it'll take to get there?
     
  2. liegelord

    liegelord New Member

    I figure about 2 years, although my bench may require another 20. I should pull 600 by next July. Barring another injury, I should have 525 by Christmas. I almost broke my foot Oct. 2 and have missed alot of squats and olympic lifting. [​IMG]
     
  3. Joe.Muscle

    Joe.Muscle Active Member

    Just to look better than the next guy...hehe [​IMG]

    Seriously I liked to continue to look atheletic and muscular and bring up my midsection and add about 10 more pounds of muscle over the next couple of years.
     
  4. stevejones

    stevejones Member

    Goals to be completed all on the same day  Dec. 22, 2006
    Bodyfat: &lt;8%
    Deadlift 725
    Bench 440
    Squat 405x20
    Pullup BW + 200lbs
    Run 2 miles in less than 12 minutes
    I've done all the above but never at bf less than 8 percent.  

    After that is done, it's a long serious bulk cycle of brutal weights and eating huge amounts of food every 2-3 hours until next fall.  
    Goals:
    Deadlift 800 before Sept. 2007
    Shoulder Press 405 &quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot; *
    Flat Bench 495 &quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;
    Bent Over Row 495x5 &quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;
    ATG Squat 495x20
    Run 2 miles in less than 4 hours (joking)
    I will not accomplish all these, but it's what I'm after anyway.

    Most important long term goal:  Do my best to think about bodybuilding/lifting LESS when I'm not in the gym, and to not ever spend more than 5 minutes per day reading articles about how to train.
     
  5. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    leigelord's numbers never cease to amaze me....
     
  6. Joe.Muscle

    Joe.Muscle Active Member

    I just want to look good Nekkid [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

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    (stevejones @ Nov. 07 2006,22:16)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Goals to be completed all on the same day  Dec. 22, 2006
    Bodyfat: &lt;8%
    Deadlift 725
    Bench 440
    Squat 405x20
    Pullup BW + 200lbs
    Run 2 miles in less than 12 minutes
    I've done all the above but never at bf less than 8 percent.  
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    Stunning Steve! I wish I could be there to capture that little lot on film. Any chance some of those lifts will make their way to YouTube?

    <div></div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Most important long term goal:  Do my best ... to not ever spend more than 5 minutes per day reading articles about how to train.</div>

    Yeah, right! [​IMG]
     
  8. stevejones

    stevejones Member

    Most important long term goal: Do my best ... to not ever spend more than 5 minutes per day reading articles about how to train.


    Yeah...I know, I'm a big failure at that one. Wish I could accomplish that...so much wasted time I've spent over the years.
     
  9. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    243 lbs at 9% BF with the following 5RM:

    Deadlift - 500
    Bench Press - 315

    No real strength goals, but those seem admirable.
     
  10. lcars

    lcars New Member

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    (colby2152 @ Nov. 08 2006,01:26)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">243 lbs at 9% BF with the following 5RM:

    Deadlift - 500
    Bench Press - 315

    No real strength goals, but those seem admirable.</div>
    dude at 243 and 9% bf you will lift a lot more than that,good luck.

    id say 700 deads
    400 bench
     
  11. lcars

    lcars New Member

    ive revised my goals and they are:

    [email protected]%

    lifts:

    bench 430
    dead  600
    squat 450(good enough for me)
    military press 280

    @the moment
    12-13%bf 215lbs

    330 bench
    500lb dead
    [email protected] reps squat
    220 military press
     
  12. scientific muscle

    scientific muscle New Member

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    (stevejones @ Nov. 07 2006,17:16)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Goals to be completed all on the same day  Dec. 22, 2006
    Bodyfat: &lt;8%
    Deadlift 725
    Bench 440
    Squat 405x20
    Pullup BW + 200lbs
    Run 2 miles in less than 12 minutes
    I've done all the above but never at bf less than 8 percent.  

    After that is done, it's a long serious bulk cycle of brutal weights and eating huge amounts of food every 2-3 hours until next fall.  
    Goals:
    Deadlift 800 before Sept. 2007
    Shoulder Press 405 &quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot; *
    Flat Bench 495 &quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;
    Bent Over Row 495x5 &quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;
    ATG Squat 495x20
    Run 2 miles in less than 4 hours (joking)
    I will not accomplish all these, but it's what I'm after anyway.

    Most important long term goal:  Do my best to think about bodybuilding/lifting LESS when I'm not in the gym, and to not ever spend more than 5 minutes per day reading articles about how to train.</div>
    The big day is coming up steve!!!

    Revised goals for me:
    Squat-500 lb.s
    Row-300 lb.s
    Dips-BW+125 lb.s
    Chins-BW+100 lb.s
    Seated Press-250 lb.s

    Also would like to hit 220 lb.s with ~10% bodyfat.
     
  13. theczech

    theczech New Member

    My primary goal is to compete at the danish championship in bodybuilding some day.

    Some secondary goals :

    Closing COC 3# ( Or maybe 4# some day [​IMG] )
    Deadlift 200kg (400 pounds)
    Bench 140kg (280 pounds)
    Yates Row : 150kg (300 pounds)
     
  14. style

    style New Member

    Wow, everyone who has posted here has some awesome numbers down. I'm away to train.
     
  15. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

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    (The-Czech @ Dec. 22 2006,12:12)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">My primary goal is to compete at the danish championship in bodybuilding some day.

    Some secondary goals :

    Closing COC 3# ( Or maybe 4# some day  [​IMG] )
    Deadlift 200kg (400 pounds)
    Bench 140kg (280 pounds)
    Yates Row : 150kg (300 pounds)</div>
    Actually, that's 440lb Dead, 308lb bench &amp; 330lb Y row.

    Good numbers. [​IMG]
     
  16. theczech

    theczech New Member

    Ahh tanks Lol

    I have always thougt that kg x 2 = pound

    It is always good to learn [​IMG]
     
  17. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    Okay Steve, IT'S YOUR DAY! How close did you come?

    Overall, I'm just trying to acheive as much strength and size as I can at my age, and am willing to work butt-hard for it. I just have a problem with regimentation and get frustrated with goals, so I'd rather just lift happy, smart, and enjoy it.
     
  18. stevejones

    stevejones Member

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    (quadancer @ Dec. 22 2006,19:00)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Okay Steve, IT'S YOUR DAY! How close did you come?

    Overall, I'm just trying to acheive as much strength and size as I can at my age, and am willing to work butt-hard for it. I just have a problem with regimentation and get frustrated with goals, so I'd rather just lift happy, smart, and enjoy it.</div>
    ........................crap

    Goals for 22 Dec:
    Bodyfat: &lt;8%  Check
    Deadlift: 725   FAILED
    Bench: 440 Double Check
    Squat 405x20 ====FAILED
    Pullup BW + 200 lbs ====FAILED
    Run 2 miles in less than 12 minutes===FAILED

    I was pretty pissed...but, failure is a part of life.  I got 17 reps on the squat.  
    Squat:
    I tied a small chaulk line near the bottom of the squat rack and had a guy watch me do the reps.  My ass had to touch that line on every rep to be sure I was going ATG.  I'm telling you, when you're in serious pain your body will do everything in it's power to cheat and convince you otherwise, so you have to do stuff like that to keep yourself in check.  I got 18 reps but the 18th one didn't count because I didn't touch the line.  On the 19th rep I touched but couldn't even get up.  

    Pullups:
    Hung low for a few seconds until I was completely extended and still, then pulled...only got 75% of the way.  

    2 mile run:
    12:08 was my time...wanted to blame melted snow on the track and cold weather..but...I warmed up plenty and the track I ran on meets olympic standards...excellent weatherproof track made out of excellent material..so, the truth is that I just wasn't good enough

    BF %:  The weather here in Colorado has been so terrible that the clinic where I wanted to get my bf measured has been closed, but I'm positive I'm under 8 percent.  Calipers read 3%, and they are always WAY off but not by more than 5%.  I think I got down to 5% for a very brief period there, and started feeling a little sick.  On the 22nd I bet I was 6 or 7%.  Wish the clinic didn't close, but anyway, I'm content with all that.

    Bench Press:  455 solid pounds, rotator cuff feels great
    Deadlift:  Failed @725...got pissed and gave up, returned at end of the day with an ammonia tab and more food in me...pulled 705, BARELY...but, good lift...very messy though, chaulk all over thighs, hands, and face (don't ask)

    So, 2 passes and 4 failures...but still ticking and still goal setting

    I swear man..it's just impossible to be a runner and strength &quot;athlete&quot; simultaneously.  I really think thats the best I'll ever be able to do in my lifetime.  I know that I have the potential to deadlift 800 lbs, and also know that I can run 2 miles in under 12 minutes...but I will never have a body that can do both of those things.  Maybe I could with steroids, or maybe not...I'll never know, that's for sure.   You just have to be a fat ass to deadlift serious weight, lol.  Ok, well maybe not a fat ass, but you MUST be over 10%.   The same applies to squats.  

    Any kind of endurance exercise on the legs...running, bicycling, swimming, whatever...just eats away all that excess muscle.  Show me some triathlete who can do stuff like that and then go out and squat 700 lbs or ATG squat 405x20...yeah, right.  Endurance and extreme size/strength just don't mix.  Anyway, enough whining....

    I'm glad I pushed it and tested myself.  Was very grueling to do all that on the same day, kind of sucked actually.  I'm enjoying the holidays now and have upped the calories (but not by much yet).
     
  19. style

    style New Member

    ''Endurance and extreme size/strength just don't mix''

    Thats cool that you've found out you have to specialise. Nice job on the bench and bf [​IMG]
     
  20. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    Sorry you turned out to be so weak and puny Steve, but if you're still feeling down about it, I'll look up your old MuscleNow stats and post them here...THAT should perk you up appreciably! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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