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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:16 am 
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I punished those wieghts Today was workout day and I was real scared going into it I had 290lbs to do! and there was no way I was going to accept defeat so me and my buddy got down to it I started with 290lbs! ...did it I had planned to stop there and rep out at a lighter wieght but my buddy said I did it easy and I should try 295lbs so I said OK let's go!.... did it my buddy said I might as well go for 300lbs I said bring it on!...did it! but only just squeezed it out:lol: I said why stop there! so I went for 305lbs....I crashed but I gave it a good fight, so I'm gonna do it next week for sure! I'm really enjoying doing 1 rep training it feels fantastic! I wasn't planning on doing it at all but I'm making gains with so why stop!
I'm experiencing the same on the squat I did 1 rep at 160, 215,225, 275lbs, I also did 305lbs on the deadlift! my form felt much better and every thing including the bench felt so much easier! there's a lot to be said for 1 rep training something happens during a lift that I can't explain like just when I think it's over I can feel a surge of strength come out of nowhere! anyway I'm probably not making much sense! the only thing I don't like is that my routine seems to be all over the place right now but I'm sure it will settle down at some point! maybe when I finish having so much fun getting my strength back

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Congratulations! Awesome weight on the bench! It must be your strong lift because it is the same as your squat and deadlift, lifts that are usually much higher than bench.

Great work on the 300! I'm not even close. I think 265 is where I've topped out.

Keep us updated on the 1 rep training. I have some BIG friends who do a lot of 1 rep sets for lots of muscle groups.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:46 pm 
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Thanks Rob, Yeah, I'm starting over as far as my squats are concerned as a I have not squatted since my schoolboy days so my squatting numbers are real bad but I think I'm finding my groove with it! so far I'm really loving this one rep training thing!!

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Late post but congratulations. Thats a heavy amount of weight. I bet you had people staring at ya when you did it! Keep it coming man!


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Thanks so much Kollision! I work out with my buddie on Sundays! and I did it when I was trying to get back in the groove of things!! I could of kept on improving but I've changed my routine! I basically want to start over from scratch! :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:42 pm 
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Bigbwii wrote:
Thanks so much Kollision! I work out with my buddie on Sundays! and I did it when I was trying to get back in the groove of things!! I could of kept on improving but I've changed my routine! I basically want to start over from scratch! :wink:


Good going with the HST man, it really works wonders. The way I did HST was a modified version, and man my strength shot up big time. But yo uare focusing on Muscle mass, so good luck bro.

BTW, have you tried 300 since you last posted before the HST?


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Thanks man, I already know that I would not be able to do 300lbs again while training 3 times a week, I can only do that stuff when I'm training once a week and doing singles! I made great strength progress doing singles! that's why I wanted to start over, I wanted to build up to my new max and have a better foundation for my strength and size! when I first came back to training I started the bench at 286lbs now I'm looking to build on this! hope that made sense! right now I'm loving HST because it gives me a variety of reps that I would otherwise not do! and I love the idea of 3 times a week training! it's gonna take time to get to the level I want to get to for instance I want to be able get to 400lbs bench and be able to do at least 3 reps of that at any time!!!! I want to add much more wieghts to every exercise I do! and I believe I can do this with HST! :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:04 pm 
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Bigbwii wrote:
Thanks man, I already know that I would not be able to do 300lbs again while training 3 times a week, I can only do that stuff when I'm training once a week and doing singles! I made great strength progress doing singles! that's why I wanted to start over, I wanted to build up to my new max and have a better foundation for my strength and size! when I first came back to training I started the bench at 286lbs now I'm looking to build on this! hope that made sense! right now I'm loving HST because it gives me a variety of reps that I would otherwise not do! and I love the idea of 3 times a week training! it's gonna take time to get to the level I want to get to for instance I want to be able get to 400lbs bench and be able to do at least 3 reps at any time!!!! I want to add much more wieghts to every exercise I do! and I believe I can do this with HST! :wink:


Good luck on your HST routine as well as hitting that beloved 400 lb bench. 400 lb is a lot of weight, and a lot of people do not even do 3 plates alone. So good luck to you.

What else do you lift that is very heavy bro? Any other exercises that you have dominated as you did the bench?

As for HST, just wait for the last week. 5 reps baby! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:21 pm 
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I can't wait for the 5 reps stage! I found that I had to tweak the wieghts a little for the 15's because they were too easy! but I found the 15 the hardest I guess because I'm not used to doing so many reps! but I've always had great strength but I went fruitarian and lost EVERYTHING I had, now I'm rebuilding and trying to get back to how I was when I was doing Olympic wieghtlifting as a schoolboy, I actually did 300lbs when I was 13 yrs old but I went to rugby instead of the weightlifting! I used to be able to do squats real heavy but now I'm only just getting used to the form! I can do 225-250lbs on the shrugs but my grip lets me down! I'm going to set new standards for myself by my second cycle of HST! that's for sure!!! I'm real good at the presses Bench/shoulder, but I really can't bragg about anything yet :oops: as I really have to start from scratch :roll:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:32 pm 
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Bigbwii wrote:
I can't wait for the 5 reps stage! I found that I had to tweak the wieghts a little for the 15's because they were too easy! but I found the 15 the hardest I guess because I'm not used to doing so many reps! but I've always had great strength but I went fruitarian and lost EVERYTHING I had, now I'm rebuilding and trying to get back to how I was when I was doing Olympic wieghtlifting as a schoolboy, I actually did 300lbs when I was 13 yrs old but I went to rugby instead of the weightlifting! I used to be able to do squats real heavy but now I'm only just getting used to the form! I can do 225-250lbs on the shrugs but my grip lets me down! I'm going to set new standards for myself by my second cycle of HST! that's for sure!!! I'm real good at the presses Bench/shoulder, but I really can't bragg about anything yet :oops: as I really have to start from scratch :roll:


Man bro, you are strong! 13 years old doing 300 lb bench?! :shock: Did I read that right?

225 -250 shrugs, is that with a bar or each dumbbell?

Shoulders are my weak point, I dislike shoulders...

You are one strong guy, glad to have ya on board.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:52 am 
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Yes 300lbs bench when I was 13, I was was really in shape then!!! 225-250lbs shrugs are with the bar! thanks... I am a naturaly strong dude but I want to get back in the groove and get stronger than I've ever been before :twisted: and have the size to show for it! have good size and good strength :wink: now I've stopped playing rugby I've no excuse not to do this now! :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:07 am 
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Bigbwii wrote:
Yes 300lbs bench when I was 13, I was was really in shape then!!! 225-250lbs shrugs are with the bar! thanks... I am a naturaly strong dude but I want to get back in the groove and get stronger than I've ever been before :twisted: and have the size to show for it! have good size and good strength :wink: now I've stopped playing rugby I've no excuse not to do this now! :wink:


Man,....you are definitely strong!

How heavy are you now? How old?

*hrmmm sounds like a new topic for me to make in the General Discussion section :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:23 am 
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I'm about 5"10 I've bulked up to just over 190lbs but I don't like how it feels!so I may start cutting down! I'm 35yrs old, so I'm starting over late in the game I also feel as though I should be much stronger :roll: because of all this! but having said all of that when I was younger I used to be just as strong and wieghed much, much less! :wink:

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Bigbwii wrote:
I'm about 5"10 I've bulked up to just over 190lbs but I don't like how it feels!so I may start cutting down! I'm 35yrs old, so I'm starting over late in the game I also feel as though I should be much stronger :roll: because of all this! but having said all of that when I was younger I used to be just as strong and wieghed much, much less! :wink:


Sorry for the informality, I didn't know you were 35. You look around my age. You are a really strong man, and it's hard to believe that you were so strong even as a kid! It reminds me of this one black teenager in high school and he wasn't all that big, but he benched 300 as well. He made the news on the internet because of his strength. You ever see it? My how kids are getting strong. I was surprised that he was a freshman too!

Good luck on your journey to perfecting your body. Sorry to hear that you don't like your body right now, but youll get your dream body soon.


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Ya know, it's really funny you should mention it but as a pro rugby player I've seen so many gifted and truly amazingly athletic people from all different countries but mostly from NewZealand and Austrailia and surrounding areas! I mean people that were huge and fast! I once played against Kevin Iro who was a sentsation for a while!!! when I was a kid growing up in the minority nieghbour hood and school I would see similarly amazing athletic prowess on a shoestring budget from the local kids !!! I've also seen this from myself in my glory days too! I guess the point you reminded me of is that there's special people with all kinds of special abilities out there! and it just proves that you don't have to be rich or an expert to achieve great hieghts!! thanks for reminding me of this! :wink:

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