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1000 Pound Club

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  1. GTHill

    GTHill F1 Veteran
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    For those that don't know, this is a culmination of three lifts.

    Bench, deadlift and squat.

    I think I'm going to make it a goal to hit it by my 45th birthday which is July of this year. From the research I've read it looks like it's not a massive accomplishment for those that weight train but it's pretty good for a "regular" person. I"m not trying to do anything incredible. I just think it would be a cool number to hit.

    I'm going to build a squat rack for safety b/c I'll be working out alone much of the time.

    I'll post my max starting lifts soon. Here are my estimates based on some lifting I did about a year ago.

    Squat: 325
    Deadlift: 325
    Bench: 215

    So that would be 865 as a starting point. Not too far off if my estimates are correct. Still a fair bit of work to do.

    Anyone make it to 1000? Anyone else want to have it as a goal?

    GT
     
  2. Ianjoub

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    I'll pick up a few thousand pounds later today with my CAT mtl to support/encourage your ambitions :D
     
  3. GTHill

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    Thanks! I want one of those. I have a big dozer and excavator. Who knows why I want to put myself through it.
     
  4. Ricambi America

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    OMG. I'd be lucky to lift 100# total. My upper body looks like a grammar school kid at the swimming pool. My quads however... epic. :)
     
  5. EastMemphis

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    I hire people to do that. I'm saving my bones and ligaments for later.
     
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  6. G. Pepper

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    I do 630, 630, and 430 and I'm 62, but those are just Bowflex rods, and some of them are twenty years old and much softer than new. :)

    But hey, I've earned those softer rods through hundreds of thousands of reps over those twenty years. :D

    Good luck and have fun!
     
  7. MotorMouth

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    I vote for turning this into a post your equipment pictures thread. Lol. Just curious what you guys have the equipment for? I do excavation and landscaping.
    Also fwiw, most are saying to scrap the deadlifts these days and stick to squats and cleans and kettlebells. Guys that know their stuff say this, not those random google click bait articles.
     
  8. George Vosburgh

    George Vosburgh F1 Rookie

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    When I competed as a powerlifter I would go over 1000 every Saturday. Now in my 60s I'm at 580 - 600 weekly but the idea now is to stay in shape, not set the world on fire! I love to lift and have been doing it since my 20s.
     
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  9. GuyIncognito

    GuyIncognito Six Time F1 World Champ
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    is this one rep max?

    I'm at 635 for reps right now. interesting challenge.

    edit: if you use those (rather dubious) 1RM calculators I'm at 900 now. but I never do 1RMs.
     
  10. Continental AutoSports

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    True story: when I was a senior in high-school I was in the 650 club; squatted 450 and benched 200. Got my name on a board and a t-shirt!

    Those days however are LONG behind me.
     
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  11. Natkingcolebasket69

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    The thing for me is squats lol.
    I get 240 squats, 300 deadlift,280 bench press so 920 but squats I don’t have as much will
    To train them so
    I’m kinda stuck at those numbers


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