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Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 10:43 am
by NightFaLL
Jason, if I can ask, what's your weight/height?

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 11:04 am
by Jason Nunn
NightFaLL wrote:Jason, if I can ask, what's your weight/height?
6 feet tall, 240lbs

Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 9:25 pm
by Matt Z
BB Power Snatch = 2 sets x 135 lbs for 1 rep (05/23/10)
Barbell High Pull = 325 lbs for 1 rep (05/23/10)

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:48 pm
by Jason Nunn
Ok, my continental sucks, so this is a huge PR for me. This is the first time my continental has beaten my clean! I've actually taken some time to focus on it lately and am finally getting comfortable with it. Slipped down on the first attempt, got it on the second. Bodyweight is 245 after lunch with oly shoes on.


344 Axle Continental and Press

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:24 am
by Jungledoc
Jason Nunn wrote:Ok, my continental sucks, so this is a huge PR for me. This is the first time my continental has beaten my clean! I've actually taken some time to focus on it lately and am finally getting comfortable with it. Slipped down on the first attempt, got it on the second. Bodyweight is 245 after lunch with oly shoes on.


344 Axle Continental and Press
That's crazy! I've certainly never seen or even heard of a "continental"! Is this some strong man competition lift? I looks pretty hard. Do you switch your grips form lift to lift?

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:02 am
by Jason Nunn
That's crazy! I've certainly never seen or even heard of a "continental"! Is this some strong man competition lift? I looks pretty hard. Do you switch your grips form lift to lift?
Yes, a continental is done with a 2" thick axle. On the axle, not only is the bar thick but it also doesn't revolve on the ends like an olympic bar would. Typically, the weights are also fixed in place with a pin so they don't revolve either. Like sometimes they just use wagon wheels.

The reason for the grip change is that the bar is 2 inches thick and once the weight gets that heavy it is very hard to double overhand, so you must switch mid lift.

Here's Zydrunas doing 459 x 2 at the Arnold

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsxzvJ2hxnE

Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:08 pm
by ApolytonGP
OK. I've never posted here before, because I still consider myself a newbie and basically go up on most lifts every 2 weeks, like clockwork.

I did finally hit a point, where it seemed like a big deal (to me). Which is doing working sets of 10 at 200# on the LifeFitness tricep press machine (it looks like a dip, but you sit in it).

I was at 90 when I started a year ago. 200 just seems ginormous. The whole machine finishes at 270. I'm probably close to 1RMing that although I doubt I can hold myself in for it (seat is kinda slanted over at 10 degrees and you can push back into it, to lift more than your body weight...but I'm only 165.)

P.s. I would normally be bouncing off the walls stoked. But I'm a little worried about the pec that I tweaked doing flies. The LF press is supposed to be triceps, but it is so diplike that I'm sure I'm recruiting chest to accomplish the lift. And all the articles I googled on pec tears say weighted dips are the worst. So not sure if I should just keep going at try to max the machine out or not (over time, with working sets)

Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:11 pm
by frogbyte
Face palm.

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:14 pm
by pdellorto
6/24/10

Neutral-Grip Pullups x 15, bodyweight 185 or so

+3 rep PR, although I'm down almost 5 pounds from when I did 12 reps, not sure how that factors in.

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:32 pm
by ApolytonGP
I've read that something about pullups makes even a few pounds of bodyfat make a huge difference in reps. Can google it.

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:33 pm
by pdellorto
ApolytonGP wrote:I've read that something about pullups makes even a few pounds of bodyfat make a huge difference in reps. Can google it.
Way to dump on my PR, man.

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:36 pm
by ApolytonGP
Sorry. Good job on the pullups.

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:51 pm
by NightFaLL
5lbs less wouldn't let you get 3 more reps. You definitely improved.

Personal Best

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:35 pm
by igquick
300 lbs bench press max
around 300 lbs power clean max
around 400 lbs squat max
33 inch vertical leap
4.5 40 yard dash
55 Resting heart rate
165 lbs 5'8" tall
7% body fat
32 neutral grip pull ups

Currently working out for basketball

Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:08 am
by stuward
I did bent press and TGU with 60# each side for the first time since my groin injury at Christmas.