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post #38041 of 57262
Gonna piggyback off of GNs post for squat celebration.

Went with wide stance today, and really put all my focus and will into it, and had an amazing squat session. Worked up to a PR of 240, then went back down and repped 205x3x8 with complete ease. Felt like I had more left in the tank after 240 for sure, but did not want to get too excited.

The wide stance is a complete and utter break through, and I would recommend it to anyone who has trouble with squats. I've documented my squat woes in this thread plenty of times, so you guys know the deal. I was able to go below parallel, sit right between my knees, and it felt great.

Excited for what the future holds.

Do you guys think that even though i'm starting my cut Feb 1st, that I could total 1000 by April?

Current 1RM's are

Deadlift - 325
Bench - 225
Squat - 240

I'm thinking that it's possible, add 80lbs to my deadlift and get it to 405, add 75lbs to the squat to make it a 3 plater, and tack on 55lbs to bench to make it 280 = 1000


its 4 months to April, feasible or not?
post #38042 of 57262
I dont see that happening. I am looking to add about ~20lb extra (on top of what you are looking to do, not total) on each of those lifts over the course of next year. I gained about 3lb each month for 4-5 months until my chest injury. Squat + deads I can't gauge since I'm starting over with form on those, but I put about 20lb on my bench over that time and I considered that to be solid progress. ~5lb a month. Sounds meager but over a year that shit adds up
post #38043 of 57262
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

I dont see that happening. I am looking to add about ~20lb extra (on top of what you are looking to do, not total) on each of those lifts over the course of next year. I gained about 3lb each month for 4-5 months until my chest injury. Squat + deads I can't gauge since I'm starting over with form on those, but I put about 20lb on my bench over that time and I considered that to be solid progress. ~5lb a month. Sounds meager but over a year that shit adds up

I honestly, and sincerely mean no offense by this, and I like you as a person, but out of everyone here I feel like you have the least amount of determination and will to tackle your weightlifting goals, you constantly seem pessimistic. I understand that you might feel a bit annoyed and bitter due to injuries, but still... and maybe it really ISNT possible, but I can at least try my hardest to make it possible, and having that train of thought makes it all the more easier to achieve.
post #38044 of 57262
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Gonna piggyback off of GNs post for squat celebration.

Went with wide stance today, and really put all my focus and will into it, and had an amazing squat session. Worked up to a PR of 240, then went back down and repped 205x3x8 with complete ease. Felt like I had more left in the tank after 240 for sure, but did not want to get too excited.

The wide stance is a complete and utter break through, and I would recommend it to anyone who has trouble with squats. I've documented my squat woes in this thread plenty of times, so you guys know the deal. I was able to go below parallel, sit right between my knees, and it felt great.

Excited for what the future holds.

Do you guys think that even though i'm starting my cut Feb 1st, that I could total 1000 by April?

Current 1RM's are

Deadlift - 325
Bench - 225
Squat - 240

I'm thinking that it's possible, add 80lbs to my deadlift and get it to 405, add 75lbs to the squat to make it a 3 plater, and tack on 55lbs to bench to make it 280 = 1000


its 4 months to April, feasible or not?

Tell yourself it is, fuck everything else and bust your ass to get it icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif if you say it isn't, you're going to self-fulfilling-prophecy your way to missing it.

Psychology aside, if you've just made a big break on squats then you can expect good progress. Your deadlift will go up from your squat going up, and I feel like benching is your strong point. Go forth and conquer icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #38045 of 57262
Thanks brother, that's exactly what i'm saying! And bench is for sure my one strong point, so i'm not worried about 55 lbs, gonna attack deadlifts and squats and make it happen.
post #38046 of 57262
Race you to 1,000 brutha :-)I think you got it
post #38047 of 57262
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Race you to 1,000 brutha :-)I think you got it

Haha deal, but video proof is needed for all three lifts! What're you numbers like now?
post #38048 of 57262
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Haha deal, but video proof is needed for all three lifts! What're you numbers like now?

I've been doing higher volume for the past 4 weeks, reps between 8-12. Getting back into the swing of thing post tapering for a meet. 270 x 8 squat, 150 x 10 bench, 350 x 5 dead; those were the PRs after first cycle. I still got a lot of stuff to work on before I hit 1k though.
post #38049 of 57262
I agree with Jarude... I've had a few of those "moments" especially early on when something just clicked mentally or physically and allowed me to make a huge jump. Like going from 315 DL 1RM to 405+ for reps, or squat languishing below 315 and then just being able to make a leap.

At the stages that a lot of us are at I say it's definitely possible as long as you stay healthy and determined.
post #38050 of 57262
all my favorite lifters are now putting up their own youtube channels, even Yevstyukhina has one inlove.gif
post #38051 of 57262
Mark, don't you want to start cutting soon? That might put a dent on your race to 1000.

I'm making 1000 my new year's resolution so i'm not in any particular short term rush (because i've been getting a bit soft and would like to cut a bit come march or april).
post #38052 of 57262
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

I honestly, and sincerely mean no offense by this, and I like you as a person, but out of everyone here I feel like you have the least amount of determination and will to tackle your weightlifting goals, you constantly seem pessimistic. I understand that you might feel a bit annoyed and bitter due to injuries, but still... and maybe it really ISNT possible, but I can at least try my hardest to make it possible, and having that train of thought makes it all the more easier to achieve.

I see how I might look that way and I don't take any offense. I just think it's important to have realistic goals. I think you will get there eventually. 6 months probably. 3 months is kind of crazy IMO, unless you have been seeing those kinds of gains already over a long period of time. But as long as you bust ass every session and have a plan you will do fine. It just has to be a plan you can execute with goals you can reach. I would hate for you to hit April and be bummed out about not hitting those goals, when in reality if you hit half those numbers by April you would have accomplished a TON.

This year I really committed to bulking, and this has been my best year in gains in a long time. The injuries suck, but they taught me a lot about form and my body in general. So this year has been frustrating, but it has also been really productive and I am positive about next year. I might not convey it well here but I really do love to lift. It's probably the thing I am most passionate about. It's just been a really rough year. But again, it hasn't been an unproductive year and I am going into 2014 armed with a lot of valuable knowledge to keep pushing.
post #38053 of 57262
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post #38054 of 57262
Watched Don Jon last night. Funny.
post #38055 of 57262
that shit is so funny, hopefully my ''underground'' gym will not attract too many fools.
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