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Having a blonde moment here, but do you mean if you weigh 100kg then you should be able to deadlift 125kg, or 100kg + 125%, so be able to deadlift 225kg?
I used to work towards double body weight for a deadlift target. Never quite got it though, with my PB being 190kg
Probably a bit of "bro-science", but I've always believed I should be able to deadlift, squat and bench my own body weight.
agree with this. if you take your training seriously, even if it isn't a strength-based program you follow, I feel like this should be the bench-mark for a one-rep max.
My session this morning consisted of a one rep-max on deadlift funnily enough. I am starting a new strength program next week, so I'm going to test squat and bench this weekend too, and build the program around those weights.
I weigh around 92kg, and hit 190kg on my final set today for one rep, with wraps mind. My hands were demolished from the prior sets. The form wasn't too sloppy, but it took more than 1 attempt, thus the wraps. You might see me plotted around the ground tomorrow before the game struggling to hold a pint
Finished with some leg work after that, doing my best to take the load off of my lower back.
Will post my program on here once finalised, will be the beginning of next week.
Best dead lift was 160KG but no one near that now, don't weights but don't enjoy cardio unless it's a sport. also can't properly pronate my right wrist due to an injury so benching or trying to curl with a straight bar is neigh on impossible after a few reps.
Stopped weight training late 2015 after:
1) Shoulder stopped working. Not a labral tear, but physio did nothing and I didn't fancy a cortisone jab.
2) Calf detatched.
3) Tore ankle ligaments.
Had a few months off & switched to pure cardio. Doubt I could bench more than 90Kg now, having peaked around 110Kg in 2015, when I weighed more like 77.
For the first time since I took up running for weight loss/mgt in 2004 I decided to try to track every mile I ran in a calendar year. Hit 600Km for 2017 this morning, and am well on track to break 1600Km this year if I stay injury free. I suspect I've always been closer to 8-900 miles/year, but there's something in the "1000 miles in a year" thing I want to get to that's helping me stay on track.
Might go back to weight training next year - shoulder feels a lot better than it's done in a while, but I doubt I'll ever get close to my peak numbers again. Which I'm okay with because 12 years of weight training was a lot harder on my body than I thought it'd be. Switching to just running & bikes has ditched the worst of the training injuries.
Lost so much strength over the past 6-12 months or so.
At my peak I could do 3 reps at 70kg standing strict overhead press, and I think I had a single at 75kg. Tonight I am struggling to do 5 reps at 50kg
Edit: gassed out at 160 on deadlifts tonight for a double. I need to get my arse back into gear!!
Bench: 1.3 x body weight
Squat: 2.2 x body weight
Deadlift: 1.9 x body weight
My deadlift has always lagged way behind my squat, determined to change that over the next few months.
Anyone have any tips that have worked for them?
that would give me the following lifts:
bench - 130kg (pb of 110kg)
squat - 220kg (pb of 140kg)
deadlift - 190kg (pb of 190kg)
my squat is WAY off!
Don't worry my numbers are weird, my DL is very very low compared to my other lifts, but my squat is freakishly strong, always has been. First time I ever did squats I did over 100kg.
I've had an accident which has stopped me training for week and a half - not training related btw. I first thought it was going to end my training for the rest of my life, as I had to go to hospital for a while, but apparently I've got to have a couple of weeks off before I can train again, and start light.
I really miss it and despite eating really healthy I feel really sluggish and chubby. I haven't had a drink of alcohol for week and a half either.
Question to all on this thread.....not having a pop at anyone. I daren't, tbh, given that you're all nails. Anyway, question is, what's the appeal?
I get that it's good to be fit, of course. But isn't the difference between fit, really fit, and really really really fit just kind of diminishing returns?