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Weight Lifting

Sat Nov 17, 2001 10:16 am

I lift weights Monday-Thurday for about 2 hours. I can bench 135 and squat 210 and I weigh 170 pounds. Does anyone else lift, and if so, how much?
 
flyf15
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sat Nov 17, 2001 10:22 am

I lift weights occasionally...every once in a while get into that "time to bulk up" mood. I can bench my body weight and leg press 3x it...so, I'm happy.
 
Aussiemite
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sat Nov 17, 2001 2:51 pm

I go twice a week

I bench press 120kg I weigh 70Kg I have difficultly with big weights on squats due to knee injuies so I do small weights on legs and build stanima instead.
 
carmy
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sat Nov 17, 2001 3:15 pm

You bench 120kg?!!? Wow... you a body builder or something? *impressed* I'm not that fierce... I'm just a friendly person who benches 40kg. hee.
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sat Nov 17, 2001 3:59 pm

I have stopped power lifting, but i played linebacker and fullback in high school and was on a really strong workout program that i continued into college. A year ago i could bench 280 and squat 425.... My ability to do that has since worn off- it took up too much time and i made it too big a part of my life. Now i just do pushups and situps and run to keep in shape.
Chicks dig winglets.
 
XFSUgimpLB41X
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sat Nov 17, 2001 4:10 pm

oh yeah... I weigh 160.. and for all your kg folk out there:

weight: 72.7 kg
bench: 127.27 kg
squat: 193.18 kg

GRRR!!!
Chicks dig winglets.
 
tt737fo
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sat Nov 17, 2001 4:18 pm

A 160lb linebacker? Probably monster.

 
XFSUgimpLB41X
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sat Nov 17, 2001 4:23 pm

Nope.. Strongside linebacker  Smile. We ran a 5-2 defense. The monster was actually a bigger guy than me.. just i was more well suited to the middle job.
Chicks dig winglets.
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sat Nov 17, 2001 4:43 pm

You squat 210? That's a mighty heavy turd, you might want to go see a proctologist and have that checked.  Wow!

I'm here for you man....

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sat Nov 17, 2001 4:50 pm

I'm not sure how much I bench...I'm not really worried about numbers. That and I have a bad shoulder that I don't want to overstress.

Normally I start with a set 10x135lbs to warm up, then increase to the point of failure something like this:

10x155lbs
10x175lbs
10x185 or 195lbs
then usually as many as I can get @ 225lbs (usually 5 or 6)

I know that I could conceivably do more but I don't want to injure myself.

BTW, I weigh 170lbs.
Patrick Bateman is my hero.
 
carmy
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sat Nov 17, 2001 4:53 pm

Didn't realise so many of us enjoy doing weights.
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sat Nov 17, 2001 5:22 pm

Carmy

I don't enjoy them, I just don't want to look like a weak geek. I more then make up for the geek side Big grin
 
carmy
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sat Nov 17, 2001 6:04 pm

Oops! Haha.. me too... I literally drag myself to the gym all the time. It is such a CHORE. I'm amazed that I've been able to continue doing this for such a long time. haha. I gym 3x a week. What about you guys?
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 3:01 am

Well I go to a gym in my school five days a week, Monday thru Friday. I never bench press, but I squat 400 lbs(I'm not sure how much that is in kg's). I really don't enjoy it; it's a matter of neccesity for bulking up in order to live a good life in today's world. And like Carmy said, it feels like a chore.
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 3:05 am

Im female and I benched a max of 170 and racked the leg press machine...highest it went was 550 lbs.
 Smile
I lift weights on my offseason for swimming.
 
SIA_B777
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 3:59 am

you guys are all so strong

when did you start weightlifting

i'm 13 and i dont know when to start
 
Turbolet
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 5:22 am

I don't do weight lifting but I do some body building at the gym. I'm 15, I started going in April and it works really well for me.
I increase the load periodically.
-turbolet
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 5:42 am

I just maxed out today, the maxes that I listed were from 4 months ago. Here are my new ones, I improved a lot.

Bench - 170

Squat - 305
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 5:49 am

BTW JetBlue26, leg pressing is a heck of a lot easier than squatting.
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 5:49 am

I used to be addicted to weight lifting. A couple of years ago was 230# on a 6-2 frame.

Started running/triathlons and developed foot problems. have toned down now to 190#....marathon time about 3:45. Focus more on reps/toning than bulk development. Have greater muscle/body/limb flex since toning down and feel better than ever!

Guys....don't buff up too much!

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 5:53 am

I play baseball and you need to be buff and flexible, not just all buff.
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 5:56 am

True ILS, but I see alot of young guys in the gym who bulk up their bodies WAY too much, especially upper body.

I recommend a mix of bulk, toning, high aerobic activity at all times of life. I've played every sport under the sun.....the HARDEST ever was running my first marathon. Give long distance running some thought...great for weight control!

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 5:59 am

I am training for a marathon right now.
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 6:08 am

Good man!

One step at a time. If you can run 5k, you can run 10k. Then add 2k/week for your long run, and run mid-week working on hills or speed work. Join a running/marathon clinic if possible.

Let me know how it goes!

Neil/Toronto
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I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 6:15 am

I am planning to run about 15 miles about 2 hours from now. Hopefully I can do it in less than 1.5 hours. MY miles time is 5:45.
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 6:16 am

Can bench max 120 KG and squat max of 150Kg-I had knee problems
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 6:21 am

SIA_B777 ,
at your age you should just do high reps of low weight to build your basic strength base up.Then when you get to 15 start lifting heavy weights with lower reps.
I have just turned 17 and started lifting heavy weights when I was 15 1/2.
Alex
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 6:28 am

My typical workout is:

Monday:

Push Jerk
Hand Clean
Squat
And some other stuff

Tuesday:
Bench
Incline
Overhead
Lat Pull
Seated Row
Dumbell Tricep Kick Back
Curls
DB Flys
Rotator Cuff

Wednesday:
Squats
Lunges
DB Split Squat
DB Lateral Lunge
RDL - Roman Dead Lift AKA Roman Chair
Leg Curl

Thursday:
Bench
Push Press
Tricep Extension
Other stuff

Friday:
Combination of legs and arms with less weight

Saturday and Sunday:
Long Runs
 
777kicksass
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 6:53 am

Well I'm a 15 year old weakling benching 65kg Big grin
 
donder10
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 7:45 am

Monday:
Chest and shoulders
Wednesday:
Back,biceps and Legs
Friday:Triceps and Legs
 
SIA_B777
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 1:25 pm

donder10,

i have some dumbells that i lift, nothing major, nothing harsh

question to all you weightlifters,

how hard do you guys lift before seeing some results?

does it take 3 hours a day every day of the week to see your muscles tone/bulk/whatever you want it to do?

ILS and all you marathon runners,

what is your motivation to run for 3 hours straight?/
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 2:55 pm

SIA_B777: It really depends what your exercise goal is. You can't enter any kind of workout without having clear goals, for example, losing body fat, gaining muscle, or toning up. And depending on what you want to achieve, you'll have to tailor your workout accordingly. And it doesn't take three hours a day. Coupled with some running or other cardio exercises, you can see results pretty quickly if you keep up with the exercise. 3 months and you'll see SOME results.

Wow.. marathon running. That's something.. I don't exactly enjoy running alot and I just have so much trouble forcing myself to go run! hahaha.
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 3:29 pm

I can do the respectable stuff like benching my weight, leg-pressing upward of 400 lbs, run the 1600m in less than 7 minutes, etc.
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Turbolet
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RE: Weight Lifting

Sun Nov 18, 2001 8:48 pm

My training program:
Fly machine: 40kg
Bench press or wotever it's called (the thing where you lie down flat and push the weight up): 20kg
Leg press: 80kg
Bicep/Tricep thing: 35kg
The thing where you pull down a bar: 30kg
Plus I do a lot of jogging and stepper. I alternate jogging and walking at 6.5km/h and 9km/h, on the stepper my maximum power I could reach was aroun 730W. That means I almost reached one horse power.
But I can lift more, last September I lifted up my naturally blonde cousin Tereza who weighs around 50kg. It made a nice pic, especially for use here in Malta where most blondes are of the highlight type  Big thumbs up.
-turbolet
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Mon Nov 19, 2001 3:14 am

I started my program in July for 1 hour a day and I saw results in 1.5 months. But, I was lifting very heavy weights and then running about 3 miles after that. Also, what motivates me to run is the changing scenery and just giving my all and wanting to get in shape.
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Mon Nov 19, 2001 4:10 am

I do Pilates which builds muscle strength but not with weights per se. Therefore, I have no idea how much I can lift. Compared to guys I'm sure it's not much though. I do know I still can't push a Cessna without help.
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Mon Nov 19, 2001 4:46 am

You work out for 2 hrs. straight without stopping?

That's pretty good if it's true...

I'm 6'1" 210 and my max. on the bench is 230 so far. I curl 55 lbs. on the bar and use 25 lb. dumbbells. I don't squat though, I don't like that exercise, I ride a bike ~6 miles everyday.
 
SIA_B777
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RE: Weight Lifting

Mon Nov 19, 2001 10:06 am

hmm

i do cardio exercises every day, and i've been doing that for over a year now, so i'm in decent shape, probably in the top 50 fittest people in my grade, and should have no problem sticking to a plan

thanks guys for all your help.
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Mon Nov 19, 2001 12:23 pm

i wrestle so we do alot of weight training.
my max's are at
bench-200
sqaut-365

i weight 145-150 and im 5'7
 
carmy
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RE: Weight Lifting

Mon Nov 19, 2001 1:47 pm

SIA_B777: Weight training takes alot of time, so remember, resist the temptation and start with lighter weights first. Your goal at 15 should be to build up strength first, then slowly move on from there.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Weight Lifting

Mon Nov 19, 2001 3:31 pm

if your under 18 dont do "high weights, low reps" as many body builders do. Up until you are 18-20 years old, your bones are still growing and if you high weights and low reps, it can bow your bones. I normally try to do 3 sets of 10 reps. I used to go to the gym all the time, its $20 a month for me and I have to pay it regardless if I dont even go, since the gym I go to makes you sign a 6 month or 1 year contract. I just keep on finding excuses not to go, I was bulking up but now am getting kinda skinny. I need to start going regularly again....
 
Turbolet
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RE: Weight Lifting

Mon Nov 19, 2001 11:06 pm

My training programme also includes chatting a lot with my female gym instructor. A lot of my ideas and inspiration about appearance comes from her, she has taste, and it's also effective to see her as an example, she's married, 45, has 6 kids, but she still looks totally fab, dresses modern, highlights her hair, wears colour contacts... Wish I get a wife like that...
-turbolet

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