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Powerman
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Virginia
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re: Daily Strength Check-In
I'll probably get laughed at

Just started doing standing overhead barbell presses

50 lbs - 3 x 8, finished last set with 10 reps, will go up 5 lbs next session

standing overhead DB press - 25 lbs 2 x 10 (can do more if I don't start with barbell press first)

Incline bench DB - 45: 3 X 10
Flat bench DB - 50: 3 X 10

Barbell curls 40 lbs 3 x 10

Other upper body and back lifts are supplemental or machine work



JamesLang
Member since Mar 2018
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re: Daily Strength Check-In
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I'll probably get laughed at


Nobody is laughing. Many of us started with the empty bar. Keep at it.

You might consider switching from DB work to the barbell. I know your gym is a limiting factor right now, and DB work certainly beat no work.


LSUAlum2001
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It’s a good start. I used to hate working shoulders, but they are my best overall bodypart today.

Standing barbell press
Seated DB Press
DB Front Raise
DB Lateral Raise
DB Rear Raise

These have been my core shoulder movements for a loooong time; usually in the above order. I may toss in some machine lateral raises or machine shoulder press every now and again as a replacement to change it up.


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Powerman
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re: Daily Strength Check-In
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Nobody is laughing. Many of us started with the empty bar. Keep at it.

It's just a little humbling knowing how strong I used to be

I'm getting stronger and leaner every week though so that's all I can ask for

quote:

You might consider switching from DB work to the barbell. I know your gym is a limiting factor right now, and DB work certainly beat no work.


That will be a necessity soon because the barbell weights that I can use for free weight work (no smith machine) only go up to 60


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Hu_Flung_Pu
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Central, LA
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re: Daily Strength Check-In
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Many of us started with the empty bar. Keep at it.


Eh.... Lol


JamesLang
Member since Mar 2018
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re: Daily Strength Check-In
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Eh.... Lol


Pursuant to LP protocols...chief.


Hu_Flung_Pu
USA Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
18915 posts

re: Daily Strength Check-In
I started in Jr high and they did a strength eval. Told us to try 100lbs and do an amrap. I got more than 2 is all I remember.


Rep520
Arizona Fan
Member since Mar 2018
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re: Daily Strength Check-In
Never laugh. The dude starting with an empty bar will be the dude smoking your pr's in 18 months if you laugh at him. It's science.
This post was edited on 5/2 at 12:49 pm


Hu_Flung_Pu
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Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
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re: Daily Strength Check-In
I never laughed at him. I was laughing in jest to my own comment.

It's tough to convey meaning in text. If you've seen my posts, you'd know I would never make fun of someone's strength.


marchballer
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re: Daily Strength Check-In
On 5/3/1 bbb and did
Bench 1+ At 185lbs. 10 reps.
Press 5x10 60lbs
Dead Hangs and Lat Pull downs 10/100 drill
Lat Pull downs 3x8 145

Ran on treadmill tempo 3 on 3 off x4.

Running a 12k in 3 weeks and doing a Spartan Race beginning of June.

5/3/1 has been nice break. It’s giving me a chance to focus on my running for these races rather than beat myself up lifting. Seems like I’m getting strong but just finishing 2nd cycle so still well below true max.


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Rep520
Arizona Fan
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In terms of text not conveying, I wasn't serious with you. This board is actually insanely supportive and respectful of people for an internet board devoted to health and fitness.

Most boards are just a chain of mocking and anonymous sniping. I've started posting more regularly here bc you can actually have discussions.


lsu777
LSU Fan
westlake
Member since Jan 2004
12910 posts

re: Daily Strength Check-In
yea it is in general pretty supportive. Unfortunately I am one of the most active members and sometimes I come off as an a-hole. Especially when I am stressed. I try not too and apologize in advance if I do.


Fe_Mike
Mississippi St. Fan
Member since Jul 2015
1168 posts

re: Daily Strength Check-In
I'll jump in here seeing as I'm still struggling to break through on my bench which is basically one of the only lifts I track until I get my knee surgery and can squat/dead again. Tell me where to go heavier. I want to break that 300 lb mark by the end of summer. Currently at 275 PR, haven't actually tried heavier.

5'7" 160

Today's session:

BB Bench Press
135 x 12 x 1
225 x 6 x 2
205 x 8 x 1
135 x 12 x 1

Incline DB Press
60 x 10 x 1
80 x 8 x 2

Decline Cable Fly
25 x amrap x 3

Seated Dips (Machine)
180 x 10 x 3


Hu_Flung_Pu
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Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
18915 posts

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apologize


Pussy


Hu_Flung_Pu
USA Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
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Fe_Mike


Could work on form. A great mental cue is to bring your sternum to the bar and to row the bar to you.

Other than that, dips and close grip bench.


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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
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re: Daily Strength Check-In
So very puzzled and disappointed by my weakness at DL. Barely got 255 3 times today. I can squat 300 that many times. I could barely bend the bar at 275. Other than having very short arms putting me in a low position, I just don't understand why this is the way it is.


Rep520
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Member since Mar 2018
6431 posts

re: Daily Strength Check-In
Have you videoed squat depth? High squatting is a leading cause of deadluft #'s lagging.


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
65240 posts

re: Daily Strength Check-In
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Have you videoed squat depth?
No

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High squatting is a leading cause of deadluft #'s lagging.
How does that work?


Oh, and I was lopsided that way in high school too, just not by as much, and those lifts were judged.
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JamesLang
Member since Mar 2018
388 posts

re: Daily Strength Check-In
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How does that work?


I think he is asking if you are doing full squats. arse to grass...lower than parallel.

If you aren't squatting deep you aren't developing the drive you need for DLs.
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Hu_Flung_Pu
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Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
18915 posts

re: Daily Strength Check-In
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very puzzled and disappointed by my weakness at DL. Barely got 255 3 times today. I


Most likely it's mental and bad start position. Sumo or conventional?


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