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LSUSUPERSTAR
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Is the 1000 lb Club at 165 lbs attainable? (Long Post)
Current details about me:

Age: 42
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 186 lbs

I just started a gym right before Christmas. I haven't done any real lifting since this past March. I've only had Powerblock DBs, small bench, and one of those push-up boards since last July.

Recent maxes to give you a baseline:

Bench: 225 (I probably could lift more here, just haven't tried yet)
Squat: 275 (PR 350 in 2019)
Deadlift: 335 (PR 365 in 2019)

Sitting at 835 with some more in the tank right now. Is it realistic to think I can add 165 lbs total while reducing my weight to 165 lbs. My main struggle is definitely in the kitchen. While I don't eat terribly bad, I'm not eating optimally. My weight creeped up during the shutdown time and I used that as an excuse not to do much from March to July since work/home life was stressful. I feel so much better overall just getting back into a lifting/working out routine. While life is still hectic, I feel more in control of it.

What would be the best way to tackle the eating/diet aspect of my routine? This is probably the hardest for me to control. My day starts around 5 am, need to be to work at 6 am, then leave for the day around 1:30 pm. On Mon. and Wed. I workout around 2pm. On Tues., Thurs., and Fri. I workout at 4:30 with the group classes. So while everyday isn't at the same time, I'm still getting the workouts done. The program the gym follows is Soflete, which I enjoy. It mixes up the big lifts with some cardio/endurance which is where I'm definitely weak at.

Thoughts?


Kreg Jennings
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re: Is the 1000 lb Club at 165 lbs attainable? (Long Post)
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Height: 5'5" Weight: 186 lbs


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Thoughts?


Maybe focus on leaning out with some HIIT and a paleo diet?


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irishTiger18
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re: Is the 1000 lb Club at 165 lbs attainable? (Long Post)
If your goal is to lose weight, you really mean lose body fat (or what you should mean).

To do that, you got to eat in a caloric deficit, which makes it v hard to build muscle and therefore get stronger.

It’s possible, but you’re making it really hard for yourself.

If these were my goals, get to 1000 lb club and get to 165, I’d first focus on 1000 then slim to 165.

And if I’m being honest, I think you chose 165 because that’s “lean” for you. If you get stronger and hit 1000, that same lean could be 170. Just a thought.


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SabiDojo
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re: Is the 1000 lb Club at 165 lbs attainable? (Long Post)
There is a 19 year old kid at my gym who weighs 165 and squats over 600 pounds. So, yes.


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Dixie Normus
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re: Is the 1000 lb Club at 165 lbs attainable? (Long Post)
Yes, I got to 1115 at 170.


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StraightCashHomey21
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re: Is the 1000 lb Club at 165 lbs attainable? (Long Post)
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Is the 1000 lb Club at 165 lbs attainable


Easy to do

I hit 1035 at 6’0170 5 years ago

I’d crush that now even if I cut down to 170
This post was edited on 1/10 at 6:06 pm


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re: Is the 1000 lb Club at 165 lbs attainable? (Long Post)
Work on increasing your deadlift and Squats. You are leaving weight on the table with those two lifts. You’ll be at the 1000 lb club in no time if you work on those.

Hell your squat will increase if you just focus on getting that deadlift number up. Shoot for 450.


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Loup
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re: Is the 1000 lb Club at 165 lbs attainable? (Long Post)
I was in the 1000 lb club at 148 lbs, 5'6" in my younger years. I think at your age and height you could easily hit that with training/diet.


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NOLALGD
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re: Is the 1000 lb Club at 165 lbs attainable? (Long Post)
Yes you can, but its more complicated by trying to do it while dropping a significant amount of weight and without following a true progression lifting plan.

My advice, be realistic in your goals and think about the long game, possibly as a 2 year plan to do both simultaneously instead of 4 months. And don't be afraid to reset if you stall on a particular lift.


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Cheesy Beaver
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re: Is the 1000 lb Club at 165 lbs attainable? (Long Post)
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Deadlift: 335 (PR 365 in 2019)


are you pulling sumo or conventional? contrary to the memes, if you're pulling 335 conventional you could add some good weight to your deadlift by going sumo


LSUSUPERSTAR
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re: Is the 1000 lb Club at 165 lbs attainable? (Long Post)
Conventional deadlift. Definitely trying to push my lifts.


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