SS.org challenge: 1 Billion KG Powerlifts

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  1. MikeH

    MikeH Bring the gain

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    This kid trains at my gym. No joke. Saw him squat 365 for 10x3 last week, and he's like 3" shorter than me and probably about the same weight.

    EDIT: Oh, and there's a video of him deadlifting 500 for reps. I think he trains later than I do, because I usually don't see him in there. I've only seen him a handful of times.
     
  2. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    That's awesome - yeah he's incredibly strong and doing very well! Lots of good videos
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    I felt like I hadn't fully recovered from hitting my 60 lb squat PR on Saturday, because 250 for reps was killer. After that, I started learning front squats on basically minimal weight, because I've never done them before and wanted to get acclimated to the form before going up in weight. Had one of the old gym veterans who is a former Oly lifter give me a tutorial and tips, plus he watched my form for me, which I was really appreciative of. Gonna definitely keep working on those to get my weight up, and hopefully see some more quad growth and separation.

    Squat: 3x8 @ 250
    Front squat: 4x5 @ 95, 3x5 @ 115, 2x4 @ 135
    Pause squat at parallel: 1x3 @ 245 (I was toasted at this point)
    =11,440 lbs/5,190.6 kg

    Total: 497,741 lbs/225,835.3 kg
    Personal: 243,945 lbs/110,682.8 kg
     
  4. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    With an oly lifter coaching you I'm guessing you're using the proper grip? How did you find them? I started with cross grip and moved to strap grip, still having trouble with stability (200lbs 5x5 currently). I don't have the flexibilty for oly grip (which I presume would fix any stability issues) yet.

    Deadlift 3x3 @ 165kg
    Squat 3x8 @ 120kg
    Bench 3x10 @ 60kg
    Total = 6165kg/13591.5lbs
    Personal = 109,652.5kg

    Total: 511,473 lbs/232,000.3 kg
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    I honestly don't grip it. I let it rest on my front delts and clavicles. Hold your arms straight out and clench your fists super tight to make sure you don't fall forward. I don't have shit for wrist flexibility, so I can't do Oly grip either. But no hands worked just fine for me.
     
  6. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    Today was fairly good :)
    Squats 152.5kg 3x2
    Bench 92.5kg 3,2,1
    Deadlifts 4x4 140kg, 2x6 120kg with chains
    Total = 5150kg / 11353.8lbs
    Personal = 114,802.5kg

    Total: 522,827 lbs/237,150.3 kg

    Also did a few sets of 5 top-portion squats with 200kg. That feels awesome, really allows you to work on tightness in your core, legs, and feet. Also some top portion bench with 100kg :yesway:
    Will leave my chest alone now until Sundays bench comp! I reckon with 4 attempts I might just nail the 105..
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    Came to the realization that my hips are always shooting up in my deadlift. Well, and someone I was lifting with pointed it out as well. So, I'm taking some time to rework my form and sit back into it a bit more, keep my chest forward, and activate my hams and glutes. The last thing I need is a back injury.

    Deadlift: 1x10 @ 155, 2x7 @ 245, 1x8 @ 265, 1x5 @ 335 = 8,775
    4" Block Pulls: 5x2 @ 305 = 3,050
    2" Deficit Pulls: 4x6 @ 245 = 5,880
    = 17,705 (The most I've accumulated in one session since starting this. :cool:)

    Total: 540,532 lbs/245,250.5 kg
    Personal: 261,650 lbs/118,716 kg
     
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    Starting program this week (been lifting last few weeks but not tracking bar the sets I remember) so here's Monday

    OHP 25kgx5, 30kgx5, 35kgx7=520kg
    OHP 20kg 5x10=1,000kg

    Total: 543,883 lbs/246,770.5 kg

    According to Strength Standards I should be hitting 455kg (1,000lb) total across the big 3 in time for my meet in July provided I stay consistent (thanks Tom for all the advice man)
     
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    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    See you there! :hbang:
     
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    guitaardvark SS.org Regular

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    Dude, this is an awesome idea. I'll start posting my workouts and we'll get there by next week! :rofl:
     
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    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    Pause squats :hbang:
    3x5 100kg
    2x2 130kg
    Total = 2020kg
    Personal = 114,842.5kg
    Total: 548,489 lbs/248,790.5 kg
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    Explosive bench day. Felt good about this, as it gave me a huge pump, and actually started to wear me down with reps, which typically doesn't happen in powerlifting. I usually get gassed after doing 3-4 sets of low reps and high weight.

    Bench: 8x3 @ 145 = 3,480
    Close-grip: 2x5 @ 155 = 1,550
    1" 2-second pause: 3x8 @ 135 = 3,240
    = 8,270 lbs

    556,759 lbs/252,613 kg
    Personal: 269,920 lbs/122,468.2 kg
     
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    Deadlift 1x5 85kg, 1x5 100kg, 1x7 115kg=1,730kg


    Total 560,730 lbs/254,343 kg
     
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    Bench 1x5 40kg, 1x5 45kg, 1x8 55kg=865kg
    Bench 5x10 30kg=1,500kg

    Total 565,944 lbs/256,708 kg
     
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    Oreo-Tan SS.org Regular

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    Bench 100*12, 110*13, 120*12 for an added 4070lbs/1846kg.

    Total 570,014lbs/258,554kg.
     
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    Squat 1x5 60kg, 1x5 65kg, 1x8 75kg=1,225kg

    Total 572,715 lbs/259,779 kg

    >tfw when a competing powerlifter at your gym says your squat form is better than his

    feels good man
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    Heavy squat day.

    Squat: 5x2 @ 285 (2,850)
    Olympic Squat: 2x1 @ 305 (610)
    Paused Box Squat: 2x5 @ 250 (2,500)
    Speed Front Squat: 3x3 @ 135 (1,215)
    = 7,175 lbs

    Total: 579,890 lbs/263,108 kg
    Personal: 277,095 lbs/125,723.7 kg
     
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    Endurance day! (In lbs)

    3x25 incline press, 55lbs
    3x25 flat bench press, 55lbs
    3x15 incline dumbell, 20bs
    3x20 flat dumbell, 20lbs

    Total for today: 10350lbs/4696kg

    Total: 267,804kg/590,240lbs
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    Heavy deadlift day. Switched over to sumo stance for the day, and ended up really liking it.

    Deadlift: 5x2 @ 325
    4" block pulls: 3x2 @ 345
    2" deficit pulls: 3x5 @ 305
    Romanian Deadlifts (never done these before): 3x15 @ 90
    = 13,945 lbs

    Total: 604,185 lbs/274,131.1 kg
    Personal: 291,040 lbs/132,050.8 kg
     
  20. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    Bench flopped on Sunday, couldn't get my previous PR up for 2 attempts let alone my current or a new PR, damn :lol: Felt good, this remains a mystery to me...

    Sunday - Bench 85kg x 2 warmup - 90kg opener
    = 260kg
    Today -
    Squat 1,2,2 @ 157.5kg
    Bench 2,3 @ 90kg
    Deadlift 5x4 @ 130kg

    Gonna throw in the partials I'm doing at the moment because we need all the help we can get :lol:
    Pin squat - 2x3 @ 185kg
    Pin press - 3x3 @ 100kg
    Going to work both of these down a hole each week for the next 4 weeks with hopes to hit a 102.5kg bench and 172.5kg squat. I'm walking the pin squat back and forth too. Feels good!

    Total = 6107.5kg :hbang:
    Personal = 120,950kg
    Total = 280,238.6kg / 617,820lbs
     

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