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Posted Sep 5, '12 at 5:01pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

15,478 posts

Knight

****, that took a lot out of me. Started with deadlifts and didn't go under 275:
275 - 5
315 - 2
315 - 1
315 - 1
275 - 4

Though I do my deadlifts slowly. Controlling the weight and perfect form. I could've probably gotten 330-350, but I'll work my way up slowly. I don't want to go hurting myself.

So there are three more deadlift exercises this month. I want to get to at least 385 this month. I'll have 405 sometime in October. I don't want to set my goal for this year too high, but I should be able to get 500 sometime in December at this rate. It's not difficult to increase your deadlift.

 

Posted Sep 5, '12 at 5:02pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

15,478 posts

Knight

Oh, I forgot to mention: On the last rep of deadlifts I hold it in standing position for around 30 seconds. For heavy weight this gets your body used to it. It also improves grip.

 

Posted Sep 5, '12 at 7:27pm

Microe

Microe

871 posts

oooh ima be up in this thread 24/7.

I have been an avid lifter for 3 years now. I started at 220 lbs and I weigh 180, lowest I've been was 158. I just got done with a bulk and Im currently cutting to 8% bf.

Are we able to post pictures here? For other people to judge and such?

 

Posted Sep 5, '12 at 7:30pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

15,478 posts

Knight

lowest I've been was 158.

I don't think I could ever get that low. I just wouldn't feel right being that light. My ideal weight range is 200-220.
Are we able to post pictures here? For other people to judge and such?

Sure.
 

Posted Sep 5, '12 at 7:35pm

Microe

Microe

871 posts

Heavy bench press today went better than I expected, I reached my goals for the end of August (300 pound bench press and 225 for 10 reps):
250 - 4 (could've gotten 6, but I didn't want to exhaust myself)
275 - 2
295 - 1
300 - 1
225 - 10
225 - 10


Video or it didnt happen?
 

Posted Sep 5, '12 at 7:38pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

15,478 posts

Knight

No videos or updated pictures, but I posted a picture from two years ago in the photo thread here. I explained how things have changed there.

However I wouldn't waste my time lying about this. You either believe it not, your choice.

 

Posted Sep 5, '12 at 7:40pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

15,478 posts

Knight

You either believe it not, your choice.

You either believe it or not, your choice.*
 

Posted Sep 5, '12 at 7:45pm

Microe

Microe

871 posts

Oh btw my stats as of right now are

Age-18
Height- 5'5"
Weight-180
Bench-225
Squat-325
DeadLift-325

My 1 rep maxes^ progress pics --v

[IMG]http://i48.tinypic.com/b4cox5.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i45.tinypic.com/34npp3b.jpg[/IMG]

 

Posted Sep 5, '12 at 7:46pm

Microe

Microe

871 posts

I suck horribly with images, will you do me the favor ghost of posting the image?

 

Posted Sep 5, '12 at 7:54pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

15,478 posts

Knight

Sounds like a good h/w. They say the shorter you are the easier it is to put on muscle.

Your pictures:

http://i48.tinypic.com/b4cox5.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/34npp3b.jpg

If you don't mind me saying, I'd suggest some more trap work. Exercises like shrugs and upright rows.

They don't really help strength wise, but it gives you a good look:
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/jrod1d.jpg

What's your workout schedule like? Do you take any supplements?