Message from Suomi Stronk in Fitness #lifting

2018-03-29 17:13:56 UTC  

Honestly though I think I could 1RM 405

2018-03-29 17:14:03 UTC  

My knee would just kill me

2018-03-29 17:20:31 UTC  

What's the criteria for it? I'm hoping to 3x5 405 by end of the semester.

2018-03-29 17:20:41 UTC  

I think I could probably 1 rep it already too or pretty soon here.

2018-03-29 17:21:17 UTC  

Either way, You're all on. First unofficial IE mine's better than yours lifting competition is a go.

2018-03-29 17:25:31 UTC  

Might as well go for the triple. Bench, squat, and deadlift. See who can get the highest weight 😎

2018-03-29 17:25:56 UTC  

Actually, that'd be a cool little competition for everyone in the fitness server

2018-03-29 17:26:06 UTC  

Get some weight brackets in

2018-03-29 17:26:33 UTC  

I'd say we'd probably have to have it filmed in some manner as well

2018-03-29 17:26:44 UTC  

Maybe wonder gets a free tank top

2018-03-29 20:20:51 UTC  

@Suomi Stronk What was the results of your pull up competition with @BryceB-ND last year? It was pretty close as I recall

2018-03-29 20:21:08 UTC  

I thik he had me by one @Deleted User

2018-03-29 20:21:17 UTC  

Gimme a second I'll find the video

2018-03-29 20:22:40 UTC  

Haha is that me grunting for Bryce at the end?

2018-03-29 20:22:46 UTC  


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2018-03-29 20:27:07 UTC  

But I've been working on my pull ups so I'll be ready to redeem myself

2018-03-30 00:42:55 UTC  

How much do you guys weigh

2018-03-30 00:45:44 UTC  

~170 lbs

2018-03-30 00:45:48 UTC  

I do at least

2018-03-30 00:54:19 UTC  

Nice man great lifts for that weight. Im 170-175 too

2018-03-30 00:54:53 UTC  

Im doing 5x5 pretty much. How much would you recommend to move up in weight each week

2018-03-30 00:55:01 UTC  

Like 10 lbs?

2018-03-30 00:59:54 UTC  
2018-03-30 01:06:58 UTC  

@Pat-MA Depends, honestly. Bench 5 lbs, squat/deadlift 10.

2018-03-30 01:07:01 UTC  

That's what I do, anyways

2018-03-30 01:26:29 UTC  


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2018-03-30 02:36:38 UTC  

I'm 180 atm and if I'm doing my linear progression I try for 10 lbs every lifting session til stall, then drop down by a certain percentage and build back up/repeat.

2018-03-30 02:53:32 UTC  

Im about 245-250, i mostly work in the 1-3 reps per set range and my top set increases by about 10lbs per week until I try a new 1rm

2018-03-30 15:55:31 UTC  

Front squatted 365 yesterday weight 162lbs

2018-03-30 15:57:31 UTC  

Also pulled 405 for five off a deficit beltless. Nice to be closer to my 2.5x bw goal on front squats and just fucking around with my friend in the gym was good for a chill recovery(ish) day

2018-03-30 17:13:11 UTC  

@here I'm thinking of getting a home gym by combining a squat rack like this and some sort of deadlift platform and bumper plates. My main concern is that this will all sit on wood floors in an apartment I rent, so I want to minimize any wear and tear to the apartment. All the things I'm looking at are freestanding, but I know the base of squat rack will be pressing into the floor. Any tips on how to minimize possible damage? Would a rug be enough? Should I get some rubber pads to put underneath the squat rack base? I'd appreciate any insights or experience people have with this.

2018-03-30 17:24:37 UTC  

Why risk bringing all that into an apartment when you can get a cheap gym membership?

2018-03-30 17:24:48 UTC  

Serious question, not trying to be an ass.

2018-03-30 17:25:53 UTC  

I'd say at the very minimum you would need that thick rubber material that most gyms put over the cement floor, and then in addition to that you would have the wood platform on top.

2018-03-30 17:26:41 UTC  

You could get away with a bench press setup with an apartment obviously but I wouldn't deadlift that's for sure.

2018-03-30 17:32:53 UTC  

@BryceB-ND Thanks a lot for the feedback. I'm thinking about a homegym setup because my work schedule makes it difficult to get to the gym or get the full workout I want over the work week.

2018-03-30 17:34:09 UTC  

True. Sometimes the motivation with parking and traffic is enough to make one skip a workout.

2018-03-30 17:38:44 UTC  

Would be awesome to have that home setup, to me the risk seems to outweigh the postive.