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February 28th 2011 jak3_dude Call Out
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jak3_dude
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K, here's the deal: On February 28th 2011, call me out. It seems to work well for other people who have done similar, so I'm going to give it a shot.
By Monday I'm going to have current pics up and if you guys want it, pics from when I started lifting roughly 2 years ago.
I have an iPhone now, capable of taking pretty good quality videos, so I can have videos up of my lifts on the 28th. Demand those too.

My PB are as follows (although maybe not what I can do right now)
Back Squat: 412lbs for 3 reps
Bench Press: 200lbs for 3 reps
Pull Up: BW+20kg for 3 reps
Snatch: 73kg for 1 rep
Bobyweight: 82.7kg (182lbs)
BF%: who gives a shit

My goals for end of Feb:
Back Squat: 227kg/500lbs for a single
Bench Press: 115kg/275lbs for a single
Pull Up: BW+ 50kg for a single
Snatch: 90kg for a single
BW: 90kg (198lbs)
BF%: Don't really care

I don't really train deadlift, but I guess I can start tracking that too, I would use a hook grip.
I have neglected benching throughout most of my training because it would give me shoulder pain BECAUSE I was using bad technique. Someone on the forums somewhere (pretty sure it was PL section) posted a video of Dave Tate teaching benching technique. It helped a lot and I can say I benched shoulder pain free for the first time over the last couple of weeks. I used to hate the bench, but that video by Tate changed my mind.
I mostly train for fun, but lately it's been...stale...idk, not a lot pushing me to make progress, this will hopefully shake things up and make me accountable for some modicum of progress.
Success or not by end of Feb, I have to start hitting cardio again hard so I don't die this summer in training. Waking up at 4am everyday sucks enough as it is, I don't need a Sergeant yelling at me telling me how out of shape I am because I can't keep pace in runs on top of that, plus, I enjoy outpacing the pacer.

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eggowned
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Pretty ambitious goals you have. If you can pull it off, then major props to you.

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sam_sneed
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You asked for it, you got it! We will bump this on Feb 28. Good luck reaching the goals!

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sam_sneed
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OK, dude. Let's have it...

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Jab1
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Yeah buddy, call-out time. Get those pics and vids up. =]

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ashylarryku
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sam_sneed wrote:
OK, dude. Let's have it...


Haha, holy sheeeit. How did you pull that off? Did you mark this on your calendar? lol, wish I could have been the one to call it.

I'd like to see lifts of your 405 squat for a triple. It just seems odd to squat that much and only bench 200 for 3.

But yes, hope you reached your goals! Let's see it

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That's because I never benched before...like, once or twice when I started when I was 17, but got hooked on squats. I think I might have video of my 412, but that was back in October and I admitted it was high, but it is the most I've ever handled. Then my squat just dropped off a cliff. The most I've done since making this thread is 350x5.

I'll post the first vids tonight and get more throughout the week.

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jak3_dude
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Okay, here's the first video, bench from today
it goes
101kg
110kg
120kg
120kg (different angle because I realised you can't see the smaller plates on the side and 110 and 120 look exactly the same from this angle other than how far the pins are from the outer plate)
and I failed 130kg, because my bench still needs a lot of work

yeah, as you can see, on my first 120kg attempt, my left arm goes up faster than my right after I get caught at a sticking point, which I doesn't seem to have happened in the second attempt

could of probably got 130 if I had warmed up better, but I have midterms and kinda had to rush it so I can get back to academia

still trying to find my vid of 400lbs squat from October

edit: I just realised that in my original post I said 115kg was 275lbs...that is incorrect 275lbs is 125kg so I'm 5kg off, not 5kg over my goal

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ashylarryku
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I don't know why, but I thought this thread started from Feb 28th LAST year and was a 1 year bump lol

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ashylarryku wrote:
sam_sneed wrote:
OK, dude. Let's have it...


Haha, holy sheeeit. How did you pull that off? Did you mark this on your calendar? lol, wish I could have been the one to call it.

I'd like to see lifts of your 405 squat for a triple. It just seems odd to squat that much and only bench 200 for 3.

But yes, hope you reached your goals! Let's see it


haha. I'm an IT guy so it took about 3 seconds to put a reminder on my Outlook Calendar. I forgot about it until I got a pop message at work.


God job on the bench Jak3!

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okay, so I've had midterms and shit the past couple of days, so lifting wasn't ideal
so today I went for an easy lift, deadlift
I hadn't really DLed at all in the past 3 years as well, a bit in the beginning like with the bench press and then nothing.
If I have one piece of advice for beginners it's to not get caught up in one lift. you will regret it later

160kg overhand hook grip x 5
180kg mix grip x 3 (I looked away to see my cat dash across the room and lost concentration, FML)
200kg mix grip x 0

they're all pretty much stiff leg DLs I think you call them. so mostly back.

sorry, didn't edit out the setting up this time, so you have to watch my ugly ass longer than the bench video

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jak3_dude
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video isn't uploading?
let's try again

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