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pbclax1
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Join date: Nov 2007
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 2891

Currently at:
Squat: 265
Bench: 205
Deadlift: 315
Military Press: 135

Goals:
Squat: 315
Bench: 225
Deadlift: 405
Military Press: 165

Would like to hit atleast the 2/3/4 plates by the end of trimester 1 of 2011. So end of april 2011. Do work!

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Jab1
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Join date: Feb 2009
Location: England
Posts: 1585

Jab1 wrote:
200kg deadlift by Christmas
50kg Incline DB press for at least 3 reps by Christmas
140kg squat x 10 ATG reps by October
+20kg chin up x 5 full ROM reps by the end of summer

Well this interesting for me, it reflects the journey I've taken... I wasn't even doing flat bench or OHP back then so didn't goals for them.

I didn't hit any of those except the chins. =/ I had a hamstring injury which stopped me lifting heavy for a month or so but it's no excuse really. On the bright side I hit a 2pps bench for the first time which I did not expect to be able to do this year


Moving on, these old goals will be my shortish-term goals but my long term goals for this year along with my current maxes are;

bench: 3 pps (140kg) - current: 100kg
Squat: 4 pps (180kg) - current: 150kg
Dead: 5 pps (220kg) - current: 180kg
OHP: 2 pps (100kg) - current: 3x65kg
Chins: 3 plates (60kg) - current: 3x35kg

Sooner I can hit them the better but I really want to avoid injury or other fuck-ups this year so am going to try and be much more intelligent about my training.

Size-wize I've just started fitting in to L shirts, so maybe fitting in to an XL one at some point would be cool. I want to reach about 85kg (currently 78kg) and the assess where I am. Depending on lean-ness I'll either hold that weight for a while and recomp or keep bulking.

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Enders Drift
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Join date: Oct 2009
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 1377

Nice Jab looks like your goals and mine are just about aligned. Right down to similar weight and I too just bought my first large shirts. I bet we can both make it.

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Jab1
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Definitely man, I feel it's gonna be a good year!

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ashylarryku
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Join date: Aug 2009
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 3837

ashylarryku wrote:
Now / Goals (by the end of 2010)

Box Squat: 240 X 2 / 315 X 1
Deadlift: 350 X 4 / 405 X 1
Bench: 205 X 6 / 265 X 1


I got my last goal for the year yesterday!

Goal / Now
Squat: 315 X 1 / 325 X 1
Deadlift: 405 X 1 / 495 X 1 (got this Tuesday)
Bench: 265 X 1 / 275 X 1 (Got this yesterday. Almost got 285)

Maybe one of the original members could make another thread for goals for the new year, 2011? It might be easier to keep track of everything

*cough*H4M ;)

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hungry4more
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Join date: Nov 2007
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 6723

ashylarryku wrote:
ashylarryku wrote:
Now / Goals (by the end of 2010)

Box Squat: 240 X 2 / 315 X 1
Deadlift: 350 X 4 / 405 X 1
Bench: 205 X 6 / 265 X 1


I got my last goal for the year yesterday!

Goal / Now
Squat: 315 X 1 / 325 X 1
Deadlift: 405 X 1 / 495 X 1 (got this Tuesday)
Bench: 265 X 1 / 275 X 1 (Got this yesterday. Almost got 285)

Maybe one of the original members could make another thread for goals for the new year, 2011? It might be easier to keep track of everything

*cough*H4M ;)


Haha yeah I'll make one...once it's 2011!

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ashylarryku
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Join date: Aug 2009
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
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hungry4more wrote:
ashylarryku wrote:
ashylarryku wrote:
Now / Goals (by the end of 2010)

Box Squat: 240 X 2 / 315 X 1
Deadlift: 350 X 4 / 405 X 1
Bench: 205 X 6 / 265 X 1


I got my last goal for the year yesterday!

Goal / Now
Squat: 315 X 1 / 325 X 1
Deadlift: 405 X 1 / 495 X 1 (got this Tuesday)
Bench: 265 X 1 / 275 X 1 (Got this yesterday. Almost got 285)

Maybe one of the original members could make another thread for goals for the new year, 2011? It might be easier to keep track of everything

*cough*H4M ;)


Haha yeah I'll make one...once it's 2011!


Haha, alright!

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kakno
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Join date: Dec 2008
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2764

I want to hit:
225 clean and jerk (187)
BW military press
225 lb db rows x 20
315 bench (209 a while back)
315 front squat (242)
405 back squat, and 10x315 (308, have hit 19 breathing squats with 220)
500 deadlift (398)

I'll try to get there this year. Hard, but possible.

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PSlave
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Join date: Aug 2004
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 501

PSlave wrote:
PWimp goal post:

Goal End of 2010
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1) Bench: 225 for 3 reps
2) Squat: 315 for 3 reps
3) Deadlift: 315 for 3 reps


Well, I didn't hit any of these goals! At the end of the year I was at the following:

1) Bench: None - Took a break for shoulders. 100 lb dumbbells for 2 reps
2) Squat: 300lbs for 3 reps
3) Deadlift: 300lbs for 3 reps

I feel my progress was good. In mid-August my squat was at 250 and my deadlift was at 225 pounds. However, I didn't hit my goals. So the question is, were my goals too high or was my intensity for shit? Looking back at my training log, I only missed two weeks -- and one of those was for my wedding, when I had another kind of workout in mind. Other than that I seemed to have had fairly good progression every week. Well, who cares, time to set goals for 2011!

Started benching again, and I LOVE training for strength. It was very odd -- and somewhat gratifying -- to be the strongest guy in the gym when I had to work out in Fargo, ND for a weekend. So, strength goals remain, but I need to take care of bodycomp.

Metric: Current / Goal
======================
Squat: 305/365
Bench: 205/225
Deadlift: 305/405
OH Press: 135/175
Bodyfat: ~21%/11%

Except for bench, I am the strongest I have ever been. That's a great feeling at the age of 34! I'm also close to the fattest I've been. Lifting over the last year, I've stayed just a hair over 200lbs, but it's definitely of a different composition than back in early 2009, when I was an absolutely wimpy fatass.

I might break this down into quarterly goals. Matter of fact, that's probably a good idea. But I'll do that later.

On a side note, I just want to thank everyone in the BOI. Everyone here is understanding but firm: we don't let each other get away with any shit. That's good. Nice to keep the flamers out and focus on constructive criticism. One of the business leaders I admire recommends having accountability partners in every area of one's life: Spiritual, Family, Business, Financial and Personal. I treat the BOI as my accountability partner in the health aspect of my personal life. You guys are great and I'm proud to be a member.

</END TEARJERKER>

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DoveofWar08
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Join date: Mar 2010
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 1274

PSlave wrote:
PSlave wrote:
PWimp goal post:

Goal End of 2010
================
1) Bench: 225 for 3 reps
2) Squat: 315 for 3 reps
3) Deadlift: 315 for 3 reps


Well, I didn't hit any of these goals! At the end of the year I was at the following:

1) Bench: None - Took a break for shoulders. 100 lb dumbbells for 2 reps
2) Squat: 300lbs for 3 reps
3) Deadlift: 300lbs for 3 reps

I feel my progress was good. In mid-August my squat was at 250 and my deadlift was at 225 pounds. However, I didn't hit my goals. So the question is, were my goals too high or was my intensity for shit? Looking back at my training log, I only missed two weeks -- and one of those was for my wedding, when I had another kind of workout in mind. Other than that I seemed to have had fairly good progression every week. Well, who cares, time to set goals for 2011!

Started benching again, and I LOVE training for strength. It was very odd -- and somewhat gratifying -- to be the strongest guy in the gym when I had to work out in Fargo, ND for a weekend. So, strength goals remain, but I need to take care of bodycomp.

Metric: Current / Goal
======================
Squat: 305/365
Bench: 205/225
Deadlift: 305/405
OH Press: 135/175
Bodyfat: ~21%/11%

Except for bench, I am the strongest I have ever been. That's a great feeling at the age of 34! I'm also close to the fattest I've been. Lifting over the last year, I've stayed just a hair over 200lbs, but it's definitely of a different composition than back in early 2009, when I was an absolutely wimpy fatass.

I might break this down into quarterly goals. Matter of fact, that's probably a good idea. But I'll do that later.

On a side note, I just want to thank everyone in the BOI. Everyone here is understanding but firm: we don't let each other get away with any shit. That's good. Nice to keep the flamers out and focus on constructive criticism. One of the business leaders I admire recommends having accountability partners in every area of one's life: Spiritual, Family, Business, Financial and Personal. I treat the BOI as my accountability partner in the health aspect of my personal life. You guys are great and I'm proud to be a member.

</END TEARJERKER>



You did make damn good progress towards the goals you set though. Just keep in mind that it is almost never linear progress. Also that when we bottom line it, this is just one of our hobbies, or a small to medium sized facet of our lives. Keep things in perspective, but keep pushing. Again, nice work and I have a feeling that you will smash these upcoming goals. Happy lifting.

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countingbeans
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Join date: Oct 2008
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countingbeans wrote:
1) 365lbs widow - whenever it is possible


Not even close as of today...

2) 125x3+ DB press - before fall


pwned, vid on youtube

3) 255-260 weight set point - before 2011 - not much sloppier than I am now. (15-20lbs jump)


was 255 last time I weighed myself, but that was in Sept. I've lost an inch on my waist since then, so I doubt I'm still there.

I'm okay with this semi-fail to be honest.

4) 180lbs (bar=0) SHIPS & Inclines for reps - before 2011


Fail-ish. I switched to BB for shoulder press and fucking pwn 185. High inclines I hit for 6-8, but some are high. I have no vids so it didn't happen. fail.


5) Strict form 6 plates on TBars - I pwn 4p and like 6 reps with 5p - before fall


I haven't even tested this, and don't really give a fuck. I am not worried about thickness right now as much.

Besides, no vid = it never happened, so fail. But I'm fine with not hitting this goal.


Thing is, after I wrote this I changed my mind about what I wanted to accomplish this summer.

I did okay. Delts aren't a huge muscle group, so massive weight changes aren't going to happen, but they ahve grown. Work and life really fucked me in July & August so that is also part of my not-so-awesome summer.

Anywho, I'm done with projecting I think. Forcing a goal seems less productive than just kicking teh shit out of the ones that come along.

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sam_sneed
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sam_sneed wrote:
Goals to achieve by Aug 31.

Strength Goals
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340x1 bench (PR is 335 presurgery)


Nope, but got back up to 320. That was good enough all things considered.


275x3 CG Bench in smith (off 2 boards)

This is an odd goal. I might try it just to see what happens. I counted the bar as 45 back in these day so I'm pretty sure I can nail if I tried. 225*x8 with no boards last week.


120x6 flat dumbbells

I got this for 3 or 4 reps before I obliterated my lower back. I'm back down to 110 right now. Hopefully the DB hooks I bought will allow me to set up without killing my lower back. I can't even deadlift 135 without sever pain, never mind getting 120's in place.


20 pullups

Not even close. I only count pullups from a deadhang. At 230 lbs, they're a challenge. I think my PR was 10 or 11.

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Physique Goals (Current weight 229)
-----------------------------------
220 by July 16 Vacation
215 by Aug 1 (hopefully abs will be showing by then)
210 by September 1.

On November 1st I will start bulking back up to 250-260. No abs for summer 2011.



I got down to 220 by the end of summer. No 6 pack. I think I'd need to drop down to 200 lbs to look ripped. I did come to terms and sort out a bunch of injuries (worst year of my life) and am back on track bulking up again. 230 lbs right now. I'm still deciding if I want to look super lean for my 35th bday June 1 or get crazy strong and push the scale to 260lbs and beyond.

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PSlave
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Join date: Aug 2004
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 501

Thanks Dove, I appreciate it. Sam, what do you mean by counted the bar as 45 back in the day? Isn't that what most standard bars weigh?

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sam_sneed
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PSlave wrote:
Thanks Dove, I appreciate it. Sam, what do you mean by counted the bar as 45 back in the day? Isn't that what most standard bars weigh?


Yeah, but in the smith machine there's additional resistance against gravity by the machine. i.e. the track that the bar is on makes it lighter. I have no idea what the weight of the bar actually is when you factor in the friction of the track, so I'll probably just count the bar is zero from now on. I don't know if this is generally what people do, it's just how I'm going to log it from now on.

I got to thinking about it after reading Beans' posts in here.

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sam_sneed
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sam_sneed wrote:


275x3 CG Bench in smith (off 2 boards)

This is an odd goal. I might try it just to see what happens. I counted the bar as 45 back in these day so I'm pretty sure I can nail if I tried. 225*x8 with no boards last week.


I tried this out today. Got it for 5 reps. Well, at least I accomplished one of the many things on my list. lol

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Blackaggar
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Hey thought id put this here to constantly remind myself what i said I would do. Got up to a max weight this year of about 234-235lbs which is great progress seeing as how i was stuck going up and down from 210-195ish for a few years. Weight means a lot to me, with my fram im going to need a lot of it to fill it out unfortunately. I was gonna get all cut up this year but my body is just telling me not to, I have to listen. Im currently 20 years old and WILL weigh over 250lbs im aiming for 275-280 by the time im 21. I gain weight extremely easy not much fat though guess im genetically gifted. Plan to post up a picture when im 250 lets see how long that takes!

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