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maineiac42
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Join date: Dec 2009
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I began strength training my freshman year of high school but really started training consistently and seriously about two years ago at 16 years old.

Now as a freshman in college I have gone from 215 pounds to 245 pounds in that two year span. As an athlete aesthetics are the last thing on my mind. Strength power and agility make up 100% of my training. I was training 3-5 days a week never exceeding 8 repetitions in compound lifts. I would start around 4x8 and slowly taper week by week down to 3x3 before moving back up to higher volume. My coach would usually have me take a week off from lifting at the end of a cycle. Assistance work would be anywhere from 3-4x6-12 with varying exercises as my coach saw fit. Throwing both implements and medballs along with running sprits ranging from 10-200m made up a large portion of my training. My core lifts were squat, bench, and clean.

2 Years ago:
Bench: 250
Squat: 405
Clean :235

Today :
Bench: 360
Squat : 550
Clean: 315

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maineiac42
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Colin Wilson
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Join date: Feb 2003
Posts: 2192

Great progress and you are just hitting your Prime! Great Job!

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BigDeez575
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Join date: Aug 2011
Posts: 41

how far are you throwing nowadays?

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BIG-GEORDIE
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Join date: Mar 2012
Posts: 168

Holy calves!

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xanatomyxchartx
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Join date: Apr 2011
Posts: 117

beast at that age.

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americaninsweden
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Join date: Feb 2012
Posts: 352

You are the Greg Oden of throwing, you look like you are 40, but are actually 18 or so. Crazy strength and size at that age though, i am impressed.

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maineiac42
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BigDeez575 wrote:
how far are you throwing nowadays?


I'm just now switching to rotational technique in shot put with a best of 44ft. In the weight throw, which is an event completely new to me, I managed a toss of 48ft which qualified me for the NCAA regional meet. I've thrown hammer and the 2kg disc once in competition for a best of 120 feet and 122 feet respectively. My ultimate goals are 60t in shot 65 feet in the weight throw and 200 feet in the hammer (all would contend for D3 all-american honors). I've never really cared much for the discus. I'm just under six feet tall so I don't really have the best build for it. I just throw it to score points in meets. At this point in my career I'm just looking to keep getting stronger while really hammering away my technique. I'm just as strong as most d3 all americans, but my technique is obviously no where near as good.

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