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    What do you lift at what weight? Bench/strict curl/dead/squat RAW


    Hey, I'm new to this forum and I'm just curious as to who are the strong guys around here. That way I know who to get advise from and maybe other could benefit from some of mine. Post up your raw 1RM in Bench/strict curl/dead/squat. Also your body weight or the weight class you compete in and age.

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    Weight class: 198lb
    Bench: 375
    strict curl: 165
    dead: 400
    Squat: 345

    I have a weak lower body but my upper body is ok. I only started training legs about a year ago. I was only interested in a big upper body growing up then I realized over is much more important.

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    I'm not one of the strongest guys around here, but here's my info:

    Age: 32
    Weight class: 242 (usually weigh-in between 232-238), tested
    Raw bench: 405-ish
    Curl: I NEVER curl!
    Raw dead: 600-ish
    Raw squat: 480-500 (haven't gone ME in a while)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SportbikeBob View Post
    Hey, I'm new to this forum and I'm just curious as to who are the strong guys around here. That way I know who to get advise from and maybe other could benefit from some of mine. Post up your raw 1RM in Bench/strict curl/dead/squat. Also your body weight or the weight class you compete in and age.

    Me
    Age: 29
    Weight class: 198lb
    Bench: 375
    strict curl: 165
    dead: 400
    Squat: 345

    I have a weak lower body but my upper body is ok. I only started training legs about a year ago. I was only interested in a big upper body growing up then I realized over is much more important.
    Punthra, Thundergod, Tomahawk, GoHardorGoHome, Volcom come to mind but there are a plethora of guys who can lift big up in here.

    I suppose we wont be chatting much, I'm pretty weak j/k, if you have any questions, let me know.
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    And just keep in mind that there are small people who know what they are talking about! im not one of them IMO lol. but, keep an open mind.
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    5'10" 200lbs.
    400 bench
    455 box squat
    505 dl
    not a strict powerlifter but i enjoy it.
    There are also people out there that know alot about exercise science and dont powerlift but very knowledgeable folks non the less.
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    Age: 15
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    Weight class: 149.2
    Bench: 185
    strict curl: about 80-85
    dead: Never tested it.. i know its 250+
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    Good numbers guys! I have been dealing with a lot of injuries lately. Just got over a shoulder injury, and then I tore a small piece of my hammy. Been a week and I can still barely walk. On top of that now I sick. I will go for a new best of 380 bench next week. I will try to get a video of it.
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    Just benched my first 500 raw @ 269 lbs. This was YEARS of training.

    YouTube - Chris Popovich 500 lb Raw Bench Press





    Pulled 600 in a comp a couple years ago. Really hurt my back a little while after that comp and I'm slowly working my way back.

    YouTube - 600 deadlift
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    WOW!!! Good job man! That's ****in awesome!

    I want to hit 420 @ 198 next year then I will go up to the 220lb class and maybe after some more years of training I will join you in the 500 bench club.

    Congrats again man!
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    Been training for about 9 years.......going for the Pennsylvania state records in a bench and deadlift comp on Nov 20th!! Super pumped.....just as long as my shoulder holds up until then lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckboy69 View Post
    Age: 23
    Weight:157
    Class:165
    Bench:355
    Deadlift:485
    Squat: 365

    Been training for about 9 years.......going for the Pennsylvania state records in a bench and deadlift comp on Nov 20th!! Super pumped.....just as long as my shoulder holds up until then lol
    Good luck man those are huge numbers for your weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckboy69 View Post
    Age: 23
    Weight:157
    Class:165
    Bench:355
    Deadlift:485
    Squat: 365

    Been training for about 9 years.......going for the Pennsylvania state records in a bench and deadlift comp on Nov 20th!! Super pumped.....just as long as my shoulder holds up until then lol
    Training for 9 years and you weigh 157?, Hmmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by SportbikeBob View Post
    WOW!!! Good job man! That's ****in awesome!

    I want to hit 420 @ 198 next year then I will go up to the 220lb class and maybe after some more years of training I will join you in the 500 bench club.

    Congrats again man!
    Thanks brother, it was a long road for me. 420 @ 198 is awesome. Eventually I hope to bench 500 @ 242, but that's a distant goal...
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    keep it up bro thats some awesone **** 4 ur weight!!!!!
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    Training for 9 years and you weigh 157?, Hmmmmm
    I guess you've never heard of Joe Mazza at 165 lb
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackcj7 View Post
    I guess you've never heard of Joe Mazza at 165 lb
    Yeah a 450 raw bench! That guy is unreal but this guy is my hero!

    Dennis Cieri- youtube.com/watch?v=zxIhi58AyNM

    Insane!!!
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    Me
    Age: 21
    Weight class: 215lb
    Bench: 330 right now..
    strict curl: 155 ish..
    dead: 490-500 not sure
    Squat: 405

    I dont max often but those are approximates. I'm kinda tall for my weight though..
    Bench - 355
    Squat - 405
    Deadlift - 600
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    Dealing with injuries but still managed to get a new best of 385 bench today!
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    Best bench was 650
    squat in training 450 kilos, almost 1000
    best dead in training over 800

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryansm View Post
    Best bench was 650
    squat in training 450 kilos, almost 1000
    best dead in training over 800
    Thats crazy! What weight class? You gotta have some videos of lifts that heavy?! **** your not far off the world record raw bench.
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    Bench was touch and go no pause

    And those other lifts were done in training when I was competing as an oly lifter

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryansm View Post
    Bench was touch and go no pause

    And those other lifts were done in training when I was competing as an oly lifter
    Regardless those numbers make you one of the strongest men in the world.
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    Wow. I'm about 190 lbs, I can dead in the mid to high 400s and squat in the high 300s. Obviously I'm not a powerlifter. But you all blow my ass away in the bench press, I'm at maybe 275.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drvinnybombat View Post
    Wow. I'm about 190 lbs, I can dead in the mid to high 400s and squat in the high 300s. Obviously I'm not a powerlifter. But you all blow my ass away in the bench press, I'm at maybe 275.
    Don't let it get you down. Bench is by far most peoples hardest lift. I trained nothing but bench and curl since I was a kid. It was the only lifts I thought were cool back then. Hahaha! Now I know better and I am struggling to get my deads and squats to a respectable level.

    I have only been to a couple meets but compared to all other lifts bench is usually where most lack. A guy in my weight class pulled 635lbs but struggled to bench over 315. It also has a lot to do with genetics. Long arms and short legs make for a badass squatter/dead lifter but makes for a horrible bencher. Look up the records in any federation and you will see what I mean. It is very rare to see a guy who can dead and squat that puts up good bench numbers and vice versa.
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    Finally over benched over 400!!! This cycle has worked wonders! This is my second cycle and between the two I have made crazy gains this year! Next week I plan on taking video of my 405 bench. I currently weigh 205lbs so it will be easy to make weight for my next meet.
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    Age: 19
    Weight class: 185lb
    Bench: 330
    strict curl: never tried maxing on curls, don't care for them much.
    dead: 520
    Squat: 425 ass to grass, none of that half squat BS (def my weakest area due to a bum left knee)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hitsquaddd View Post
    Age: 19
    Weight class: 185lb
    Bench: 330
    strict curl: never tried maxing on curls, don't care for them much.
    dead: 520
    Squat: 425 ass to grass, none of that half squat BS (def my weakest area due to a bum left knee)
    Awesome #s for your weight and your age! I don't know where I'd be right now if I could lift that weight at your age. I can't squat or dead that at MY age!
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    Curl 200 with a swing lol.
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    I guess I have never gauged strength by my strict curl max...lol...thats a new one to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by biggfly View Post
    I guess I have never gauged strength by my strict curl max...lol...thats a new one to me
    Strict curl is at almost every meet I go to. Not many people train heavy with curl. It usually just a vanity muscle so you tend to see huge guys that can't curl jack. Try it one time. Put you back on the wall and make sure you ass and shoulders stay planted on the wall. It's a lot harder then people think and I assure you there is not much technique involved so you have to rely on pure strength.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SportbikeBob View Post
    Strict curl is at almost every meet I go to. Not many people train heavy with curl. It usually just a vanity muscle so you tend to see huge guys that can't curl jack. Try it one time. Put you back on the wall and make sure you ass and shoulders stay planted on the wall. It's a lot harder then people think and I assure you there is not much technique involved so you have to rely on pure strength.
    They have curl meets?

    Rofl what next, "Who can Calve Raise the Most?"

    Thats ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBD View Post
    They have curl meets?

    Rofl what next, "Who can Calve Raise the Most?"

    Thats ridiculous.
    Ditto this^^^^^ WTF?? and curl strength has what to do with actual functional, competitive, or sports related strength?? None IMO, if you can curl 200 lbs strict form, "back against the wall" and I cannot, BUT I can bench 425, squat 495, dead over 550, and clean close to 300, i dishrag you everytime, all the time in any competitive situation.

    Never heard of curls being in competition, I guess I live under a rock.
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    I dont use heavy weights to curl, if I even end up doing iso curls, and I see alot of big guys who use lighter weights than small guys in the gym too. Difference is, the small guy walks into the gym, walks over to the ez curl bar or hammer strength preacher curl machine, loads it up and "blasts his bi's" right out of the gate, I however, as well as other big guys, walk into the gym, do pullups, bb rows, hammer rows, pulldowns, db rows, t bar rows, then and only then, if we arent fried from a huge back workout, we will throw in some iso curl work, but at that point, bi's are torched and heavy weights arent happening. Thats when small guys get to feel like they are the shiz and tell their bro's they curl more than the "big guy" in the gym. comical...
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    I agree 100% that curls are the least of all functional strength tests but I don't care if it's finger curls, it's nice to be stronger then others in as many things as possible.

    Now if I could borrow someones right hamstring I would love to get back to work on my squats and deads.
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    Curls are pretty lame but, hey working your curl helps your row, vice versa right? ahhh anyways, I dont do bis anymore, only back workouts and pullups.

    Age:16
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    Curl:130
    Bench:265
    Dead: 405x3
    Squat:350x3

    I have only one rep maxed bench once since last winter, so. there it is. I just started deads and squat about a month ago.

    Also I know alot of guys who bench with shirts and or planks, aka not touching the chest and not doing a full rep. Ive been told by some lifters always touch chest on bench, some say it causes to much pull on the pecs/shoulders... I always touch chest if I had a shirt or plank I could probably bench 300, my lower part is what kills me because of long arms.
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    Yeah i can front raise an 80 so what up? Gonna go to Delt Front Raise Meets here soon.

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