What do you lift at what weight? Bench/strict curl/dead/squat RAW
- 10-13-2010, 12:47 PM
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.
Weight class: 198lb
strict curl: 165
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.
- 10-16-2010, 03:40 PM
I'm not one of the strongest guys around here, but here's my info:
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)-- JB \m/
"There is no point in being alive if you cannot do the deadlift." - Jon Pall Sigmarsson
- 10-16-2010, 07:15 PM
10-16-2010, 07:39 PM
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.
10-18-2010, 09:47 AM
455 box squat
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.
10-24-2010, 12:08 AM
10-25-2010, 11:02 PM
Weight class: 149.2
strict curl: about 80-85
dead: Never tested it.. i know its 250+
10-28-2010, 02:09 PM
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.
10-30-2010, 04:56 PM
10-30-2010, 11:10 PM
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!
10-31-2010, 12:02 AM
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
10-31-2010, 01:06 PM
10-31-2010, 03:00 PM
10-31-2010, 03:39 PM
was born 3 months premature.......have been doing logging work for a tree company for the last 5 years......all i do is move all day lol....not much time to eat very well....metabolism is way to fast still.......i hit that roadblock around 160 and i cant divert very far from that weight.......its very tough for me to gain.....if you would like pics i would be more than happy to post em!!
10-31-2010, 04:34 PM
10-31-2010, 05:26 PM
keep it up bro thats some awesone **** 4 ur weight!!!!!
10-31-2010, 07:30 PM
I guess you've never heard of Joe Mazza at 165 lbTraining for 9 years and you weigh 157?, Hmmmmm
10-31-2010, 09:27 PM
10-31-2010, 10:59 PM
Weight class: 215lb
Bench: 330 right now..
strict curl: 155 ish..
dead: 490-500 not sure
I dont max often but those are approximates. I'm kinda tall for my weight though..
Bench - 355
Squat - 405
Deadlift - 600
11-01-2010, 10:47 PM
Dealing with injuries but still managed to get a new best of 385 bench today!
11-04-2010, 09:29 PM
Best bench was 650
squat in training 450 kilos, almost 1000
best dead in training over 800
11-04-2010, 09:36 PM
11-04-2010, 09:38 PM
Bench was touch and go no pause
And those other lifts were done in training when I was competing as an oly lifter
11-05-2010, 04:34 PM
11-05-2010, 10:33 PM
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.
11-07-2010, 04:07 PM
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.
11-08-2010, 07:11 AM
Bench 280 /sigh
11-09-2010, 01:33 PM
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.
11-09-2010, 09:03 PM
Weight class: 185lb
strict curl: never tried maxing on curls, don't care for them much.
Squat: 425 ass to grass, none of that half squat BS (def my weakest area due to a bum left knee)
11-09-2010, 09:28 PM
11-09-2010, 09:30 PM
Deadlift: 460 (going for 490 tomorrow)
Squat Unknown, been out of legs for a while
Curl 200 with a swing lol.
11-09-2010, 09:45 PM
I guess I have never gauged strength by my strict curl max...lol...thats a new one to me
11-10-2010, 03:52 PM
11-10-2010, 08:01 PM
11-10-2010, 08:11 PM
Squat: have never tested max
Curl:165 perfect form
11-10-2010, 08:47 PM
Never heard of curls being in competition, I guess I live under a rock.
11-10-2010, 08:54 PM
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...
11-10-2010, 09:18 PM
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.
11-11-2010, 06:05 PM
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.
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.
11-11-2010, 06:29 PM
Yeah i can front raise an 80 so what up? Gonna go to Delt Front Raise Meets here soon.
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