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11-06-2004 04:09 AM  13 years agoPost 1
RappyTappy

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Don't know how many dudes in here are into weight lifting(or people really care) but after 10 months I finally got to my second goal tonight. My first goal was to bench my body weight of 175 consistent 8 reps for 3 sets. It's been tough up and downs and sometimes even having to regress because my total upper body wasn't ready to move on, I thought it would take forever. But sticking to my plans, eating like it's going out of style and good ol' fashioned sweat contributed to this success story. Tonight I was able to do 200lbs for about 3 reps, we'll the 3rd rep didn't make it all the way up. I started out about end of December 03' and I couldn't bench 50 lbs without feeling like my arms were going to break off. In the beginning I had many injuries with my shoulders and elbows because they weren't used to the stress.

So, I'm really happy and just wanted to share and if anybody is discouraged on working out, that hopefully this will motivate someone. Stick to it and keep killing that $hit!!

Oh yea, GO BUSH!!! LOL (Just had to add that )

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11-06-2004 04:24 AM  13 years agoPost 2
greg

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I remeber back in high school football about how I was pissed I was only benching 220 to 225 while some of my good friends were benching 250 - 275 and upward. I didn't realize these same guys would go on to play college football. Now I would probably do well to bench 175. It is a shame that we ( or me for that matter) can let our bodies go over time. Keep up the good work and stick with your goals.

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11-06-2004 05:08 AM  13 years agoPost 3
gwallace1

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Great job. Keep at it. My younger brother is 21, 5'10" and weighs 185. He has been working out like mad since high school football, and he put up 315 two times a couple of months ago. He was stoked. Keep it up, it definitely is hard work.

Greg

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11-06-2004 05:11 AM  13 years agoPost 4
RappyTappy

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Hell yea Slyons, got my sight set on 230 to 250, man. I'd have to probably gain 2 or so inches on my arms to get to that. I'm at almost 14" right now. I was at a scrawny 10" before I started lifting. I think the goal I would like to get too first would be doing a steady and consistent 8 reps for 3 sets of 200lbs. Time to get downright nasty with those weights, lol

Greg, I don't think 175 is anything to scoff at, still seems like a very challenging weight and not to be taken lightly. Unless of course you can bench 350 or something then 175 is like teddy bears .

315! Sweet.

Thanks for the encouragement guys!

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11-06-2004 05:29 AM  13 years agoPost 5
gwallace1

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Sorry did not in any way try to put down the weight....as yours is above and beyond what I can currently bench. I was just pointing out where hard work such as yours can end up. Again great job and keep up the hard work.

edit....sorry wrong Greg...keep it up Chris.

Greg

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11-06-2004 05:35 AM  13 years agoPost 6
Skippy

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Chris,

Keep up the work its well worth it. About 15 years ago I gave up weight lifting and just started working out again @42 years young. Was still able to bench 330, but it was a struggle. I figure it will take about 12-18 months to get back in shape???

Went all Electrons, No more mess

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11-06-2004 06:24 AM  13 years agoPost 7
tabbytabb

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Chris, This comes at a great time! Great Job BTW. I was a college athlete, graduated, started playing with toy helis and really let myself go. I was 6'7 and 235 my junior year with about 6% bodyfat, after a couple years out I had gotten up to 265, and who knows what % bodyfat (too much!)

About 2 months ago I started hitting the gym hard and am almost back to where I was, have at least another month or more but I am making progress. Feels really good to be back on track! My piro flips are suffering, but hey it is a trade off

Just wanted to say good job and keep up the good work, also if you are trying to gain size/strength get at least 6 meals in per day. They dont all have to be huge but it makes a big difference for me at least.

Tabb

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11-06-2004 06:43 AM  13 years agoPost 8
RappyTappy

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Thanx Tabbytabb. Yea, I eat a bunch of meals a day 4 min to about 6 max. I try to take in at least 180 grams of protein daily. I use a supplement drink 2 times a day(45 grams per serving) and eating tuna(50 grams per serving). The rest is protein bars, steak, chicken, rice, veggies ect. Basically whatever I can get my hands on except fast food and cokes! Plenty of H20 for me, I'm an Aquafina freak, lol.

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11-06-2004 06:56 AM  13 years agoPost 9
tabbytabb

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haha, my truck is littered with 1L aquafina bottles

Tabb

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