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Old 08-03-2002, 06:53 PM
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Default Re: I\'m curious about your past and present strength

<blockquote><font class="small">posted by luvmypt:</font><hr /> When you first began lifting, how much did you lift a set of 8 for: (max means nothing to me. it seems to vary from day to day)

Bench
Lat Pulldown
Squat
Bicep Curl
Skull Crushers

Tell me after how many months,years later, what are you lifting in those same areas.

I've been lifting for 1-2yrs. I've seen strength gains but they have been painfully slow and not as much as I'd like. I'm lifting heavy but after reading Margie's post, I think I'm going to try alternating heavy,mod,light. Oh yeah, if you don't mind, give me your age. I wonder if my slow progress has anything to do with being 45.

My stats

Before
Bench- 30 lbs
Lat Pulldown 50 Squat 65 Curl 10 SC 30



Now
Bench 75-80
Lat Pull 75
Squat 125
Curl 25
SC 45 <hr /></blockquote>


Hi,
I'm 40 yrs old,
5'4 1/2"
140lbs
15%BF
and when i first began lifting, the man helping me was all business! "You are here to lift - lets get it done" to this day we are best of friends and he actually trained me for my first show.
I started of course w/ empty Bb's and lower weights.
I do remember always doing a 15rep scheme though to help lean me out.

Bench - Empty BB
Lat Pulldown - started w/ 30lbs
Squat - Empty Bb then up to 65 in a short time
Bicep Curl - 25lbs (EZ bar)

Today...a little stronger [img]/forum/images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

Bench - 205 as one rep
Lat Pulldown - 165 for 8
Squat - 315 for 6
Bicep Curl - 70lbs for 4
Skull Crushers - 65 for 8

My strength level comes and goes as i train in and out of my show cycle.
I am all natural and pride myself in that fact and love to lift. what can i say?
It's been the most beneficial thing i've ever done for myself.

Age has nothing to do with it...
Determination and drive have everything to do with it.
You have to want it...
and i do! [img]/forum/images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
If you have any questions..don't hesitate to send me a message.
Margie


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