>How much do you bench/squat/deadlift, anon?
What are you supposed to say? I never do 1 rep maxes.
>I don't, I only do yoga
>As much as it takes to lift a qt (like you)
>There's only one way for you to find out
>What's that smell, is that you?
>That's cute. The way you're trying to get me to impress you.
Girls have no idea how much 315 lbs is. They think 100 lbs is a lot of weight and requires multiple people to safely lift. Talking about hundreds of pounds with them is like talking about mumbo jumbo distances in astronomy.
i havent done 1 rep maxs since high school.
>be me 5'6 manlet been training with bro every lunch for 2 years
>we can both do 225
>everyone else is amazed at our strength
to bad im a manlet so i lost at life in the end
no drugs we were just high school students using the school gym at lunch so weekends were rest days. we did tons of shoulder press, bench press, back and arms but we actually never squated or deadlifted one time. we were real curl bros before it was a thing
Oh for fuck's sake.. there are 1RM charts that you look up how much weight at how many reps and it gives you a reasonable estimate of what your 1RM would be, use that, orjust tell them X amount of weight for Y reps and Z sets.
squat: according to calculators about 155kg. IRL I don't think I can go any further than 150kg or so. Done 145kg for double.
bench: calculators say about 125kg. IRL I've done 115x4 but I don't think I can into more than 120k for a max.
dl: calculator say 200kg. Done 190kg. Don't think I can lock out those extra 10kg.
calculators are useful as a guide but don't count the weakest-link-of-the-chain effect.
Maybe one can do 5 reps at some weight on bench and the projected 1RM says one value that can`t be achieved because fail of shoulder strenght or triceps or whatever that only is seen at max effort.
5'7 at 60kg bodyweight.
I've been lifting about 8 months. No idea how fast women are supposed to gain strength and size, but I feel weak and small as fuck in my gym.
Now that I've hit 100kg bench 1RM I'm finally comfortable not lying when I answer this. Still weak for my size, but not quite laughable any more.
100kg bench, 135kg squat, 160kg deadlift. Lifting for 16 months. 100kg bodyweight, 6'4. Going to go through more months, try get 105kg bench+lmao3pl8 squat and then cut to 90kg.
>tfw symmetrical as FUCK
>score 99 with OHP taken out
Do you honestly think a 3 plate squat is impressive?
3 plates is flat out not impressive. I was squatting 3 plates for reps yesterday and that was me coming off of not lifting for 2 months.
3 plates is a milestone. It's very nice that you hit it, but it's also a VERY EASY to get milestone. Anybody who squats 3 times a week and consistently increases the weight will get a 2 plate bench, 3 plate squat and 4 plate dead in the realm of a year.
For natty lifters squats get impressive after 4 plate. 4 plate itself is nice and your max will probably be around 450 or something. That's pretty impressive, especially at lower BW.
500's and above are insanely impressive and 600 and above is the very few elite.
In my gym the people who squatted 2 plate mostly did so forever, 3 plate squatters were going to make it usually and got to higher weights and the highest squats I've seen are 525 by football players and like 7 plate by these old power lifters.
You need to be in an environment like that really bro. I was doing 385 3x5 at the time and still knew how much further I had to go.
I told a girl I could deadlift 500 pounds and she wasn't impressed because she heard crossfitters on TV do that all the time until she actually saw 500 pounds on the bar and saw me do it.
People who don't know shit about fitness will either have impossible standards, or really shitty standards.
Usually just saying you can lift 500 pounds gives people this sense of awe. Brag about it bro, just not to somebody who can lift.
>guy in my gym today repping 220kg
>saw him do an easy 10 reps with 180
>start chatting to him
>he blew out his knee on 260
>pinned deca while rehabbing
>now he's back to beastmode squats
Why am I still natty struggling with 140?
So I have a question that doesn't deserve its own thread. How do you guys do your ORM? I mean, I don't want to do it on the days I lift and wear my shit out. So do you guys just do them on off days?
if you're struggling with 140 then being natty isn't your problem. you can go significantly higher than that as a natty. plus roids won't suddenly make a 140 squatter into a 260 squatter. your levels would still be way different.
If your standards are near mine you flat out have low standards. The point here is not that I'm making fun of him for only squatting 3 plate, it's just that it's not impressive, even naturally. It's like an artist showing his mediocre picture that while not bad, is not going to win any awards and you are screaming now IT'S JUST HIS STYLE HIGH SCHOOL.
With an attitude like that, you will never even improve. He literally called the person a roider for not thinking 3 plates is impressive. THAT is a childish mentality. Not the pursuit of greatness.
How often do you squat, what is the intensity and volume and how much do you eat?
This my gf's ex was strong fat. She said he benched 800 or some bullshit. It was probably leg press. She was shocked that I could diddy 405 off a 25lb bumper plate. Apparently the dude only deadlifted like 425 but uses all bumpers to look strong. If you look "big" you can lie about your big 3 totals all day to women.
I know that feel, senpai. I've only been lifting for three months. Cutting at the moment. Was really shitting up the form on squats, so I recently decided to step back and start from scratch. Same with DL.
Let me put it this way, bro.
Place where I work has us lifting 50 kg bales at times, and the industry is full of people with absolutely fucked backs who have blown them out on lifting those bales, and now shuffle around like hunchbacks and avoid all heavy lifts unless they absolutely have to.
Just learning how to lift with proper form makes the weight so much easier to lift, and having the weight neatly balanced on a balanced barbell you can grip around without any real trouble also helps.
Regular people don't know this because they've gotten hurt by lifting lighter weights inefficiently and avoid heavier weights as a result, so if they lift at all, they "stick to lifting lower weight for more reps to stay safe you know"
I guess it boils down to that they are uninformed, and in some cases, lazy (by virtue of not even TRYING to better their situation). Apart from that, how many people do you know, outside of your gymbros (And even among them) who lift 2pl8? Most people are satisfied with reloading the water cooler or shrugging a bag of concrete or soil from a trolley into the trunk of their car. 100 kilos is only a little when you're among other strong people.
I am 4 months in from a beginner, please be nice
Bench = 175lb x 5
Squat = 215lb x 5
Squat 185lb x 5
You sound like a whiny faggot who likes to make excuses.
If your bench is shit, then work harder at it, do more volume, eat more, gain more size, because you need to be big to bench big weight, you can't have spindly arms.
>inb4 you complain more about your wingspan
Doesn't mean you can't get a big bench eventually, you're just going to have to work harder, and you would be blessed in the deadlift department
Why not just say "I've never done a 1RM, want to help me find out?" It's honest, you're relatively new to lifting so it's not weird, and you'll probably make a new gym bro.
Pretty much the same, except I've been at it three months. Same squat, I got 20lbs more on the DL and ten more on the Bench. Keep going bro. Takes time. Trying to keep form on squat is hard for me because my quads are huge so I want to push from the ball of my foot instead of heel.
>my quads are huge
>lifting 3 months
>squats less than 3pl8
My quads are bigger than yours guaranteed and I don't have this problem. If you keep raising your heel it's most likely a flexibility thing.
Do hip and ankle stretches and that should stop happening.
Four times a week. Two back squat sessions, two front squat and a lot of OH squats and cleans.
I'll move between 3x5, 4x4 and 5x3 on my back squat week on week. Eating 3.5k at the moment.
That's a mobility issue, there is no one in this world who has quads big enough that it makes them unable to push from their heels, it is always a mobility issue if it's the case, which would be ankles foremost, and possibly hips.
You've been lifting for 3 months, your quads arent huge, unless you're just morbidly obese, then in that case your legs are huge, not your quadriceps.
I'm 5'11" and around 196. I mean, they're big in my estimation, and definitely bigger than anyone else's that I've seen, but I'm not around many lifters or anything. I do a lot of hill running, but I don't know what that would mean. Still, I understand it's a mobility issue. I'll do some ankle stretches.