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Old 05-10-2013, 01:07 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by BendtheBar View Post
Just for some perspective. I took a picture when I first started lifting May 2011. It's the one on the right, I weighed 188 and I had just learned to squat, was benching around 200, deadlifting around 255ish.

The middle one is May 2012, I weighed 195 and had recently done my first meet, so I was squatting 300, benching 240, and deadlifting 335.

The one on the left is yesterday. May 2013. I weighed 204, I can squat around 385, bench around 285, and deadlift around 390 or so.

So, in two years and I gained less than 20 pounds, but I'm obviously bigger even without flexing all that much, and I added about 430ish pounds to my total.

(That double chin is the way I have my chin tucked!! I am a little fatter, but not that much! )

If I can do it, you can too kids! You can too as BBOD would say.
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Best meet lifts: Sq 150 Kg (330 lb), Bench 120 Kg (264), DL 160 (352) @89 Kg (197)
Best gym lifts: Sq 375, Bench 280 (pause), DL 385 @205 or less
Goals: 3/4/5
Goals beyond my wildest dreams, 600 Kg raw total, 200/160/240

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