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Old 07-24-2012, 09:19 AM   #111
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I saw your post in the 150-200 lbs guys thread, and saw that you linked to strength standards. This is what you had posted in the strength standards thread less than 3 years back in November 2009:

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A 1600 total is pretty much the gold standard for RAW, natural weight classes.

Other gold standards:

Squat ...570
Bench ...430
Deadlift ...620

I think I could get close to 430 on bench. Maybe could get upper 5's on deadlift, but don't know if I could ever cross 500 on squat. Heck, I don't even know if I could get white-lighted on squat.

Maybe we need to start a Quest for the 1600 club.
^^^ All this, And where are you now sir??

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Right knee was a little off tonight. Nothing major, but tonight was a survive, not thrive squat session

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Now that is inspirational progress.

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Old 07-24-2012, 09:50 AM   #112
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Lovely looking Squat!
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:51 AM   #113
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Watching how easy that squat was just makes me mad

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Old 07-24-2012, 09:54 AM   #114
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I must concur with J
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:32 AM   #115
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Stupidly easy squat but J Byrd of all people can't be envious of anyone squatting

Amazing to read you didn't know if a 500 squat was within your capability 3 years back and in reality, a 600 is now yours for the taking. Food for thought for all of us who wonder how far we can go.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:37 AM   #116
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Simply awesome Steve. Seriously strong work right the way throug in here
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I saw your post in the 150-200 lbs guys thread, and saw that you linked to strength standards. This is what you had posted in the strength standards thread less than 3 years back in November 2009:



^^^ All this, And where are you now sir??

VVV Today ...



Now that is inspirational progress.
Thanks Kit. It comes with a price, which was weight gain. The weight gain really helped drive gains. 85% heavy training helped too of course. The combination was powerful, and something I had never tried before.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:47 AM   #118
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looking for 550+ in squat and 365*5 in next session ... great lifting BTB ... keep motivating ...
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Lovely looking Squat!
Bet you'll never say that about my bench presses.

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Watching how easy that squat was just makes me mad

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Stupidly easy squat but J Byrd of all people can't be envious of anyone squatting

Amazing to read you didn't know if a 500 squat was within your capability 3 years back and in reality, a 600 is now yours for the taking. Food for thought for all of us who wonder how far we can go.
I've certainly learned to increase my expectations and demand more of myself. Part of my problem was being satisfied.

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Simply awesome Steve. Seriously strong work right the way throug in here
Thanks Gaz. Good to hear from you.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:03 PM   #119
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I've certainly learned to increase my expectations and demand more of myself. Part of my problem was being satisfied.
Yes, that is food for thought indeed.

Awesome stuff, Steve.
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Great work on the bench btb, prooooooogress!!
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