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    Hopefully I won't get injured again and have to not train in the foreseeable future...
    My targets for Christmas time are:
    Squats: 100kg (5x5)
    Bench press (paused) - 70kg (5x5)
    Barbell rows - 70kg (5x5)
    Deadlifts - 130kg (1x5)
    DB shoulder press - 24kg (4x8-12)

    Is this realistic?


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    Yes absolutely
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    them squats will get hard very quickly lol
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    In three months you could probably get up to a 3 plate squat so those should be realistic, yeah

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    Cheers guys

    Hopefully i can stay injury free!


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    13/10/14

    Squats: 55kg (5x5)
    Standing DB press: 14kg (8,8,8,8)
    Deadlifts: 90kg (1x5)
    CGBP (paused) : 30kg (12,12,12)
    Lat pulldowns (paused) : 45kg (10,10,10)
    Curls




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    15/10/14

    Squats - 57.5kg (5,5,5,5,8)
    Bench (paused) - 45kg (5,5,5,5,10)
    Barbell rows - 55kg (5,5,5,5,5) PB!
    Rear delt flyes
    Curls

    Squats and bench still easy, squats will probably start getting difficult around the 65kg mark lol


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    17/10/14

    Squats: 60kg (5,5,5,5,7)
    OHP: 30kg (12,12,12,12)
    Deadlifts: 102.5kg (5)



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    squats 60k, ohp 30k, deadlifts 102.5k? lol what....
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    (Original post by a10)
    squats 60k, ohp 30k, deadlifts 102.5k? lol what....
    Not that surprising considering he's only just started squatting
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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    Not that surprising considering he's only just started squatting
    Hmm..

    One good thing I've noticed about strong lifts is that ever since I started it (i've now been doing it for 4 weeks) my legs have gotten way more toned from squatting and am starting to get them nice tear drop shapes in my quads...shoulders are coming out nicely from OH pressing too. I'm impressed so far shoulda done this sh#t ages ago but hey we all start somewhere

    keep it up Reps4J!
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    Cheers

    My OHP 5x5 is obviously a lot stronger but I'm doing high reps just now until I have my shoulder problems properly diagnosed.

    4 sets of 12 feels amazing in the shoulders haha


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    (Original post by Reps4Jesus)
    Cheers

    My OHP 5x5 is obviously a lot stronger but I'm doing high reps just now until I have my shoulder problems properly diagnosed.

    4 sets of 12 feels amazing in the shoulders haha


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    ohp gets really hard you'll be glad when you finish the 5 reps. I've been stuck at 5/5/5/4/4 at 40kg for almost a month now :/ going to get 5x5 next session I hope lol probably not eating enough...but its definitely a really hard lift to get good at especially if you're doing strict pressing and no knee bouncing.
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    (Original post by a10)
    ohp gets really hard you'll be glad when you finish the 5 reps. I've been stuck at 5/5/5/4/4 at 40kg for almost a month now :/ going to get 5x5 next session I hope lol probably not eating enough...but its definitely a really hard lift to get good at especially if you're doing strict pressing and no knee bouncing.
    Yeh I've done 42.5kg for 5x5 before but heavy weight low reps for shoulders is pretty sore for me unfortunately


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    20/10/14

    Squats - 62.5kg (5x5)
    Bench press (paused) - 55kg (5x5)
    Rows - 55kg (5x5)

    Squats are still easy
    Bench is getting reasonable difficult, should hit 2 plates paused in two bench sessions hopefully
    Forgot to add weight to rows damn lol




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    2plates? Jumping from 55kg to 100kg in two sessions would be impressive
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    (Original post by Scoobiedoobiedo)
    2plates? Jumping from 55kg to 100kg in two sessions would be impressive
    Haha if only :P


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    You mean one plate mate

    Nice going, gainz

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    (Original post by Reps4Jesus)
    Started uni and there's an awesome gym so I'm going to start doing stronglifts when I get my membership sorted out...

    What accessory exercises should I do? I can't do dips due to shoulder problems and chins due to elbow problems..

    I'm thinking hammer curls, tricep extensions and rear felt flies?


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    What uni

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    22/10/14

    Squats - 65kg (5x5)
    OHP: 32.5kg (4x8)
    Deadlifts: 105kg (1x5)

    Even squats are irritating my elbow now fs 😂


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