I Love to Lift Weights

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    There Are So Many Benefits.

    My focus has changed drastically as I've gotten older and wiser, morphing from floundering around in the high school weight room not knowing what I was doing to floudering around in the college weight room not knowing what I was doing to learning from a bodybuilder to learning...
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    Jul 7, 2011

    I Bench Press Over 400 Lbs

    I set a goal two years ago and I met it. I feel awesome.
    ArmorPlated ArmorPlated
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 22, 2013

    I hold a record for being the strongest

    freshman to be a part of this school for this year. I have a plaque with my name on it in the hallway showcase. Over the summer the first time I started to lift I benched 145lbs which is my current body weight now I got it up to 225 for 3 reps. I hand clean 195lbs 5-8reps...
    nfernandez23 nfernandez23
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 1, 2014

    iv been lifting since 11 I train strongman style

    and wrestle here are all my lifts flat bench... 315 for 5...hammer curl 110s "each hand" squat 385 "for reps havent maxed yet" machine chest press 300 for 22 machine" btw... power curl 155.. platform pull 1400 " you pull a giant platform with wheels with people on it... overhead...
    jeff225 jeff225
    18-21, M
    Jun 17, 2015

    Noticable Strength Gains

    I started a lifting routine around 4 months ago. My goal was to add 5 pounds of muscle because a) I'm turning 30 this year b) I want to prevent middle age weight gain but don't want to diet c) I've lost lean body mass since my measurements at 19 d) I hurt my knee so...
    jacqdn jacqdn
    31-35, F
    Oct 9, 2009

    started again yesterday want to hopefully get

    back to doing 30kilos and i am already half way there :D, But god I really did miss the burn and the soreness...................
    Arizv11 Arizv11
    22-25, M
    Jan 5, 2015

    School Record Holder

    for 4 Core Lifts (Bench, HC, Squat, and Push Press) I just graduated Bench 365 Squat 560 HC 315 Push Press 315 Going to college for football next fall!
    nate77T nate77T
    22-25, M
    2 Responses May 29, 2014

    When I applied for my current job

    as a lab tech at a University, one of the job requirements was that I'm supposed to lift objects they weigh up to 25 lbs. Since I weight lift at the gym, I knew this wouldn't be a problem. A few months after getting into this job, my supervisor and I were getting heavy objects...
    PhillyAutismGuy PhillyAutismGuy
    31-35, M
    Feb 2, 2016

    I Lift For Me

    A lot of the people I see in the gym are always looking around at others. I look at me. I watch my form and progress. I love seeing my weight numbers go up and my pants size go down. Being strong and muscular is very important to me. Not because I care what others think, but...
    ArmorPlated ArmorPlated
    31-35, M
    Nov 22, 2013

    I love going to the gym

    and lifting. No this mamby pamby **** you see guys doing today. I mean lift. HEAVY! My rep range goes from one to five. Eight being my highest reps. I love star complexes. 5 exercise in a set 6-8 sets. Something like this Warm up with squats every day (atg) deep! Start with...
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    Apr 7, 2014
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