In an effort to keep the general thread, well, more "General" there needs to now be a place in this forum where we can all post goals, throw around our daily lifting numbers, no matter how big or how small those may be, and generally act like the bad-ass Starcraft nerds that visiting TLHF has made each and every one of us.
Things that go here: - Your goals for any specific lift (powerlifting, oly lifting, strongman, recreational lifting) - Your goals for body weight/body fat (Going up a class? Down a class? Time for those beach abs? Is winter coming?) - Your day to day workouts, and updates on your progress towards those goals - quick recap of that workout, comments on the lifts, progress, or routines of other members
Things that do NOT go here: - "what routine should I do" is covered in the general training sticky, general thread, or Q/A sticky. - "How do I get ready for (sport) season coming up?" General thread - or start your own thread for that sport! - Running, swimming, rowing, jump rope, etc. Cardio goals are not weightlifting. - life updates, youtube videos (unless they're of your PRs) and general community chatter still goes in the general thread.
As for setting goals - please put a nice GOALS UPDATE tag into your post for me, so that I can add to the OP and the whole forum can track your progress!
Remember that goals should be SMART goals. That stands for
Specific - A goal should have a number to be hit, a start date, and an end date. Measurable - Keep track of your progress, and know that you are going to hit your goals on time Attainable - Everyone starts somewhere. Stick to the possible, but push for what seems impossible. Relevant - This is weightlifting. I want to see goals in the powerlifts, oly lifts, strongman, body weight, and body fat. Timed - Are you going to do this in three months? Six? If the goal seems too far off, consider making it two or more goals.
So have at it. Post some goals, post some workouts, get some of that discussion out of the general chat super thread and get some new members in here!
GOALS UPDATE By 09/08/2013 I'm aiming for: Maintaining a sub 15% bf, for easier cuts Squat 1x3 180kg BP 1x3 115kg Press 1x3 70kg (anything more seems like a stretch to me) Deadlift 1x3 190kg
Currently doing: squat 1x2 155kg BP 1x1 97.5kg Press 1x3 60kg Deadlift 1x1 160kg ---------------------------------- Today's workout: Squat 1x3 77.5, 97.5, 115, 1x1 137.5, 1x1F 157.5kg - didn't feel like trying again would yield any different results. Might try the same weight again on Sunday, I'll be off the clen then, and the carb refeed might give me the boost I need. BP 1x5 47.5, 57.5, 67.5, 77.5, 3x1 97.5kg - had some trouble with setting up properly, so I didn't go for a double this time. Chin ups 3x3 +40kg Dips 3-4-4 +30kg L pull ups 3x5 - First time I managed to keep my legs completely straight while doing these, definite progress. Barbell shrugs 1x3 70, 90, 110, 130, 2x3 150kg, 1x3 140kg - the 150kg sets were with mix grip, the rest with normal.
I just want to say I have 370 APM - Liquid'Tyler SotG 14-12-2011 "I mean it's too bad you can't be paid to be, you know, a chicken shit fucking whiny bitch on the internet or we would have lots of rich community members" Nick "Tasteless" Plott
decafchicken United States. August 10 2012 10:17. Posts 15328
Squat: 125kg to 140kg Deadlift: 165kg (get back to it*) Press: 55kg to 75kg Front Squat: 85kg to 110kg Snatch: 35kg to 75kg Clean & Jerk: 60kg to 100kg __________________________________________________
Nice workout today, as I posted in general thread, first snatch workout ever. Still taking it easy on my hip though.
Program I'm using has two technique days, where I do both snatch and c&j. First day I do the snatch first, and work up to 5 singles at my max. Then I clean and jerk up to 5 singles at 80% of my max. Try to add 5 lbs to whatever lift is the primary on that day. Second technique day is the reverse (max C&J, 80% snatch). I also spent a significant amount of time doing Glenn Pendlay's teaching progressions, and will do more of them with a broomstick over this weekend.
That's basically: - "Jump and Catch" with a snatch grip - Power snatch from a high hang - Power snatch from a high hang into an overhead squat - Power snatch from knee with pause at hip, into an overhead squat - Snatch from knee with pause at hip - Snatch from knee without pause at hip - Snatch from floor
And a similar list is done for the clean. There's no teaching progression for the jerk, that I have found - but videos explaining these can be found in the OP of the oly thread, or on the calstrength website. My feelings about this workout were limited to "wow, I'm bleeding" "this is awesome" "knees, hips, knees" "pull straight" and "oh shit oh shit oh shit". I did notice that I have a LOT of bad habits in the clean to work out, from having learned shitty power cleans first, but the snatch felt entirely natural and actually quite fun. Will keep at it!
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"Limitations are for people that have them and excuses are for people that need them"
Goals Update 10/08/2012 to 10/12/2012 Squat: 1x130kg to 5x140kg Front Squat: 80kg to 100kg Deadlift: 150kg to 180 kg (Aiming big with this one) Bench Press: 5x50kg to 5x80kg (BW) Overhead Press: ~35kg to 50kg Lift every weekday for a semester: 3 weeks down, 10 weeks to go. (It's the only real me time I get)
Was toying around with doing smolov but my lifts are probably on the lowish side. Currently just deadlifting, squatting or both everyday to above 80% of my max.
Only a fool would die laughing. I was a fool.
Burns United States. August 10 2012 15:24. Posts 1639
GOALS to build muscle mass, and to burn fat, increase energy throughout the day, and feel better another measure of progress, is that since ive started lifting, ive noticed my mouse accuracy has improved greatly so to measure this i started playing Disk Dash Before my high score was 20,000 now i can get up to 66,000
lifting goals: 180kg squat 226kg deadlift (500lbs) 100kg power clean 70kg press chin ups with at least +40kg
gonna be hard to reach those goals because I will probably have to "cut" the whole year for my considerable fat deposits to disappear. so these are pretty long-term goals (at least the squat and deadlift).
155kg squat 160kg deadlift (5RM, this should increase steadily as I start deadlifting again) 90kg pc +26kg chin up (5-5-4) 65kg press
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"Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general" -Mark Rippetoe
Deadlift 200 kg C&J 120 kg Snatch 100 kg Back squat 150 kg
Current: Deadlift 3x180kg C&J 110 kg Snatch 85 kg Back squat around 130 kg
Notes: My deadlift goal will be reached soon. It does not need to be higher (200 kg. is 2.5xBW which is fine right now). My back squat is crap because of injury, meaning I can only squat about 1 time a week, so I don't think I can get it higher than 150 kg. by the end of this year unless my knee gets a lot better. Snatch and C&J goals should definitely be doable, but I won't reach these goals before end 2012, once again because of the knee. Press is at 85 kg, bench at 120 kg, which is fine for now.