Benn's Quest for Strength

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  1. Riley

    Riley Well-Known Member

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    Happy birthday mate.
     
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  3. Willi

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    I am a little late but. happy birthday.
     
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  4. benn

    benn living the dream ;) AGJ Supporter

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    Thanks mate hope you're doing well!
    Thanks mate
     
  5. Tom

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    Happy Birthday for other day bro! Better late than never :D
     
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  6. benn

    benn living the dream ;) AGJ Supporter

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    Thanks bro! Never too late appreciate the thought

    15/6 weight - 82.0

    Just did a bit of a bro session today haha

    Pull-ups - bw x30-40 total

    Bench
    70x5
    80x1
    90x1
    100x1
    110x2
    82.5x13

    Played around with some light power cleans and did some curls ✌️
     
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  7. hardcore

    hardcore Well-Known Member AGJ Supporter

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    Hey mate, i havent checked in in a while,
    glad to see you're still pushing your limits. so no more stage for you eh? what did you find the negatives to be that in your opinion outweighed the positives?
     
  8. benn

    benn living the dream ;) AGJ Supporter

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    19/6 Weight - 81.8

    Squats
    Bar x10x2
    60x5
    80x3
    100x1
    110x1
    120x1
    130x1
    135x1 -

    Deadlifts
    60x10
    100x3
    140x1
    160x1
    180x1 - switched to hook from dbl oh

    Bench
    Barx20
    60x10
    70x10
    80x10
    90x10
    80x10

    Oh db ext single arm
    10x10eax3

    Db curls
    15x15eax3

    Side laterals w plate
    15kg
    10eax3
     
  9. benn

    benn living the dream ;) AGJ Supporter

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    Hi hardcore thanks hope you're well.

    I just got over it mate hard to find enjoyment from starving yourself and neglecting friends and family after a certain point haha. I'm definitely not pushing the limits haha but enjoying some life balance and trying to get some strength back :p
     
  10. benn

    benn living the dream ;) AGJ Supporter

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    Whoops didn't log the other day just did squats 3 sets of 6 @ 100kg (75%) and some pull-ups and bro stuff

    27/6 weight 82.3

    5mins skipping

    Deads
    60x6x2
    100x5
    120x2
    140(77%) x6x3

    Bench
    60x8
    80x4
    85(74%)x6x3
     
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  11. benn

    benn living the dream ;) AGJ Supporter

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    1/7 weight 82.2

    Pull-ups
    Bwx6, 10
    +15kgx6x4
     
  12. benn

    benn living the dream ;) AGJ Supporter

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    4/7 weight 82.5

    Squats
    60x5
    80x3
    100x6
    105x6x2

    Bench
    60x6x3
    80x5
    90x6x3
     
  13. benn

    benn living the dream ;) AGJ Supporter

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    9/7 weight 83

    Deadlifts
    60x10x3
    100x5x2
    120x1
    140x1
    145x3x4

    Db curls
    15x12eax3

    Side laterals w plate
    15x12eax2
     
  14. chrismwpcs

    chrismwpcs Make it take it. AGJ Supporter

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    Been following for a while and just checking out the numbers. Nice work by the way. Checked one of your vids out and now am inspired with the bench where you put the bar on the spotters to release the tension then push back up. I am going to throw some of those into my mix. So for that thanks much. PS: great lifts on those vids man. Strong as! Maybe one day for this old fella haha.
     
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  15. benn

    benn living the dream ;) AGJ Supporter

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    Thanks for the post mate - I had some great results with bench using pin presses - I tried to set them at my weakest part of the lift (about an inch or so off the chest for me) im not quite focussed on strength at the moment (as you can probably tell by my pitiful lifts at the moment) but incorporated with comp bench and close grip spots press I probably had my best bench results using the pin press.
    Thanks for the kind words mate :)

    11/7 weight 83

    Squats
    60x5
    80x5
    100x4
    115x4x4 (85%)

    Bench
    60x10x2
    80x5
    90x3
    95x4x3 (85%)
     
  16. chrismwpcs

    chrismwpcs Make it take it. AGJ Supporter

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    Anytime! I saw some of your historical numbers and they are solid as. If only I had done this 20 years ago rather than now. Its good following your journey! :)
     
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  17. benn

    benn living the dream ;) AGJ Supporter

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    18/7 weight - 82.5

    Squats
    Barx20
    60x6
    80x4
    100x3
    120x3x4 (88%)

    Bench
    barx20
    60x10
    70x5
    80x5
    90x3
    100x3x4

    Pull-ups
    Bw x 5x3

    +15kgx5x5
     
  18. benn

    benn living the dream ;) AGJ Supporter

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    Thanks mate when I get sick of getting punched in the face I might come back to chase them again :p . Never too late to start improving mate :)
     
  19. chrismwpcs

    chrismwpcs Make it take it. AGJ Supporter

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    I am actually going ok. Just pushing over the 100kg bench press finally. I seem to have slow progress there. Squats with safety bar due to shoulders complaining 130kg and I am pretty proud of my progress on deadlifts, considering I haven't weight trained before this (22 months now) since I was 17 and locked out a 225kg. I am getting there. Not bad for a 51 year old codger lol.
     
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  20. benn

    benn living the dream ;) AGJ Supporter

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    That's great progress mate 225 is a solid pull! Sounds like you're only just hitting your peak ;)


    22/7 weight 82.5


    Sumo deads
    60x8
    100x5
    120x1
    140x1
    160x3x3

    Bench
    Barx50
    60x10
    70x4
    80x2
    82.5x16

    Db side laterals
    15x12x3

    Bb curls
    40x10x3

    Oh db tri ext
    15x25
    20kgx10, 9, 10
     
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  21. chrismwpcs

    chrismwpcs Make it take it. AGJ Supporter

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    Haha I think my peak left the building a while back.
     
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