Archive for July, 2008

It’s been awhile

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

So I’ve been working at the gym of course, pushin’ hard … well as hard I push, and increased some max weights.  Which is good as it give you a sense of purpose and reward for doing the hard work.  Also help to renew the drive to continue.

So some new maximums.

  • Deadlift 210kg/462lb Now I have a video of this first lift, but I’ve done so later on and at a better technique.
  • Leg Press 350kg/770lb This was for a few reps, so a one rep max I’ve never fully tested yet.
  • One arm rows 90kg/200lb  This was very hard as I had to balance two 100lb db on each other and it kept hitting my chest.  I’m sure if I had a single 200lb db I’d have done it easier.
  • Squat 130kg/286lb This was also for a few reps and not a one set max.  But since dropping 160kg and injuring myself (never use a belt again) I’ve been a little ‘scared’ of this exercise and the squat rack at the gym is shit for my height.

I’m sure I’ve done some more max’s, but can’t remember.  My goal is for a 237kg/500lb Deadlift, I’m sure 220kg is do-able, just need to get the right mindset and day.

I have some exciting times ahead of me in the relationship front and I’m hoping this weekend with be the start of some good.  Only time will tell, so fingers cross.  I’m sure I’ll not keep you posted 😉