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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2012, 06:45:53 AM »
I agree about squats, but maybe clean and jerks are a true test. Last squat in college was 720 (unofficial). 20 plus years ago. My knees let me know about that daily. Nothing like having a bar bend on your back, loved that feeling.

I'm definitely not in your league.  ;) I doubt I could do twice my body weight now, though maybe. But I wouldn't even dare try. I work out with squats only about once a week right now and don't go over 185. Just no need for it. Weight lifting can be very good for you, especially as you get older, but I don't push super heavy weights any more. NOt that I could ever do 720.
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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2012, 08:50:26 PM »
I have not done squats in 10 years. I should do them so I can walk the scarecrow walk for a week maybe two!
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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2012, 05:49:26 AM »
Don't know about squats but I'm pressing all the weights there are on my weight set. That's about 150lb. I need to go buy some more weight. In high school I was over 200 on the bench press. Got a bunch of free time might as well brush the dust of the bench and get my money's worth. ;)
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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2012, 06:26:45 AM »
A few friends of mine from the newspaper I used to work at had a push up contest a few years back with some money on the line and I won with 115 push ups. I was pretty proud of that. Had a month to train for it. I could easily do 35 now, maybe 50.

I used to be able to do 30 chin ups only a few years ago. Now I can get at least 15 Maybe 20 on a good day after a strong cup of coffee.
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What is your Bench?
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2012, 07:37:41 AM »
Major, I always thought you were tall, like me. I'll be damned. Funny how you get images of people you never met in your head, then are shocked to learn they are all wrong. Are you sure you're not over six foot?
He's definitely not!

But my ego is 7' 8".

I'll buy that. :)
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What is your Bench?
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2012, 07:44:35 AM »
Many years ago I was up to 235 on the bench. I never tried to do more than that   
due to lack of a spotter. I worked out at my house regularly for many years but haven't done so for quite a while now. I might consider getting back into it. Exercise and working out makes a difference in the way I feel.
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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2012, 10:30:00 AM »
Way back when, we had to press at least our body weight before we could graduate the Criminal Justice Academy. I managed 230 (age 25, 5'10", 180lbs and ripped). 28 years later I did manage to pick up the remote 3 times in a 2 hour period last night. Also was able to get up twice during the night to go to the bathroom. This morning I was able to heave 7 lbs summer sausage into the smoker.
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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2012, 11:06:06 AM »
My bench is solid oak with a red chestnut stain.

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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2012, 11:38:04 AM »
Anyone else getting a Dirk Diggler, Reed Rothchild vibe here?
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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2012, 12:29:07 PM »
Anyone else getting a Dirk Diggler, Reed Rothchild vibe here?

So, you want five or ten?
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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2012, 12:35:25 PM »
Anyone else getting a Dirk Diggler, Reed Rothchild vibe here?

So, you want five or ten?

Just puked in my mouth a bit.
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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2012, 04:24:56 PM »
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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2012, 05:59:10 AM »
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Re: What is your Bench?
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2012, 09:23:55 PM »
Where is Cruz when you need him. Probably chasing that monkey on the catwalk!
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