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New plates
« on: March 15, 2021, 03:26:19 PM »
Grabbed 10 of these:

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2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: New plates
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2021, 07:02:46 PM »
1,015 lbs total now:

Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: New plates
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2021, 08:35:33 PM »
That is a nice looking tree!   I need more 10's also!  Made in Canada?....  Never seen that before.  You get them at Canadian Tire?  :D


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Re: New plates
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2021, 09:25:12 PM »
That is a nice looking tree!   I need more 10's also!  Made in Canada?....  Never seen that before.  You get them at Canadian Tire?  :D

Bought them refurbished from a dude on FB.

I can now do standing OHP up to 215 lbs.  Due to low ceiling in my basement I can't put anything bigger than a 10 lb plate on the bar for OHP.
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: New plates
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2021, 09:41:53 PM »

Bought them refurbished from a dude on FB.

He did a pretty decent job IMO.

You ever going back to a commercial gym? I canceled my main gym membership and they refunded me right back to when they closed last year due to the Rona.
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Re: New plates
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2021, 10:08:57 AM »

Bought them refurbished from a dude on FB.

He did a pretty decent job IMO.

You ever going back to a commercial gym? I canceled my main gym membership and they refunded me right back to when they closed last year due to the Rona.

I have 3 gym memberships.  When they re-open I will cancel two of them. I will keep the one with the pool. Lisa likes to go for a swim sometimes and that is her favorite of the 3. Might go once or twice a week, since doing a decent upper back workout at home is tough given what I have.  But I will never go to the gym for the big 4 lifts.  No need to.
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: New plates
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2021, 11:46:20 AM »
I will never go to the gym for the big 4 lifts.  No need to.

I was in our little community fitness center last night incline benching 225, had like 7 kids stop talking and just watch me. Then I got a spot for one set and that allowed me to get an extra 2 reps that I wouldn't have attempted alone.

There's some things I really like about public gyms.
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Re: New plates
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2021, 12:36:30 PM »

I was in our little community fitness center last night incline benching 225, had like 7 kids stop talking and just watch me. Then I got a spot for one set and that allowed me to get an extra 2 reps that I wouldn't have attempted alone.

There's some things I really like about public gyms.

Never once had a spot in the gym. Srs.    Except for maybe 2 or 3 times.    I did not feel comfortable benching 405 for the first time by myself even though I knew I could do it.    Dont think I have ever 'failed' a rep (outside a comp) where I missed 440 bench.

I generally always know that I can lift something.  During a set, I cant imagine 'finding' a rep.   Maybe that means I leave too much on the table?   Just feel like I know when I have one more in me and when it is time to rack it.

I dont like pushing so hard that I am not in full control of a rep.  That kind of stuff scares me too much with risk of injury.    For me, breaking form is when I get hurt.   I always rack it before I get to that point.

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Re: New plates
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2021, 05:43:05 PM »
I was in our little community fitness center last night incline benching 225, had like 7 kids stop talking and just watch me. Then I got a spot for one set and that allowed me to get an extra 2 reps that I wouldn't have attempted alone.

There's some things I really like about public gyms.

I've done some monster squats and deadlifts in public gyms many times and no one ever gives a fuck.  I don't need an audience.

I'd rather do those lifts at home where I can literally spend up to two hours with no one bugging me and listening to my own music.

Only lift I would ever need a spot for is bench and if I want I have Lisa and Liam to spot me.

I have done a few sets of bench to failure recently and dumped the bar on the safeties.  I'm comfortable with that.
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: New plates
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2021, 10:21:23 PM »
I guess I'm getting something out of the social aspect in an outside gym, maybe it's all the years I've been the Adviser for a college weightlifting club.

I do know that if I had the sweet home setups that you guys have it would be easier to for me to find the motivation to train at home.
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Re: New plates
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2021, 06:50:43 AM »
LMAO.   ;D ;D ;D
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: New plates
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2021, 06:53:53 AM »
I guess I'm getting something out of the social aspect in an outside gym, maybe it's all the years I've been the Adviser for a college weightlifting club.

I do know that if I had the sweet home setups that you guys have it would be easier to for me to find the motivation to train at home.

The annoyances of lifting in a commercial gym far outweigh the minor social benefits.

Keep in mind that except weekends I train in the wee hours.  I'm grumpy and don't want to talk to anyone and the place is usually deserted.

I kind of like not having to drive anywhere, especially in the winter.

I get up, make some coffee, and head to the basement.  I really like it.

If I had more room I'd get a nice cable machine and never set foot in a gym again.
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: New plates
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2021, 10:14:42 AM »

I get up, make some coffee, and head to the basement.  I really like it.


Yeah this is hard to beat.
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Re: New plates
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2021, 11:04:51 AM »
Very glad I have crap at home.  I'd hate to try and get shit done at a commercial gym.  Only gyms I've been in, other than when on vacation the past ten years or so are small privately owned gyms.
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