Do you even lift?

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  1. Master_Craig

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    Daddio went from "I'll see you at 8 o'clock?" to "You're comin' home with me" real quick. Nice job, Daddio! Awesome transformation. ;)
     
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    That's really awesome, Jonathan. Great job, man. Very happy and proud to hear you're doing all that.

    When I first started the gym about five or six years ago, I was also in the same boat. I went with a friend, I didn't really know what I was doing. I would do everything from bench pressing, to tricep push downs, bicep curls etc. Funnily enough, I was that guy who did not train legs. I've always had big legs, and I made the excuse "Oh, I need my legs for judo", but I paid the horrible price for it when I tore my right ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) from an accident in judo, which may not have happened if I had stronger legs.

    Now, I'm super into squats and dead lifts. Very important exercises. I've made more progress in my gym training in the last two years than I have in my first five years.

    If you haven't already, I highly recommend incorporating dead lifts and squats into your training, Jonathan, as well as other additional compound lifting such as bench pressing, overhead pressing etc.
     
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    Haha. Thanks man. I'm just a fat guy in denial nowadays.
     
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    Managed to achieve a new one rep bench press yesterday, hitting 122.5kg (270 Ibs).

    I was asked to do three sets, one rep each. The first two sets felt surprisingly quick and easy, but the third and final set felt like an absolute slow grind.
     
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    Don't count it unless you can do 3 - off the bar (initial push), down to chest and up, one more for good measure. ;)
     
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    I think the best way to do bench pressing is by pausing your reps... so the bar is lowered to your chest, touches, pause/hold, then press up.

    I say it's "the best", but I can't do it for crap. I'm more uh... touch and go? :p

    Also, I totally count it, because my programming says so. :p
     
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