MB Madaera
Lost 31.7 lbs fat
Built 11.7 lbs muscle


Chris Madaera
Built 9 lbs muscle


Keelan Parham
Lost 30 lbs fat
Built 4 lbs muscle


Bob Marchesello
Lost 23.55 lbs fat
Built 8.55 lbs muscle


Jeff Turner
Lost 25.5 lbs fat


Jeanenne Darden
Lost 26 lbs fat
Built 3 lbs muscle


Ted Tucker
Lost 41 lbs fat
Built 4 lbs muscle

 
 

Determine the Length of Your Workouts

Evaluate Your Progress

Keep Warm-Up in Perspective


ARCHIVES >>

"Doing more exercise with less intensity,"
Arthur Jones believes, "has all but
destroyed the actual great value
of weight training. Something
must be done . . . and quickly."
The New Bodybuilding for
Old-School Results supplies
MUCH of that "something."

 

This is one of 93 photos of Andy McCutcheon that are used in The New High-Intensity Training to illustrate the recommended exercises.

To find out more about McCutcheon and his training, click here.

 

Mission Statement

H.I.T. Acceptable Use Policy

Privacy Policy

Credits

LOG IN FORUM MAIN REGISTER SEARCH
How Much Can You Lift
1 | 2 | Next | Last
Author
Rating
Options

Welshace13

Just out of interest. What do your guys Lifts look like on here...

Squats

Dead Lift

Over Head Press

Bench Press

Rows

you here allot of folk say HIT is not the way forward for getting strong, but i would just like to see what kind of lifts you guys post up and were they achieved by using HIT.
Open User Options Menu

Mr. Strong

At the moment and for the last few months I've been training bodyweight only, a little experiment of mine. But before I started this I was using the following, at the time with a 6-10 rep range:

Squats (Full, barbell, 2-3 second positives, 2-3 second negative, bodyweight of 70kg) = 85kg for 10 reps

Deadlifts (2-3 second positive, 2-3 second negative, bodyweight of 70kg) = 100kg for 10 reps

Overhead press (behind neck, 2-3 second positive, 2-3 second negative, bodyweight of 70kg) = 40kg for 6 reps

Parallel bar dips (2-3 second positive, 2-3 second negative, bodyweight of 70kg) = 25kg for 10 reps

Close grip, palms up pulldown (2-3 second positive, 2-3 second negative, bodyweight of 70kg) = 80kg for 10 reps

All acheived using HIT after about 6 months.
Open User Options Menu

Butters

I don't ever test 1 RM, so all of these are my last training numbers. Of course this will change in a couple of days.

Squats - 285 for 8 reps

Dead Lift - 385 for 4 reps

Over Head Press - with DBs I did the 65s for 6 reps

Bench Press - I don't think I've ever done a conventional BP since my first month of training. My dips though are BW+70 for 8 reps.

Rows - 225 for 8 reps
Open User Options Menu

Maximise

Butters wrote:
I don't ever test 1 RM, so all of these are my last training numbers. Of course this will change in a couple of days.

I will agree here, as I was a sucker for one rep maxes at one point, and it turned out the that I could repeat the process soon after that rep.

Open User Options Menu

JCDEEN

I did 315 on squat today 6 times.

Open User Options Menu

timurthelame

Squats olympic style rock bottom
240 x 6 and 225 x 20.

Squats Parallel 255 x 10

Barbell rows 265 x 5 dorian yates style.
My record is 285 strict overhand grip and torso parallel to ground both years apart and at different bodyweights.

Bench: 255x8 wide grip powerlifting style.
Closer grip 230x5 hands shoulder width apart.

Shrugs 545x4
regular deadlifts 405x2

ez-curls 142x3 strict +2 cheat with negatives.

parallel bar dips 120x9 upper arms parallel to ground.

seated presses 85 dumbells for 8 reps

dumbell benches 110's for a few reps.


In retrospect-Mistakes I made:
I should have been stricter with my diet and also should have focused more on strength via freeweights and basic exercises. If you want to get strong do not use machines or superslow for long periods of time. Strength is a skill!



Open User Options Menu

Yes

I'd like to put the numbers in the context of a workout, because that's how I do the lifts. I have never tested my 1RM.

Pull-throughs - 12x10 plates
Squats - warmup with empty bar, 10x50Kg, 8x80Kg, 7x50Kg (it should be noted, however, that I have almost exclusively done front-squats for the last couple of months or more)

Front-squats, in a similar fashion - 8x60Kg, 3x75Kg, 2x75Kg

...

Chins - 6/2 BW
Dips - 8/2 BW
Face-pulls - 8x11 plates
Standing OVH press - 5x45Kg, 2x45Kg

Another workout, with deadlifts:

Pull-through - 10x10 plates, 10x12 plates
Deadlifts - 6x90Kg (warmup, sort of), 3x2x120Kg

...

Seated cable rows - whatever, doesent tell you much anyway...
DB bench press - 6x27,5Kg DB's

---

Nothing impressive, as you can see, but I hope they are atleast half decent numbers considering I havent been training for that long.


Open User Options Menu

Yes

Welshace13 wrote:
you here allot of folk say HIT is not the way forward for getting strong

I think that's kinda funny actually. Many power lifting programs are pretty low in volume. Sure, a bit higher volume than HIT, but they often cycle with low intensity work and skill practice. I see that merely as a difference in goals; HIT;ers focus more on bodybuilding, and powerlifters... well, powerlifting.

Open User Options Menu

Paul25

JCDEEN wrote:
I did 315 on squat today 6 times.



Congratulations on the hard work and keep working!

Open User Options Menu

JCDEEN

Paul25 wrote:
JCDEEN wrote:
I did 315 on squat today 6 times.



Congratulations on the hard work and keep working!



haha thanx, I guess thats alright for a guy my size (5'8" 165lbs)

Open User Options Menu

natemason5

Ontario, CAN

5'8" - 162lbs

Squat 245lbs X 13 reps

Deadlift 255lbs X 15 reps

Overhead Press 115lbs X 11 reps

NO Chins BW+60lbs X 7 reps (10seconds)

Dips BW+50lbs X 12 reps
Open User Options Menu

Paul25

JCDEEN wrote:
Paul25 wrote:
JCDEEN wrote:
I did 315 on squat today 6 times.



Congratulations on the hard work and keep working!



haha thanx, I guess thats alright for a guy my size (5'8" 165lbs)


That is very good for your size and just aim for 1 pound more!

Open User Options Menu

arnold strong1

Squats = 330 lbs for 20 reps
Deads = 528 lbs for 1 rep
Open User Options Menu

mpx

Squats : 225 x 12 coming back from a 5 year layoff.Before 350 x 6

Dead Lift: Stiff leg version 275 x 8

Over Head Press: weak ass

Bench Press: can only manage Incline for 140 X 8 because of a shoulder injury.

Rows : do them seated on Hammer Strength
200 X 10


Open User Options Menu

BIO-FORCE

California, USA

Butters wrote:
I don't ever test 1 RM, so all of these are my last training numbers. Of course this will change in a couple of days.

Squats - 285 for 8 reps

Dead Lift - 385 for 4 reps

Over Head Press - with DBs I did the 65s for 6 reps

Bench Press - I don't think I've ever done a conventional BP since my first month of training. My dips though are BW+70 for 8 reps.

Rows - 225 for 8 reps



Butters,

That is a pretty impressive Barbell Row. Is that a SSTF set, or do you do any warm up, or approach sets?
Open User Options Menu

BIO-FORCE

California, USA

arnold strong1 wrote:
Squats = 330 lbs for 20 reps
Deads = 528 lbs for 1 rep


Arnold,

You are strong.

I have been hovering around 315-330 x 20 for a while, and I feel your pain (almost literally)

Open User Options Menu

BIO-FORCE

California, USA

In fact there are a lot of VERY GOOD and Respectable Lifts here.

Since we see such a wide spectrum of reps, I might mention that some time ago (I'm old and grey now) I started keeping records of all my best lifts (PRs and RM's)

I whole heartedly suggest that everyone do the same, and you end up with a journal of your personal strength and power records.

Over the last 15 years or so, then each birthay (or around then) I look to break one of those records.

This year it was the DB Pullover (which I posted to a different thread)

It is nothing you should "obsess about", but is a fund thing to do, and look back on when you're 100 or so.
Open User Options Menu

Butters

BIO-FORCE wrote:
Butters,

That is a pretty impressive Barbell Row. Is that a SSTF set, or do you do any warm up, or approach sets?


I usually do just a couple of low rep warm up sets. That one was probably something like:

1st- 135x8
2nd- 185x4
3rd- my work set
Open User Options Menu

OSAKA/J

Personal records are always a
worthy goal, but it's all too easy to
get caught up in the numbers i.e. going
for the max too often. Unless your
tendons and ligaments are made of steel, I find it best to test myself
once every 6 weeks.

Recent numbers are as follows:

Squats: 235 for 7. Can't go that
heavy because of lower back issues.

Deadlifts: Last week I surprised myself and did 315 for 4. My back
then surprised me by seizing up for
two days. A nice way of saying don't
push too often.

Overhead press: If I use dumbbells,
it's 70's for 6-8 reps; barbell
presses had me doing 155 for 7 last
time out.

No bent rows anymore, much as I loved
them. 1-arm dumbbell rows are now my
new baby...did 75 for 9 last time, will
do more next time out.

Benches: Never had a great bench.
This past Monday did 225 for 5.


Osaka/J
Open User Options Menu

deat

Iowa, USA

I haven't done leg lifts for a 1 RM since I fractured my L4 and L5 vertabrae when I was 17 playing football. Recently I've gotten back into attempting to beat my previous 1 RM personal records on the bench press, and have started to squat every now and then. Leg machines offer a much safer alternative for me.

Age: 21
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 251 (today)

*all lifts were preformed without a strict tempo (rep speed), unless otherwise noted*

-Freeweight Presonal Records-
Squat: 405 X 1 (16 years of age)
225 x 36

Bench Press: 355 x 1 (2 weeks ago)
225 x 17 (1 month ago)

-Machine Personal Records-

Avenger Leg Press 2/4 rep speed:
515 x 8

Hammer Strenght Iso lateral Wide Pulldown 2/4 rep speed:
360 (total) x 6

Hammer Stregth Chest Press 2/4 rep speed:
360 x 5

My near-term goals consists of:
Bench pressing 405 x 1
Squating 225 x 50

Open User Options Menu

jn6047

As requested, my current lifts

Deads
425x5, 485x2

Squats
405x6

Overhead press (on smith)
180 in plates x8

jn6047

Open User Options Menu

jn6047

Sorry, forgot two:

bench press (not good at)
295x5

barbell row
295x7
1 arm dumbbell row
125x7

jn6047
Open User Options Menu

The Perfect Rep

I am not your typical hitter, but a few of you know me personally on here and know my feats of strength..lol
Back in the day (mid 90s)
BW 262 6 feet 2 inches

Bench 405 x9 (495 max)
Overhead press (smith) 315 x 6
Free weights 295 for 6 behind the head.
Barbell Curl (225 for 5) yes 225..slight cheat..
I squatted mid 600s for 2. (93) BW of 273
Deadlifted 450 in HS (last time I did that).

That was then...

I have done 405 for a few reps in the past couple of years..sore shoulders..
squats kill my friggen back...
Overhead presses that heavy..no way..my neck would give out..
I was strong as an ox doing those movements but couldnt do any of them now...They got me NO WHERE, but a few stares at the gym from some dudes..JOY

At age 35
I can still bench 370 on any day (315 for reps)
Curl 155 for high reps (strict)
Do the Rack on a MEDX Leg Press for high reps.. (did it at Tome Graces facility in Vancouver washington) He was there.
I might not be as strong now But my body feels a hell of a lot better..

Craig Murway CPT CCS


Open User Options Menu

frostyF

Arkansas, USA

5'6" 162 lbs.

No one rep maxes for me.

Deadlift 335x13
Trap Bar deadlift 335x21
Squat 235x32(no belt,no wraps)
Bench press-I haven't benched since 1990
Overhead press 135x6

Rows on Nautilus leverage 185x4 superslow with 3 sec. pause in contracted posistion.
Leon
Open User Options Menu

jn6047

Perfect Rep, those are definetly some numbers I'm aiming for in the pressing department! I'd be pretty stocked to bench what you do currently. My short term goal is to be able to nock at 315 for 6 by January.

jn6047
Open User Options Menu
1 | 2 | Next | Last
Administrators Online: Ellington Darden, Mod Jump'n Jack
H.I.T. Acceptable Use Policy