Beginning box squats, Deads and others.

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Dedicado, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. Dedicado

    Dedicado Machetero

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    I am 5'7"
    169 lbs.

    max bench: 140 lbs.
    max squat: 270 lbs.
    max dead: 100 lbs.
    Personal goal: More power
    Note: all of these numbers are from last september, the last time I incorporated lifting.

    My question is this: I have recovered fully from my most serious injuries, and I want to fight in November at 161 lbs. From coming off a 1 year lifting hiatus, how heavy should I be going?
    I read the T-Nation stuff, it's great btw, but one thing I didn't see get covered was initial weight for the above excersizes for my weight.
    Any other exercises that I should be doing, specifically for power, besides these three?

    I already do dips, pushups, chinups, pullups and abs/lower back in my grappling/boxing training.
     
  2. E C Monee

    E C Monee Guest

    No one can really tell you an initial weight to start with, everyone is different. I would do a nice warm up and try to max out with your prior max weight, if it goes up fairly easy add more weight and try to determine a new max. After that its all up to you as to what % of your 1rm your gonna do depending on your workout routine.
     
  3. Lusst

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    Yup, really no set weight for you to be lifting with...it doesnt work that way. Start out by maxing out, and then build yourself a routine after reading the stickies above. Good luck. :icon_surp
     
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    thanks guys. Btw, what were your starting numbers, just for me to see where I could be.
     
  5. Funkster

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    Was it a back injury by any chance? If not, then chances are you're doing something pretty wrong with your Deadlift, looking at your other numbers.
     
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    I am 5'8" 164lbs

    My starting numbers 6 months ago were 135 lbs bench, squat, and deadlift until I got more comfortable with the lifts then start adding weight and don't be in too big of a rush. My current numbers are 315 DL (today), 185 bench four weeks ago and I think I could have gotten higher, but then I jumped up a little too much for my next lift. My squat was 275 four or five weeks ago, but with my current progression I think I could possible get 300 (yes using 2.5lbs too).

    so...315 DL, 275 SQ, and 185 bench for now.

    hoping for 315, 300, and 200 in the next two weeks.
     
  7. Dedicado

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    Yeah, I hurt my erector spinae pretty bad, and had back spasms for a while.
     

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