How much should I be lifting?

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  1. TheGauntlet7**

    TheGauntlet7** Banned Banned

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    If I can bench 3x10 160lbs, how much should I be lifting in these exercises I have less experience with:

    1. cable rowing with both hands?
    2. deadlifting?
    3. Squatting?

    I am not disproportionate in musculature and form is more important than heaviness, I'd rather do a full extension of a lower weight than a half assed one of a higher weight. I weigh 170 btw.
     
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    More weight than you are now.
     
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    4 weights. Always choose ones which are your favourite colour, its good luck
     
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    There is no way to tell you what you "should" lift. We are all pushing ourselves to lift more and shape our bodies into whatever vision we have for ourselves.
    I would say go ahead and max out to see what you lift now and set some realistic goals for the future. I used to to hang a poster board in my room and keep track of my days. It really makes a difference when you SEE what you are doing.
    Be careful with squats and deadlifts. I have hurt my back by using bad form. Don't shy away from them - just pay attention to form and WEAR A QUALITY belt. Also tailor your approach to whatever goal you have.
    BTW - Setting a goal is just as important as proper technique. When you CLEARLY have a vision in mind you will have something you are working toward instead of "I'm just lifting". Set a specific goal for yourself. It will pay off in the long run.
    Good luck.
     
  7. Pearse Shields

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    More. Except for the seated cable row. You shouldn't do that at all.

    Do it standing instead, engage them core stabilisers way more.
     
  8. Cratos

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    There's nothing wrong with seated cable rows.
     
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    No need to duck, that one went right over your head.
     
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    Well for most people, bench will be the lowest, squat in the middle, and deadlift will be the largest amount of weight.
     
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    First read the FAQ, THEN post.
     
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    It is truly uncanny how closely the forbidden topics list coincides with the list of topics that noobs always want to start threads about.
     
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    I need more info than this, how much can you curl for 1 rep, full rom? Also whats your max calf press?
     
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    No, we don't joke about teh 275, it's too srs and unpossible for jokes.
     
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  19. TheGauntlet7**

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    I'm not big on maxes, I actually barely know any of my true maxes because I'm afraid of injury again and I was taught by a coach that 12 reps at perfect form with lighter weight was better than 5 at half assed form with a weight you can't handle. Curling isn't really part of my routine but I know I can curl 35 really easily. I don't calf press, the closest thing is an exercise I do that combines shoulder strugs with 45s on each arm and calf raises, 3 sets of 20? What I'll do is just slowly increase the weights to one I feel is moderately difficult to do 3 sets with.
     
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    Who the fuck cares? What DB's are you curling?
     

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