Lifts you just suck at...

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  1. deckingdutchman

    deckingdutchman Orange Belt

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    Anybody have a lift they just blow balls at in comparison to their other lifts?

    Mine is the squat. Even as a sophomore high school years ago, I was out-benching, deadlifting and cleaning the whole senior football team, but on squat max day at the end of the semesters in the weight room I was squatting with the 150lb kids that never lifted before.

    I've been lifting on and off for the last 5 or 6 years, and now that I started lifting again 4 months ago (and I hope I can keep it going this time), all my numbers are going up and I'm getting bigger/strong as a whole (legs included), but my squat just won't fucking go anywhere. Have had injury/form problems on it, and just when I think I figured it out and started making progress, something else fucks up on it. It's just not my lift (still trying though lol).

    Anyone else have a lift like that that just won't budge no matter what your other lifts are doing?
     
  2. PWR1982

    PWR1982 Green Belt

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    Overhead press :(

    It's strange, back when I first started lifting, all my lifts sucked, while my press was much better - 132, atg squat 220. Now half a year and something later... my press has gone from 132 -> 176, while my deadlift is 375->501, squat 220-> 353 ...
     
  3. Ungodly

    Ungodly White Belt

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    Bench press. All of my other lifts are still climbing, yet as usual, my bench is starting to lag. Anyone recommend any programs?
     
  4. Big H

    Big H Blue Belt

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    might as well try wendlers 5/3/1
     
  5. RamlebNeral

    RamlebNeral White Belt

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    Bench press, I've done 365 as a max out before but that was when I weighed almost 300 pounds. I do have an 80" reach so I just like to sum it up to that.
     
  6. milano

    milano I am the Walrus

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    40lb increase in half a year for the press is pretty good.

    The SOHP is probably the hardest of all lifts. You won't see many people pressing more than their bw. 1.5x bw is unreal.
     
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  8. RyanR

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    Snatch, but thats largely due to my piss poor technique.
     
  9. Cratos

    Cratos Banned Banned

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    A lot of guys who are serious about strength training and have been doing it for a decent amount of time can perform a BW press.
     
  10. pliftkl

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    Your press improved more than your deadlift as a percentage improvement.
     
  11. MASShole

    MASShole Get it?

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    Bench. Haven't done it in years either, I find it mostly irrelevant.
     
  12. freeski

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    Any sort of pressing movement.
     
  13. Envy

    Envy Silver Belt

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    OHP. I tore a bicep tendon and a rotator cuff in wrestling though, and perhaps they didn't heal quite right. Or I'm just a pussy.

    Also, my clean form sucks ass.
     
  14. RyanR

    RyanR Black Belt

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    I'm 180ish and can do 185x5. My max is nowhere near 1.5 bw though.
     
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    The clean. I've completely given up on getting in the rack position.
     
  16. Brandon85

    Brandon85 Green Belt

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    Lifts I suck at:
    Bench, Back squat, Front squat, SOHP, Bent Rows, pull ups.
    Lifts I'm slightly better at:
    Deads.
    Yep, that pretty much sums it up.
     
  17. yocan

    yocan Orange Belt

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    lol

    I pretty much suck at lifting. I mean I can do 100 lb dumb bells but can't bench more than 230 or so. (think 3 torn attachment points in my left pec have something to do with that)

    DL still working on technique but my back is crazy long (measure it if I was proportional I'd be 7', measure my legs I would be 6')

    Squat........ yeah my 375 isn't very pretty.

    But almost everything I do is endurance focused... IE 8 reps or more which has a lot to do with it. But I"m very bad at every big lift, and very good at bodyweight stuff. I can do a muscle up now:icon_twis
     
  18. PRIDEWASBETTER

    PRIDEWASBETTER United We Stand Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Deadlift, hate it with a passion.
     
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    My grip strength is limiting my deadlift and my bent over row is fucking loooow, as are all my lifts.
     
  20. mmafreedom

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    Everything :(
     

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