(Closed) Any powerlifters out there?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

How does one define powerlifting? I alternate running 3 miles one day with weight training the next, and, on average, take one day off per week. Basically I’ve been doing the Jackie Warner videos but with higher weights than she uses. At this point I am doing 8 lb dumbbells through the Xtreme Timesaver routine and others. Can’t do as many reps as they do in the video. But I’m keeping up and I’m seeing far better results now with the higher weights than I did with the lower weights! I feel it’s made a huge difference in my level of fitness. I’m not at my lowest body weight ever. But I feel strong and healthy, and I love it!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@moose91:  Yes, I need “powerlifting” defined, as well. I’ve been weight training for a year but I’m not bench pressing 200 lbs., if that’s what you mean?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m curious in general how everyone else defines powerlifting? I’ve been doing new rules of lifting for women, I’m on stage 4, and I guess I’d consider myself a lifter, though probably not a POWERlifter. I’ve worked up to squatting 105lb, deadlifting 85lb, and benchpressing with 25lb dumbbells. It’s a huge accomplishment for me, but I’m by no means the strongest girl in the weight room!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@moose91:  I have arthritis so I can’t go to extreme with my lifting. However, I do want to build muscle to help support my joints. The most I’ve deadlifted is 70 pounds. I could probably do more, but I have to conscious of my joint inflammation. I can squat 50 pounds with the smith machine. I can bench press 40 pounds. It’s not a lot but I just start lifting last year and my arthritis likes to rear it’s ugly head should I get ahead of myself. How about you?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

MEMEME!!! i met my SO though crossfit, although since then we’ve stopped and we’ve each gained 15lbs ๐Ÿ™ I’m 5’3 and 135lbs. These are all my maxes from about 2-3 weeks ago. When we first started dating, my deadlift was at 235lbs, now it’s at …185 2 weeks ago (haven’t gone since i’m taking summer school and i’ve just been lazy), back squat was at 245lbs now it’s at 185 D:, my hang squat cleans were once 135, now i’m at 125lbs, which isn’t too bad but i think it’s all mental. Gosh.. i need to get my butt back into gear!!! my shoulders are soo weak so i don’t even want to think how low my presses have gone.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve power lifted for years, but have gotten out of it after a vertebrae injury and a crazy work schedule. I’m trying to get started up again for the sake of the dress!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@moose91: Squatting 235 is pretty impressive for a woman, I don’t know many men who do that much.

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