Ladies, how much do you lift?

NoxDineen
NoxDineen Posts: 514 Member
Hi all. I *just* started strength training (yay for gym equipment being purchased at work, gotta love software company perks) and I'm curious what sort of weight I may be capable of working up to. Right now I'm working with pretty low weight (well, it's as heavy as I can handle but still pretty low) so I can make sure I have decent form before adding any weight.

I'd love to know how long you've been lifting and how much you squat/bench/deadlift/OHP. Thanks! :)
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  • Nataliaho
    Nataliaho Posts: 878 Member
    Hi all. I *just* started strength training (yay for gym equipment being purchased at work, gotta love software company perks) and I'm curious what sort of weight I may be capable of working up to. Right now I'm working with pretty low weight (well, it's as heavy as I can handle but still pretty low) so I can make sure I have decent form before adding any weight.

    I'd love to know how long you've been lifting and how much you squat/bench/deadlift/OHP. Thanks! :)

    1.5x your body weight is going to cover you for a while.

    To answer your question though, I have been lifting for a couple of years and for the above lifts my maxs are 97.5/62.5/127.5/45 kg.
  • karrielynn80
    karrielynn80 Posts: 395 Member
    I'm in my last wk of a 12 wk program that builds weight / lowers reps every 4 wks (of course I go up thru those wks as well but i go up a noticeable amt when my reps reduce).

    for example:
    wk 1-4 I bench x times 12, then wk 5-8 i bench xx times 8 and wks 9-12 i bench xxx times 6... and i've been cutting this round. I've increased about 15-20% on average over this first 12 wks and i'm hoping to do better next time, since i'm going to do a clean bulk during it (eat more - but not crappy food).

    Here is what I started with & where i'm at with several of my lifts ( i have 2 more lifting workouts left this wk, so this isn't all of them).

    lift ending wk 4 ending wk 12
    bench 65 > 90
    bent over row 60 > 150
    military press 10 > 25
    Tricep ext 30 > 30 * went from a bar with weight to isolated db's here...
    Barbell Curl 25 > 50
    squat 35 > 85
    SL Dead lift 40 > 85
    Leg Ext 50 > 100
    Leg Curl 30 > 50
    Standing Calf 160 > 240

    ps. my stats are:
    height 5 3
    weight (ish) 122
  • makeoverpm
    makeoverpm Posts: 117 Member
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  • makeoverpm
    makeoverpm Posts: 117 Member
    I'm in my last wk of a 12 wk program that builds weight / lowers reps every 4 wks (of course I go up thru those wks as well but i go up a noticeable amt when my reps reduce).

    for example:
    wk 1-4 I bench x times 12, then wk 5-8 i bench xx times 8 and wks 9-12 i bench xxx times 6... and i've been cutting this round. I've increased about 15-20% on average over this first 12 wks and i'm hoping to do better next time, since i'm going to do a clean bulk during it (eat more - but not crappy food).

    Here is what I started with & where i'm at with several of my lifts ( i have 2 more lifting workouts left this wk, so this isn't all of them).

    lift ending wk 4 ending wk 12
    bench 65 > 90
    bent over row 60 > 150
    military press 10 > 25
    Tricep ext 30 > 30 * went from a bar with weight to isolated db's here...
    Barbell Curl 25 > 50
    squat 35 > 85
    SL Dead lift 40 > 85
    Leg Ext 50 > 100
    Leg Curl 30 > 50
    Standing Calf 160 > 240

    ps. my stats are:
    height 5 3
    weight (ish) 122
    [/quote
    HI is that in lbs or kg? ]
  • karrielynn80
    karrielynn80 Posts: 395 Member
    I'm in my last wk of a 12 wk program that builds weight / lowers reps every 4 wks (of course I go up thru those wks as well but i go up a noticeable amt when my reps reduce).

    for example:
    wk 1-4 I bench x times 12, then wk 5-8 i bench xx times 8 and wks 9-12 i bench xxx times 6... and i've been cutting this round. I've increased about 15-20% on average over this first 12 wks and i'm hoping to do better next time, since i'm going to do a clean bulk during it (eat more - but not crappy food).

    Here is what I started with & where i'm at with several of my lifts ( i have 2 more lifting workouts left this wk, so this isn't all of them).

    lift ending wk 4 ending wk 12
    bench 65 > 90
    bent over row 60 > 150
    military press 10 > 25
    Tricep ext 30 > 30 * went from a bar with weight to isolated db's here...
    Barbell Curl 25 > 50
    squat 35 > 85
    SL Dead lift 40 > 85
    Leg Ext 50 > 100
    Leg Curl 30 > 50
    Standing Calf 160 > 240

    ps. my stats are:
    height 5 3
    weight (ish) 122
    [/quote
    HI is that in lbs or kg? ]

    I'm US so, lbs :) - i'm now in wk 5 of my 2nd 12 wks, I'll post those results :)
  • karrielynn80
    karrielynn80 Posts: 395 Member
    Here is where i'm at now :) :

    All figures are max x8 reps (not necessarily 3 sets of 8, but i've gotten all max's to 8 reps at least once, mostly 2 or 3 sets... (i do 3 sets of 12(wks 1-4), 8(wks 5-8), 6(wks 9-12):

    Bench:90x8
    Bent over row: 45x8
    Military Press: 45x8
    Barbell Curl: 37.5x8
    Dips (assisted machine) 70(assistance)x8
    Side Laterals: 20x8
    Tricep cable Pressdown: 70x8
    Tricep Dips:10x8
    Cable Curls:55x8
    Raised Leg Lunges: 25x8
    Squat: 125x8
    Leg Ext: 80x8
    Leg Curl: 50x8
    Deadlift: 80x8
    Leg Press: 155x8
    Lunges: 60x8
    Seated calf raises: 90x8
    Upward Barbell Row: 30x8
    Pull ups (assisted machine): 50(assistance)x8
    **all in lbs not kgs :)**
  • msperkey3
    msperkey3 Posts: 93 Member
    WOW... Kare... that's awesome lifting~
  • kajpen
    kajpen Posts: 120 Member
    I've been lifting for about 6 months. Stats are 5'4" 119 pounds 43 years old :)

    Current lifts (3 sets of each):

    Traditional deadlifts - 119 pounds/ 6 reps
    Parallel/90 degree squats - 95 pounds / 6 reps
    Leg extension - 115 pounds / 10 reps
    Leg curl - 65 pounds / 10 reps
    Barbell bench press - 90 pounds / 6 reps
    Bicep dumbbell curls - 50 pounds (25 pound dumb bells) / 6 reps
    Triceps push down - 110 pounds / 10 reps
  • rmhand
    rmhand Posts: 1,070 Member
    Stats are 5'3" 130lbs, 23 years old.

    Lifting for 6 months.
    Squat 85lbs (2 sets of 10)
    Bench 40lbs (3 sets of 10)
    Deadlift 65lbs (3 sets of 10)
    OHP 45lbs (3 sets of 8)
    Leg press 300lbs
  • msperkey3
    msperkey3 Posts: 93 Member
    I wonder if its even remotely possible to achieve close to these stats working out at home :/
  • HealthyBodySickMind
    HealthyBodySickMind Posts: 1,206 Member
    I wonder if its even remotely possible to achieve close to these stats working out at home :/

    It certainly is. I found a used bench and bar on craigslist for $25, and while I'm not as awesome as some of these ladies, I do believe I will get there, and I do all my lifting at home.

    Right now I'm at (1 RM):
    Squat: 100 lbs
    Deadlift: 170 lbs
    OHP: 65 lbs
    Bench: 80 lbs
    And I weigh 110.
  • karrielynn80
    karrielynn80 Posts: 395 Member
    WOW... Kare... that's awesome lifting~

    Thanks Michelle - just getting back to the forums LOL...
  • karrielynn80
    karrielynn80 Posts: 395 Member
    I wonder if its even remotely possible to achieve close to these stats working out at home :/

    It certainly is. I found a used bench and bar on craigslist for $25, and while I'm not as awesome as some of these ladies, I do believe I will get there, and I do all my lifting at home.

    Right now I'm at (1 RM):
    Squat: 100 lbs
    Deadlift: 170 lbs
    OHP: 65 lbs
    Bench: 80 lbs
    And I weigh 110.

    agreed - definately possible. But i really don't think the numbers matter - as long as you are beating yourself :)
  • msperkey3
    msperkey3 Posts: 93 Member
    I've been doing strength training for a while at home...I'm doing cathe Friedrich STS program for the 2nd time.. This program requires a 1 rep max..I did increase my weights this 2nd time...but don't hold a candle to you guys. I do my best tho! And I love it!!!!
  • erincampbell9
    erincampbell9 Posts: 62 Member
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  • Annaruthus
    Annaruthus Posts: 301 Member
    Squat: 125 lbs x 8
    Bench: 90 x 8

    Some of my recent fave NSV's though:
    barbell curl: 40 lbs x8
    tricep cable pressdown: 70 lbs x 10
  • catpow2
    catpow2 Posts: 206 Member
    I just use dumb bells at home so right now I can't go very heavy. I have a few sets of dumb bells. Heaviest is 25lb. When I was lifting consistently, I was adapting to the 25lbs--I could see I was going to need go to 30 or get a bar bell--that's probably the way to go in the near future. Right now though I've been really inconsistent so I can work with everything I have for now. I'm pretty sore from using the 25s for lower body and 12s for upper body yesterday. I couldn't finish three sets. You want it to be difficult--increase the weight by 5lb or 10lb increments when you start to adapt.
  • Just started a new weight program to enhanced strengh.

    Here are my current startup weights:

    incline bench => 95
    military press => 35 per db
    Tricep ext => 35 per db
    Barbell Curl => 50
    squat => 100
    Dead lift => 100
    Leg Ext => 75
    Leg Curl => 75

    Love tricep cable press with full extension : 65 lbs.

    Almost doing chin ups without elastic under my feet. :)
    I have a heavy butt to lift ;)

    5p9 / 160 lbs here.

    I don't know what I can lift maximum, I don't go to my max. I intend to improve but not to over test myself.
  • karinefitness
    karinefitness Posts: 338 Member
    I'm 29, 5'5 and 115 lbs (or around). I've been lifting for a little more than a year.

    -Squat 115lbs x 6 or 125 lbs x 3-4 with correct form
    -Deadlift is at 135 x 6-8 reps or 165 x 2-3 reps; straight legged deadlift is 100 x 8-10 reps.

    -I don't bench press much... I usually just use dumbbells (and I hate working chest). I usually prefer chest dips or a variety of push-ups. Not sure what my max BP is.

    -BB curls are at 50 lbs x 8 reps right now, I couldn't curl more than 35 lbs a few weeks/months ago so that's a huge improvement for me.

    -Shoulder presses max are 30 lbs DB x 6-8 reps or 25 lbs for 8-10 reps.

    -I can do 1-2 unassisted pull-up or a few chin-ups (5-6) as well.

    Not sure about all my other lifting stats!
  • Shanel0916
    Shanel0916 Posts: 586 Member
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