Squat, Bench, Deadlift, Snatch, C&J: Post your best videos

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  • JoRocka
    JoRocka Posts: 17,554 Member
    JoRocka wrote: »
    My best clean squat- 245- I have a 250 but it's dirty and a hair short.


    Best DL to date- I'm happy at 295/305- but I pulled this easy- surprised the hell out of myself- was also long hard fight for that- very mental for me.

    Nice job, particularly on the deadlift with no belt.

    thank you lovey. appreciate it tremendously.
    DopeItUp wrote: »
    ovidnine wrote: »
    Great videos in here! I'll hafta have my wife take some of me sometime. I should for form purposes anyway.

    How do you all get videos of yourself solo? Just sorta prop the phone somewhere and edit all the prep out later?

    $20 tripod. You can shorten the video right on the phone or on youtube later. Easy.

    I just set up on a chair or the floor. The self timer works on video as well- so that cuts down on most of the fussing. But I use my phone to edit or I use instagram- then post that video. It's easy.
  • ovidnine
    ovidnine Posts: 314 Member
    DopeItUp wrote: »
    ovidnine wrote: »
    Great videos in here! I'll hafta have my wife take some of me sometime. I should for form purposes anyway.

    How do you all get videos of yourself solo? Just sorta prop the phone somewhere and edit all the prep out later?

    $20 tripod. You can shorten the video right on the phone or on youtube later. Easy.

    Thanks! It'd make sense to actually use my phone for some of the things it can do besides play games occasionally. lol
  • giantrobot_powerlifting
    giantrobot_powerlifting Posts: 2,600 Member
    edited January 2016
    Holy cow! So much good stuff here! I got a little busy over the weekend and have not been able to check-in until now.
    ash_law wrote: »
    @nakedraygun Are you sure that wasn't your opener??

    I was having a bad meet that day, so I went conservative and it wasn't a platform best. I wanted to finish the meet strong. It was a push/pull meet and I went 5/6.
    JoRocka wrote: »
    good god that was pretty- and easy.

    Thank you @JoRocka !
    jmule24 wrote: »
    You shoulda yelled at the chick with the glasses........she wasn't even paying attention to you!!!! :trollface:
    Don't worry @jmule24, she was pretty hot. I was paying attention to her.



    Strong dude. Whats your BW?

    +1
    JoRocka wrote: »

    Best DL to date- I'm happy at 295/305- but I pulled this easy- surprised the hell out of myself- was also long hard fight for that- very mental for me.

    Nice job, particularly on the deadlift with no belt.

    I prefer to pull without a belt too. This weekend, because my back was little tender, I wore a belt - altered my set-up enough that it made the pulls difficult. I didn't get the lift on my second attempt. Removed belt on last attempt and set a new platform best. Great lift btw @JoRocka ... I love how you go nuts at the end! :p
  • giantrobot_powerlifting
    giantrobot_powerlifting Posts: 2,600 Member
    edited January 2016
    jmule24 wrote: »
    Hit 500 with sleeves Saturday morning. Could drop a little lower but this was after some pretty heavy volume so I'm pleased.


    These will be my openers at USAPL State meet in Phenix City, AL on Feb. 20 Bench - 142.5kg (313.5lbs) Squat - 205kg (451lbs) Deadlift 205kg (451lbs)


    That's my man meat right there!!!!! :kissing_smiling_eyes:

    Remember that one time when @_incogNEATo_ thought he wasn't strong enough to compete @jmule24 ?

    A good laugh that was.

    :D
  • ash_law wrote: »
    I'm just going to link to my most recent and best meet video (don't worry, I only show my third attempt for each of my lifts so it isn't super long). That isn't actually my best bench or deadlift, but the only ones that count are in a meet so these are all meet lifts. :P

    TL;DW: My best meet lifts are: squat 281lbs / 127.5kg, bench 126.7lbs / 57.5kgs, deadlift 347.1lbs / 157.5kgs at 147.6 / 67.0kgs bodyweight.

    Wow these are awesome! I love your happiness @ash_law ! I get the same way when I nail a lift.
  • Carlos_421
    Carlos_421 Posts: 5,128 Member
    jmule24 wrote: »
    Hit 500 with sleeves Saturday morning. Could drop a little lower but this was after some pretty heavy volume so I'm pleased.


    These will be my openers at USAPL State meet in Phenix City, AL on Feb. 20 Bench - 142.5kg (313.5lbs) Squat - 205kg (451lbs) Deadlift 205kg (451lbs)


    That's my man meat right there!!!!! :kissing_smiling_eyes:

    Remember that one time when @_incogNEATo_ thought he wasn't strong enough to compete?

    A good laugh that was.

    :D

    Sidebar question:
    About how strong need one be to compete?
  • Carlos_421 wrote: »
    Deadlift PR of 425 back in December.

    This was my first 1RM attempt since I started deadlifting about a year before.



    Nice! I'm glad you just didn't drop the bar on the way down, but that was one hell of a slow descent!
  • _incogNEATo_
    _incogNEATo_ Posts: 4,544 Member
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    Deadlift PR of 425 back in December.

    This was my first 1RM attempt since I started deadlifting about a year before.



    Nice! I'm glad you just didn't drop the bar on the way down, but that was one hell of a slow descent!

    I was thinking the same thing. I was like "Damn, this guy is TOO considerate of others!" :lol:
  • Carlos_421 wrote: »
    jmule24 wrote: »
    Hit 500 with sleeves Saturday morning. Could drop a little lower but this was after some pretty heavy volume so I'm pleased.


    These will be my openers at USAPL State meet in Phenix City, AL on Feb. 20 Bench - 142.5kg (313.5lbs) Squat - 205kg (451lbs) Deadlift 205kg (451lbs)


    That's my man meat right there!!!!! :kissing_smiling_eyes:

    Remember that one time when @_incogNEATo_ thought he wasn't strong enough to compete?

    A good laugh that was.

    :D

    Sidebar question:
    About how strong need one be to compete?
    @Carlos_421 .... You'll never ever never be as strong as you want to be. Just go do it. Try to get passing lifts on all attempts and let the awards fall where they may. You may even surprise yourself.
  • Carlos_421
    Carlos_421 Posts: 5,128 Member
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    Deadlift PR of 425 back in December.

    This was my first 1RM attempt since I started deadlifting about a year before.



    Nice! I'm glad you just didn't drop the bar on the way down, but that was one hell of a slow descent!

    Haha! I was afraid to let up on it.
  • Carlos_421
    Carlos_421 Posts: 5,128 Member
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    jmule24 wrote: »
    Hit 500 with sleeves Saturday morning. Could drop a little lower but this was after some pretty heavy volume so I'm pleased.


    These will be my openers at USAPL State meet in Phenix City, AL on Feb. 20 Bench - 142.5kg (313.5lbs) Squat - 205kg (451lbs) Deadlift 205kg (451lbs)


    That's my man meat right there!!!!! :kissing_smiling_eyes:

    Remember that one time when @_incogNEATo_ thought he wasn't strong enough to compete?

    A good laugh that was.

    :D

    Sidebar question:
    About how strong need one be to compete?
    @Carlos_421 .... You'll never ever never be as strong as you want to be. Just go do it. Try to get passing lifts on all attempts and let the awards fall where they may. You may even surprise yourself.

    Bolded for truth!
    Thanks man!
  • giantrobot_powerlifting
    giantrobot_powerlifting Posts: 2,600 Member
    edited January 2016
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    jmule24 wrote: »
    Hit 500 with sleeves Saturday morning. Could drop a little lower but this was after some pretty heavy volume so I'm pleased.


    These will be my openers at USAPL State meet in Phenix City, AL on Feb. 20 Bench - 142.5kg (313.5lbs) Squat - 205kg (451lbs) Deadlift 205kg (451lbs)


    That's my man meat right there!!!!! :kissing_smiling_eyes:

    Remember that one time when @_incogNEATo_ thought he wasn't strong enough to compete?

    A good laugh that was.

    :D

    Sidebar question:
    About how strong need one be to compete?
    @Carlos_421 .... You'll never ever never be as strong as you want to be. Just go do it. Try to get passing lifts on all attempts and let the awards fall where they may. You may even surprise yourself.

    Bolded for truth!
    Thanks man!
    :)

    Hey if you have any questions, give me a shout. I will do my best to help you get started.
  • Carlos_421
    Carlos_421 Posts: 5,128 Member
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    jmule24 wrote: »
    Hit 500 with sleeves Saturday morning. Could drop a little lower but this was after some pretty heavy volume so I'm pleased.


    These will be my openers at USAPL State meet in Phenix City, AL on Feb. 20 Bench - 142.5kg (313.5lbs) Squat - 205kg (451lbs) Deadlift 205kg (451lbs)


    That's my man meat right there!!!!! :kissing_smiling_eyes:

    Remember that one time when @_incogNEATo_ thought he wasn't strong enough to compete?

    A good laugh that was.

    :D

    Sidebar question:
    About how strong need one be to compete?
    @Carlos_421 .... You'll never ever never be as strong as you want to be. Just go do it. Try to get passing lifts on all attempts and let the awards fall where they may. You may even surprise yourself.

    Bolded for truth!
    Thanks man!
    :)

    Hey if you have any questions, give me a shout. I can do my best to help you get started.

    Thanks! I don't know yet if I'll get into competing or if I'll just keep lifting for fun but if I decide to go for it I'll definitely have questions!
  • Carlos_421 wrote: »
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    jmule24 wrote: »
    Hit 500 with sleeves Saturday morning. Could drop a little lower but this was after some pretty heavy volume so I'm pleased.


    These will be my openers at USAPL State meet in Phenix City, AL on Feb. 20 Bench - 142.5kg (313.5lbs) Squat - 205kg (451lbs) Deadlift 205kg (451lbs)


    That's my man meat right there!!!!! :kissing_smiling_eyes:

    Remember that one time when @_incogNEATo_ thought he wasn't strong enough to compete?

    A good laugh that was.

    :D

    Sidebar question:
    About how strong need one be to compete?
    @Carlos_421 .... You'll never ever never be as strong as you want to be. Just go do it. Try to get passing lifts on all attempts and let the awards fall where they may. You may even surprise yourself.

    Bolded for truth!
    Thanks man!
    :)

    Hey if you have any questions, give me a shout. I can do my best to help you get started.

    Thanks! I don't know yet if I'll get into competing or if I'll just keep lifting for fun but if I decide to go for it I'll definitely have questions!

    Anytime!
  • giantrobot_powerlifting
    giantrobot_powerlifting Posts: 2,600 Member
    edited January 2016
    I thought I'd share this...

    I took a long break from the gym and all that time I spent in the gym before (1988 - 2008/9) I didn't deadlift or squat even once. I'm old (44) and growing up in a rural area, I didn't have the easy access to programming and training that we do now. (Internet, smart phones, YouTube, MFP, Tinder, PornHub.) It established habits in me that were very hard to break.

    I began deadlifting in July of 2014, after three months of getting mobile enough again to lift. My first attempted deadlift (115 lbs) I pulled my back so bad I could only curl in the squat rack for a couple of weeks. (Old habits.)

    This video is from my first max deadlift test 9/27/2014.



    415 lbs - I failed twice. I ended up with a 395 lb. 1RM that day and with ugly ugly form. If my form was a newborn, not even a politician wouldn't kiss it.

    Fast forward to December 2nd, 2015.



    415 lbs x 7.

    Strength and form much better, my deadlift face, meh, about the same.

    Its one thing to write down your numbers in a journal, but its another thing to see your progress.

    Dang, I love living in the future.
  • JoRocka
    JoRocka Posts: 17,554 Member
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    jmule24 wrote: »
    Hit 500 with sleeves Saturday morning. Could drop a little lower but this was after some pretty heavy volume so I'm pleased.


    These will be my openers at USAPL State meet in Phenix City, AL on Feb. 20 Bench - 142.5kg (313.5lbs) Squat - 205kg (451lbs) Deadlift 205kg (451lbs)


    That's my man meat right there!!!!! :kissing_smiling_eyes:

    Remember that one time when @_incogNEATo_ thought he wasn't strong enough to compete?

    A good laugh that was.

    :D

    Sidebar question:
    About how strong need one be to compete?
    @Carlos_421 .... You'll never ever never be as strong as you want to be. Just go do it. Try to get passing lifts on all attempts and let the awards fall where they may. You may even surprise yourself.

    So much of this. For real. Go do it. You won't regret doing it at least once.
  • Carlos_421
    Carlos_421 Posts: 5,128 Member
    I thought I'd share this...

    Snip

    I began deadlifting in July of 2014, after three months of getting mobile enough again to lift. My first attempted deadlift (115 lbs) I pulled my back so bad I could only curl in the squat rack for a couple of weeks. (Old habits.)

    Snip

    Fast forward to December 2nd, 2015.



    415 lbs x 7.

    Snip.

    So in 1.5 years, you advanced from getting injured by 115 lbs to lifting 415x7 like a boss.

    We. Are. Not. Worthy.


    But we are inspired.
  • giantrobot_powerlifting
    giantrobot_powerlifting Posts: 2,600 Member
    edited January 2016
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    So in 1.5 years, you advanced from getting injured by 115 lbs to lifting 415x7 like a boss.

    We. Are. Not. Worthy.


    But we are inspired.

    Thanks! I wasn't trying to be inspirational, just that we lifters now have awesome tools today to further our strength goals like never before.

    I think it should be mandatory that all gyms must have tripods on the floor so lifters can video their lifts and free Wifi. The gym I go to finally got on board with providing free WiFi.
  • Carlos_421
    Carlos_421 Posts: 5,128 Member
    JoRocka wrote: »
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    jmule24 wrote: »
    Hit 500 with sleeves Saturday morning. Could drop a little lower but this was after some pretty heavy volume so I'm pleased.


    These will be my openers at USAPL State meet in Phenix City, AL on Feb. 20 Bench - 142.5kg (313.5lbs) Squat - 205kg (451lbs) Deadlift 205kg (451lbs)


    That's my man meat right there!!!!! :kissing_smiling_eyes:

    Remember that one time when @_incogNEATo_ thought he wasn't strong enough to compete?

    A good laugh that was.

    :D

    Sidebar question:
    About how strong need one be to compete?
    @Carlos_421 .... You'll never ever never be as strong as you want to be. Just go do it. Try to get passing lifts on all attempts and let the awards fall where they may. You may even surprise yourself.

    So much of this. For real. Go do it. You won't regret doing it at least once.

    Thanks! Maybe my next goal after this cut will be to get in a meet.
  • usmcmp
    usmcmp Posts: 21,225 Member
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    jmule24 wrote: »
    Hit 500 with sleeves Saturday morning. Could drop a little lower but this was after some pretty heavy volume so I'm pleased.


    These will be my openers at USAPL State meet in Phenix City, AL on Feb. 20 Bench - 142.5kg (313.5lbs) Squat - 205kg (451lbs) Deadlift 205kg (451lbs)


    That's my man meat right there!!!!! :kissing_smiling_eyes:

    Remember that one time when @_incogNEATo_ thought he wasn't strong enough to compete?

    A good laugh that was.

    :D

    Sidebar question:
    About how strong need one be to compete?
    @Carlos_421 .... You'll never ever never be as strong as you want to be. Just go do it. Try to get passing lifts on all attempts and let the awards fall where they may. You may even surprise yourself.

    The day you start lifting is the day you are forever small and weak. Just go! I did it even though my bench press and squat are sad. I enjoyed it.