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Old 02-09-2008, 06:04 AM   #101
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Several PRs recently
Helen - 9:41, down from 11:10 quite some time ago
CF Total - 915 (Squat - 325, OH Press - 145, Deadlift - 455); both squat and deadlift were PRs by 10 lbs each. Bodyweight - 185
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Old 02-10-2008, 03:25 PM   #102
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Wow, there's a lot of serious lifting going on by the folk on this site. I'm new to olympic lifting, so I'm not very learned in the lifts. For now, I managed to get 225 a few weeks back in the power snatch. First lift is 215, second is 225. I know there more muscle snatches, than anything, but I'm learning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4ZNMcTPhyI

My clean and jerk are a work in progress. I just started doing the jerks about a month ago, so nothing really to report on them other than I'm getting faster and lower. So a lot work ahead of me to move on.

Probably the thing I'm most impressed about is the sumo deadlift I did last month. 585 for 11. I'm 37 and this was 3 more reps than I did when I was serious about being stupid 7 years ago. The olympic lifting has actually made more stronger.

Here's the vid:

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thanks to everyone for sharing.

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Old 02-10-2008, 03:56 PM   #103
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Dude. Arden. You are stronger than shit. The fact that those snatches weren't technically precise just makes it more impressive. get your technique squared away and you'll be making ridiculous lifts. What's your bodyweight?
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:13 PM   #104
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I got a straight arm, straight leg press to hand stand on the rings. I took that to a ring straddle...new to me but pretty cool!
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:16 PM   #105
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Dude. Arden. You are stronger than shit. The fact that those snatches weren't technically precise just makes it more impressive. get your technique squared away and you'll be making ridiculous lifts. What's your bodyweight?

Thanks so much Greg. I'm a complete work in progress. My weight has been in the mid 250s recently. I've had the flu the past few days and I've been eating everything in site, so I'm probably back up to 260. I want to get under 250 before June. At least that's my goal.

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Old 02-10-2008, 04:17 PM   #106
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I got a 120# front squat the other day. I weigh 135. I know it ain't much, but I was really proud of it.
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Old 02-10-2008, 05:44 PM   #107
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Wow Yael, Robb, Scott and Arden all nice PR's.

Those sumos DL's were nuts.
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:48 AM   #108
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I got a straight arm, straight leg press to hand stand on the rings. I took that to a ring straddle...new to me but pretty cool!
Crap. I gotta catch up now.

Congrats. That's pretty impressive.
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:48 PM   #109
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Re: Arden
I like the lifting platform. It turned out very nicely, it seems.
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:31 PM   #110
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I like the lifting platform. It turned out very nicely, it seems.
Thanks Patrick,
It's sweet. Best three hours and $225 bucks I ever invested. So much different than lifting on a stall mat or the flooring at our YMCA.

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