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Old 03-05-2007, 11:18 AM   #1
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Default Question: What was the highest amount of volume you managed in one strength session?

I am curious, what was the highest amount of volumes (in tons) you managed in one session? Please elaborate!

My alltime high was approximately 50 tons (doing 1000 pushups in 30MIN when I was nineteen; 10 century sets; my scale shows 50kg when I do pushups on it).

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P.S.: I would have to dedicate at least 3 month of preparation to pull that off again...
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:07 AM   #2
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64 hits and no reply? Perhaps the point is moot?

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Old 03-06-2007, 12:19 PM   #3
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I did 16 rounds of Mary (5 pull-ups shy of 17) in 20 min. So:
85 HSPU.
170 pistols
250 pull-ups
So...that is 505 movements x 170 and 85850


I'm not sure of the tonnage but that was a doosey.

Linda has 55 reps of DL 1.5BW, PC .75 BW and standing press (I do this instead of bench) .75

So DL=14025
PC=7012
SP=7012
For a total of 28050 moved. I think that was 11 min.

Both workouts ruined me for days.
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:47 PM   #4
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My personal best so far was on Cindy for 26 rounds in 20 mins (5 pullups, 10 pushups, 15 deep air squats. Not sure the math though.

...And 16 rounds of Mary is absolutely incredible...like to know how many expressos were downed beforehand. Amazing feat!
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:26 PM   #5
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20 rnds cindy at 235lb in 20 minutes
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Old 03-07-2007, 03:39 AM   #6
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Peter,

I was honestly struggling to recall more than anything else heh.

Pre Crossfit days: (crazy leg day worked out with a friends friend on AAS and didn't want him to outshine me on legs)
squats - 135 x 10, 185 x 8, 225 x 6, 315 x 6
leg press (weight of plates) - 450 x 12, 540 x 10, 630 x 8, 720 x 6, 810 x 6, 900 x 6, 1000 x 4 and drop set to 450 x 30
I know we did some hamstring curls and calf raises but I have no idea what. My legs were done for almost a week after this ego driven idiocy, but I did make the guy throw up. Total weight in squats + leg press = 53990
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:40 AM   #7
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Peter, 1000 push ups in 30 minutes isn't a "strength" session.

Strength-Endurance, maybe, maybe just endurance specific to the push up movement.

I've done similar levels of tonnage in the past...for example, 10x10 with 345 in the squat (34500 lbs of volume) followed by 5x10 in the SLDL with 315 (~16000 more lbs of volume) that absolutely floored me.

Now I am really of the opinion that frequency and quality is more important than overall volume, but volume can be a very useful and easily manipulated variable, and I would use the old method of "as often as you can, as heavy as you can, as fresh as you can" as a good way to bust a plateau.
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:15 AM   #8
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Stupidly found myself inspired by the SMMF definition over at Gym Jones.

Weight in lbs + age = 203

So 203lbs deadlift for 203 reps...41,209 lbs. Took me 2 bloody hours.

Battle of wills.

Probably pointless, certainly mindless.
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Stupidly found myself inspired by the SMMF definition over at Gym Jones.

Weight in lbs + age = 203

So 203lbs deadlift for 203 reps...41,209 lbs. Took me 2 bloody hours.

Battle of wills.

Probably pointless, certainly mindless.
SMMF???
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:32 AM   #10
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SMMF=single movement mind f**k, I think---but perhaps it's
sado maso makes fun???

Steve, you are right, I would agree on all points, but back then in the days, once I could do full range century sets I noticed a tremendous transfer into movements which I still consider strength training: one arm pushups. Could do around 30 on each arm without specifically training for it. Still can do relatively strict one arm pushups but not as explosive as back then...

Volume is great when used with care and it can do things for you, other strength protocols can't... And it is a extremely potent confidence builder.

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