Current Maxes for Big 3...

Rot-Iron66

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55 year old manlet (5' 6" 200 lbs).

Gym number still holding.

(This AM) - Bench - 305 x 3
SQ - Still doing 405 x 3
DL - 495 x 1
 

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39yo 230ish


Before covid
Bench 325
Squat 425
Dead 455

Bench is back up there but can't break 425 dl or 405 squat currently but now that Allstars are over its game fucking on

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no fki clue. been months since I hit the big tree in a traditional manner. Every time I do I get hurt hahah
 

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My old man back can't handle squats and dead lifts anymore (cracked vertbrae and disc issues). I work around it best I can so I still hit legs.
I don't really max anymore. On anything lowest I go is set of 3. Based on that Id say my bench is around 370. In my 40s, Weigh in at 250 or 260 depending on when I get on the scale. Some days 5'11, some days apparently 5'10 depending on my back....
Back in the day I did powerlifting competitions and had much better numbers at a significantly lower overall weight too.
Thinking about going down to 100 mg of test a week and dropping about 20 pounds. I know I'll lose some strength but looking to make it a minimal loss. One thing I can still do easily is drop weight quickly when I get serious, it is just harder as I get older to not see the dip in strength.
 

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Never been as good as most other people in these lifts, but they are the best I could do over the last 2 years.

Deadliift 220kg
Squat 170kg
Bench 150kg
 

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Bench: just use 125dbs for 5 sets of 12 and dont max out just go for 12, id guess i can do around 330 - 350 max

Deadlift (trap bar) always hated dls but started doing trap bar dls as a compromise and it feels alot better but want to practice reg dls soon. Started a month ago after no dls or squat or legs at all for like 10yrs.
Did 405x2 a few days ago but did something to my back slightly and stopped at two, the 4 plates just made me nervous did 385 for 5 the week before. Messed around with a plate loaded dl machine earlier for fun and loaded 5 plates and a 25 so it added up to 500, did one rep know its not a real dl but it was cool and can only help toward goals.

Squat: just do these for leg gains, dont really care about weight and dont want to get hurt, most ive done is 265 x 5 but thats after dls so id guess i could max at 315 if i had to.

this is at 165lbs, im about to bulk soon so who knows how much ill gain, most i ever weighed was 183 but if i could hit 200 that would be amazing and im gonna do a big bulking cycle thru the winter too so that should all help. I'd like to bench 315 x 12, trap bar dl 500 x 5, squat for 405 would be cool but we will see what happens, not really worried about those.
 

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After a year back in the gym I'm finally up to numbers I'm proud of.

Bench - 315
Squat - 405 x 3
Deadlift - 505 x 2

And 6 of those months I had no clue what I was doing and trained at a Planet Fitness...
 

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no fki clue. been months since I hit the big tree in a traditional manner. Every time I do I get hurt hahah

Injure you back? Your adductor? What is it that you injure? It could be a technique issue, imbalance issue, even an improper warm-up issue.

Believe it or not, once I started priming my body for my sessions it had a tremendous impact.
 

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Injure you back? Your adductor? What is it that you injure? It could be a technique issue, imbalance issue, even an improper warm-up issue.

Believe it or not, once I started priming my body for my sessions it had a tremendous impact.
I need to rebuild mostly. Wrist and elbows get wrecked back squating and one shoulder and one Pec are constantly give me problems. Conventional deads aren’t that bad.
 

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I need to rebuild mostly. Wrist and elbows get wrecked back squating and one shoulder and one Pec are constantly give me problems. Conventional deads aren’t that bad.
SSB to the rescue. Invest and buy your own. Titan makes one and it's reasonably priced and will help combat some of the issues you're facing.
 

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SSB to the rescue. Invest and buy your own. Titan makes one and it's reasonably priced and will help combat some of the issues you're facing.
Way ahead of you. Been doing SSB for weeks but that’s not big three.
 

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Way ahead of you. Been doing SSB for weeks but that’s not big three.
The Big 3 is Squat, Pull, Bench. You don't have to perform the lift with a squat bar to be a Big 3.
 

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The Big 3 is Squat, Pull, Bench. You don't have to perform the lift with a squat bar to be a Big 3.
I hear you and I always keep a variation in my workout but big three is always the big three, especially in regards to this thread lol.
 
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