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any of you do any weightlifting/powerlifting/bodybuilding?

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Specializes in Med/Surg, ICU, ED. Has 4 years experience.

I've been doing some powerlifting the past couple years got all my weight up pretty good. i'm 5'6'' 145lbs got my bench up to 275 deadlift up to 450 and squat up to 315 (my weak point) so i'm pretty happy with it. anyone else do anything?

Ive been doing some bodybuilding since I was 16 (24 now) and got my weight from 140 to 195 at 5'8", but ive also been religous with it until the past month. I do some powerlifting during the winter when my bf% is higher.. but mostly focus on hypertrophy.

I've been doing some powerlifting the past couple years got all my weight up pretty good. i'm 5'6'' 145lbs got my bench up to 275 deadlift up to 450 and squat up to 315 (my weak point) so i'm pretty happy with it. anyone else do anything?

Those are very good numbers btw. :up:

I'm good just to get out of bed in the morning.

I use to then I realized that I don't care much about how "built" I am. Now, I'm just concerned about staying in shape for health reasons. I find that a lot of people body build to appease their ego more than their health - especially when you get to the point when you're taking supplements.

Just restarted.

Focus is more on weight loss and getting healthy than buffing up.

It made my job as a firefighter/paramedic easier but now that im starting the process towards getting my RN things might change for a bit.

i used to lift weights like CRAZZZY 5'7 and 175 lbs

I kinda stopped as I started working full time while in Nursing school.

Im down to 165 now, but i feel great!

I agree with the ego thing. I really dont care to be big anymore, just naturally healthy, with of course a little bit of muscle on me... buit no longer take Supplements or anything like that

Monkeyman

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 1 years experience.

Lifting keeps me sane! I couldn't imagine not having a "lifting lifestyle"... Tronix304, those are some really sick numbers especially at your size. Your deads and bench are stellar, and your squat is still over 2x bodyweight, which is solid. Are those numbers for raw lifts? You must compete in powerlifting? Do you do any olympic lifting?

My max deadlift is 440 and at the time I was 5'8" - 167. I really want a 3 x bodyweight deadlift raw. I know it will take me many more years, but I hope to get there one day. For now I really wanna get to 500 on deads.

Good to see some active guys on this board!

i used to lift weights like CRAZZZY 5'7 and 175 lbs

I kinda stopped as I started working full time while in Nursing school.

Im down to 165 now, but i feel great!

I agree with the ego thing. I really dont care to be big anymore, just naturally healthy, with of course a little bit of muscle on me... buit no longer take Supplements or anything like that

I agree its an ego thing for some people, but for me its like working on a piece of art (a piece of art that needs a lot of work!) :chuckle

Lifting keeps me sane! I couldn't imagine not having a "lifting lifestyle"... Tronix304, those are some really sick numbers especially at your size. Your deads and bench are stellar, and your squat is still over 2x bodyweight, which is solid. Are those numbers for raw lifts? You must compete in powerlifting? Do you do any olympic lifting?

My max deadlift is 440 and at the time I was 5'8" - 167. I really want a 3 x bodyweight deadlift raw. I know it will take me many more years, but I hope to get there one day. For now I really wanna get to 500 on deads.

Good to see some active guys on this board!

Your deads are ridiculous :bow:

I've lifted on and off for about 10 years now. Went from decent build, to skinny Marine outta boot, and worked my way back up a couple times since Iraq doesn't have a weightlifting facility.

But after being out a few years and having time w/ school im at:

Bench- 375

Squat- I just do 315 for sets now to save my knees.

DL- I do about 350 for sets of 10 most of the time.

My stuff has mostly switched to making sure I work things evenly and stretch a great deal everyday. Spend alot of time strengthing rotator cuffs in my shoulders, and doing various/odd back exercises. I try to change it up and also enjoy grappling/ground fighting, running distance/ sprints.

Oh ya, and I'm 5'9" and weigh in around 190.

SteveNNP, MSN, NP

Specializes in Neonatal ICU (Cardiothoracic). Has 9 years experience.

: opens window, fans out testosterone fog:

Haha... you guys are great.... I have no idea what half of what you're writing about is....

Guess I need to go to the gym more often.... :)

tronix304

Specializes in Med/Surg, ICU, ED. Has 4 years experience.

thanks for the compliments. i couldn't imagine not lifting either, lets you take out some frustrations.

yeah they're raw i don't believe in shirts or anything. i mean i dont' have anything against them but i believe its a totally different lift. i don't even use a belt.

I was thinking about competing but haven't went through with it yet. I was wanting to get up to 300 bench first but i know that will take a while. never thought about doing olympic. what is your fav lift? i really like deads.

definitely good to see other lifters

I know there has to be some gals on here that do some sort

Lifting keeps me sane! I couldn't imagine not having a "lifting lifestyle"... Tronix304, those are some really sick numbers especially at your size. Your deads and bench are stellar, and your squat is still over 2x bodyweight, which is solid. Are those numbers for raw lifts? You must compete in powerlifting? Do you do any olympic lifting?

My max deadlift is 440 and at the time I was 5'8" - 167. I really want a 3 x bodyweight deadlift raw. I know it will take me many more years, but I hope to get there one day. For now I really wanna get to 500 on deads.

Good to see some active guys on this board!

tronix304

Specializes in Med/Surg, ICU, ED. Has 4 years experience.

I've lifted on and off for about 10 years now. Went from decent build, to skinny Marine outta boot, and worked my way back up a couple times since Iraq doesn't have a weightlifting facility.

But after being out a few years and having time w/ school im at:

Bench- 375

Squat- I just do 315 for sets now to save my knees.

DL- I do about 350 for sets of 10 most of the time.

My stuff has mostly switched to making sure I work things evenly and stretch a great deal everyday. Spend alot of time strengthing rotator cuffs in my shoulders, and doing various/odd back exercises. I try to change it up and also enjoy grappling/ground fighting, running distance/ sprints.

Oh ya, and I'm 5'9" and weigh in around 190.

those are good numbers. i been trying to mix it up lately too specially my core which is where most of your strength comes from. ever thought about mma? theres a gym close to me that i'm thinkin bout goin to maybe doin some amateur competitions. gonna be fighting in toughman in december so i'll see how that goes.

Ive been told I should fight but never did because if i got hurt, i missed work.. dont think the chief would of been happy. And now im goin to school fulltime and getting ready to start this paramedic to rn program so im just lifting.. but maybe one day when i have 4 days off a week i'll start training for it, although it would look awkward having a bruised face taking care of patients.

: opens window, fans out testosterone fog:

Haha... you guys are great.... I have no idea what half of what you're writing about is....

Guess I need to go to the gym more often.... :)

My doc told me my test levels were in the "high" range even for my age :up:

Hopefully they stay like that when I get old and grumpy.

Bobylon

Specializes in Coronary Rehab Unit.

I lift, but more to supplement/compliment my aerobics work (an avid cyclist here.....well, I was until nursing school started - school, family, p/t work take up a LOT o' time, but it just goes with the territory) Like some others mentioned, I ain't lookin' to get huge, just to remain strong and fit.

I take supplements, but just general stuff, not "body-building" related, necessarily. I take multivit/min, fish oil, flax seed oil, ginseng, garlic, and glucosamine/msm( for my old knees - decades of running/cycling are starting to take their toll on my 50 yr old knees... ;) )

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