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Re: Personal Records

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:13 pm UTC
by Klotz
I read the time before I read the sport, so I thought you can 500 metres in 40 seconds.
That would be something.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:15 am UTC
by Dom
Press: 133 kg
Deadlift: 175kg
Squat: 195kg
Have also lifted a olympic bar and some weights total of 60kg, with one hand over my head. (my coolest lift)

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:02 pm UTC
by the_bandersnatch
There's some mightily impressive records on here. I go running (note I do not say I am a runner :) ) and my PB is for a half marathon at 01:27:45. I did the NYC marathon in 03:23:52 (I think) but feel I could do much better.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:24 pm UTC
by 22/7
the_bandersnatch wrote:There's some mightily impressive records on here. I go running (note I do not say I am a runner :) ) and my PB is for a half marathon at 01:27:45. I did the NYC marathon in 03:23:52 (I think) but feel I could do much better.
The first step is admitting you are a runner.
Klotz wrote:I read the time before I read the sport, so I thought you can 500 metres in 40 seconds.
That would be something.
I did the same thing. The "something" that would be is lying.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:42 pm UTC
by Durandal
22/7 wrote:
the_bandersnatch wrote:That would be something.
I did the same thing. The "something" that would be is lying.

YOU DARE DOUBT MY FLEETNESS OF FOOT?

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:41 pm UTC
by 22/7
When that fleetness is claimed at 500m in 40 seconds? Absolutely.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:08 pm UTC
by psyck0
I finally broke 100 lbs on my press yesterday. Pretty happy about that. Other than that... 280 lb squat is my current 5RM, but I am certain I can do more.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:06 am UTC
by Speedo
joeframbach wrote:
Speedo wrote:
Congrats :)
Thats a pretty substantial milestone to reach.
I've been doing cross-training for my swim team, and we ran our first 5k this week in practice
My coach clocked me at a 18:57... I couldn't believe how hard it was. Harder than anything I've ever swam in a practice thats for sure... Hopefully I'll learn to run smarter soon :)


Race running is much different from practice. The gigantic starting lines and having people around to pace off gives you a kind of rush throughout the race, and after a while it isn't painful any more.


Yeah, the same sort of thing happens in open water swimming for me, so I know what you mean. I'd try to do a real 5k race, but being smack dab in the middle of the competitive swim season makes me think twice before starting something new like that.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:04 am UTC
by DoomyDoom
Bench press-280lbs
Squat-315lbs

40 yard dash in 5.23 seconds.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:43 pm UTC
by Excalibur0998
800 - 2:06
1600 - 4:40
5k - 17:31

I'm running a marathon in march and I'm going to try to qualify for the boston marathon while there. The qualifying time is 3:10:59 which means I'll have to run about 7:15 miles for 26.2 miles (!!).

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:56 pm UTC
by raistlin
I dont lift weights as I have a small phobia of using public machines, but here is my cardio records

3.42 miles - 26 minutes 12 seconds(distance from my house to work)

43 push-ups in one minute

132 push-ups in a row

58 sit-ups in one minute

This isnt really a record, but its something Im proud of, In my Judo class we have something called the Gauntlet. The Gauntlet has a varied number of "defenders" and one challenger, The challenger has to go up to the first defender and preforms the first five judo throws five times against him, the the challenger goes to the second "defender" and is thrown with the first five judo throws five times, the challenger then continues against more "defenders" alternating getting thrown and throwing them until he beats all of the defenders or he gives up. No breaks between the defenders.

Last month I completed a Gauntlet of seven.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:33 pm UTC
by Klotz
I dont lift weights as I have a small phobia of using public machines, but here is my cardio records


Then don't use the machines!

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:34 am UTC
by raistlin
Klotz wrote:Then don't use the machines!


Its not just the machines, its the padded benches and everything else, I shudder to think how often my college gym cleans their free weights.

I got a bad case of Staph from a gym once.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:39 am UTC
by Klotz
Then wear gloves and sweatpants and do deadlifts and olympic lifts.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:24 am UTC
by Swivelguy
If the dude's got a psychological condition that prevents him from using a public gym, I doubt someone else is going to be able to convince him to get over his fears through the internet. Getting some sort of home gym (hint: not bowflex, more like a bar and bumper plates) would be the only feasible suggestion.

Anyway, this is the personal record thread. I'm doing Starting Strength at the moment, and posting these is kind of silly, because I'll be beating most of them in the next week, but here goes:

(all in pounds):
Squat 220 x 3x5
Bench 140 x 3x5
Press 90 x 3x5
Power Clean 165 x 5x3
Deadlift 265 x5
Pullups [bodyweight = 185] 3x6

I recently let a friend talk me into running a 5k with him on an indoor track and did it in 24:05.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:05 pm UTC
by bam
I weigh around 135lbs, am 5'9", and have 7% body fat.

Lifting:
Bench - 150 lbs
Squat - 280ish lbs
Clean - 200 lbs

Track and Field (these are all last year's times, it's not track season yet):
1600 - 5:23
800 - 2:11
400 - 0:56
Pole Vault - 11' (I set the freshman record but did crappy my sophomore year)

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:40 am UTC
by Doungojn
PULL UPS: 32 ( straight body, arms locked at down position, chin over the bar.)
PUSHUPS- (chest touches the floor, arms lock out in up position, straight back)
30 second push ups- 52
1 set-consecutive pushups- 200
half hour pushups- 600
hour pushups- 1000

STANDING BROAD JUMP 9'5 (im 5'6 3/4 ..134 lbs.)

Sit ups ( head past knees. locked hands behind head taps the floor, posterior not used for gaining momentum.
30 second drill- 40
60 second drill- 72
95 second drill- 100
max- 500 <-- i quit because the carpet burn was tremendous.

Jumping jacks (hands touch thighs when down, fingers cross when up)
501 ( just to show up the Sergeant yelling at me)< guess what his max is. SWIM- I cant thus failing at life.
Running
300 yard shuttle run- 48.50 (pretty much suicides with 60 yards increments)
5k- 23.24

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:40 pm UTC
by Mighty Jalapeno
Not so much traditional exercises, but:

Reverse Punches: 500 each side without breaking stance.
Deep Horse Stance: 30 minutes. (My old record was 2 hours, but this was by far the most I've done since becoming fat).
Overhead lift: Lifting both garbage cans (full) out of the snowbank where they'd become frozen, one in each hand.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:19 pm UTC
by 22/7
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Overhead lift: Lifting both garbage cans (full) out of the snowbank where they'd become frozen, one in each hand.
This is the best PR to date.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:39 pm UTC
by TheKrikkitWars
22/7 wrote:
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Overhead lift: Lifting both garbage cans (full) out of the snowbank where they'd become frozen, one in each hand.
This is the best PR to date.

Yeah, my estimations using our 80gal garbage can and a scale indicates that its like lifting a pair of 60 kg kettlebells, only more awkwards.

Also new record Max Pack Weight (Trekking): 84 pounds over 80 Miles (Multiday)

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:52 pm UTC
by duckshirt
A week from now I'm running my first college track meet... I'm a little bit scared of running indoors, because I usually don't breathe well inside at all. But I'm running the 5k around the 300m track, and hoping to throw down a 17 flat, or close to it.

I see people more are talking about marathons now, which is cool... I want to do one someday, hopefully soon. If I can't make the cross team next year, which I think I should, I'd like to run the Chicago Marathon, since this is the last year I could try and win the 19 and under age group :D and because people on my team come to watch it every year. Problem is, registration closes probably in April already, and I don't think I can commit by then. Otherwise, I'm probably studying abroad for the spring 2010 semester in the Netherlands, so I'm hoping to do one there since I won't have track. I'll probably go for under 3 hours, but making the Boston qualifying time would make me plenty happy. I did a half marathon in 1:30 last fall, when I was in good shape but not specifically for really long distances.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:04 pm UTC
by psyck0
I identified my new weight straps today. They were Weight Straps of +30 to Deadlift. Deadlift: 275 lbs!

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:07 pm UTC
by 22/7
duckshirt wrote:A week from now I'm running my first college track meet... I'm a little bit scared of running indoors, because I usually don't breathe well inside at all. But I'm running the 5k around the 300m track, and hoping to throw down a 17 flat, or close to it.
What school do you run for? I've never raced farther than 3200m on a track, and I've never raced on an indoor track, but keep in mind that your indoor time for 5000m will be slightly slower than your outdoor time (on the order of a few seconds, if you're shooting for 17 flat). Good luck!

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:01 am UTC
by duckshirt
22/7 wrote:
duckshirt wrote:A week from now I'm running my first college track meet... I'm a little bit scared of running indoors, because I usually don't breathe well inside at all. But I'm running the 5k around the 300m track, and hoping to throw down a 17 flat, or close to it.
What school do you run for? I've never raced farther than 3200m on a track, and I've never raced on an indoor track, but keep in mind that your indoor time for 5000m will be slightly slower than your outdoor time (on the order of a few seconds, if you're shooting for 17 flat). Good luck!

I'm a freshman (D-3; in college, they do the international track events, ie 1500 (or mile indoors), 3000, 5k, 10k, steeplechase), but it turns out I'm not running for them anymore. They decided to make all the outdoor season cuts early this year to a smaller-than-normal team, whereas in previous years, anyone could run the indoor season and a few open meets outdoors. It's probably one of, if not the best running dynasty in division 3 (in good years, the cross team is capable of beating almost all the D-2 teams even), so it's not too disappointing.

So, with that change of plans, I'm maybe running some open track meets and road races eventually, hopefully running a 25k race in May (probably the biggest running event of the year in my area... it's pretty big), and possibly starting marathon-ing next fall, if I don't try out for cross country. It'd be fun to do a marathon while I'm still in the 19 & under age group...

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:54 am UTC
by Gears
Squat 315 once. My friend leg pressed 1,001 pounds 5 times.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:59 pm UTC
by 22/7
How on earth did you get to 1,001 pounds?

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:48 pm UTC
by psyck0
Really serious gyms have 1lb plates, because increasing your max lifts by 5lbs at a time is too much.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:23 pm UTC
by 22/7
I knew about the 1lb plates on machines, but I don't think I've ever seen a leg press machine that goes up to 1,000lbs that's like that.

tl;dr I always thought dogs laid eggs. I learned something today.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:13 pm UTC
by psyck0
Use an angled, plate-loaded sled and there should be plenty of room for all the plates, especially the ones that have a third prong for putting weight on top of the sled as well as on the sides.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:47 pm UTC
by Klotz
Leg presses are a joke. You can load up as much as you want and then press it a few inches. Hey, I just lifted 1000 pounds!

Seriously though, a 1000 leg press translates to about a 200 pound squat.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:53 pm UTC
by psyck0
Ummm... that's a bit of an exaggeration. My leg press rep max is about double my squats rep max, using the full range of motion.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:47 pm UTC
by Gears
Yeah he threw on that 1 lbs plate so he could say he could do more than half a ton. And yes he's a big boy.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:41 am UTC
by Klotz
psyck0 wrote:Ummm... that's a bit of an exaggeration. My leg press rep max is about double my squats rep max, using the full range of motion.


Yeah but how many people do 1000 pounds with a full range of motion.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:07 pm UTC
by 22/7
So because most people are incapable of doing 1000lbs on the leg press with full range of motion, the leg press machine isn't beneficial and your max on it will be roughly 500% of your max on squats?

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:07 pm UTC
by Klotz
The leg press machine is not beneficial.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:45 am UTC
by psyck0
The leg press machine is less beneficial than squats. I use it in conjunction with them, after I have already fatigued my legs, to overload my CNS, and I use it with the full range of motion. My thighs touch my chest at the bottom.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:11 am UTC
by Klotz
Yesterday I did an 85 lb turkish get up.

(getting the thread back on track)

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:47 pm UTC
by 22/7
Klotz wrote:The leg press machine is not beneficial.
citation needed
Klotz wrote:Yesterday I did an 85 lb turkish get up.

(getting the thread back on track)
Could you describe that? I've never heard of a "Turkish get up" before.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:56 pm UTC
by psyck0
I googled it. The videos are far better than any description; it's fairly complicated.

Re: Personal Records

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:48 pm UTC
by Klotz
citation

A turkish getup involves lying on your back holding a weight at arms length above you, and then standing up, keeping the your arm locked and vertical.