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When I first started really exercising about a decade ago, I could barely jog without collapsing. Martial arts really shaped me up...I outpace plenty of non-asthmatics now in calisthenics, but I want more.

My lungs were always at their best when I was in Pennsylvania. I need to get out of the polluted city.
Plenty of fresh air here in WV. :)
 

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I forgot I started this thread.
I did manage to get a first place in my age group (30-39) in the last 5K of the year with a 23:14. I know it's not setting any records but I'm extremely happy to have that medal.
Unfortunately I injured my knee shortly after, so this winter I have barely run at all. Such is life. I hope to get running again soon.
 

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My knee is all healed up and I've been running regularly again. I took first overall in a local small-turnout 5K with a 21:50. A few days ago I ran a 21:22 5K on a nice, flat course. Current weight is 170lbs.
In previous posts I was not running 3 miles. It had to be closer to 2.8-2.9 miles.
Current farthest run: 13.2 miles.
 

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Competed in powerlifting for a while and will be getting back into it again soon.

Here's my best.

Squat:
raw - 600
in gear - 875

Bench:
raw - 335(easy)
shirted - 545

Deadlift: belt only - 600 (in competition)


raw squat vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ho-CQO5AWs
deadlift vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCcoGFM4I1M

And here's a vid that I laugh at to this day. This was the first time in this particular bench shirt (inzer phenom) and I was getting crazy pop off the boards (no, it didn't hurt a bit). Was also the first time hitting 500 on any bench variation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxnCRfU9nPU
 

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Nice! Glad to see you were using pins on that bench!

Competed in powerlifting for a while and will be getting back into it again soon.

Here's my best.

Squat:
raw - 600
in gear - 875

Bench:
raw - 335(easy)
shirted - 545

Deadlift: belt only - 600 (in competition)


raw squat vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ho-CQO5AWs
deadlift vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCcoGFM4I1M

And here's a vid that I laugh at to this day. This was the first time in this particular bench shirt (inzer phenom) and I was getting crazy pop off the boards (no, it didn't hurt a bit). Was also the first time hitting 500 on any bench variation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxnCRfU9nPU
 

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I ran a 21:10 5K yesterday. It's just a 12 second improvement but felt awesome. I foresee 20's for 2013!
 

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Nice! Glad to see you were using pins on that bench!
We always bench in the power rack for that reason. [thumb]

Talking to my training partner now. We're going to do an 8 week 5/3/1 routine to get re-acclimated and then get back into the conjugate method. I will hit a 1000lb squat in competition.
 

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I went to Baghdad in 2008 at 142 lbs. I had been real sick up to a month pre-deployment. My normal weight was 153-ish.

After 8 months in Baghdad I returned home 186.7 lbs. There was nothing to do but work, eat, train, eat, train, eat, sleep - repeat.

At 5'7" these are my personal bests (2008):

Squat: 500 lbs - 1RM
Deadlift: 405 lbs - 1RM
Bench: 305 lbs - 1RM

I made the 1100 lb Club which was cool.
 

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BEST RUN OF MY LIFE, Broke all personal records today, 9:09 First mile, 29:15 5K Pace and ran a Full 4 Miles in 38:01!

Not too shabby seeing as the beginning of 2013 I was almost 275 pounds, Could barely run for 1 min. Down to 230 now! Not stopping this freight train!
 

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BEST RUN OF MY LIFE, Broke all personal records today, 9:09 First mile, 29:15 5K Pace and ran a Full 4 Miles in 38:01!

Not too shabby seeing as the beginning of 2013 I was almost 275 pounds, Could barely run for 1 min. Down to 230 now! Not stopping this freight train!
Nice work! Keep running! [headbang]
 

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Ran a new best 47:10 10K yesterday in training. I haven't run an official 10K race yet. Probably next year.
Best official 5K time is 21:02. Unofficial is 20:49. Running a downhilll race on Saturday, hoping to officially break into 20's.
Current weight 169 lbs
 

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Ran a new best 5K last night. Actual distance was only 2.81 miles, time was 18:50.
Corrected 5K time is 20:46. Last year I ran it in 23:12.
 

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I finished out my 5K racing season with a 21:06 in 24 degree weather. I was really hoping for that sub-21 run. Last year same race was 23:16.
Just ran a new personal best 20:31 in training, but it was an awesome 62 degrees out today!
I also ran a new best 10K at 45:50 in training. I figure I'll start running 10K's next year in addition to the 5K's. Some friends want me to jump into half-marathons, but not really ready for that yet.
I'm 15lbs lighter than when I started this thread (170lbs)

Good luck everyone. Don't binge too much over the holidays! :)
 

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Thread revival in 3, 2, 1....

about me:
5'3
currently 145lbs
been working out for 5 months, started at 116lbs

1RM is 150lbs on bench
1RM is 325lbs deadlift
1RM is 245 squat, parallel to ground.

Was previously just working out, recently (two weeks ago) started TRAINING. hoping to compete in march, not expecting to win, but just to see where I stand.
 

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24y/o, entering my 8th year of lifting. 100% natural.
6' on the dot
286lb

Bench - 420x1 / 370x5 raw. No sleeves, no wrist wraps, etc.
Close-grip bench - 385x1 raw, paused rep
Deadlift - 585 raw, no belt, no straps
 

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24y/o, entering my 8th year of lifting. 100% natural.
6' on the dot
286lb

Bench - 420x1 / 370x5 raw. No sleeves, no wrist wraps, etc.
Close-grip bench - 385x1 raw, paused rep
Deadlift - 585 raw, no belt, no straps
Update:

430 raw bench
600 raw deadlift

Baby steps
 

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Another update:

615 raw/beltless deadlift as of last night
 
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