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Old 03-02-2008, 04:09 PM   #1
Chauncey Homer
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lifting goals for beginners

I found something somewhere on the site that gave a basic goal for beginners for the major lifts and I've searched everywhere and can't find it again. It went something like:

for squats, try to get to bw plus 50% (bodyweight)

for deadlift, try to get to 2xbw

for bench- ?

for pullups- ?

for dips-?

etc., etc.

Does anyone know where that link is or what the standards are?

thanks,

Chauncey- TUCSON
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:16 PM   #2
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Re: lifting goals for beginners

Search next time please.

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Old 03-02-2008, 06:02 PM   #3
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Re: lifting goals for beginners

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I found something somewhere on the site that gave a basic goal for beginners for the major lifts and I've searched everywhere and can't find it again. It went something like:

for squats, try to get to bw plus 50% (bodyweight)

for deadlift, try to get to 2xbw

for bench- ?

for pullups- ?

for dips-?

etc., etc.

Does anyone know where that link is or what the standards are?

thanks,

Chauncey- TUCSON
Beginner DL @2x bw is ridiculous!!
Even BS for a beg at 1.5xbw is absurd!
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:40 PM   #4
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Re: lifting goals for beginners

Thanks for the reply Steven. I've been searching for about a week and did come across the links you sent. But I was looking for something stated on the crossfit site kind of in the format that I described (Sarena- those were just examples of what I remember seeing and weren't meant to be exact).

btw- I always search extensively before I ask questions here. I've been a faithful crossfit subscriber for a year now and have read and studied pretty extensively. Over the last 6 months, I got rid of my crappy multi-station garage gym piece of crap and replaced it with a crossfit- garage gym. It's looking good and I'm ready to ramp things up so I just want to set some goals. I'm really not interested in hearing what anyone thinks is ridiculous or absurd- although "absurd" goals are fine with me. I guess I'm more of an intermediate athlete and not far away from those numbers I listed anyway.

If anyone knows of the info I'm looking for, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-02-2008, 10:32 PM   #5
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Re: lifting goals for beginners

These?

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Old 03-03-2008, 02:44 PM   #6
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Re: lifting goals for beginners

Damn I'm pretty much an advanced athlete
Not bad at the age of 16.
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:49 PM   #7
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Re: lifting goals for beginners

I agree that 2x bw for a beginner is a pretty good deadlift, especially for taller folk. I'm no beginner, and I just recently exceeded the 2x mark - 445 lbs. at 215 lbs. bw. So if you're at that mark, you're doing pretty well. Keep in mind though that there is a 5x bw deadlifter (!!!!!) out there (though, equipped and possibly on drugs and also short).
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:11 PM   #8
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Good 'nuff. Thanks, guys.

Holy crap- 5x bw dl!!
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:30 PM   #9
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Hey Chauncey! Where in Tucson do you work out at? I honestly feel someone needs to start a business venture and open an affiliate CF here in Tucson.
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:53 PM   #10
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Hey Chauncey! Where in Tucson do you work out at? I honestly feel someone needs to start a business venture and open an affiliate CF here in Tucson.
Keith: I'm seriously considering it! ignore my profile that says I'm in Ohio, I live on Orange Grove Rd in Tucson.

More accurately, I'm considering starting a small personal training buisiness that would incorporate a lot of crossfit concepts but wouldn't yet be able to be called "crossfit" due to my current lack of a crossfit certification or affiliate status. A few dedicated clients to generate some income would allow me to obtain the cert and begin the rest of the process; my #1 limitation is funds.

I'm a very serious crossfitter and a PT at a local gym, but the "big-box" atmosphere and lack of customer service is frustrating, both to me and some of my clients... at least one of them is begging me to train her solo because she's tired of the poor treatment from management.

Anyway, if you want to talk about it, drop me a line at ashley25746@hotmail.com.
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