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Old 09-02-2006, 05:07 AM   #1
John Frazer
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Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Northern Virginia  VA
Posts: 435
I've been working on the Level II standards and have noticed a disparity between my strength and my muscular endurance. I'm curious if anyone else has a similar experience.

By way of background, I'm 40 years old, 6'2", 180 lb., 15% body fat according to the Tanita scale (which I have my doubts about).

Here are some of the exercises where the CF North standards test the same muscles for both 1 RM and endurance, and my results:

Bench press: 165# (standard = BW)
Pushups: 20 (standard = 30)

Squats: 80 (a few months ago) (standard = 100)
Back squat: 195#

Bar dips: 6 (standard = 20)
Weighted dip: 30# (standard = 1/3 BW)

Pullups: 12 (standard = 20)
Weighted pullup: 50# (standard = 1/3 BW)

Power snatch: 95# (standard = 1/2 BW)
KB snatch: 3x24kg ea. arm (standard = 30 each arm) (but can do a dozen or more each arm with 20kg)

I've always thought I lacked basic strength, but here it seems I'm doing a lot better on limit strength than on endurance.

I've been following Coach Rut's template and getting a 5x5 or 5x3 into each 3-day cycle, but I'm wondering if that's my best plan for continued progress.
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