CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Exercises
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Exercises Movements, technique & proper execution

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-14-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
John Quiroga
Member John Quiroga is offline
 
John Quiroga's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Beeville  TX
Posts: 17
How do I tell people have much weight I can lift?

Weird question, but when I bench press for example the weight I lift is 45pounds (bar weight) plus 65pounds on each side, so do I say I lift 110 pounds or 175 pounds. Thanks
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 03:41 PM   #2
Gonzalo Fernandez
Member Gonzalo Fernandez is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Cary  NC
Posts: 255
Re: How do I tell people have much weight I can lift?

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Quiroga View Post
Weird question, but when I bench press for example the weight I lift is 45pounds (bar weight) plus 65pounds on each side, so do I say I lift 110 pounds or 175 pounds. Thanks
As the bar has some weight to it, and you are lifting it, it is included in the total. In this case, the total amount of weight on the bar is 175lbs.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 04:07 PM   #3
Steven Matheson
Banned Steven Matheson is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Petaluma  CA
Posts: 629
Re: How do I tell people have much weight I can lift?

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Quiroga View Post
Weird question, but when I bench press for example the weight I lift is 45pounds (bar weight) plus 65pounds on each side, so do I say I lift 110 pounds or 175 pounds. Thanks
If you were telling anonymous people on an internet forum it would be 415lbs for reps.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 04:12 PM   #4
Gabriel desGarennes
Member Gabriel desGarennes is offline
 
Gabriel desGarennes's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Issaquah  WA
Posts: 577
Re: How do I tell people have much weight I can lift?

LOL !
agreed steve.
__________________
M/25/195# Seattle, Wa
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 05:00 PM   #5
Justin Shipley
Member Justin Shipley is offline
 
Justin Shipley's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Albany  Western Australia
Posts: 942
Re: How do I tell people have much weight I can lift?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steven Matheson View Post
If you were telling anonymous people on an internet forum it would be 415lbs for reps.
...at least..
__________________
M; 6'2"; 40 yo; 215lb.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 05:25 PM   #6
Katherine Derbyshire
Member Katherine Derbyshire is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Seattle  WA
Posts: 7,596
Re: How do I tell people have much weight I can lift?

Always report total weight. The bar doesn't suddenly become weightless, so of course it's included in the total you have to lift. And bars come in different sizes, so people won't necessarily assume that you were using a 45 pound bar.

Of course, as Steve pointed out, no one on the internet ever lifts less than 400 pounds.

Katherine
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 06:19 PM   #7
Andrew H. Meador
Member Andrew H. Meador is offline
 
Andrew H. Meador's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Williamstown  MA
Posts: 917
Re: How do I tell people have much weight I can lift?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Katherine Derbyshire View Post
Of course, as Steve pointed out, no one on the internet ever lifts less than 400 pounds.
Or lifts anything other than the bench press. That's a great vid of you deadlifting 650, brah.... So... whaddya bench?
__________________
I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings. -W. Mozart
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 08:36 PM   #8
Steven Low
Member Steven Low is offline
 
Steven Low's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: silver spring  maryland
Posts: 12,221
Re: How do I tell people have much weight I can lift?

Perhaps you should read the FAQ as your question is in it

(along with many other useful informations)
__________________
Posts are NOT medical, training, nutrition info
Bodyweight Article, Overcoming Gravity Book
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 08:46 PM   #9
Carlos Cristan
Affiliate Carlos Cristan is offline
 
Carlos Cristan's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: FOB Andar  Afghanistan
Posts: 672
Re: How do I tell people have much weight I can lift?

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Quiroga View Post
Weird question, but when I bench press for example the weight I lift is 45pounds (bar weight) plus 65pounds on each side, so do I say I lift 110 pounds or 175 pounds. Thanks
Hey John just wanted to say Hi to the first person I've ever seen on here from Beeville. I'll actually be down there in a couple of weeks visiting some family and bringing some equipment to keep up with the WOD's so if you'd like to conduct a linkup and do a WOD together or know of a CF group in Beeville let me know something.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"cutting" weight for 1st O-lift competition Tom Nguyen Competitions 4 02-17-2008 03:39 AM
Gunds don't kill people. Dogs kill people. Gant Grimes Stuff and Nonsense 2 01-09-2008 02:20 PM
how much weight lift? its confusing Rafael Garcia Starting 3 11-14-2007 05:16 AM
What % of your body weight do you lift in a push up? TC Exercises 31 10-14-2007 10:01 AM
O-lift practice with heavy weight Paul Theodorescu Exercises 5 10-07-2004 06:54 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.