View Full Version : Benched 185Lbs For 5 Reps

10-23-2001, 05:45 AM
I have not done weights for a couple years. I have my Olympic weight bench set up in my new place. Did 5 workouts since I moved in. Today I bench pressed 185lbs olympic free weights for 5 reps. I want to work up to 225lbs for reps, than that is good enough. Only problem now is that I can't stop shaking. I'm out of shape!

rick barclay
10-23-2001, 06:10 AM
I start shaking when I think about lifting weights.

rick barclay

10-23-2001, 06:24 AM
I feel bad, I can only lift 95 pounds.

10-23-2001, 06:35 AM
Well, I know how to train because I did track and boxing for 2 years. I haven't worked out since I started College. I gained about 18 pounds. I just finished working out this morning. Not just bench press but also arm curls, chin ups, leg exercises, etc. I actually started to feel sick afterward and had to lie down on the floor for about 5 minutes. It was tough to even keep my eyes open. I feel great now though. Totally recharged. Wonder how much I can bench press if I keep this up. But the real reason I work out is because I am getting fat, and I'm still a young. Health is important.

10-23-2001, 01:39 PM
Crud, now I feel bad that I haven't worked out since school started, I don't think. I used to do a lot, too...I never tested out my max, but I'm sure it wasn't anything small. Good job on forcing yourself to work out again...maybe I've figured out what I'm gonna do tonight...thanks for the idea.

10-23-2001, 03:52 PM
i should really start training again... gotta get them muscles back into shape... i can still run a 6:30 mile though.

10-23-2001, 06:46 PM
> run a 6:30 mile though.

For how many miles?

10-23-2001, 06:54 PM
OK, I just have a question:

lifting weights helps you program better?

I mean, if it does, I should start right now


10-23-2001, 06:56 PM
well, since programming IS life.. i guess lifting weights really isn't neccessary. sooner or later the material body will be worthless, though

rick barclay
10-23-2001, 07:13 PM
>lifting weights helps you program better? <

Yes it will, in an indirect sort of way. First and formost, strenuous exercise is a way to clear one's mind, leaving it open to whatever intentions he might have. Second, contrary to some opinions,
a strenuous workout before one attempts any task revives a
persons energy and ability to perform that task.

If you want to prove this to yourself, just run five miles before
a programming session and see if that jog dosen't put you in a
better frame of mind to do what you want to do. Whether it's
a five mile jog, weight lifting, or whatever, your mental and physical processes will be at a higher level after exercising.

rick barclay

10-23-2001, 09:03 PM
I think that if I run 5 miles before programming, I'll be really tired and I wouldnt want to program, but I'll try it tomorrow.

and yes, the material body dies, when I transcend (leave the body here on earth), I can do programming without a body.


10-23-2001, 11:31 PM
What Rick said is exactly right. After I work out, even the next day, my mind is calm and I can better concentrate on work.

10-24-2001, 04:43 AM
Out of first-hand I can vouch for rick. I happen to be a cross country runner for my highschool team (where do you think I get all the chicks) and I run everyday. When I'm done with a good 8 mile (on average) workout, I'm clearly thinking and ready to program the night away.


10-25-2001, 05:25 AM
I will attempt 205 lbs free weights tomorrow. I have to get ready for my security guard job. I should probably be able to handle 225 lbs, if not 265 lbs. That might take a few months. BTW no steroids!

10-25-2001, 05:29 PM
You're going to be a security guard? cool, i guess...

why are you gonna be a security guard?


10-25-2001, 05:35 PM
A few reasons. I'd rather go to College part time than full time. Gives me an opportunity to study more the things that I like such as C++. Another thing, there is a recession and I would like to work through it. Also, I think I'll be more productive and study more if I have this job because it involves a lot of sitting around with nothing to do but read. It's not like that all the time, but during a 12 hr shift in the middle of the night, it gets quiet.

10-25-2001, 06:11 PM
but isn't it a bit boring?