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11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM
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It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!
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11/25/2016 2:06:16 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
At 11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!

It's not a valid question as you did not define how one would lift the weight and hold it.
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11/25/2016 2:07:43 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
At 11/25/2016 2:06:16 AM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!

It's not a valid question as you did not define how one would lift the weight and hold it.

Hold the weight at your chest level or higher.
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11/25/2016 2:09:55 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
At 11/25/2016 2:06:16 AM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!

It's not a valid question as you did not define how one would lift the weight and hold it.

The weight in question would look like this:
http://i.ebayimg.com...
You're free to hold it any way you like as long as you aren't cheating.
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11/25/2016 2:10:34 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
At 11/25/2016 2:07:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:06:16 AM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!

It's not a valid question as you did not define how one would lift the weight and hold it.

Hold the weight at your chest level or higher.

Again, on a frontal raise? A clean? A jerk? Seated, standing?

Not trying to be a jerk but bio-mechanics excitate the musculoskeletal system vastly differently.
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11/25/2016 2:19:33 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
At 11/25/2016 2:10:34 AM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:07:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:06:16 AM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!

It's not a valid question as you did not define how one would lift the weight and hold it.

Hold the weight at your chest level or higher.

Again, on a frontal raise? A clean? A jerk? Seated, standing?

Not trying to be a jerk but bio-mechanics excitate the musculoskeletal system vastly differently.

I don't really know the terminology of weightlifting. Imagine that you lift the weight above your head, and then you put it behind your head, above your shoulders.
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11/25/2016 2:20:04 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
At 11/25/2016 2:10:34 AM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:07:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:06:16 AM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!

It's not a valid question as you did not define how one would lift the weight and hold it.

Hold the weight at your chest level or higher.

Again, on a frontal raise? A clean? A jerk? Seated, standing?

Not trying to be a jerk but bio-mechanics excitate the musculoskeletal system vastly differently.

Also, you would be standing.
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11/25/2016 2:25:49 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
At 11/25/2016 2:20:04 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:10:34 AM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:07:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:06:16 AM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!

It's not a valid question as you did not define how one would lift the weight and hold it.

Hold the weight at your chest level or higher.

Again, on a frontal raise? A clean? A jerk? Seated, standing?

Not trying to be a jerk but bio-mechanics excitate the musculoskeletal system vastly differently.

Also, you would be standing.

I'd routinely hold 135 on a press (2 handed) after my last rep for a minute or more as a burnout. I assume since you chose a dumbbell this would be single armed...

Depending on exact stance and if weight is in alignment with the anterior and posterior chain, elbow locked out... couple of minutes.

Google-YouTube single arm clean, clean and press, clean and jerk... you'll find the exact stance from those or related links.
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11/25/2016 11:05:03 PM
Posted: 1 week ago
It really depends, as Stymie has said. I throw this exercise for shoulders into my workout every now and again though, and I can maybe hold it out for 3-4 mins (?) with a 45 lb plate: http://www.bodybuilding.com... Sounds close enough to what you're looking for. But if I was just allowed hold the weight in front of me, resting on my stomach or something, I'd probably hold it all day.

I am also pretty strong though. I'm an advanced lifter, as per strength standards.
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11/25/2016 11:25:56 PM
Posted: 1 week ago
At 11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!

I could hold 50lb weight for the rest of my life.
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11/26/2016 2:02:21 AM
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At 11/25/2016 11:25:56 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!

I could hold 50lb weight for the rest of my life.

F*ck yeah I would just keep switching hands when they got tired *BAZING
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11/26/2016 2:16:30 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
At 11/26/2016 2:02:21 AM, R0b1Billion wrote:
At 11/25/2016 11:25:56 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!

I could hold 50lb weight for the rest of my life.

F*ck yeah I would just keep switching hands when they got tired *BAZING

The 1st statement.
If your life depended on it.
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11/27/2016 11:16:42 PM
Posted: 1 week ago
At 11/25/2016 2:06:16 AM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!

It's not a valid question as you did not define how one would lift the weight and hold it.

It's not a valid question because your life doesn't depend on it. Obviously a vat of lactic acid would have to be rigged above the manly display of insecure testosterone to threaten the life out of each repetition. Or maybe a shotgun to the head.
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11/27/2016 11:29:26 PM
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At 11/27/2016 11:16:42 PM, MasonicSlayer wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:06:16 AM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!

It's not a valid question as you did not define how one would lift the weight and hold it.

It's not a valid question because your life doesn't depend on it. Obviously a vat of lactic acid would have to be rigged above the manly display of insecure testosterone to threaten the life out of each repetition. Or maybe a shotgun to the head.

Huh? Lactic is what builds up in your muscles as you deplete glycogen good. Lol
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11/27/2016 11:42:03 PM
Posted: 1 week ago
At 11/27/2016 11:29:26 PM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/27/2016 11:16:42 PM, MasonicSlayer wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:06:16 AM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!

It's not a valid question as you did not define how one would lift the weight and hold it.

It's not a valid question because your life doesn't depend on it. Obviously a vat of lactic acid would have to be rigged above the manly display of insecure testosterone to threaten the life out of each repetition. Or maybe a shotgun to the head.

Huh? Lactic is what builds up in your muscles as you deplete glycogen good. Lol

It was a joke. Substitute a vat of lactic acid for a vat of battery acid to strike fear into the question that questions itself. I don't know how to max out my reps if I can't literally put my life on the line.
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11/27/2016 11:49:17 PM
Posted: 1 week ago
At 11/27/2016 11:42:03 PM, MasonicSlayer wrote:
At 11/27/2016 11:29:26 PM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/27/2016 11:16:42 PM, MasonicSlayer wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:06:16 AM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!

It's not a valid question as you did not define how one would lift the weight and hold it.

It's not a valid question because your life doesn't depend on it. Obviously a vat of lactic acid would have to be rigged above the manly display of insecure testosterone to threaten the life out of each repetition. Or maybe a shotgun to the head.

Huh? Lactic is what builds up in your muscles as you deplete glycogen good. Lol

It was a joke. Substitute a vat of lactic acid for a vat of battery acid to strike fear into the question that questions itself. I don't know how to max out my reps if I can't literally put my life on the line.

I hear ya buddy. Every 3 months I stop weights and only use body weight for a month to let my joints repair.

The OP question never really answered so I dropped it.
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11/27/2016 11:54:49 PM
Posted: 1 week ago
At 11/27/2016 11:49:17 PM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/27/2016 11:42:03 PM, MasonicSlayer wrote:
At 11/27/2016 11:29:26 PM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/27/2016 11:16:42 PM, MasonicSlayer wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:06:16 AM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!

It's not a valid question as you did not define how one would lift the weight and hold it.

It's not a valid question because your life doesn't depend on it. Obviously a vat of lactic acid would have to be rigged above the manly display of insecure testosterone to threaten the life out of each repetition. Or maybe a shotgun to the head.

Huh? Lactic is what builds up in your muscles as you deplete glycogen good. Lol

It was a joke. Substitute a vat of lactic acid for a vat of battery acid to strike fear into the question that questions itself. I don't know how to max out my reps if I can't literally put my life on the line.

I hear ya buddy. Every 3 months I stop weights and only use body weight for a month to let my joints repair.

The OP question never really answered so I dropped it.

I've made every mistake that can be made in the gym. Cardio and core is all one really needs. Beach muscles are a pretentious waste of time. Squats are a good way of increasing testosterone btw. If you get stuck on a weight you can't bench over, extra squats will help on the bench press.
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11/28/2016 12:00:14 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
At 11/27/2016 11:54:49 PM, MasonicSlayer wrote:
At 11/27/2016 11:49:17 PM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/27/2016 11:42:03 PM, MasonicSlayer wrote:
At 11/27/2016 11:29:26 PM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/27/2016 11:16:42 PM, MasonicSlayer wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:06:16 AM, Stymie13 wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!

It's not a valid question as you did not define how one would lift the weight and hold it.

It's not a valid question because your life doesn't depend on it. Obviously a vat of lactic acid would have to be rigged above the manly display of insecure testosterone to threaten the life out of each repetition. Or maybe a shotgun to the head.

Huh? Lactic is what builds up in your muscles as you deplete glycogen good. Lol

It was a joke. Substitute a vat of lactic acid for a vat of battery acid to strike fear into the question that questions itself. I don't know how to max out my reps if I can't literally put my life on the line.

I hear ya buddy. Every 3 months I stop weights and only use body weight for a month to let my joints repair.

The OP question never really answered so I dropped it.

I've made every mistake that can be made in the gym. Cardio and core is all one really needs. Beach muscles are a pretentious waste of time. Squats are a good way of increasing testosterone btw. If you get stuck on a weight you can't bench over, extra squats will help on the bench press.

Squats, deadlifts, weighted pull ups, weighted dips, and clean and press are my staples.

And you are absolutely correct on squats and increased testosterone... also suppresses cortisol production.
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11/28/2016 5:14:00 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
At 11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!

For the sake of this thread I went into my garage and grabbed a 50 lb dumbbell. I was able to hold it up above my chest with both hands for 7 mins and 31 seconds. Honestly I could have probably done it for about another 2 mins give or take but my cats were licking my toes and rubbing against me, shooing them away only made them want to play even more, it was so distracting.

I lift weights 5 days a week and have been doing so for about 6 consecutive months now. I'm a male, standing roughly 6 feet tall and I weigh 167 lbs. My workout routine: https://www.muscleandstrength.com...
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11/29/2016 11:15:49 PM
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At 11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!

Probably until I had to go to sleep.
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12/2/2016 5:06:39 AM
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At 11/25/2016 11:25:56 PM, Deb-8-A-Bull wrote:
At 11/25/2016 2:00:43 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
It's for a story that I might write.
If your life depended on it, how long could you lift and not drop a 50 lb weight?

If you answer this question, please also provide some information on your gender, build, and how much you work out in the average week (also, what kind of exercises you normally do). Thanks in advance!

I could hold 50lb weight for the rest of my life.

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