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    Default Finally, a 200 lb press

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    It took 3 years, gaining weight from 165 to 215 lbs.
    My first miss: Nov 26:
    missed 200 lb press - YouTube

    I felt lightheaded and just needed another second to grind, but I feared for passing out.

    I was hitting 180 lbs for doubles, and thought I should be able to hit this lift
    180 lb warm up: warm up 180 lb press - YouTube

    A few weeks later I tried again, and missed:
    missed 200 lb press - YouTube

    I took a six minute rest and watched the video, noticed that i was under the bar for about 7 seconds. As I was getting lightheaded again, I realized i needed to just be a little quicker after unracking the bar so I wouldn't get lightheaded so much. Also brought my grip in slightly, and cued myself to look at the sticker i had put on the mirror as a focus point.
    and got it!
    200 lb press; new PR! - YouTube

    Much thanks for the video by emily and diego; i watched this about a month ago to fine tune my form: Common Press Mistakes and How to Fix Them with Diego and Emily Socolinsky - YouTube
    Honestly, i probably need just a bit more work on keeping my knees stiff and bending at the waist more.

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    Nice job! I didn't watch the video. For some odd reason my phone shuts down when I watch videos linked from this site but a 200 pound press is fantastic!

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    Congrats on hitting the PR of 200 lbs, but its in a push press not a strict press. You can see your knees bend and your belt buckle go down then up. Focus on locking that whole part out and keeping more tightness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airforcerob View Post
    It took 3 years, gaining weight from 165 to 215 lbs.
    My first miss: Nov 26:
    missed 200 lb press - YouTube

    I felt lightheaded and just needed another second to grind, but I feared for passing out.

    I was hitting 180 lbs for doubles, and thought I should be able to hit this lift
    180 lb warm up: warm up 180 lb press - YouTube

    A few weeks later I tried again, and missed:
    missed 200 lb press - YouTube

    I took a six minute rest and watched the video, noticed that i was under the bar for about 7 seconds. As I was getting lightheaded again, I realized i needed to just be a little quicker after unracking the bar so I wouldn't get lightheaded so much. Also brought my grip in slightly, and cued myself to look at the sticker i had put on the mirror as a focus point.
    and got it!
    200 lb press; new PR! - YouTube

    Much thanks for the video by emily and diego; i watched this about a month ago to fine tune my form: Common Press Mistakes and How to Fix Them with Diego and Emily Socolinsky - YouTube
    Honestly, i probably need just a bit more work on keeping my knees stiff and bending at the waist more.
    Congrats, man! I am about 5 pounds away from that goal myself. I've been trying to deal with the lightheadedness as well. I'm determined to get there if it kills me. Good job!

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    Very nice!

    Notice you have the Lil Monster. I have same problem getting light headed and have blanked out twice dropping the bar. I do them inside the rack for this reason with the safeties set up just under the jcups.

    Again, nice work!

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    Default thanks all!

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    Never considered doing it inside the bar with safeties; good idea. thanks for the feedback about the form. working on stiffer knees. Appreciate all the comments!
    rob

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