I weigh 205 at 5'11 pounds and I don't do more than 385. I plateau'd hard at 315 pounds for a long time. I have no aspirations or intentions of being in any kind of competition. I'm just your average gym-goer with slightly more knowledge and frequency of workouts.
I could probably do one messy rep of like, 415 or something. Definitely not more than once. I honestly have no reason to do more, and I couldn't without eating and training for it. I'd be more happy with an endurance feat of 315 x 20 or something.
That 155 pound asian guy pretty well has me beat in anything and everything. I can only bench press somewhere in the area of 240.
Yeah, I mean, this stuff is all sorta up for debate and probably varies from person to person. I do incline treadmill as well. Lately I start at 3.5 speed and 3.0 incline, and incline one increment up 5 minutes or so. I go for 20-30 minutes depending if I'm going to switch over to elliptical afterwards. I typically don't go more than 7.0 incline. Occasionally for like the last minute I'll crank it up higher.
According to what he said on Youtube, he started doing sumo deads because he hurt his back, and normal form ones hurt too much. He said he doesn't get any pain from sumo ones.
I've never done sumo ones myself. It looks goddamn painful. I wouldn't like my knees being spread out like that, it freaks me out. I'm sure it's fine in reality, but in my mind it seems like it puts your knees in a vulnerable position. I use over / under grip for deadlifts. You're supposed to alternate them to build muscle evenly, but I never do.
Well, I agree completely. It's not exactly a secret that freeweights are the best. That's typically why half of a gym is freeweights.
That being said, I'd be missing a number of things at home that I don't have at the gym. Mind you, you don't technically NEED any of them, but tools are tools.
For cardio, I use the treadmill, elliptical, and stair machines. Most of the time I do treadmill, but to spice things up I use the other two. That's several thousands of dollars worth of equipment alone.
More shit I wouldn't have room for at home: A squat rack or power rack, or a cable machine.
Bullshit. Gyms are not a scam. Most people cannot be motivated to workout at home. Fact. Aside from that, there's a helluva lot more variation that can be done at the gym that you can't do at home. I'm not even going to argue this point, as it's been done before.
Home gyms work just fine for SOME people, not most.
There's actually some discussion of that out there. I think someone tracked down the general area of where the calls originated from. I don't recall the details, though. It might be in the discussion on the PLA site.