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Magnus Gustafsson

Good Axle Numbers?

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Tried the axle (well, 1.5" pipe) for the first time in over a year the other day and got 266 for 5 reps without much drama. Significant improvement over what I could do last time I tried, which I attribute to primarily the Rolling Thunder training I have done recently.

Question: What is typically considered a good lift on the axle for those of us that are not Mike Burke?

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If you go to the Top 50 lists and search for your weight class - you can see what others have done in competition - should give you an idea.

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If you go to the Top 50 lists and search for your weight class - you can see what others have done in competition - should give you an idea.

Where do you find the top 50 lists?

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If you go to the Top 50 lists and search for your weight class - you can see what others have done in competition - should give you an idea.

Where do you find the top 50 lists?

http://www.gripsport.org/lists.htm

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If you go to the Top 50 lists and search for your weight class - you can see what others have done in competition - should give you an idea.

Where do you find the top 50 lists?

http://www.gripsport.org/lists.htm

Thanks Stephen

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If you go to the Top 50 lists and search for your weight class - you can see what others have done in competition - should give you an idea.

Perfect, thanks!

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Steve's 216kg axle at euros 2010 been missed off

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Depends largely on your weight but 400+ and 2xBW are both considered elite by most.

Consider A. Durniat can do both of those in a single lift.

A "good" lift is more subject to preferences of the person asked.

I'd generally say that 300 is a good number to hit that very, very few average men can lift.

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Magnus, how long is your hand and what is your bodyweight?

Then go to the NAGS records for your bodyweight and compare.

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At the LA Fit Expo contest in January, the opening weight was 396 lbs. I think 4 of the competitors failed to get it. Included in there was at least one person with World Class Strength.

When they say 400 is an "Elite" weight, I 100% agree with that statement.

I once witnessed a 17 year old kid with 7 5/8ths hands pull 355 lbs. I have witnessed someone who could deadlift 600 lbs. plus, with 8 inch hands, fail to pull 275 lbs. on the Axle.

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Magnus, how long is your hand and what is your bodyweight?

Then go to the NAGS records for your bodyweight and compare.

Hand 7.5"

Palm 4.3"

BW ~190 lbm

Looks like 140kg is a decent first goal to work towards.

Thanks all!

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