View Full Version : Personal record!

06-08-2013, 06:56 PM
Here is a shot I set up (had my brother click the shutter) and edited while hitting a personal record deadlift at the gym...
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8538/8990052277_dfcd641dae_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinryansr/8990052277/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinryansr/8990052277/) by Justin Ryan sr (http://www.flickr.com/people/justinryansr/), on Flickr

It was taken with my iPhone...I haven't really picked up my canon much since I got a smartphone....


06-08-2013, 07:12 PM
That's all you can do? I curl that much!!! :p

Great job!!!

Now put down those weights and pick up that Canon!!!

06-08-2013, 07:18 PM
Lol! I do wanna get my hands back on that canon.....

06-08-2013, 07:20 PM
Really effective angle and processing.

(note to self- only complimentary comments and nothing that may offend Justin from here on)

06-08-2013, 07:30 PM
Hahaha...relax! I am a gentle giant....

06-09-2013, 07:36 PM
Cool composition and awesome to beat a personal best but you didn't tell us what the personal best was? Inquiring minds want to know... 245?

06-09-2013, 11:32 PM
I like the comp and expression - congrats!

06-10-2013, 12:28 AM
Great expression!! I also like the texture.

06-11-2013, 04:47 AM
At the time, my personal best was 215, but since this photo, I have increased it to 5 sets of 5 reps at 240, with a final set of 250 to failure...

06-11-2013, 10:14 PM
Also like the angle, how you've incorporated the ceiling. If I tried that I know my back wouldn't hold up!

06-11-2013, 10:44 PM
Also like the angle, how you've incorporated the ceiling. If I tried that I know my back wouldn't hold up!

I'm thinking you are not trying this any time soon but if you do, don't use your back!

06-14-2013, 01:03 AM
Iguanasan, the deadlift is most certainly a full body exercise. It starts with a hefty push from the legs, but using your entire back half, you move into the position I was in in the photo from a semi squat position.

Oh, and as an aside, I totally obliterated a personal goal to deadlift my body weight before my wife delivers our little girl...(due in July)... My final set on Wednesday's workout, I pulled 265 off the floor for four clean reps! 6 pounds heavier than my last weigh in!

06-22-2013, 06:08 AM
Love it! The expression/moment captured, along with the gritty pp really works for this.

A BIG congrats on the personal bests that you have recently achieved here also Justin.

06-22-2013, 11:55 AM
As HBG said love the gritty look. It works well here. And congrats on the accomplishment

Mad Aussie
06-23-2013, 01:27 AM
Hahaha...relax! I am a gentle giant....
Don't tell people that ... let em sweat ;)