Originally Posted by IronManlet
How much do you weigh/what's your height/body fat %? What weight class are you planning to compete in? Are you still making beginner gains or are you more advanced (sorry, not sure about that one)? Have you ever trained with heavy poundages for singles, doubles, and triples before? (you will be doing that later) What kind of programs have you run in the past?
You can use me as comparison for an average teen, if you like: 315 Squat/205 Bench/415 Deadlift (I have longer arms and a strong back = better Deadlift than Bench.) I weigh 152lbs @ 5'7".
And I won't be anything special in a PLing meet, you can bet your ass. haha
Last time I checked I am 185 at about 15% BF. I trained for 2 years for baseball, but I wasn't serious. I lifted to lose weight starting last October. I started lifting heavy about 4 months ago. So I think I may be past newbie gains. The only real program I have ever run is Tri-Phase which I am about to start the 3rd phase in now. After I finish I will do a 1RM for Squat, Deads, and Bench to really see where I am.
My PRs for my 3 lifts are:
225 X 2 for bench
305 X 5 for squats (but I wasn't past parallel, this is what I need to work on most)
365 X 2 for deads
Like I said earlier I never really did squats or deads before I started lifting heavy 4 months ago. So I know I have to work on those. Also, I'm 5'9.
I don't plan on competing until I reach my goals that I listed a few posts ago.
Those are the minimum.