|01-20-2014, 04:37 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2013
Training Exp: 1 year
Is there standard for what weights you lift?
I'm 5' 9 1/2'' and 150 lbs. I understand that the weight you lift will depend on how much you weigh and how long you have been lifting. My past strategy was just to lift as much weight as I could confidently lift with good form. I am now working on some strength imbalances - chest to back strength. That also made me realize that I may need to increase my lower body strength quite a bit.
Thanks in advance
|01-20-2014, 04:43 PM||#2|
Bigger, Stronger, BAMA!
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Training Exp: 5
Training Type: ARGH!!!
Fav Exercise: Squats
Fav Supp: Deadlifts
For the teens I am working with I take the simple approach. For Squats and Deadlift, the first goal is to squat or dead their body weight. 2nd marker for the kids is to squat or dead their Father's BW. Then shoot for 1.5 x their bodyweight. For bench, first goal is body weight and 2nd is 225 because that is what they see the football players at the combines lifting. Most are still working on their own body weight for reps.
David, Husband, Father, Pastor
(Yasen Miroslav Zavadil)
Meet Maxes: Gym Maxes:
Squat 308 315
Bench 176 185 This WILL change!
Deadlift 408 375
Shooting for a 1000+ total for next meet, spring/summer 2015. (see quote below)
"If there is nothing you can improve on, your standards are too low!" - BAMA Strength Coach Scott Cochran
1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified
|01-20-2014, 04:47 PM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Training Exp: 5
Training Type: Strongman
Fav Exercise: Cable flyes
Fav Supp: Celltech
Check this out
I would say that it sets its standards pretty low though.
Last edited by big_swede; 01-20-2014 at 04:50 PM.
|01-20-2014, 06:53 PM||#5|
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Join Date: Jul 2009
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
Please check out my natural strength standards:
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