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Old 01-20-2014, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default Is there standard for what weights you lift?

I was wondering if there was a weight percentage or weight I should be shooting for in certain lifts - Bench press? DL ? & Squat? Looking at all of the training logs made me realize that I should set some goals for myself, but I really wasn't sure where to start.

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.

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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.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:47 PM   #3
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Check this out

http://www.strstd.com/

I would say that it sets its standards pretty low though.
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Thanks for the quick replies. This gives me an idea of what to shoot for.
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Please check out my natural strength standards:

http://muscleandbrawn.com/strong-str...tural-lifters/
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Thanks for the information, very informative and motivating.
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