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Old 03-27-2015, 02:59 PM   #1
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So, when I started lifting in January 2013 at 34 years old, I could squat 175, bench 200 and deadlift 285 @ 225 lbs. I had no real reason to lift other than I was sick of being weak. I got turned on to powerlifting and did my first meet in August 2013.

At that first meet, I totaled 1265 @ 258 (440 sq, 275 bp, 550 dl).

I just recently did my 3rd meet in which I totaled 1409 @ 285 (501 sq, 308 bp, 600 dl).

Needless to say, I'm hooked on competing now. I also will be in the USAPL Masters 1 division starting in 2018. So I got to wondering about what the USAPL state records were for Masters 1.

Currently, in the 264 weight class, they are:
Squat - 605
Bench - 386
Deadlift - 600
Total - 1580

So, I have decided that my long term lifting goals are to go for a few, if not all of those

Pretty lofty goals, but if you're gonna aim, aim high right?

So basically, I have 3 years to do the following:
Lose 20 lbs
Add 105 lbs to my squat
Add 78 lbs to my bench
Add pretty much anything to my deadlift
Add 171 lbs to my total

Obviously I'll have to adjust as the records are broken between now and then, but that's to be expected.

Now, I understand that the closer I get to 40, the less I'll be able to beat myself up in training, but on the plus side, I've only been lifting 2 years, so gains are still coming quick.
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:08 PM   #2
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Those are nice goals!
I am myself a Master I lifter with about two years experience. For my deadlift goals, I loaded up all my plates on the bar, down to the baby plates, and this will be a long term goal: 660 lbs @ 250 lbs (my current bodyweight, give or take 5). I pull conventional, which is normal for a strongman trainee, but I also use half-sumo mainly off-season. I am working to eventually clean & press 250 and push press 300. I am turning 43 this year (old enough to remember Hulk Hogan escaping Iron Sheik's Camel Clutch! Why was it so special when I deadlifted 465 lbs for the first time? I had just lifted the weight of King Kong Bundy, who beat S.D. Jones in 9 seconds at Wrestlemania I) and I don't feel beat up; I spend a lot of time training frequently with many sets at moderate weights to peak later on with a nice gain in strength, without the tweaks.

Congrats for the meet! You had good will-power to get those limit attempts; sometimes you see a missed lift because the guy gave up too early. Not so with you! Strong deadlifting! You might break 700 after 40!

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Old 03-29-2015, 09:24 AM   #3
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Anything above a 1300 total at that weight is great. Go smash it man!
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:31 AM   #4
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Indeed, why not shoot for something awesome. Smash it, mate.
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