I guess I’m posting this because I’m horrendously weak! I began training 4-5 years ago, didn’t do any squats (of course) or deadlifts. In fact the first ‘program’ I did had me doing flat dumbell presses and biceps curls.
Well I’ve grown up since then and now my aspiration is a 2.5 x bodyweight deadlift. I weigh 90kgs (200lbs) approx so the deadlift I’m shooting for is 225kg (495lbs). The last time I tested my deadlift PR was about 2 months ago and I pulled 200kg. It was then I decided I could stick another 25kg on that by the end of the year.
I set out on my ‘quest’ about 1 month ago with a squat specialisation program that had me training the squat 3 times/week. My squat went up from a pathetic 120kg max triple to a slightly less pathetic 150kg max triple (after recovering for a week). I know that extra quad strength will help. I’ve now finished that and over the last two weeks I concentrated on complex lifts to help my conditioning ready for the next stage…
I’m on that stage now, and its an olympic lifting program. The last time I trained for deadlifting I burnt out straight away and in the past all my PRs in the deadlift have come after olympic stuff, so I’m doing that again. The acid test will be in three weeks where I’m shooting for that 225. I’m going to have my friend come down and photograph the session which I’ll post here. It’ll either be pictures of me gloriously pulling like a madman, or my vertabrae exploding out of my back accross the room. Nice.
So, what are other T-Nation members personal quests?