Intermediate. Gotta keep training, I guess.
Not very lofty goals on that site, IMO…their elite totals are especially funny, because if you add up bench/squat/deadlift according to their criteria, it still puts you about 100 pounds below elite in the real PL sense of the word (at least for the 275 weight class).[/quote]
I don’t think those standards were made with PLers in mind.
So was it just a coincidence that they used powerlifting weight classes?[/quote]
The standards there are influenced by PL and WL, but are not developed for them is the impression I got based on reading about the standards on that page. In Elite, it says that only 2% of the weightlifting population reaches that level. So basically, walk into random gyms and only 2 out of hundred people are going to be that strong.
I can believe that. Outside of a PL or football gym, I’ve never even seen a 500lb legitimate squat. I’ve only seen a couple of people bench 400lb and one person bench 500 (I’ve seen these #s plenty in a PL gym). Sure, in the higher levels of strength sports, these standards don’t mean jack shit, but for the vast majority of the population, it makes since.