Hey guys, I was wondering what a reasonable goal would be for a 12 week strength cycle in regards to poundage. I know “it depends”, but just asking in general terms. Is putting 40 pounds on your deadlift and squat typically doable or is that too much?
I’ve been lifting a few years now, early intermediate I guess. My technique seems fine to me, I’ve been steadily progressing, but I want to push the envelope a bit. I mainly train the big lifts (only exception is I only do SSB squat) one day a week (following Marty Gallagher minimalist training) and do dips, back raises and pullups on a second day body weight only.
I’ve always followed a program, mostly 531 up until switching to my current once a week program, and have never really figured out my own program so I’m not sure what’s reasonable in terms of goal setting. I just finished 12 weeks of this style of training and love it so far, but I only worked up to my old 1rm’s that I knew I could get just to get used to the program. So now that I’m ready to start the next 12 weeks I’m not sure where to set my sights.
Any thoughts would be appreciated and thanks in advance.