I started training in September of last year (2010)
I set some goals for myself (they have all fell short unfortunately, but I did make a lot of progress)
Background info: No sports or training background at all. I was a fatass as a teenager (180) and by the time college started I became a dieting idiot (barely ate anything to lose the weight) went down to 140 (skin n bones)
I’ve learned a lot about nutrition in the past couple of years and decided to take things to the next level and began training and eating properly.
When I started I was weak as hell (using just the empty barbell for many movements and 10 lb DB’s)
Anyways, heres where I’m at now (these are all 5RM).
Bench: 195 (wanted to hit 2 plates)
Squat: 265 (wanted 3!)
Deadlift: 285 (same)
Strict standing Overhead Press - 135
Barbell curl - 115
Pullups - 30 reps BW, I can do weighted with 25 lbs for 5
Weighted dips - 45 lbs
Anyway I started this post because I was upset with not hitting my goals but looking at it now in hindsight I’m not totally disappointed because I still made a lot of progress.