I am 6’1, 205 pounds. 20 years old.
I off and on trained for about year, and got serious in August of 2008.
Bench - 5 x 5, 230lb
Squat - 5 x 5, 275lb
Deads - 5 x 5, 240lb
Leg Press - 5 x 5, 500lb
My bench press is up to 5 x 5, 230lb as of yesterday. This is a personal best for me. I workout by myself in a public gym, so I usually don’t have anyone spotting me. This 230 was by myself.
I do squats and dead lifts on Tuesdays, but it seems like most peoples deads and squats are much better than mine, even when my bench press is close.
My biggest problem with dead lifts is my grip. Chalk is not allowed at my gym, and I feel like Im not at a weight yet where I need to switch my grip or use straps. I have noticed my forearms have noticeable muscles in them now, which I didn’t have before I start dead lifting.
On my squats, I believe I am using good form, and I go low enough to get the bar about 4 inches above the rack.
I know leg presses are much easier, but I can do almost double what I can squat.
After leg day my legs are nice and sore, so I know I am working them hard, it just seems like I am not proportional.
On a side note, my legs are the most muscular/biggest part of my body.
Thanks for any suggestions.