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Are These Good Lifts?


#1

Hail, all. I've been lifting consistently for around 14 months. I am almost 18 years old, 300 pounds, and around 5'10" tall. When I started lifting, I was around 40% body fat, but now I'm down to around 20-25%. There have been several periods in these 14 months where I was unable to lift due to medical or family issues (it's been a rather hectic year). The lifts listed below are my personal bests, and I was wondering if they are relatively good for someone of my stature and experience. All lifts are raw.

Squat 405 3x8
Deadlift 405 1x8
Bench 275 1x1

I already know my bench is pretty pathetic, but I've always had a weak chest. My chest is what I've been focusing heavily on lately, for that reason.


#2

#3

Rather than speak directly on your question, I’ll offer this advice. look up your numbers on this PL classifications chart and see where you are now. You are young so get to work. In a few years if you keep at it you will probably not need to ask questions like this. Take control of your success and drive, drive, drive. Good luck man.

RAW MEN’S POWERLIFTING CLASSIFICATION CHART

Wt. Class 114 123 132 148 165 181 198 220 242 275 275+
ELITE 904 984 1059 1185 1298 1396 1471 1551 1607 1654 1728
MASTER 850 904 974 1087 1190 1279 1354 1476 1518 1518 1594
CLASS I 750 810 871 979 1068 1148 1209 1279 1321 1359 1420
CLASS II 661 712 768 858 937 1012 1068 1125 1162 1199 1251
CLASS III 571 623 670 754 820 881 932 984 1017 1045 1087
CLASS IV 502 543 586 656 712 768 810 853 890 914 951

http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/node/1793 my paste job didn’t work so well…


#4

That’s an odd squat to dl ratio


#5

Emevas, love the blog. Great article.


#6

[quote]Sutebun wrote:
Emevas, love the blog. Great article.[/quote]

Glad you enjoyed it man.


#7

[quote]T3hPwnisher wrote:

[quote]Sutebun wrote:
Emevas, love the blog. Great article.[/quote]

Glad you enjoyed it man.[/quote]
I love those last two sentences.


#8

#9

Hey dude, congratulations on the weight loss. Those numbers are fine; any number is a good number as long as you bust your ass training. Keep working hard, do your research when it comes to programming, and don’t cheat yourself on form and your numbers will keep moving up.


#10

[quote]chobbs wrote:
That’s an odd squat to dl ratio[/quote]

I know it is. My deadlift isn’t that great and my legs are really strong from having to carry around my 300+ lbs ass for almost ten years.


#11

[quote]spar4tee wrote:

I get this from my brother all the time. He’s the one that gave me the nickname of Nappa.