I’m trying to set a concrete goal on the bench press and wanted to get some feedback to see if it was feasible. I started lifting July 1 with a 1RM max of 205. I did 245 for the first time yesterday. I’m looking to put up 275 by New Years and 315 by June 1 (b-day). I know the beginners’ gains will diminish pretty soon but hopefully some of the techniques from the site will help me get past them.
My background is as follows: 32 y/o . 6ft 190lbs 15% bf. I’ve never lifted more than 5 months straight. I always end up stopping for some reason or another. But not this time.
Is this a crazy goal or have some of you guys achieved similar results when you started lifting?
So it’s June 1. And I came close but no cigar. I put up 305 smoothly on April 30 so I thought I’d make it. Unfortunately I got food poisoning 1st week of May and lost some strength and body weight. Then I got the flue the 3rd week of May and lost some more. But excuses are like assholes so it doesn’t really matter.
Anyway, it obviously was a feasible goal but I just fell short. There are so many threads where people put down a goal to be accountable for it and you never hear from them again. I didn’t want to be one of them so here I am. I’m back up to 305 and will probably hit 315 at the end of the month. Then I’ll make my 365, 405 feasible post lol.
NIce. I think you would have made it had you not have had those problems in May. It looks as if you set a pretty good goal - as you only just (well, would have) made it.
Thanks for coming back to give us an update too.