I finally benched 3 plates. I started lifting 1 year ago after trying to starve myself into losing weight. Then I only stuck with the gym for 2 months before getting lazy and quitting, though I gained some strenght and lost some weight. After a few months of being a lazy bastard I decided to give the gym another shot. It has been 7 months so far.
Before joining the gym, when I quit, before joining again, current.
BW/BF%: 265 >40%(?), 240 32%, 240 37%, 276 30%
Bench: 185, 250, 225, 315!
Squat: 185, 315, 275, 425
Deadlift: 300, 405, ?, 450
When I joined 7 months ago my goal was to build muscle as opposed to lose weight, because my metabolism was just too slow to make losing fat feasible. I set a goal to bench 3 plates by my 19th birthday, and I have been killing myself to reach it since then. I turn 19 tommorow, so I just barely got it
I also promised myself that when I hit 3 plates I would try losing weight again........... damn.
Oh yea before I forget I'd like to thank this site for most of my progress up to this point, without it I'd probably do legs even less often than I do them now.