I've been lifting for a while but reading posts on this site has gotten me out of the mind set of "working out" and into the mind set of training (training right and training hard) and I like it! While I learned many new exercises and lifts from this and other sites and worked hard at trying to do them right, two lifts I always shied away from were the Deadlift & Squat.
Now on three I want you all to get your cursing and yelling out of your system, you know, yelling at me for ignoring some of the most basic and important lifts known to man. 1...2...3, go! All better?
Noting that these two lifts are given such air time on this forum I figured it was high time I checked them out. I think many of you will be pleased to know that the day after my first session deadlifting and squating, with only 135 pounds for 3 sets of 10 mind you, I found it hard to walk! The pain opened my eyes to the fact that I was really lacking in strength in my legs and back!
I have since incorporated these lifts in to my entire training schedule and can move 200 pounds for reps in both lifts (I've only been doing it for 2 months) so I like to think I'm improving. My question is as a 31 year old 235 pound, 6 foot male, what are numbers I should be shooting for? I don't compete in powerlifting but recently I was thinking of getting into it cause if I am training, what am I training for, eh?
Oh and another reason I thought I should start squating & deadlifting is a quote I read on this site, "Some where, a little girl is warming up with you max." Frak that's insulting!