Must be 150, 50kg makes no sense.
1 year in at age 17? You have a lot of strength gains ahead of you. [/quote]
I think it’s probably 150 as well. The only reason I wasn’t sure was that in his last thread he mentioned that he felt like he had a really bad deadlift.
As to the original question though, it seems like you (OP) are trying to classify everything in black and white terms. It’s as if you’ve got ‘beginner gains’ in your head as a set thing. Like they start at x and end at y. Things are more fluid than that. And there are so many variables. How much you eat, and how hard you train will largely determine how long it takes you to hit a major wall in your training. I’ve known people who really saw very little ‘beginner gains’ at all. I’ve known others who just seem to make linear progress for years. So many things go into this question that there will never be a clear cut answer. In your case, you’re also still developing at your age. You should be able to make significant gains throughout your last teenage years, and well into your 20’s. [/quote]
Yeah man. When I originally started weight training (more bodybuilding cause that’s all I knew at the time) at 18 I made great strength and size gains, then half way through college I got preoccupied with women and beer. I wish I kept the training all through college cause there are big gains to be made at that age range due to a number of factors.
Now, 25 years later back in the gym I regret having walked away. But it’s the powerlifting approach that has me hooked this time around rather than lifting for aesthetics.
So to the OP, keep smashing the weights!