Thanks for the replies. Let me clarify a bit-
I work out alone, so finding bigger lifting partners isn’t an option. That’s why I’m asking here.
I have logged every single workout the past four years. This is the first time I have gone back through the stack to compare and try to figure out how I am doing. I calculated my increases based upon my logs.
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then I shall clarify as well: The is is no standard rate of progress. There is no point at which you “ought” to be in comparison to other lifters. There is only what you expect from yourself and the measuring how well you’re accomplishing that.
Mining your logs is one of the best things you can do and I commend you for that. From them you can glean what worked for you, what didn’t work, what your indicator lifts are and distill that into a program tailored specifically for you.
Even then, your progress will depend on who you lift with, where you train, how motivated you are and how disciplined you are. It be YOUR progress and no one else’s that will improve you the most. Knowing how well other people are progressing will do you no good unless you are doing exactly what they are doing. And nobody does that because everyone’s body responds differently to weight training. It’s a non-sense comparison
Set goals, record your lifts, eat and rest well and lift with strong mofo’s. You will progress.